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  • Swimmers take sixth at Oakley

    While there were fewer Holyoke swimmers at the Oakley meet, those who attended were strong competition, placing well in many of the events. Better weather, as well as good times, made it an enjoyable meet, noted coach LeAnne McWilliams. As Oakley is the ...
  • Holyoke earns a third, 2 fourths in Border League Tourney

    Five Holyoke teams played in the Border League tournaments last week, June 24-27. The tournament was an exciting close to the boys’ summer baseball season. After five days of games, Stefan Betley, coach for the Green teams, had one team place in the to...
  • Buckley Bombers 2-2 last week

    Senior Buckley Bombers baseball team picked up two wins and two losses last week, giving them a 9-8 record on the season so far. The match-up with Hershland on Thursday, June 25 was suspended after three innings and will be finished in Sutherland, Neb. w...
  • Players selected for All-Star team play

    Border League All Star Tournaments for 13, 14 and 15 year olds will take place July 24-29. The 13 year old tournament will be held in Limon, 14 in Rocky Ford and 15 in Salida. Holyoke players selected for this year’s 13 year old team are Trevor Dalton,...
  • Colorado Bombers in great season

    The Colorado Bombers won 4-3 over Scottsbluff, Neb. on Sunday, June 21, on the Ovid field. It was a big win, as the Scottsbluff team is a Class A1 team and the Bombers are a Class B team in the Nebraska Men’s Baseball Association. The Colorado Bombers ...
  • See it like C. Lee

    Rain, rain go ... where did you come from? I don’t know about you, but the weather we have witnessed these past few weeks is the craziest thing I have ever seen. Growing up in Imperial, Neb.  and then moving around Missouri for nearly five years, I exp...
  • Board of Health makes changes to onsite wastewater regulations

    After months of negotiations with the state health department regarding a change to the local onsite wastewater system regulations, members of the Northeast Colorado Board of Health made a decision to remove wording, rather than fine tune it. The decisio...
  • Hospice offers local grief support

    Hospice of the Plains will provide a Grief Support group that is open to the general public starting Tuesday morning, July 7, and running for six weeks, concluding Aug. 11. The support group will meet in the Peerless Community Center at 212 S. Interocean...
  • Phillips County hospitals and medical equipment, now and then

    Museum Madness— Phillips County Museum’s hospital display has an outstanding number of pieces from hospital and medical history. The antiques have been donated from a number of individuals and the Holyoke and Haxtun hospitals. Not only is it fascina...
  • Family fun planned for July 4

    Teaming up to provide an afternoon and evening full of Independence Day activities and family fun are the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, City of Holyoke and 4-H council. Among other events, the Chamber will be hosting its sixth annual Consumers and Producer...
  • Hospital focuses on HUD business plan

    One of the big topics of the June 22 hospital board meeting was Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The board voted unanimously to approve the submission of a business plan to meet a failed HUD requirement. As reported at last month’s meeting, the dis...
  • Interim bridge loan approved for Event Center completion

    Phillips County Commissioners recently announced that on June 19, they approved an interim construction bridge loan to finance the completion of the Phillips County Event Center. John Schneider, Holyoke branch manager for Bank of the West, assisted the C...
  • Nine take summer tour of Italy and Greece

    Education First Tours organizes group of 51 from Colorado, Nebraska and Oklahoma communities Five Holyoke High School students went on a nine day tour of some of Italy and Greece’s most famous tourist attractions. Led by teacher Tracy Trumper, students...
  • Greg Was begins CFO duties at hospital

        Greg Was officially began his role as CFO at Melissa Memorial Hospital (MMH) on Monday, June 15.    Originally from Buffalo, N.Y. Was spent most of his life there. He is a certified public accountant and received his undergraduate degree in 1975...
  • Dandelion Daze draws 31 vehicles; 600 for Friday night meal

        Phillips County Courthouse lawn in Holyoke served as the stage for 31 classic vehicles, community members and visitors on Saturday, June 20. Vehicles from all over the area parked on the lawn under the trees for the Dandelion Daze car show, sponsor...
  • J.C. Peckham fills vacant council seat

        J.C. Peckham emerged as the newest member of Holyoke City Council after a June 16 council vote.     The seat has been vacant since Sara Bohrer announced her resignation May 19. Bohrer and her husband moved to Alamosa June 1 after he accepted a p...
  • School approves budget with $92,500 deficit

        Approving $7.67 million in total appropriations, Holyoke’s Board of Education adopted its 2009-2010 June budget Tuesday, June 16.    Budget figures reflected a deficit of $92,583, acknowledging the district realizes expenditures are that much ...
  • Destructive hail results in 27% loss of county wheat

        Howling winds from the west brought with them pounding rain and hail to the Holyoke and Amherst area Thursday night, June 18, leaving destruction and crop losses in their wake.    Many people in the area, particularly in Amherst, were awakened a...
  • Academic, discipline, goal reports reviewed; handbooks revised

        Year-end reports from both Holyoke JR/SR High and Holyoke Elementary were presented by principals Susan Ortner and Jennifer Kral at the June 16 meeting of the Re-1J Board of Education.    Additionally, revisions for building handbooks were prese...
  • Volunteers show support with Steaks for Troops

     What seemed like a small, simple gesture has expanded into a meaningful token of appreciation. Several Holyoke community members had an opportunity to say “thank you” to American soldiers by simply cooking up some steaks. Steaks for Troops is a p...