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  • Holocaust survivor shares inspirational story

        “On April 14, 1945 a starving emaciated Polish lad lay in the gutter near the electrically charged perimeter fence of Buchenwald Concentration Camp with the guns of war sounding in the distance. His name was Benny Hochman, and this is his story....
  • Chamber Community Night successful despite weather

        Holyoke’s 26th annual Community Night, sponsored and hosted by Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, went on as scheduled despite some inclement weather on Monday night, March 23.    Though numbers were down from last year, hundreds still turned out fo...
  • Chamber Community Night successful despite weather

        Holyoke’s 26th annual Community Night, sponsored and hosted by Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, went on as scheduled despite some inclement weather on Monday night, March 23.    Though numbers were down from last year, hundreds still turned out fo...
  • MMH introduces future doc at Health Fair

      Dr. Danielle McClellan, who plans to join the staff at Family Practice of Holyoke in July, is introducing herself to Betty Dix at the Holyoke Health Fair, which was held at Holyoke High School on Saturday, March 21. She and her family used the Healt...
  • MMH introduces future doc at Health Fair

      Dr. Danielle McClellan, who plans to join the staff at Family Practice of Holyoke in July, is introducing herself to Betty Dix at the Holyoke Health Fair, which was held at Holyoke High School on Saturday, March 21. She and her family used the Healt...
  • 2009-01 school calendar proposed for Holyoke School District

        Already gearing up for 2009-10, Holyoke Re-1J School Board members reviewed a proposal for next year’s calendar at its March 17 meeting.    Approval of the calendar will be on a future meeting agenda.    In the proposal are 173 student-teac...
  • Psychobabble

        The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.    —Charles DuBois     After six years, this author is making a change. Starting April 1, I will be serving the mental health and addi...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Caution with spring cleaning    A man asks his boss if he can have a day off work to help his wife with spring cleaning.  The boss answers, “Sorry, I don’t think that I can.”    “Thank you!” the man replies.  “I knew I could count on y...
  • Phillips Co. Economic Development annual meeting Monday night

        Phillips County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) will hold its annual meeting Monday, March 30 at the Haxtun Community Center.    Social will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and program at 6 p.m.    Keynote speaker is Susann Mikkelson...
  • Second annual Taste of Agriculture is a success

     With an abundance of food and prizes, community members got a “taste” of what Phillips County has to offer at the Taste of Agriculture on Monday, March 16. Numerous vendors from the area lined up in the Haxtun Elementary School to showcase a wide v...
  • RMFU delegates take rural issues to D.C.

        Delegates representing Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) at the National Farmers Union (NFU) annual meeting held recently in Washington, D.C., played a key role in developing the NFU policy for 2009. They also took the concerns of rural Colorado,...
  • MQA workshops for 4-H and FFA scheduled

        Public confidence in meat products is extremely important to the success of the livestock industry. Youth livestock projects play an important role in building or losing the trust of consumers. It is important that youth livestock exhibitors exceed...
  • Holyoke tops Cougars in varsity baseball openers

        Opening up the season with back-to-back wins, the HHS varsity baseball team defeated the visiting Sedgwick County Cougars, 7-5 and 10-0, on Saturday, March 21.    Though some players have been practicing for over month, those also on the basketb...
  • Dragon tracksters open season at Akron Relays

     Twenty-two Dragon tracksters kicked off their season at a unique relay meet hosted by Akron on Saturday, March 21. For this season opener, teams of four competed together in each event. Coach Sandra Rahe reported the boys did very well but placed sev...
  • LPAA All-Conference basketball selections announced for 2008-09

        Six HHS students were recognized on the LPAA boys’ and girls’ All-Conference basketball lists for 2008-09.    Earning All-Conference honors were seniors Maddie Starkebaum and Austin Tharp and junior Kyle Carper.    Honorable Mention All-C...
  • Burning ceremony retires tattered flags

      Members of Holyoke Boy Scout Troop 32 are pictured as they start flags on fire in one of three barrels in a Tuesday, March 17 flag-burning ceremony. Tattered flags were destroyed in a respectable way. Scouts are pictured from left, Duncan Brandt, Ca...
  • Severance tax revenue drop fuels Water Resources funding debate

        New estimates that show severance tax revenue plummeting next year is fueling debate over how to fund the Colorado Division of Water Resources, also known as the state engineer’s office, without hefty fee increases.    The Legislative Council...
  • Holyoke City Council has short agenda

        Holyoke City Council had few items of business on the agenda for its meeting Tuesday night, March 17.    During the meeting, a one-hour executive session was held for the purpose of receiving counsel from City Attorney Al Wall. The scheduled wor...
  • Reading with children encouraged by Roth

        Reading with children, starting at a very young age, is encouraged by Nora Roth as she works on her Focus on Children FCCLA project.    In the activity portion of her project, Roth has been visiting daycare homes in the community, delivering tog...
  • Synergy Brass Quintet to perform March 31

     Emerging as one of the country’s most exciting ensembles, the Synergy Brass Quintet will perform on Tuesday, March 31 as part of the Phillips County 2008-2009 Entertainment Series. Their new and exciting brand of chamber music will be showcased at th...