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  • Sunny Lauber welcomed as newest doctor

    With several stops in Alabama and Georgia and time spent in Alaska and Florida as well, Dr. Sunny Lauber’s next stop in her health care profession will see her return to a rural setting as she begins her time at Melissa Memorial Hospital. Coming from t...
  • Relay For Life set in Haxtun Friday-Saturday

    From “Survivor” to “The Biggest Loser,” Phillips County Relay For Life participants are “Finishing the Fight the Reality TV Show Way” at the 13th annual event Friday-Saturday, June 6-7, at the Haxtun Baseball Field. Fourteen teams have been b...
  • Relay For Life set in Haxtun Friday-Saturday

    From “Survivor” to “The Biggest Loser,” Phillips County Relay For Life participants are “Finishing the Fight the Reality TV Show Way” at the 13th annual event Friday-Saturday, June 6-7, at the Haxtun Baseball Field. Fourteen teams have been b...
  • New and familiar faces join hospital

    Along with the addition of Dr. Alison Lauber, who began seeing patients this month, Melissa Memorial Hospital administrator John Ayoub announced the recent hiring for three positions within the district at the Tuesday, May 27, East Phillips County Hospita...
  • New and familiar faces join hospital

    Along with the addition of Dr. Alison Lauber, who began seeing patients this month, Melissa Memorial Hospital administrator John Ayoub announced the recent hiring for three positions within the district at the Tuesday, May 27, East Phillips County Hospita...
  • Around Town

    Countywide cleanup days are June 6-7 Phillips County is sponsoring cleanup days for rural residents Friday-Saturday, June 6-7. The landfill will accept metal and trees as well as appliances without Freon if tagged by a certified technician. Normal munici...
  • ‘The Swirl’ dedicated at Homesteaders

    A new musical instrument called “The Swirl” will be challenging both young and old at Homesteaders Park this summer and for years to come. A dedication ceremony was held for this outdoor xylophone Tuesday, May 27, led by Phillips County Commissioner ...
  • ESL, GED students recognized by PCFES

    Phillips County Family Education Services’ 13th annual awards night honored the accomplishments of students and thanked supporters of the program at the Phillips County Event Center Tuesday evening, May 20. PCFES executive director Trisha Herman recogn...
  • School officials less than thrilled with K-12 funding

    While some lawmakers were crowing over the increase in public K-12 school funding from the 2014 legislative session, school officials are less than thrilled. Last week, Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law the annual school finance act, House Bill ...
  • Nic, Allie Balog new managers of Holyoke Golf Course clubhouse

    Along with the new remodel at the Holyoke Golf Course clubhouse will be regular daily hours, under the supervision of new managers Nic and Allie Balog. Both teachers at Holyoke JR/SR High, the Balogs look forward to the change of pace of their summer sch...
  • Airport receives grant

    Holyoke Municipal Airport is scheduled for some reconstruction in the near future as Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet recently announced more than $1 million in grant money being awarded to four airports on the Eastern Plains. Holyoke will receive $618,...
  • Family Education Services fights back after major funding cuts

    Phillips County Family Education Services, a local nonprofit organization, is seeking support as it goes through an appeal process after federal funding through the Colorado Department of Education was denied for the next school year. Since 1998, PCFES h...
  • 4-day Glenn Miller SwingFest set for June 19-22 in Fort Morgan

    The 18th annual Glenn Miller SwingFest is scheduled for June 19-22 in Fort Morgan. The majority of activities over the four-day festival are free of charge, with a few paid events including a dance competition, concert from the World Famous Glenn Miller ...
  • DAAC recommends extending mill levy override

    Holyoke School District’s Accountability and Advisory Committee has recommended that the Board of Education pursue a ballot question to extend the mill levy override for another five years. Reporting for the DAAC at the May 20 board meeting, Superinten...
  • 5th- and 6th-grade band concert highlights talents

    Members of the Holyoke fifth- and sixth-grade bands wrapped up the school year with “A Spring Concert” in the HHS auditorium on Tuesday, May 20. Under the direction of Miko Martinez, the bands performed seven pieces and one student solo. Between perf...
  • Class of ’54 meets for 60th reunion

    Gathering Saturday, May 24, for the 60th class reunion, members of the Holyoke High School class of 1954 are pictured from left, front row, Nelda Hofmeister O’Neal of Holyoke, Norma Kunkel Warren of Holyoke, Marva Brandt Seymour of Murrysville, Pa., Kar...
  • Class of 1964 celebrates 50-year reunion

    Celebrating the 50 years since graduating from HHS, the Class of 1964 is pictured on Saturday, May 24, from left, front row, Jim Jecminek of Roosevelt, Utah, Lynelle Cooper Brumley of Cortez, Betsy Pomeroy Martino of Austin Texas, Diana Gaunt Earhart of S...
  • 3 Dragons awarded conference honors

    HHS baseball had two players earn All-Conference honors and another named to the All-Conference honorable mention list for the Lower Platte Activities Association 2014 season. Seniors Trevor Dalton and Logan Tharp were selected for inclusion on the 18-ma...
  • Swim team to host first meet Saturday

    Summer swim action is slated to start on Saturday, May 31, as the Holyoke Swim Team hosts the opening meet for the Northwest Kansas Swim League at the Holyoke Swimming Pool. Warm-ups will begin at 7 a.m. and the meet will officially start at 8 a.m. Compe...
  • Drivers walk away in Raceway crash

    In the last race of the night at Phillips County Raceway Saturday, May 24, Rick Fierro of Cheyenne, Wyo., rode the wall and rolled over on his top. All drivers walked away, assured PCR promoter Joe Bellm. “It’s just the way we like it—a little acti...