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  • Racers try out new track surface

    Friday night, May 4 served as the opening night at Phillips County Raceway. Cars from the area headed to Holyoke to try out the new track surface, while spectators enjoyed an added piece with the beer garden. Aside from the first race jitters, the evenin...
  • Dragons to compete at league track this Saturday

    Holyoke tracksters are rounding out their spring with the last stretch of the 2012 season track meets. They competed at the Yuma/Washington County meet in Yuma last Tuesday, May 1. The following Friday they traveled to Longmont for the St. Vrain Invitati...
  • Dragons fall to Cougars, end season at 15-5

    The stage was set. Holyoke was on its home diamond, they earned a first-round bye and were facing a team they had beaten twice earlier in the season. The team’s main focus was to win the first game which would advance them to the District final and secu...
  • Baumgartner signs to play ball at Doane

    HHS senior Reid Baumgartner, pictured in middle of front row, signed a letter of intent Tuesday, May 8 to play basketball at Doane College in Crete, Neb. He plans to major in wildlife biology. Baumgartner is pictured in front with parents John and Jill Ba...
  • 8th grade boys win LPAA

    Holyoke junior high eighth-grade boys racked up 110 points to win the LPAA junior high track meet in Sterling Thursday, May 3. The boys locked up golds in six of the 15 events to help boost them to the top. Marques Harvey earned gold in the long lump, C...
  • Gateway to Greatness recognizes FBLA achievement at HHS

    Encouraged to follow their “Gateway to Greatness,” Holyoke High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members were recognized for their success at the May 3 year-end award program. Members gathered on the auditorium staged as introduced by...
  • JH/HS students recognized for achievements throughout year

    Students in Holyoke Junior High and High School were recognized Monday, May 7 for their hard work and dedication in the classroom. National Honor Society members hosted and conducted the ceremony in the auditorium at HHS. Citizenship awards were earned b...
  • Penny Harvest donates to local playground project

    The goal was $2,000 but the pennies kept coming in and when all was said and done, $3,300 was raised. This year, the HHS Student Council decided to participate in Penny Harvest. All students, kindergarten through the senior class participated in eight we...
  • Letter carriers' food drive May 12

    On the second Saturday in May—May 12—letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America will deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes. They will also collect the goodness and compassion of their ...
  • School Menu

    May 14-18Elementary Breakfast Monday, May 14: Ham and cheese bagel or bagel with toppings and yogurt, fruit, milk, juice. Tuesday, May 15: Breakfast burrito or breakfast bar, fruit, milk, juice. Wednesday, May 16: Pancakes or fruit muffin with yogurt, ...
  • Diesel repair business has permanent home

    Glen McCallum said two years ago when he first started offering on-site diesel repair, that some day he would want to have his own shop. That dream recently became a reality when he opened the doors of a newly constructed building one and a half miles nor...
  • Pamida, Shopko merge: Charge accounts no longer

    Beginning June 3, customers of Pamida stores will no longer receive monthly invoices. The change comes as Pamida stores nationwide prepare to undergo conversion to the Shopko Hometown store format. The Omaha, Neb.-based Pamida announced earlier this yea...
  • FSA announces deadlines

    Most of the producers in Phillips County have already signed up in the DCP/Acre program. For those who haven’t, and are still wanting to do so, contact the county office immediately. The deadline to sign up is June 1, and due to other workload in the of...
  • FSA announces loan availability

    Aug. 26, 2011, Governor John Hickenlooper requested a disaster designation for Yuma County due to losses caused by high winds, hail and a tornado that occurred June 14-19, 2011. Phillips County is listed as a contiguous county along with Kit Carson and W...
  • Business Briefs

    Lana Armstrong has joined the staff at Headquarters in Holyoke and is now taking appointments three days a week. XXXXX Becky Oliver of Holyoke has been selected as FUSA Insurance Agency’s Rookie of the Year for 2011. She was recognized for her success...
  • Junque Gypsies offer different take on the term market

    The Junque Gypsies is their name and repurposing is their game. Erin LeBlanc, Barb Kreider, Lucy Kropp and Rhonda Menard are the four minds behind the madness. They have fallen in love with vintage products and enjoy creating unique pieces they can then ...
  • PIE awards grants to seven teachers

    Seven Holyoke teachers received grants from the local Partners in Education (PIE) group, as announced at the teacher appreciation breakfast hosted by PIE Friday morning, May 4. A total of $3,000 was raised by PIE at the March 16 Carnival for Classrooms. ...
  • Young is college grad

    Brittany Young earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree Thursday, May 3 from University of Nebraska Medical Center. She attended there for two years after completing two years at University of Nebraska at Kearney, where she swam on the UNK swimmi...
  • Krista Tracy graduates

    Krista K. Tracy of Jewell, Iowa graduated from Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa with a degree in medical assistant. She is the daughter of Bruce and Brenda Tracy of Jewell, Iowa and the granddaughter of Don and Gloria Beckius of Holyoke...
  • Wailes is a CSU grad

    Andrew James Wailes is set to graduate from Colorado State University in Fort Collins Friday, May 11. He has earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Wailes plans to work for National Oilwell Varco in Williston, N.D. He is a 2007 graduat...