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Peekin' into the Past

Deputy J.R. Myers began his duties at Phillips County Sheriff’s Office on May 8, which brings the department back up to full force. Phillips County commissioners received a letter from Irv Halter, executive director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, awarding Phillips County $550,000 in Energy Impact Assistance funds toward the Phillips County Fairgrounds Pavilion and Education Center project.
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Extension hosts AgFest

From bees to beef, around 300 area fifth and sixth graders learned about different sectors of the agriculture industry at AgFest, which was hosted by Colorado State University Extension at the Phillips County Event Center in Holyoke on Thursday, May 5. One of the presenters was Sedgwick County Extension agent Josilyn Lutze, pictured above in back center. — Darci Rodriguez | The Holyoke Enterprise.
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Hospital board breezes through quick meeting

Members of the East Phillips County Hospital District met for a quick monthly meeting Tuesday, April 26, at Melissa Memorial Hospital. The board reviewed Policy 2.3 regarding medical staff relations and Governance Policy 4.6 regarding board committee structure. Under Policy 2.5, Chief Financial Officer David Applewood reviewed financial conditions and...
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Peekin' into the Past

The 500 block of East Denver Street that housed the Cedar Inn has received a face-lift over the last couple of weeks, leaving it practically unrecognizable without the motel and trees that were there for years. Bemis Drug, located in Olde Holyoke Square at 221 N. Interocean Ave., closed May...
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PCED hosts annual meeting

You’re visiting from out of town, and you drive into Phillips County for a long weekend trip. You want to know what there is to do here and where to stay, eat and explore the area. Phillips County Economic Development has a strategic plan. At the PCED annual meeting...
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A new sense of optimism

The past few weeks have been wonderful as I get more settled in the community and have the opportunity to meet people throughout our county. Last week, I attended the successful Phillips County Economic Development annual meeting, while the week before I attended, along with roughly 100 community members, the annual Emerald Awards recognition program at the Peerless Theatre. I love the excitement and engagement these events bring from individuals and businesses.
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‘It would break the county’

Hofmeister speaks against collective bargaining bill. A bill requiring counties to allow employees to engage in collective bargaining was the subject of a press conference April 22, and the counties aren’t happy. Originally, the collective bargaining bill, which hasn’t been introduced in the Colorado Legislature yet, was intended to...
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PC Telcom notes growth and evolution to broadband

Phillips County Telephone Company dba PC Telcom’s annual meeting took place Thursday, April 7, at Holyoke JR/SR High School. PC Telcom provided a meal served by Happy Jacks Barbeque and gave an update on the past year. President Terry Andersen thanked the membership for their attendance and their loyalty...
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Raceway opens season

It’s racing season, and the Phillips County Raceway accelerated into action Saturday night, April 16, for its season opener. BST Promotions, along with sponsor Nutrien Ag Solutions, provided challenging races for drivers along the fastest 3/8-mile dirt track in Colorado. Fans were treated to affordable family entertainment for both local residents and visitors.
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Phillips County raises the Donate Life flag for April

April is National Donate Life Month, a national observance highlighting the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. Each year Phillips County shows its support by sharing resources and posting information on donation in the driver’s license office. This year Phillips County is joining five hospitals and three driver’s...
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What is economic development?

Trisha Herman, Phillips County Economic Development. What exactly is the role of Phillips County Economic Development?. When I first heard the job title of executive director for Phillips County Economic Development, I questioned, “What does that mean, and what kind of job is that?”. I remember taking an economics...
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Entrepreneurs to present ideas May 4

Phillips County Economic Development has partnered with Ogallala Commons to host a Northern Colorado E-Fair. The community is invited to the Phillips County Event Center on Wednesday, May 4, to check out all of the entrepreneurial ideas of local youth. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m.
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Around Town

Holyoke’s annual Easter egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, at 1 p.m. in three locations. Age 6 and under will be at the Phillips County Court House lawn, sponsored by Holyoke Lions Club. Students in grades 1 and 2 can meet at Holyoke City Park, sponsored by American Legion Post 90. Grades 3 and 4 will hunt for eggs at the school practice football field, sponsored by VFW Post 6482.
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Worley is interim CEO

Board members of the East Phillips County Hospital District gathered for a special meeting Monday evening, April 11, to meet interim CEO Stella Worley. Worley began working at Melissa Memorial Hospital March 29 and was expected to work four or five weeks while CEO Cathy Harshbarger is on an extended vacation.
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COVID-19 positivity rate decreases at MMH

East Phillips County Hospital District board members had reason to celebrate Tuesday, March 22, after a very positive Quality Committee report from Karen Hooker, director of quality at Melissa Memorial Hospital, at the board’s regular monthly meeting. One piece of good news from Hooker was that the COVID-19 positivity...
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Enterprise’s new publisher brings range of experience

The Holyoke Enterprise has a new publisher. Frank Perea joined the Mullen Newspapers organization this week and quickly went to work. “I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to be the publisher of The Imperial Republican, The Grant Tribune-Sentinel and The Holyoke Enterprise, with the rich tradition of local reporting and being relevant to the diverse readership and businesses throughout Chase, Phillips and Perkins counties,” Perea said.
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County zoning regulations continue to be reviewed

At their March 31 meeting, Phillips County commissioners reported that the county’s zoning regulations are still in the process of being reviewed, and there will be a follow-up meeting at a later time to review different scenarios and get recommendations for improvements or amendments for the regulations. On March...
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Community mourns loss of sassy, spunky, sweet 16-year-old

In her 16 years, 6 months and 16 days of life, Jessie Owens left her mark on the Holyoke community, and she is dearly missed in the days following her death Monday, March 21. Around 6 p.m., Jessie was in a one-car accident in a Chevy pickup southwest of Holyoke on County Road 20, 1.5 miles west of Highway 385.
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Klover Kare site visited by state veterans affairs director

Phillips County Veterans Service Officer Jeremy Kilpatrick was visited earlier this month by David Callahan, the director of the Colorado Department of Veterans Affairs, who has been making a statewide tour to visit each of the county veterans service officers. Kilpatrick is the founder of Klover Kare, which is a...
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