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  • The Senior Snippet

    Aging with respect and dignity: The right to a voice when unable to speak John grew up during the depression. He fought in WWII. He knows desperation. When his parents got older, he took care of them. He didn’t consider whether he had a choice. He just...
  • Extension Corner

    Urban Pinnacle® Bur Oak If you are looking for a reliable tree that won’t take up the entire yard, here it is. A cross between an English Oak and a Bur Oak: Urban Pinnacle® Bur Oak. A nurseryman, Keith Warren of North American Nursery, discovered th...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoDec. 30, 2010 A crew with Doug Sessions Construction of Wray began demolition on the Baldwin building, located on the corner of Denver Street and Baxter Avenue, Dec. 21. The building was constructed in 1929 and first housed Garland Auto Com...
  • Hoverboards make debut in Holyoke

    It’s not quite like Marty McFly’s, but hoverboards are here making their debut in Holyoke. With the proper name of “self-balancing electric scooter,” these two-wheeled contraptions do not actually hover like the hoverboards of “Back to the Futu...
  • Hoverboards make debut in Holyoke

    It’s not quite like Marty McFly’s, but hoverboards are here making their debut in Holyoke. With the proper name of “self-balancing electric scooter,” these two-wheeled contraptions do not actually hover like the hoverboards of “Back to the Futu...
  • Look back at 2015 with top stories

    Jan. 1, 2015 Snow piles up over break with 2.2 inches falling on Dec. 26 and 2.4 more falling Dec. 29. Phillips County farmers achieve high yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2014 National Corn Yield Contest. Tom Bennett is highlighted as ...
  • Look back at 2015 with top stories

    Jan. 1, 2015 Snow piles up over break with 2.2 inches falling on Dec. 26 and 2.4 more falling Dec. 29. Phillips County farmers achieve high yields in the National Corn Growers Association 2014 National Corn Yield Contest. Tom Bennett is highlighted as ...
  • PC Telcom recognized as Colorado’s first NTCA gig-certified provider

    “We want it, and we want it NOW!” The good news, said PC Telcom marketing manager Mike Cline, is that faster Internet speeds can, in fact, bring customers everything NOW. In December, PC Telcom was the first in Colorado to be recognized as a certifie...
  • PC Telcom recognized as Colorado’s first NTCA gig-certified provider

    “We want it, and we want it NOW!” The good news, said PC Telcom marketing manager Mike Cline, is that faster Internet speeds can, in fact, bring customers everything NOW. In December, PC Telcom was the first in Colorado to be recognized as a certifie...
  • Around Town

    Learn more about new covered arena Phillips County is hosting informational meetings Thursday, Jan. 7, regarding the proposed new fairgrounds building project. Meetings will be held at 6 p.m. at the Haxtun Community Center and at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillip...
  • Christmas lights dazzle; winners announced

    Holyoke put on quite a show this year with everything from lit-up pigs to snow globes, but this year’s winners were determined to be Jeff and Olga Sullivan, first; Pastor Gary and Diane Rahe, second; and Aaron and Pam Worley, third. First place is awar...
  • Area youth ‘Experience 4-H’ Monday, Dec. 21

    4-H members and potential members were invited to learn about various projects by trying them out at the “Experience 4-H” event Monday, Dec. 21. Baylor Struckmeyer, pictured at left, explains the tools needed for a basic leathercraft project to Thero...
  • When it snows ... ain't it thrillin'?

    Sixth-graders Jaime Avila and Tristen Ferguson are among many leaving their mark on the golf course hill as they take advantage of sunny weather, a nice layer of snow and, of course, the fact that school let out for Christmas break at noon that day, Frida...
  • Festive food drive celebrated at Holyoke Elementary

    A packed gym belted out “Fa-la-la-la-la’s” and “Jingle Bells” Friday, Dec. 18, as the entire Holyoke Elementary gathered round to deposit non-perishable food items in boxes  under a large Christmas tree. “This is our seventh year doing th...
  • Re-1J school board recaps recent CASB convention

    Key takeaways from the Colorado Association of School Boards annual convention were shared by Holyoke School Board members at the Dec. 15 board meeting. While no school was held that day due to the snowstorm, the board meeting was held as planned. Board...
  • Sounds of the season

    Holyoke instrumentalists perform at winter band concertInstrumentalists demonstrated to family and friends all the work they have accomplished over the semester during the winter band concert Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the HHS auditorium. The performance was...
  • Nelson earns B.A.

    Sydney Nelson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio arts with an emphasis in interdisciplinary media art practices, along with a minor in technology, arts and media at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s commencement ceremony Saturday, ...
  • Durbin is UNC grad

    Christa Durbin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and graduated Dec. 12. A 2011 graduate of HHS, Durbin plans to obtain a job as a social worker dealing with adoptions and eventually workin...
  • Boys’ basketball defeats Bulldogs 55-42

    Dragon boys’ basketball had a busy weekend, defeating the Haxtun Bulldogs in Haxtun Friday, Dec. 18, 55-42, but falling to the Sedgwick County Cougars at home Saturday, Dec. 19, 47-58. Alex Strauss maneuvers up to the Dragon basket between Sedgwick Cou...
  • Girls win big at home

    “This was a good weekend of basketball for the Lady Dragons,” said coach Arlan Scholl as the team heads into Christmas break. After a hard-fought 44-51 loss in Haxtun Friday night, Dec. 18, the girls celebrated a big 61-22 victory over Sedgwick Count...