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  • Fishing pond face-lift coming

    Holyoke’s fishing pond will soon be receiving some much-needed improvements, thanks to a recently approved Fish and Wildlife Service grant to the Holyoke Lions Club. Since the tornado-like storm in April 2013 that wreaked havoc on the east side of town...
  • Around Town

    Brief power outages planned Two brief power outages have been scheduled for the City of Holyoke as well as Highline Electric Association customers who are connected to the Holyoke substation. Power will be off for approximately 5-15 minutes Tuesday, Apri...
  • Nonprofits, funders to come together at Rural Philanthropy Days in Phillips County this June

    Phillips County has been selected as the 2016 host site for Northeast Rural Philanthropy Days. The purpose of the three-day event — June 8-10 in both Holyoke and Haxtun — is to introduce local nonprofits, businesses and government entities to Front R...
  • Fulton weaves a way to the heart

    Some knit, others crochet and still more quilt. Pat Fulton of Holyoke, however, takes a lesser-known route for her crafty outlet: Swedish weaving. “It’s addictive,” said Fulton. “I can’t leave it alone. It’s very different and very beautiful....
  • Huang, Fu carry on Chinese food tradition at First Dragon

    A long-desired Chinese food restaurant became a reality in Holyoke Jan. 22, 2005, when First Dragon Chinese Restaurant opened for business at 126 N. Interocean Ave. While they weren’t the initial owners, Emily Huang and her husband Yusheng Fu have carr...
  • Dragon baseball opens with 2 wins at home

    A nice two-RBI hit by Jesus Trejo in the bottom of the seventh inning against Wray Tuesday, March 22, gave the Dragons a come-from-behind first-game win, 6-5. Holyoke went on to grab a 2-0 record on the season with a 15-5 win in four and a half innings i...
  • Taylor Mayden slams 2 home runs

    Taylor Mayden slammed a solo home run over the left field fence to tie the first game with Sedgwick County 1-1 in the third inning Monday, March 28, in Holyoke. And in game No. 2 Monday, he hit another home run for the Dragons’ only score in the game. ...
  • 4-H visits Ronald McDonald House

    Monday, March 21, nine Phillips County 4-H members chaperoned by Phillips County Extension agents Kindra Plumb and Tracy Trumper traveled to Denver to serve a meal to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. The 4-H program emphasizes community ser...
  • Snow steer exhibits fine detail

    Several hours of sculpting Thursday, March 24, resulted in a snow steer masterpiece as designed at Vision Angus near Amherst by those pictured from left, Trey Morris, Alex Vieselmeyer and Austin Vieselmeyer. Austin said they had his dad, Brent, dump a cou...
  • Colorado boats must purchase AIS Stamp before heading to Nebraska this year

    The State of Nebraska is continuing to guard its lakes against invasions by zebra and quagga mussels from other states. Beginning this year, boaters whose motorized watercraft are registered in any state other than Nebraska must purchase and display an A...
  • Eastern Plains lawmakers push ed bill

    Schelling’s unsolved missing person status prompts legislative actionJob openings in rural public schools go unfilled for years. Public school classes are crammed with too many students. A single person often teaches multiple grades at once, and adminis...
  • Cruz-Yañez engagement announced

    Karla Cruz and Christopher Yañez of Holyoke are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Francisco and Emma Cruz and Juvenal and Delma Yañez. The bride-to-be graduated from Holyoke High School in 2009 and a...
  • Highline faces unknowns with Clean Power Plan

    With a lot of unknowns in the future of Highline Electric Association, a “Perfect Storm” is brewing thanks to the Clean Power Plan, reported Highline manager Mark Farnsworth at the March 22 annual meeting. Following a catered meal at Phillips County ...
  • Deanna Stryker is new CNO at MMH

    Deanna Stryker continues to climb the ranks in nursing at Melissa Memorial Hospital as she takes over as Chief Nursing Officer, the position recently vacated by Pat Notter. Stryker, a respiratory therapist as well as a registered nurse, came to MMH in 20...
  • Jacobs places 4th in varsity golf tourney

    Even with limited team representation in the spring break tournament, Holyoke’s girls golf team could return proud from the Brush Invitational Tuesday, March 22. Caitlyn Jacobs, a new team member this year from Revere, placed fourth at the varsity-only ...
  • Holyoke to host Sat. track meet

    The Holyoke Invitational track meet is scheduled for this Saturday, April 2, starting at 9 a.m. at the HHS track. The Dragons opened their season Monday, March 28, at Yuma, in a meet that was postponed from Saturday, March 26. Results were not available ...
  • HHS swims well at Mountain View

    Dragon swimmers competing with the Valley High School boys team fared well at the dual with Mountain View last Thursday, March 24. Keegan Shaw took first in the backstroke and second in the 100-yard freestyle. Chase Beckner finished second in the 200-ya...
  • Voice of Ag

    The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, are set on a destructive path in their quest for clean power. Determined to blaze a legacy trail for President Obama, EPA and CDPHE don’t care who...
  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    Chicken Run (2000) The first feature film to come out of the British studio Aardman Animations, “Chicken Run” tells the story of a farm full of chickens who will do anything to escape from the evil Mrs. Tweedy and her bumbling husband. After repeate...
  • Aging with Respect and Dignity

    The right to fall Sam has led an active life. Even in his 80s, he chooses to continue caring for a large garden and several head of cattle on his homestead located several miles from town. You won’t find a TV or a computer at Sam’s house. He is alway...