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  • Machine pitch team swings with power

    Emma Thompson licks her chops as if she is about to drive the ball over the fence during last Wednesday’s machine pitch game.Ethan Schneller grits his teeth as he looks to belt the ball during the machine pitch game.Rachel Krueger prepares to fire the b...
  • Weather shortens 13-15 softball game

    Mackenzie Thompson stops a ball during Holyoke’s 13-15 softball game with Wray. The game was called due to a storm in the fourth inning with Holyoke leading 6-2. League rules state a game is complete after three innings so Holyoke was credited with a wi...
  • Busy little bees catch the reading bug this summer

    The latest buzz at Holyoke’s Heginbotham Library is the Summer Reading Program where “Bee a Reader” has gotten kids age 3 years old through fourth grade excited about reading. They kicked off their Wednesday afternoon activity times June 15. Rachel ...
  • Merger highlighted at Grainland meeting

    The recent decision to merge with a regional cooperative and future expansion plans highlighted Grainland Cooperative’s annual meeting Tuesday, June 14. Board chairman Bob Schaefer updated members on the merger with CHS Inc., a fortune 100 energy, grai...
  • Klein named Hospice volunteer

    Hospice of the Plains honors its volunteers through a program titled “Outstanding Volunteer.” It is a quarterly award that pays tribute to an individual’s extraordinary accomplishments to the organization. Bev Klein of Wray was recently honored for...
  • Swimmers dive in at Oakley

    A smaller group of Holyoke Swim Team members still swam for 121.5 points when they competed in Oakley, Kan. Saturday, June 18. The meet marked the halfway point for the six-meet season. The next competition for the Northwest Kansas Swim League will be th...
  • Basketball camp July 7-8 in Fleming

    A 2011 Fleming basketball camp will be conducted by head girls’ basketball coach Mindy Roelle along with several current and former Wildcat players as well as former area standout basketball players. The camp will be held July 7-8 for second-ninth-grad...
  • Drumroll Please

    Putting my college education to use One month ago I became the proud recipient of a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Boy is that frightening to say aloud. The second I tell someone what I majored in, they want to talk psychology with me, and they’ll ...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H livestock projects teach responsibility How many of you value responsibility, especially in today’s youth? 4-H members enrolled in an animal project learn responsibility through the important job of caring for, feeding and handling their livestock/...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Conversing with a toddler It’s morning on a typical day and I’ve just managed to get my toddler Melise dressed. She still needs her jacket and shoes. “Melise, go find your shoes.” She pouts, “Where Daddy go?” “He’s at work. Where are y...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJune 22, 2006 Specializing in Swedish massage, Audrey Furnish of Holyoke will now be providing massage services at Veronica’s Hair and Nail Salon. Nate Peregoy hooked a crocodile snapping turtle by the shell while fishing at Holyoke Lion...
  • Streets receive face-lift

    City crews spent three days last week laying oil and gravel during the annual seal coat program. Streets receiving the special treatment included portions of Campbell, Johnson and Kellogg as well as Heginbotham and Phelan Avenues. Johnson Street (above) w...
  • HHS juniors learn government

    Four soon-to-be HHS senior boys experienced a week full of meetings and fun when they attended the 62nd annual Colorado Boys State June 5-11. Christopher Bieber, Austin Killin, Jeremy Loutensock and Alex Quintana all agreed they had a good time and learn...
  • Traveler makes pit stop in Holyoke

    Mark Patterson set out from Marysville, Kan. June 2 with one horse, one mule and lots of time with Mother Nature. Just reaching Colorado Sunday, June 19, the traveler spent a couple days in Holyoke to rest up before heading toward Wyoming. The final desti...
  • Wind, hail and rain welcome Red Dale campers to Holyoke

    Members of the Red Dale Wagon Train RV Club pulled into Holyoke just ahead of a storm system which damaged area crops and property Sunday night, June 19. As of Monday morning, June 20, a few puddles near the campers were all the Red Dale members had to de...
  • Molly Vasa graduates from Biola University

    Molly Vasa graduated from Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. Saturday, May 28. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology with a minor in biblical studies. She plans to earn a multiple-subject teaching credential in the fall. She plans to teach...
  • College student news

    Landon Smith was recently named to the President’s Honor Roll at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. To be eligible...
  • Club report

    FCE Jolly Dozen FCE Jolly Dozen Club met Tuesday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Phillips County Event Center in the Ortner Room. There were seven members present. Marianne Sullivan conducted the meeting. Briar Bergner demonstrated how she makes tie dyed shir...
  • Local storms damage, destroy, devastate

    The damage wasn’t quite like that of Joplin, Mo. or Tuscaloosa, Ala., but residents in Phillips County woke up Monday morning, June 20 to find the result of high winds and damaging hail. Storms ran through Phillips County and northeast Colorado Sunday ...
  • Local storms damage, destroy, devastate

    The damage wasn’t quite like that of Joplin, Mo. or Tuscaloosa, Ala., but residents in Phillips County woke up Monday morning, June 20 to find the result of high winds and damaging hail. Storms ran through Phillips County and northeast Colorado Sunday ...