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  • Lady Dragons end season all too soon in Burlington

    “It’s tough to end the season this early with this group of girls,” said coach Arlan Scholl after the Lady Dragon varsity basketball team fell 42-56 in Burlington in the first round of districts Tuesday, Feb. 21. “They compete very hard every tim...
  • Jr. high wrestling has five champs at Akron tourney

    Holyoke Junior High wrestling was back in business Saturday, Feb. 25 when the Dragons competed at the Akron tournament after a break in the action of almost two weeks. Five champs and four other placewinners were named at the end of the day. Earning fir...
  • 32 youth teams expected for Imperial, Neb. tourney

    Basketball teams in grades 4-6 will converge on Imperial, Neb. Saturday, March 2 for the annual Imperial Youth Basketball Tournament. Games will start in four gyms at 8 a.m. Sites include the Longhorn and Shorthorn gyms at the school on East 9th St., as ...
  • 3 calendar options considered

    Three calendar proposals for the 2012-13 school year in Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J were the center of extensive discussion at the Feb. 27 meeting of the Board of Education. Two calendars with 175 student-teacher contact days were reviewed, as well as a...
  • GOCO grant application for track advances

    Feedback was received last week on the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant application being submitted by Phillips County Commissioners for an all-weather track on the Holyoke school grounds. Re-1J Supt. Bret Miles told the school board at its Monday, F...
  • Asbury sentence reduced by a year

    Former HJHS social studies teacher Kevin Asbury was back in Phillips County District Court Tuesday, Feb. 21, where his original sentence of five years to life in the Department of Corrections (DOC) was reduced to four years to life. On May 17, 2011, Judg...
  • College news

    Elise Nelson of Holyoke has been named to the Deans’ List/Honor Roll at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of 2011. Nelson is a sophomore business administration major in the College of Business Administration. Qualification for ...
  • School Board meets Tuesday, March 6

    Holyoke School Dist. Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Included in the superintendent’s report will be a grading pilot update, presentation of G policies, 2012-13 school calendar and gift acknowledgement. ...
  • Street Corner Symphony to perform in Holyoke

    A new and exciting a cappella sextet based in Nashville, Tenn. has arrived on the contemporary a cappella scene and will appear in Holyoke Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Holyoke High School auditorium as part of the Phillips County Arts Council ser...
  • Mary Parminter named CCAG's Artist of the Month

    Mary Parminter was recently chosen to be Cheyenne County, Neb. Art Guild’s (CCAG) Artist of the Month. She is a member of the CCAG and enjoys participating in the CCAG’s Annual Art Show. Parminter has also had the honor of being part of the ANAC Trav...
  • Boring wardrobes revitalized without breaking the budget

    Clothing styles change on a whim according to what trend forecasters see as the “it” items of the season. People looking to keep abreast of certain styles or just maintain a fresh supply of different wardrobe options may find that replenishing a close...
  • State identifies 'Winnable Battles' to improve public health and environment

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently identified 10 Winnable Battles that are key public health and environmental issues where progress can be made in the next 3-5 years. Chris Urbina, executive director and chief medical officer ...
  • CHS Inc. Grainland hopes to help those families in need

    In an effort to help those in need, Grainland Cooperative is holding a Harvest for Hunger drive beginning Thursday, March 1. CHS Inc., the company Grainland merged with in 2011, is holding the food drive for the second year in a row. The goal is to raise...
  • Credit Union looks ahead to another great year

    2011 was another solid year for Holyoke and Imperial, Neb. Community Federal Credit Unions, reported board of directors and staff to members of the local cooperative at the annual meeting Monday, Feb. 27. Net income for the combined Holyoke and Imperial...
  • Young Entrepreneur workshops set

    Rural Young Americans Center for Financial Education is once again offering the Young Entrepreneurs Tool Kit. This kit includes eight basic business/entrepreneur lessons ranging from market research and competition, to pricing, sales and promotion, to hi...
  • Numerous locals recognized in 2012 Pathfinder Report

    Numerous local producers have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having animals included in the association’s 2012 Pathfinder Report. Gale L. and Cynthia Haynes, Holyoke, have been recognized nationally by the American Ang...
  • Youth hunter education challenge set for Flagler

    Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) will be held at the Flagler Lake State Wildlife Area in Flagler May 5-6 starting at 7 a.m. each day. The event is being co-sponsored by the Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Kiowa and Yuma counties 4-H shooting sports programs...
  • CRP info meeting Monday

    Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Signup 43 requirements, environmental benefits, ranking criteria and general information on CRP will be shared Monday, March 5 at 2 p.m. at Phillips County Event Center in Holyoke. The meeting is important for those wan...
  • Extension Corner

    What is an All-American Selection? In 1932 W. Ray Hastings, who was president of the Southern Seedsmen’s Association of Atlanta, Ga proposed the idea of an All-American Selection. This was a way of helping home gardeners know which new varieties are tr...
  • It's the Pitts

    Cattle drive I don’t get it: cattlemen couples spend 51 weeks a year slaving away on the ranch, and what do they do for their one week of vacation per year? They go on a ranch tour, of course! Talk about a busman’s holiday. Ah, there’s nothing li...