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  • Extension Corner

    Herbicide resistant weeds aren’t just a problem here in the U.S., they’re a global problem, and the Australians have been fighting them just as long as us. Australian farmer Ray Harrington developed a very interesting machine to combat resistant weed...
  • School board meets Tuesday, Aug. 19

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education meetings return to the 7 p.m. start time with the start of the school year. The board will meet Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room, HJHS room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will...
  • New faces greet students Thursday

    Eight new teachers have been hired to fill positions in the Holyoke School District for the 2014-15 school year. The eager group gathered Tuesday, Aug. 5, for orientation days before the first day of school Thursday, Aug. 14. Those getting settled into t...
  • New faces greet students Thursday

    Eight new teachers have been hired to fill positions in the Holyoke School District for the 2014-15 school year. The eager group gathered Tuesday, Aug. 5, for orientation days before the first day of school Thursday, Aug. 14. Those getting settled into t...
  • Lodging tax debate seeks middle ground

    Representatives from the Burge Hotel and Golden Plains Motel met with Holyoke City Councilmembers Tuesday, Aug. 5, as the groups once again exchanged their thoughts on implementing a lodging tax in Holyoke. Councilmembers were unable to fully convince lo...
  • Lodging tax debate seeks middle ground

    Representatives from the Burge Hotel and Golden Plains Motel met with Holyoke City Councilmembers Tuesday, Aug. 5, as the groups once again exchanged their thoughts on implementing a lodging tax in Holyoke. Councilmembers were unable to fully convince lo...
  • When it rains, it pours

    Large puddles and overflowing gutters were a common sight last week when torrential rains hit Holyoke both Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7-8. The storms didn’t last long, but some unlucky people found themselves outside when approximately a half an inch cam...
  • When it rains, it pours

    Large puddles and overflowing gutters were a common sight last week when torrential rains hit Holyoke both Thursday and Friday, Aug. 7-8. The storms didn’t last long, but some unlucky people found themselves outside when approximately a half an inch cam...
  • Bond refinance, mill levy override pondered by school

    Refinancing Series 2005 bonds and considering a mill levy override ballot issue this November are two financial considerations that the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education is facing. At the Aug. 5 board meeting, Superintendent Bret Miles add...
  • Bond refinance, mill levy override pondered by school

    Refinancing Series 2005 bonds and considering a mill levy override ballot issue this November are two financial considerations that the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education is facing. At the Aug. 5 board meeting, Superintendent Bret Miles add...
  • School board appointment is postponed

    After three motions failed to appoint a new member of the Holyoke Re-1J School Board, the board voted at its Aug. 5 meeting to postpone the appointment until the next board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Three applicants—Nici Bishop, Jeff Tharp and Dusty Sp...
  • School board appointment is postponed

    After three motions failed to appoint a new member of the Holyoke Re-1J School Board, the board voted at its Aug. 5 meeting to postpone the appointment until the next board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Three applicants—Nici Bishop, Jeff Tharp and Dusty Sp...
  • Crowd rocks at country music concert

    Phillips County Fair was a stop on the first nationwide headline tour for Country Music Association recording artist Jake Gill. An estimated 350 people celebrated summertime at the fairgrounds arena with some great music, a little dancing and a beautiful...
  • Fighters take the bull by the horns

    People were falling head over heels, literally, for the exciting bull riding and bullfighting event at the Phillips County Fair Saturday, July 26. Participants had their share of spills and thrills when they faced the bulls in the fairgrounds arena. An e...
  • One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

    Either people love ’em or they hate ’em. It’s garage sale season, and since Saturday, Aug. 9, is National Garage Sale Day, learning the ins and outs of garage sales will help produce both successful buyers and sellers. Preparation is key. When plan...
  • D.C. is home for Killin during summer internship

    College junior Austin Killin has taken a step out of the ordinary this summer for a behind-the-scenes look at U.S. politics. The 2012 HHS grad is heading into his second month in a congressional internship in Rep. Cory Gardner’s Washington, D.C., office...
  • Veteran Petrovick goes the extra mile

    Heads turned, vehicles slowed, and some people even stopped to try to figure out why a seemingly homeless man was walking down the highway pushing a baby stroller full of supplies. Others just kept driving, eyes forward in an attempt to avoid the situatio...
  • McCoy plans book signing Sat., Aug. 9

    Phillips County native Lena Jo (Rodeman) McCoy will be in Holyoke Saturday, Aug. 9, for a book signing of her publication, “Special Run.” She will be signing copies of her book at Storybrooke, Ink, located at 221 N. Interocean Ave., from 10 a.m.-1 p.m...
  • Jim, Tyler Powell climb every 14er in Colorado

    Accomplishing a rare feat on Monday, July 28, Jim Powell of Yuma and his son Tyler Powell of Fort Collins climbed North Maroon Peak near Aspen to mark the end of a 24-year journey of climbing every 14er in the state of Colorado. A 14er is a mountain that...
  • Holyoke High School boys’ golf tees up for ’14 season

    With temperatures in the 90s, 12 kids hit the links at Holyoke Golf Course Monday, Aug. 4, for the official first day of practice for the fall sports season at Holyoke High School. Three kids expected to join the team were absent, bringing the opening da...