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  • Swim team to host first meet Saturday

    Summer swim action is slated to start on Saturday, May 31, as the Holyoke Swim Team hosts the opening meet for the Northwest Kansas Swim League at the Holyoke Swimming Pool. Warm-ups will begin at 7 a.m. and the meet will officially start at 8 a.m. Compe...
  • Drivers walk away in Raceway crash

    In the last race of the night at Phillips County Raceway Saturday, May 24, Rick Fierro of Cheyenne, Wyo., rode the wall and rolled over on his top. All drivers walked away, assured PCR promoter Joe Bellm. “It’s just the way we like it—a little acti...
  • Weingardt, Hickert win weekend tourney

    Andy Weingardt and Austin Hickert carded a 133 to win the May 24-25 Art Vollmer Memorial Day Best Ball Golf Tournament in Holyoke. The duo turned in a repeat performance from 2013 when their score of 133 found them sharing top honors with the team of Jef...
  • Fairy tale becomes reality for sisters’ business venture

    Fairy tales are coming to life for two sisters as they venture into the business world with Storybrooke, Ink and Enchanted Moments Art and Photography. Brittany Daniel and Brianna Farnes are buying the building at 221 N. Interocean Ave. in Holyoke from P...
  • Extension to conduct horticulture site visits

    It is that time of year when the need arises for horticulture site visits. Due to last season’s extreme drought, there have been an overwhelming number of questions and/or concerns throughout the area. Extension Golden Plains Area horticulture program...
  • Haxtun native seeks talent for new movie

    Any community members who have a flair for the dramatic or an interest in filmmaking are invited submit their names to be part of the cast and crew for the shooting of a new feature film in Haxtun. Haxtun native Tammy Ridenour and her husband Les Mahoney...
  • Library to host summer reading programs in June

    Heginbotham Library is kicking off summer with its annual summer reading programs. Boys and girls 3 years old through fourth grade (2014-15 school year) can register Wednesday, June 4 at the library any time between 1-3 p.m. The theme is “All Aboard fo...
  • Churchwell donates to ACS wig program

    Holyoke junior higher Ashlyn Churchwell recently chopped off 10 inches of hair at Strandz Salon in Holyoke for a donation to American Cancer Society’s wig program. Even though this was the first time Churchwell has donated, she has wanted to do this sin...
  • Gardening the focus of local kids’ camp

    The eighth annual Backyard Conservation Camp is right around the corner. Camp will be held at the Phillips County Event Center Ortner Room Tuesday-Wednesday, June 3-4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This year campers will focus their attention on gardening and all t...
  • School budget hearing scheduled for June 3

    A budget hearing for the 2014-15 Re-1J School District is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, at 7:45 p.m. in HJHS room 218. The budget hearing will precede the regular meeting at 8 p.m. School board meetings during the summer months move to 8 p.m. start time...
  • Swanson awarded education degree

    Travis Evan Swanson earned a Bachelor of Arts in social sciences and a Bachelor of Arts in history with an endorsement in secondary education from Doane College in Crete, Neb., Sunday, May 18. At Doane, he was a member of Delta Kappa Pi fraternity and hel...
  • Carper is Doane College graduate

    Kyle Carper received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Doane College in Crete, Neb., in May 18 commencement ceremonies. Carper was a member of the Doane College basketball team during his four years of undergraduate studies.Want th...
  • Baumgartner earns B.A. degree in bus.

    Ryan Baumgartner was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Doane College in Crete, Neb., Sunday, May 18. He was a member of the Tiger basketball team all four years at Doane and now plans to serve as a graduate assistant, help...
  • Banaka is NJC grad

    Christina Danielle Banaka graduated cum laude with an Associate of Applied Science degree in business accounting from Northeastern Junior College in Sterling Friday, May 16.Want the full article? Consider an e-subscription. Call us at 970-854-2811.Holyoke...
  • Newman graduates

    Nick Newman received an Associate of Applied Science degree in diesel mechanics from Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, Kan., on Friday, May 16. He plans to return home to work on the family farm.Want the full article? Consider an e-subscript...
  • Smith graduates summa cum laude

    Marissa LeeAnn Smith graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins Friday, May 16, with a Bachelor of Science degree in health and exercise science with an emphasis in health promotion. She also earned a minor in business administration. She gr...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMay 28, 2009 After the first year of random drug testing for Holyoke students in grades 7-12, no positive test results were reported. High school English teacher Clark Ginapp and JR/SR high school art teacher Jerry Williamson are retiring ...
  • Investor Guide

    Multi-generational IRA multiplies your family wealth! This is one article in a series on taxation. My previous article, “Converting to Roth IRA can Counter Future Tax Increases,” gave the history of federal tax rates and showed that recent tax rates ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Here’s lookin’ at ya’ When it comes to attitude, the eyes have it. I recall when researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada came to the conclusion that the more visible the color white is in a cow’s eye, the wilder she is. They found that...
  • Around Town

    Calendar info needed Dates and info for the Holyoke community calendar must be turned in to Mary Tomky at the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce office by Wednesday, June 11. Contact her at director@holyokechamber.org or 970-854-3517.   Rodeo set for thi...