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Construction on Escondido Park Soccer Field Continues

Construction on Escondido Park Soccer Field Continues

    Plans to bring the soccer field at Escondido Park up to league status continues with construction on benches and score boards at the site off North 13th Street in Lamar. Lamar Community College and the City of Lamar collaborated on the project as the college began to develop a full-fledged soccer team and […]

Rotarian George Gotto, Honored for his Special Service

Rotarian George Gotto, Honored for his Special Service

  The Lamar Rotary Club held a very special program this past Thursday, January 19th to honor long-time Rotarian, George Gotto, as he recapped his thoughts on 39 years of vocational service as Santa Claus to Lamar and Prowers County. Gotto began his role as Santa in 1984, usually just donning his seasonal suit for […]

Brooke Thompson Named Good Citizen for Wiley High School

Brooke Thompson Named Good Citizen for Wiley High School

  Brooke Thompson, daughter of Dean and Amber Thompson, is the Good Citizen from Wiley High School. Brooke is a member of the NHS (National Honor Society), has received Academic Letter all years of high school. Beginning in 2021 Brooke became a member of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) which ultimately prepared her for the […]

Bailey Hernandez Named Good Citizen of Granada High School

Bailey Hernandez Named Good Citizen of Granada High School

    Bailey Hernandez, son of Pete and Samantha Hernandez, was named Good Citizen from Granada High School. Bailey is in the National Honor Society, maintained the Superintendent’s Honor throughout high school while participating in football, basketball, baseball, track, a member of FBLA and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. For the past four years he […]

Lindsey Hodges Named Good Citizen from Walsh High School

Lindsey Hodges Named Good Citizen from Walsh High School

    Lindsey Hodges, daughter of Garret Hodges and JoLynn Hodges, was chosen Good Citizen from Walsh High School. Lindsey is in the National Honor Society, has maintained the Principal’s and Superintendent’s Honor Roll while participating in volleyball, basketball and track. Lindsey has always worked hard and because of this she has achieved a great […]

Antonio Vasquez Named Good Citizen from Eads High School

Antonio Vasquez Named Good Citizen from Eads High School

  Antonio Vasquez, son of Mary Vasquez, was named Good Citizen from Eads High School. During Antonio’s senior year, he serves as president of STUCO, member of NHS (National Honor Society) while being on the honor roll and being a 3-Sport Athlete. He was named High School Heisman Nominee for Eads High School, is a […]

Freedom Waalkes Named Good Citizen of Vilas High School

Freedom Waalkes Named Good Citizen of Vilas High School

    Freedom Waalkes, daughter of Bobby Waalkes, was named Good Citizen from Vilas High School. Freedom has attended Vilas School for the past five years achieving the Principal’s Honor Roll throughout high school. A letter of recommendation written by Martha Gutierrez, GT Coordinator, MS/HS Science Teacher and Knowledge Bowl Sponsor, writes, “In my classes […]

Brakelle Westphal Named Good Citizen of Springfield High School

Brakelle Westphal Named Good Citizen of Springfield High School

    Brakelle Westphal, daughter of Chris and Robyne Westphal, was named Good Citizen from Springfield High School. Miss Westphal has received achieved academic achievement and excellence awards throughout high school. She received Top Student Award 13 times in various classes and has had Honor Roll six consecutive semesters in high school maintaining a 4.0 […]

Good Citizens Honored by DAR

Good Citizens Honored by DAR

Six area students were honored on Saturday, January 7, 2023, by the Fort William Bent Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Lamar at the Las Brisas Restaurant.  They received recognition, a Good Citizen Pin and certificate along with a delicious breakfast buffet. The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended […]

Big Turnout for Toys

Big Turnout for Toys

    “This is the largest display of toys we’ve had yet,” said Don McBee, one of the organizers of the Prowers County Colorado Farm Bureau’s annual toy show, held every January at the Lamar Elks Lodge. The one-day event, held this past Saturday, January 14th showcased a lot of ag-oriented toys, from farm equipment […]

Wiley Rock School Group Receives Donation

Wiley Rock School Group Receives Donation

  A community open house for the Wiley Rock School was a perfect opportunity to receive a donation from the Wiley United Methodist Church Women’s group. Nicole Piner, Wiley social studies teacher, accepted the donation on behalf of the on-going preservation efforts of the students and community. For the past several years, Piner and Sally […]

Lamar Youth Council Hosts Open House

Lamar Youth Council Hosts Open House

    Members of the Lamar Prowers County Youth Council hosted an open house this past Friday, for their new, permanent location at 120 South Main Street in Lamar. Students, council members and volunteers and interested community members were greeted by the students and by Courtney Neuhold, who recently became the executive director of the […]

Toys for Tots Concludes Christmas 2022

Toys for Tots Concludes Christmas 2022

    Saturday, December 24th was bright and crisp as the final chapter of this year’s Toys for Tots campaign in Prowers County concluded with a delivery of bikes for area youngsters. “There weren’t as many bike donations this year as in year’s past,” said organizer, Darlene Lopez from the headquarters at 500 West Beech […]

Toy Time Annual with Prowers County Farm Bureau

Toy Time Annual with Prowers County Farm Bureau

  Prowers County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the annual Lamar Elks Toy Show, to be held Saturday, January 14th, 2023, at the Lamar Elks Lodge 28157 Hwy 287 South, Lamar CO 81052. The show will start at 9 am and run until 3 pm mountain time. Toys of all shapes and sizes, new in the […]

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

    Proposals to apply for two different grants to create new outdoor recreational outlets for Lamar and area residents were approved by the Lamar City Council during the December 12th meeting.  A grant request for $17,600 for an archery range north of North Gateway Park was approved.  The Shooting Range Development Grant had been […]