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  • Achievement shared from first half of school year

    Accomplishments and goals for several district-wide committees were shared at the Dec. 15 Re-1J School Board meeting, reflecting achievement for the first half of the 2009-10 school year. Board members reported on the budget and facilities, standard of e...
  • Christmas a reminder of Ferguson's progress

    “It’s hard to believe where she was last year,” Connie Ferguson commented as she reflected on her 20-year-old daughter Brittney’s progress. In a time of year that’s big on family, the Fergusons have spent this holiday season thinking about how d...
  • Lighting contest winners named

    A magical Christmas display, complete with white and colored lights, snowmen and deer, can be seen at 805 S. Bowman. Jeff and Olga Sullivan, first place winners of this year’s lighting contest, created this classy display that can be best described as a...
  • Lighting contest winners named

    A magical Christmas display, complete with white and colored lights, snowmen and deer, can be seen at 805 S. Bowman. Jeff and Olga Sullivan, first place winners of this year’s lighting contest, created this classy display that can be best described as a...
  • Random drug test policy changes proposed

    Recommendation for changes in Holyoke School District’s random drug testing (RDT) program were presented to the local school board at its Dec. 15 meeting. The revised policy will return to the Jan. 19 board meeting for first reading. Random drug testi...
  • Golf course focus of city meeting; budget studied

    A golf course sub-committee was formed at the Dec. 15 City Council meeting with budget issues and communication being the focus for the group. Council members approved a $7,500 reimbursement, but not after bringing up and looking at questions concerning ...
  • Holiday services set

    Churches in Holyoke and the surrounding area will celebrate the holiday season with special services. Holyoke Assembly of God will have their regular Sunday service on Dec. 20, then at 3 p.m. they will be going caroling followed by a birthday party at 5 ...
  • Harvest wraps up

    Snow delayed corn harvest this year, but it hasn’t completely shut everyone down. Steve Young of Grainland Coop said harvest was about 95 percent complete as of Monday, Dec. 14. Recent snowfall halted the final stages, but farmers were back in the fie...
  • Another Perspective

    A place for everything; everything in its place A place for everything; everything in its place. Such was the philosophy that an older friend lived by, one instilled in her by her father. Her desk was always neat. Her small house was always neat. I know ...
  • It's the Pitts

    With gavel they travel There are two things I don’t know for sure about auctioneers: I can’t pin down exactly why they are called “Colonels,” and I don’t know where the tradition started that they use gavels. Whoever that first hammerhead was I...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Communicating without words At about 5 months old, my daughter Melise learned how to blow raspberries (that rude noise made when you stick out your tongue and blow air through). She figured out quickly that when she blows a raspberry mommy and daddy just...
  • Sounds of Christmas heard during winter band concert

    Christmas spirit was in the air Monday, Dec. 14 as five different bands took the stage at HHS auditorium, as well as numerous unique solos. Crowd members made their way to the auditorium despite chilly outside temperatures. Patricia Wiebers directed the ...
  • FSA direct loan info detailed

    “Direct” farm loans are made by FSA with Government funds. FSA also services these loans and provides direct loan customers with supervision and credit counseling so they have a better chance for success. Farm ownership, operating, emergency and yout...
  • PUC accepts agreement on regs for Tri-State's resource plan process

    The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently approved a proposal that will allow more transparency and public participation in the electric resource planning process of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Company. The PUC accepted an agreeme...
  • Farm Bureau members honored for 50+ years

    Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) honored 50-plus-year members at the Saturday evening banquet of their annual meeting held at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center on Nov. 21. Several Phillips County Farm Bureau members were honored for their long-time contribu...
  • Vocalists spread Christmas cheer in winter choir concert

    Performing a variety of holiday songs, director Marcia Dalton and the junior high, high school and select choirs spread some Christmas cheer at their winter concert Thursday, Dec. 10. Special guest musicians were the Zion Ringers from Zion Lutheran Churc...
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  • First Pioneer Bank wins tree decoration contest

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  • Getting kids to care about current events

    Getting kids interested in the world around them sometimes can be tough. While many parents have long been unsure how to properly address certain current events with their children, there’s no denying recent efforts to reach young people and expand the...
  • Six Dragons are champs in Larry Stroh Memorial tourney

    Six Dragon wrestlers climbed to the top of the award stand and two others placed third in the Third Annual Larry Stroh Memorial Tournament Saturday, Dec. 12 in Holyoke. “Larry would have been proud,” said coach Duane Stroh of his late brother who was...