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  • McCallums focus on life's blessings

    From preschool teachers to grocery store clerks, people all around Holyoke have fallen in love with the infectious smile of Blye McCallum. He’s ornery, said his mom Andrea McCallum, but he’s a delight. Blye is being honored this year by the Living to...
  • Supt. Entry Plan defines goals and action

    Providing assurance of his intent to become familiar with Holyoke School District Re-1J, new Supt. Bret Miles outlined his Superintendent’s Entry Plan at a work session following the board’s regular meeting July 7. Miles explained his plan for establ...
  • Random drug test audit considered

    Focusing on integrity of the selection process for the past year’s random student drug testing, JR/SR High Principal Susan Ortner presented information on an audit process at the July 7 meeting of Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education. Because this has been...
  • City Airport planning begins

    Although it wasn’t part of the agenda for the July 7 city council meeting, council members spent the following day working on airport planning. Council members were asked by City Supt. Mark Brown to attend two meetings with Armstrong Consultants Inc. o...
  • Miles returns as Re-1J supt.

    Returning to his home town, Bret Miles is excited to have started as Holyoke School District’s new superintendent and looks forward to summer planning and a great 2009-10 school year. Miles began working in the office Wednesday, July 1, and is already ...
  • Unrein begins CEO duties at Grainland

    With 27 years of experience in area cooperatives under his belt, Rick Unrein began his President/CEO duties on Monday, July 1 at Grainland Cooperative. Unrein got his start at the Farmers Co-op Elevator in Fleming in 1982 and in 1985 took over as general...
  • 4th of July Steak Grill-off winner awarded

    Upsetting the Denbo family’s winning streak, Matt Winterrowd, pictured at left, takes the traveling trophy award from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce member Casey Blake after being announced the winner of the July 4 Steak Grill-off at Homesteaders Park on S...
  • Courthouse heating system planned

    After much deliberation, Phillips County Commissioners accepted a plan to replace the courthouse heating system. At their meeting Tuesday, June 30, they reported an approved $40,000 energy impact grant for the project. An energy audit was taken on severa...
  • Hinck’s ‘Nicole Marie’ embarked on maiden voyage on July 4th

    Setting off on a slightly chilly and cloudy 4th of July morning at approximately 10 a.m., the “Nicole Marie” made its maiden voyage across the Holyoke Lions’ Fish Pond, much to the delight (and relief) of builder Rick Hinck and his friends and famil...
  • First Baptist Church welcomes Rozelle as new assistant pastor

    With a desire to work in full-time ministry, Chad Rozelle recently accepted a position as assistant pastor at First Baptist Church. Having already jumped on board many of the church’s ministry ventures, Rozelle will be assisting the church in expanding ...
  • Contestants sought for new Pickup Derby event at Co. Fair

    Making its first appearance on the Phillips County Fair schedule of events in 2009 is the Pickup Derby, scheduled for Saturday, July 25 at 8 p.m. A significant amount of interest has been shown toward the event, according to Fair Board president Sherry M...
  • Bike & Build to roll through Holyoke next Monday, July 13

    Thirty young adults with Bike & Build Inc., a national non-profit committed to affordable housing, are bicycling into Holyoke Monday, July 13, on their journey across the United States. The riders will be working on July 16 to help Habitat for Humanit...
  • Message from CSP chief on "100 Days of Heat" enforcement campaign

    Throughout Colorado this summer, numerous law enforcement agencies, including the Colorado State Patrol, plan to repeat an aggressive effort to keep drunk drivers off streets and highways. The enforcement campaign is called “100 Days of Heat.” The ca...
  • It's the Pitts

    A Good Sport I watched Michael Jordan play in a Final Four game, saw the first World Series game ever played in beautiful Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, witnessed first hand how crazy Ohio State football fans are on game day, saw Kareem play in the fab...
  • 10-year smoking trend shows significant decline in Colorado

    According to a report released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado’s cigarette smoking rate has significantly declined from 1998 through 2007. The CDC analyzed data from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Syst...
  • Which insect pests should be monitored now

    European corn borer moth numbers continue to increase in pheromone traps in most of the trap locations in northeastern Colorado. We should be able to see larva feeding damage in corn starting this week and continue scouting. Larval damage is noticed as fe...
  • Stewart goes to D.C. on 4-H trip

    Ella Stewart, a junior at Holyoke High School, traveled to Washington D.C. with 45 other Colorado 4-H members June 13-20. Citizen Washington Focus (CWF) is an annual event for 4-H members from around the country. On Stewart’s trip there were members fr...
  • Roth attends Girls State

    During the week of June 14-19, approximately 200 outstanding high school junior girls attended the 62nd session of the Colorado Columbine Girls State Program at Western State College in Gunnison. One of these girls was Nora Roth of Holyoke. The Girls Sta...
  • National conference a success for Holyoke FBLA members

    Six students represented Holyoke Future Business Leaders of America at the organization’s National Conference in Anaheim, Calif. June 23-29. Briar Bergner, KrisAnna Ham, Sarah Heermann, Sydney Nelson, Elise Nelson and Chasity Pelle competed against the...
  • U.S. corn farmers overcome adversity to surpass expectations

    Farmers faced looming adversity during the spring planting season, causing lowered expectations, but ultimately overcame. USDA projects the second-largest corn planting acreage since 1946, after 2007. Early stages of planting were similar to last year’...