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2016 Year in Review:  September and October

2016 Year in Review: September and October

 September   50th Anniversary Celebration at Big Timbers Museum & 9/11 Memorial Groundbreaking The Prowers County Historical Society issued an open, community-wide invitation to the Big Timbers Museum on Saturday, October 1st, for the 50th Anniversary Celebration. The events featured displays in the museum and a silent auction in the Transportation Museum. Food vendors will […]

Jeffrey Brent Smartt…October 12, 1964 – December 18, 2016

Jeffrey Brent Smartt…October 12, 1964 – December 18, 2016

    A memorial service for longtime McClave resident Jeffrey Brent Smartt will be held at 1:00PM on January 6, 2016 at the McClave United Methodist Church with Pastor Robin Riley officiating. The family will have a time where friends and family can share memories during the service. Per Jeff’s request cremation has taken place […]

New Year’s DUI Enforcement Begins Friday

New Year’s DUI Enforcement Begins Friday

Don’t Get Locked Up After The Ball Drops STATEWIDE — For most of us, the new year marks a time for reflection and growth — not the beginning of a series of penalties levied because of a DUI arrest. From Dec. 30 to Jan. 3, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) […]

Good Wood Club Event Benefits Lamar Community College

Good Wood Club Event Benefits Lamar Community College

  Funds from the Denver luncheon benefit Quarterly Forum scholarships at LCC (Lamar, Colorado; December 26, 2016) The Good Wood Club (GWC), a charitable organization in Denver, recently hosted its 5th Annual Holiday Luncheon, the proceeds from which were given to Lamar Community College via the Quarterly Forum (QF) Scholarship Programs. Dr. Linda Lujan, president […]

Year in Review:  July and August

Year in Review: July and August

July WPA Properties Sold to Become Local Community Corrections Center The Prowers County Commissioners have sold the East Maple Street properties to open the way for a community oriented corrections facility which will be owned and operated by Doug Carrigan. The decision followed several weeks of negotiations for the property at 800 East Maple Street, […]

Year in Review:  May and June

Year in Review: May and June

May Renovation Work on County Courthouse Begins Materials for a new roof was hoist to the top of the Prowers County Courthouse. A construction crew and crane hauled materials to the roof in early May. The old roof was stripped down to the concrete and a new surface was added.  Workers began digging away at […]

Birth Announcement: Camacho -/- Mendoza

Birth Announcement: Camacho -/- Mendoza

  Susie Blea and Marcus Camacho of Bristol, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Adrian Gabriel Camacho at 5:27am on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Prowers Medical Center with Sharon Hendricks attending. Adrian weighed six pounds and two ounces and was 18 inches in length at birth.  Siblings:  Carlos, Luis, Marcus Jr, Luciano and […]

Council Takes Action on Various 2017 Funding Grants

Council Takes Action on Various 2017 Funding Grants

The Lamar City Council held their final meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 27th.  The major portion of the meeting highlighted several grant and grant applications to fund projects for the approaching year. An agreement to continue services with Southeast Wellness for 2017 was approved. This maintains the city’s Employee Assistance Program which offers […]

Robert Harold Hamilton…June 6, 1917 – December 16, 2016

Robert Harold Hamilton…June 6, 1917 – December 16, 2016

Robert Harold Hamilton, 99 of Greeley formerly of Holly went to his heavenly home on Dec. 16, 2016 in Greeley. A celebration of life is being planned for June 2017 in Holly when Harold would have turned 100. Harold was born on June 6, 1917 in Groom, TX to Robert Bruce Hamilton and Neva Hughes […]

2016 Year in Review:  March and April

2016 Year in Review: March and April

March Triumph Bancorp, Inc. to Acquire ColoEast Bankshares, Inc.   Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBK) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ColoEast Bankshares, Inc., parent of Colorado East Bank & Trust, headquartered in Lamar, Colorado. Stephen A. Sherlock, Vice Chairman and CEO of Colorado East Bank & Trust commented, “We are pleased […]

Dona Rae Geier (Bock)…December 21, 2016

Dona Rae Geier (Bock)…December 21, 2016

  Dona Rae Geier (Bock), of La Junta, retired nurse, passed away December 21, 2016. She is survived by her children, Dana Chavira, James Brian Geier, Brandie Campbell; nine grandchildren, Kacey Stagner, Karlee Stagner, Kristian Chavira, Darian Chavira, Dylan Chavira, Kylee Dominguez, Kyle Dominguez, Kamron Dominguez, Abigail Knueppel; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Richard “Dick” Floyd Bock, […]

Evelyn (Toland) Welch…November 18, 1932 – December 23, 2016.

Evelyn (Toland) Welch…November 18, 1932 – December 23, 2016.

    Evelyn Welch passed away on December 23, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Cullman, Alabama at the age of 84. She was born to Bernard B. Toland and Lydia (McColm) Toland on November 18, 1932 in Lincoln, NE. She grew up in Nebraska and Washington but lived most of her life […]

Holly FFA Receives Colorado Corn Grant

Holly FFA Receives Colorado Corn Grant

Local FFA chapters awarded Colorado Corn grant dollars to help with various projects The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) recently awarded a total of $7,500 to three FFA chapters in Colorado, helping those students and advisers with projects ranging from greenhouse irrigation and fertilization systems to livestock facilities, and in one particular case, helping a […]

2016 Year in Review:  January and February

2016 Year in Review: January and February

2016 is coming to a close. The annual End-of-Year edition of the Prowers Journal serves to recap some of the more notable highlights of the past 12 months.  We’ll review the news in each of those months in our Wednesday publications and on our website at www.theprowersjournal.com, we’re recapping those events which had an impact […]

Prominent Historians to visit Lamar Community College

Prominent Historians to visit Lamar Community College

(Lamar, Colorado; December 15, 2016) Lamar Community College and the Lamar Public Library have partnered to bring two prominent historians to Lamar: Dr. Kristina Shull and Dr. David Wight. Dr. Shull and Dr. Wight will visit Lamar on Tuesday, January 3, to give two presentations.  The first, entitled “The World of Academic Publishing,” will take […]