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Celebrating The Life Of Dale Strate

Seven years ago Holden said a painful goodbye to a hometown son, longtime businessman and true patriot. Dale Strate was raised in Holden and served the community in many ways, always seeking to make his hometown a better place to live and work for his neighbors. Dale and his wife Linda (his Arkansas Sweetheart), owned…

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Holden Proudly Shares Rich Fair History

As late summer or early fall approaches, Holden natives and residents anxiously await what is the most exciting and thrilling time of the year for our hometown; the Holden Street Fair. To be held August 24-26 this year, the fair has a long and rich history that has always celebrated our Midwestern culture, including livestock…

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Pancake Breakfast To Be Held This Saturday

Calling all community members! Kick off your weekend with a hearty pancake breakfast at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church this Saturday morning (June 24)! Rodeo fans are welcome – whether you attend Friday evening at the Holden Arena, or you plan to catch the heart-pumping action of the Chamber Rodeo Saturday night, be sure to stop…

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Jewell Shockley Celebrates 101 Years of Life

Longtime Holden resident Jewell Shockley has seen a lot of things in her 101 years of living on this earth – both good and bad. She’s experienced joyous times and also devastating heartache, yet she continues to go about the business of living in her quiet, unassuming way and Holden residents are blessed to be…

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Frankie Hancock Went To Her Heavenly Home

  By Dana Kephart Holden’s beloved “Nurse Frankie” has gone to her reward after 98 full years of loving and caring for her family, friends and neighbors. Frances Lorene Hancock, lifelong Holden resident, passed away peacefully with her family around her, on Wednesday, May 10, at Holden Manor Care Center. Frankie was born September 12,…

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Irish Feast Draws Huge Crowd

Dana Kephart Image Contributing Writer   The 17th Annual Irish Feast at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church was a rousing success! Organizers report there were approximately 250 people who attended to enjoy the traditional Irish fare, the popular silent and live auctions, and everyone’s favorite, the St. Patrick’s raffles. For a couple of hours, it was…

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How Much Do You Know About St. Patrick’s Day?

By Dana Kephart Contributor St. Patrick’s Day dominates the month of March, with green beer, interesting legends, and little-known facts. Since we will celebrate the fun holiday tomorrow, we thought you might want to learn a few things about St. Patrick’s Day. There are some things about the holiday that falls on March 17 that…

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Time To “Spring Forward”

By Dana Kephart Contributor This Sunday, March 12, we will again observe Daylight Saving Time (DST), at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward before going to bed Saturday night. Although we will “lose” an hour of sleep that morning, most folks welcome the change because it means an extra hour of daylight…

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Holden Observes ‘Dale Strate Day’

Dana Kephart Contributing Writer This year, 2023, marks the sixth year that the Holden community will come together to observe a special day on February 4, honoring the life and legacy of Dale Strate, hometown son and longtime local businessman. Dale was called home on January 27, 2017 and was laid to rest on February…

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