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County Commissioners Present Check to Holly LIbrary

  Board chairman, Ron Cook, and the Prowers County Commissioners, presented a check for $4,200 to members of the Holly Library on Wednesday evening, February 3rd at the Holly Depot.  Chairman Cook said the funds will be able to support the library’s need for supplies and future program costs.  “We’re certain these funds will be […]

Mason Pierce of Holly is a Student-of-the-Month at Northwest Tech in Goodland, Kansas

Northwest Tech chooses January Students of the Month GOODLAND, KAN., January 20, 2016: Congratulations to Northwest Kansas Technical College December Students of the Month. This program is an award system to recognize students who are doing particularly well in their division. There are four divisions: Construction, Health & Human Services, Information Technology, and Transportation. A […]

Prowers County Sets 2016 Budget

    The entire Prowers County budget, approved by the Commissioners during their December 8th meeting, is set at $22,144,145 with no change to the mill levy which remains at 27.17 mills.  The total taxable Assessed Valuation for the County increased from $121,644,714 in 2015 to $126,559,805. General Fund expenditures for the new year are […]

Lamar VFW Post Ended

The struggle to keep local VFW Post 3621 on South Memorial Drive open has apparently concluded with life members being notified by mail that the charter is being ended. The letter, from Patrick Botbyl, Director of Member Dues Processing states that life members have the option of transferring either to a local post of their choice […]

Holly Students and Community Members surprise Prairie Student with Donation Check

The state basketball tournament was a major highlight of this academic year. The entire community came together to celebrate the accomplishments of the boys’ basketball team.  As part of the state tournament, another thing brought Holly together—Zacc Winn. Prairie High School’s Zacc Winn is seen in a picture shaking Holly senior Bailey Kennedy’s hand prior […]

LCC Booster Club Offers Extra for Pack the Gym Night

Twenty-four students, boys and girls,  from six area high schools, will compete in shooting skills for free throws and three-pointers during the LCC boys and girls half time during the Antelopes, ‘Pack the Gym’ night at the Wellness Center on January 13. Teams from Walsh, Wiley, Holly, Granada, Lamar and McClave will compete for points […]

The Bridge Food Pantry Holiday Food Drive

As we approach the holiday season, we become keenly aware of the need in our community.  The Bridge Food Pantry is sponsoring a food drive to help lower income families have a better holiday season.  We are asking for donations of all sorts:  any canned goods, especially canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, stuffing mix, […]

Holly Student has Life Changing Experience at HOBY

LAKEWOOD, CO – Empower. Lead. Excel. Those are the three words the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) uses as a motto for their participants. HOBY brings juniors-to-be together in state conferences across the nation each summer. The Colorado conference was held June 6 -8 at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood. Grant Thompson was able […]

12th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival June 13, 14, 15th

Come on down to Gateway Park in Holly, bring your lawn chair, and get ready for a weekend of some of the best bluegrass and county music you’ve ever heard. The annual festival of free music begins Friday with Holly the Commercial Club bar-b-q at 6:00pm followed by the “jam” session.  Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, or just your dancin’ […]

Holly Wildcats Weekly Sports Report, March 31, 2014

After reaching last season’s Class 1A championship game, Holly looked to take the next step this season and bring home the top trophy in baseball. Through the first three games of the year, the Wildcats have looked like anything but contenders, dropping all three by a combined tally of 47-27. The Wildcats began the season […]

Holly Wildcat Weekly Sports Update, March 11, 2014

The town of Holly was on the verge of having to shutdown for the state tournament, with both of their basketball teams receiving first round byes in last weekend’s regional tournament in Pueblo. Both played well, but only one got the necessary win to advance to the Great 8. The Wildcat boys took the floor […]

Granada Bobcat Weekly Sports Update, March 11, 2014

The late-season run of the Granada Bobcats came to an end last Saturday, as they fell in their Region 3 final against Holly. Granada went 5-1 in February, and went into the regional field as the #4 seed, thanks to their second place finish in the District 2 tournament. The Bobcats dominated #9 Elbert in […]

Major Interest Shown in Sheriff’s Race

  Six candidates for Prowers County Sheriff appeared before a standing room only audience Monday, February 24, at the Lamar Cultural Events Center to state their case as to why they should be the next sheriff come election day in November. The candidate’s forum was hosted by Dr. Gerry Branes from Voices of Southeast Colorado […]

Holly Wildcat Weekly Basketball Update, February 12, 2014

One of Holly’s basketball teams extended its winning streak with two victories last week, while the other snapped a short skid, but could not make it two straight in the win column. The Wildcats earned wins over Wiley and Eads, pushing their streak to six straight, but the Lady Wildcats fell to #2 Eads one […]

Wiley Weekly Basketball Recap, Feb. 12, 2014

In a week of highs and lows, the basketball squads from Wiley squared off with Holly and Genoa-Hugo. The girls went 0-2 against tough competition, while the boys had a shot at a sweep, but finished 1-1. The Lady Panthers played a solid first quarter in their 61-42 loss to at Holly on Friday, Feb. […]

Holly Ladies Split Series With Springfield

It was a marquee match-up on paper and the game lived up to the billing when Holly’s Lady Wildcats visited Springfield last Friday night. Both teams were right on the cusp of making the top ten in their respective classes, and the earlier meeting between the two went down to the wire. Holly won that […]

Strong First Quarter Powers Wildcats to Victory

After having their share of slow starts lately, the Holly Wildcats put the pedal to the floor last Friday against Springfield. The Wildcats raced out to a 22-point opening period, on their way to a 66-59 road win against the Longhorns. With both of the previous meetings this season between these two teams having been […]

Prowers County Sheriff’s Report, December 2013

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office responded to 208 calls in December, 2013.  The numbers may have been down a bit due to the holiday schedule as Lamar had 116 calls with 50 jail related and 8 for warrant arrests; the County had 62 calls with eleven for traffic accidents and four for civil disputes; […]

New Signage for Prowers County, Commodity Distributions Going Monthly in 2014

Pat Palmer and Brad Semmens, board members of the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel, met with the County Commissioners for permission to mount an LED sign owned by Semmens on the courthouse lawn.  The sign would be used to promote various, non-commercial activities in the county through the year.  “Ever since PCDI moved its headquarters […]

Colorado’s Premiere Small School Basketball Tournament Marks 50 Years

The holidays bring letters to Santa Claus, last minute shopping, and lots of basketball in Southeast Colorado.  In 2013, the Lamar Holiday Basketball Tournament will tip off for the 50th time.  The tournament features eight schools, either 1A or 2A classification, with both a boys’ and girls’ bracket.  Beginning December 19th, the Lamar Community Building […]