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Holly Historical Society to open museum Saturday, May 4th for alumni reunion

Holly Historical Society to open museum Saturday, May 4th for alumni reunion

The Holly Historical Society will have the museum open on Saturday, May 4th, for the alumni reunion honoring the classes ending in four. Books featuring the history of the Holly schools are available, along with other books published by the society preserving history in holly and surrounding area. The Karymore merry- go- round will be […]

Holly FBA Students compete at 2024 State Leadership Conference

Holly FBA Students compete at 2024 State Leadership Conference

Nineteen members of the Colorado Future Business Leaders of America from Holly High School had the opportunity to attend and compete at the 2024 FBLA State Leadership Conference. Throughout the conference, members had the opportunity to make connections with members across the state, network with business professionals, showcase their talents and skills, and become better […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Annual Banquet - March 21, 2024

Prowers Economic Prosperity Annual Banquet – March 21, 2024

The Holly Pride Center was the setting for the 2024 Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) annual banquet.  89 people attended and were treated to a delicious barbeque meal provided by Gary’s Backyard BBQ.  Outgoing PEP President Anne-Marie Crampton welcomed the attendees, first by mentioning Ag Week and thanking all the area farmers for all that they […]

GOAL High School another option for local students

GOAL High School another option for local students

High School is a coming-of-age period in a person’s life.  A time where teens begin to morph into the young adults they are rapidly becoming.  A time of beginning to be autonomous – students join clubs and sports and forge new friendships of their own choosing.  Today’s high school students are faced with a constant […]

Betty Hawkins will celebrate 100th Birthday March 13

Betty Hawkins will celebrate 100th Birthday March 13

Betty Hawkins, who currently resides at the Holly Nursing Center will celebrate her 100th birthday on March 13.  Betty and her husband Charles (who passed away in 2023 at the age of 101) were married in Pennsylvania after Charles returned to the U.S. after serving his country during World War II.  One of his buddies […]

2024 Zonta Rose Day is March 18

 2024 Zonta Rose Day  is March 18 The Prowers County Zonta Club will be making their yearly deliveries of the iconic yellow roses on Monday, March 18.  Rose orders will be taken until March 10.  For those who may not have had time to mail in a form before the deadline, order forms can be […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Announces Nominations are Open for its Annual Awards Program

Arkansas River Power Authority Announces Nominations are Open for its Annual Awards Program

  For additional information contact: Arvenia Morris at ARPA (719) 336-3496 _____________________________________________________________   The Arkansas River Power Authority Announces Nominations Are Open For Its Annual Awards Program The Arkansas River Power Authority has announced that nominations are open for its 2023 awards program.  ARPA is an intergovernmental power authority and public corporation that was created […]

Holly Historical Society Meeting Notes

Holly Historical Society Meeting Notes

The Holly Historical Society met in regular session, Feb. 13. Steve Wagner, Nola Ice, Jesse Melton, Bonnie Niell, and Linda Grubb discussed old and new business. The Holly museum will be on the second Saturday of each month or anyone can call 719-537-6872  for book  purchases or for tours of the museum. Books available include, […]

Camp Amache - New National Park is part of Prowers County History

Camp Amache – New National Park is part of Prowers County History

A mere 17 miles east of Lamar is a site that, were it not for the brown wooden sign reading “Amache Japanese-American Relocation Center”, could easily remain unnoticed to anyone passing by.  The sign, at the intersection of County Rd. 23.5 and Highway 50, points to one of our nation’s darkest pockets of history.  Growing […]

Grasmick Announces Re-election Bid for 2024

Grasmick Announces Re-election Bid for 2024

      Prowers County Commissioner Tom Grasmick announced he has decided to run for commissioner in 2024 when his term expires.  Grasmick has been in office for the past seven years, representing District One. Grasmick said the Commissioners have been working on several areas of improvement for local residents, stressing economic growth and assisting […]

Christmas Activities for Holly Community   

Christmas Activities for Holly Community   

    The Holly Historical Society will have the museum open, December 9 for the Holly Jolly Christmas celebration. The sleigh will be featured this year. According to local historians the sleigh is over 100 years old. It was restored to its original glory by Marvin and Pat Willhite. Because it is such a big […]

Holly Jolly Christmas, December 9th

Holly Jolly Christmas, December 9th

  Holly will offer a Holly Jolly Christmas on Saturday, December 9th beginning with a free pancake breakfast from 9 to 10:30am at the school, following by a free Santa 5K run from the school parking lot at 10:30.  A free FBLA lunch is set for Noon to 1pm at the school, followed by a […]

Holly Historical Society Update...Museum Open for Veterans on Nov 11

Holly Historical Society Update…Museum Open for Veterans on Nov 11

  The Holly Historical Society thanks all those who visited the museum after the parade during the Holly fair. Thanks to those who bought books and donated to our cause of preserving as much of our history as possible. From Jesse Meltons dioramas and brand board to the old merry go round in front of […]

County Steering Committee Candidates Sought

County Steering Committee Candidates Sought

  Prowers County is updating its 2003 Master Plan to guide the day-to-day decisions of the County more accurately into the future. This planning effort will address topics pertinent to the rural unincorporated areas of Prowers County as well as areas of mutual interest with the local municipalities. As such, the engagement process seeks to […]

Dunn in Benefit Concert for DuVall Family

Dunn in Benefit Concert for DuVall Family

  Country-western recording artist, Clare Dunn, performs about 100 concerts a year.  She says a lot of them are for fairs and other events and she and her band are even booked for special occasions, “We’ve been hired to play on a yacht off San Diego for a surprise birthday party a gentleman has planned […]