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  • Campers enjoy busy week

    While celebrating a Hawaiian theme, 72 camper rigs and about 175 people spent the week camped around Phillips County Event Center last week. The Red Dale Wagon Train RV Club arrived Sunday, June 19 and was welcomed by strong thunderstorms, small hail and...
  • School builds instruction model, wiki site

    Holyoke School District is home to its very own wiki site­—designed to connect teachers with resources and a network system. The new wiki site and instruction model were presented by Supt. Bret Miles at the June 21 school board meeting. Miles explain...
  • School builds instruction model, wiki site

    Holyoke School District is home to its very own wiki site­—designed to connect teachers with resources and a network system. The new wiki site and instruction model were presented by Supt. Bret Miles at the June 21 school board meeting. Miles explain...
  • City to hire part-time police officers

    During a special meeting Friday, June 24, Holyoke City Council members voted to hire part-time police officers while the search for a police chief continues. Interim chief Doug Bergstrom said one of the current officers is under restrictions following an...
  • City to hire part-time police officers

    During a special meeting Friday, June 24, Holyoke City Council members voted to hire part-time police officers while the search for a police chief continues. Interim chief Doug Bergstrom said one of the current officers is under restrictions following an...
  • Grading pilot preview

    In March, the Holyoke Board of Education released its five-year strategic plan entitled Destination 2016. The number one goal in the document was to increase student achievement to the top 25 percent in the state. Everyone knows that you don’t set out t...
  • Ballyneal makes golf outing possible for caddie Ben Cox

    It was a great day for golf at Ballyneal Sunday, June 19, and it was a Father’s Day to remember for Ben Cox and his dad, Kenneth, along with member Jim Colton. A caddie at Ballyneal for several summers and an avid golfer himself, Ben loves the course. ...
  • Colorado milks Dairy Month for all it's worth

    June is Dairy Month, and Colorado has many reasons to celebrate the rich history and ever-increasing advances of the dairy industry. With close to three billion pounds of total milk production each year, Colorado dairy farms contribute $1.4 billion to th...
  • Boy seeks girl: the pros and cons of online dating

    For the 40 million Americans who use online dating services, love and happiness could be just a click away. Successful marriages and impressive statistics prove this trend in technology will be around for a while. “How can we get people to know this is...
  • Tee ballers take on Haxtun Bulldogs

    Kambree Bules concentrates hard on the ball during last Wednesday’s tee ball game.Tyson Mosenteen looks more like a pitcher as he looks to throw the ball towards first base after fielding it during the tee ball game.Cash Weber prepares to fire the ball ...
  • 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...