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  • Running a mile in his shoes

    Hatton, teammates show how sports can be so much more than competitionAt track meets, the 1600 meter run is a daunting race of endurance, often dreaded by many student athletes. It is four laps. One mile. No stopping. But after the starting gun fired to ...
  • Nelson, Lenhart are king, queen

    Xander Nelson and Kaitlyn Lenhart, pictured above, were crowned king and queen at the HHS Prom Saturday night, May 2. Royalty also included king attendants Taylor Mayden and Jesus Loya and queen attendants Megan Parker and Jaylene Dominguez. “Night on t...
  • Girls’ golf competes at regionals

    Alex McCallum, Grace Dille and Megan Brown led the HHS Lady Dragon golf team to compete at regionals at Boomerang Golf Course in Greeley Monday, May 4. McCallum carded a 118, and Dille turned in a 122 for the day. Brown did not finish. One more outing i...
  • Dragons split with Caliche to end baseball regular season

    A three-point loss at Caliche in Game No. 1 Saturday, May 2, was followed by a 4-2 extra-inning win as the Dragons closed out regular-season play. Their 6-10 league record tied with Akron and put HHS in the No. 7 seed in the district tourney. The team we...
  • Holyoke hosting district baseball

    Dragons play Yuma Friday at 5 p.m.Regular-season baseball action has ended, and Holyoke looks to host the District 7 2A tournament Friday and Saturday, May 8-9. The Dragons tied with Akron with 6-10 league records, but the Rams picked up the No. 6 seed, ...
  • AWANA celebrates with year-end award program

    In a year-end celebration Wednesday, April 29, AWANA club members were recognized at an awards program at First Baptist Church in Holyoke. AWANA is a nondenominational children’s ministry for preschool through sixth-grade youth. It meets weekly from Oc...
  • FCCLA focuses on life through the lens

    “Life through the Lens” is the statewide theme for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America this year, and the Holyoke chapter focused on the year’s activities at the annual recognition ceremony Thursday, April 30. Junior Dani Brandt, incomi...
  • Tracksters continue to improve as season nears end

    Holyoke High School’s track and field teams traveled to compete at Yuma Tuesday, April 28, and took part in the LPAA league meet at Akron Friday, May 1. With the 2015 track season nearing a close, several athletes recorded new personal bests at last we...
  • Academic honors awarded to Holyoke students

    Students in Holyoke JR/SR High were presented academic awards Monday, May 4, for excellence in the classroom during the 2014-15 school year. National Honor Society members hosted and conducted the ceremony in the HHS auditorium. NHS president Megan Vies...
  • Industrial park still topic of conversation

    A committee continues to meet regarding the development of an industrial park at CHS Grainland’s train loading facility northeast of Holyoke. Phillips County commissioners said they have been having discussions with representatives from Phillips County ...
  • Six Appeal rocks the house at HHS auditorium

    A cappella singing style was center stage on Tuesday evening, April 28, at the HHS auditorium as the vocal band Six Appeal led the audience though an evening of song, humor and even some dance moves. Presented by Phillips County Arts Council, the six mem...
  • Women of Zion bake sale aims to aid in Kelsie Schelling case

    The Women of Zion group from Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke will be holding its biannual bake sale Friday, May 8, from 9 a.m until they are sold out. As usual, the sale will be held in front of the Oak Tree at 141 S. Interocean Ave. in Holyoke. This tim...
  • Stamp Out Hunger food drive Sat.

    Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger National Food ...
  • Biesemeier returns as P.C. Econ. Development director

    Some will remember new Phillips County Economic Development Executive Director Julia Biesemeier from a decade ago. However, since the population and economics of the area have changed quite a bit since then, many may be unacquainted with her. Biesemeier ...
  • Holyoke Fitness Club presented 1st Dollar

    Holyoke Fitness Club, LLC, owner Trisha Herman, pictured at right, accepts the club’s first dollar of profit certificate from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky. Herman and her husband Justin opened the fitness center April 18. ...
  • Colorado Corn commits over $100,000 to water-focused research and more

    Colorado Corn allocates tens of thousands of dollars annually to research endeavors and has already made sure 2015 will be no different. In January, Colorado Corn’s Research Action Team committed $101,595 to research projects, with the bulk of the fund...
  • Farmers to file conservation compliance cert. by June 1

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture reminds farmers that June 1 is the deadline by which the 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form — AD-1026 — with their local USDA ser...
  • Legislative session in final week

    The 2015 legislative session concludes Wednesday, May 6. Legislators are already working late into the night almost every night to finish action on more than 100 bills left on the calendar. Reporting from last week, a bill to pay for efforts to relieve f...
  • Club report

    Raising Ranchers 4-H Club The April meeting of the Raising Ranchers 4-H Club was called to order by vice president Josilyn Lutze. Cash Weber led the pledges. In old business, members were reminded to get their Cow Patty Bingo tickets sold and turned in ...
  • Operatic tenor to perform in Ogallala

    American operatic tenor Ben Gulley will appear in Ogallala, Neb., Saturday, May 16, at the Ogallala High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Gulley’s appearance is the final concert of the Ogallala Regional Arts season and is sponsored in part with...