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  • Oltjenbruns joins other vets in Honor Flight

        “There is a special comradeship among men who have been shot at.”     Get a business card from Holyoke’s Elton Oltjenbruns and it professes this quotation by an unknown person, lending insight into the character of this World War II vetera...
  • Student achievement recognized at PC Family Ed. Service awards

        Phillips County Family Education Services, Inc. (PCFES) held its eighth annual awards night Thursday, May 14. This awards program is planned each year to recognize the achievements of the students who participated in adult English as a second langu...
  • Nora Roth to attend Girls State

        Holyoke High School junior Nora Roth has been selected to attend the 2009 Colorado Columbine Girls State session at Western State College in Gunnison, June 14-19.    Colorado Columbine Girls State is a program of the American Legion Auxiliary, D...
  • Two juniors to attend Boys State

        Two Holyoke High School juniors have been selected to attend the 2009 American Legion Colorado Boys State at the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo June 7-13.    This year’s selections to represent HHS are Duncan Brandt and Geoffrey Mat...
  • Readers urged to 'buy a brick'

        All Social Security recipients recently received notice that the economic recovery bill that President Obama signed into law in February, 2009 provides for a one-time payment of $250 to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Antioxidants    This week takes us from snack food to super science dork at blazing speed.      Fruits, vegetables, some juices and other foods claim on their label that they are “high in antioxidants.” This may be, but you say to yourself, “...
  • It's the Pitts

    My Tail Of Whoa    I can’t help but think that part of the reason for our current economic troubles are all the drastic changes brought about by the new economy, which is based on the personal computer and the Internet. I’m not saying it’s a bad ...
  • Psychobabble

        “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” —Frank Sinatra    Alcohol Anonymous, otherwise known as AA, became a popular 1950s intervention for those i...
  • Preschoolers prepare for summer fun with 'Vacation Destination'

        Vacation was the focus as Dragon’s Wagon Preschool students presented their year-end program Friday, May 15 in the HHS auditorium.    Songs and fingerplays took the audience to the mountains, Alaska, the beach, a camping trip and more fun venu...
  • Holyoke FFA members honored at annual achievement ceremony

     Holyoke’s FFA chapter gathered on Tuesday, May 12 for their annual awards ceremony in the HHS auditorium. Members were recognized for their efforts and achievements throughout the year. Local chapter awards were presented as well as those for distr...
  • Centennial has new home

      Some of Centennial Mental Health Center’s Phillips County Office employees are pictured in their new office setting at 115 N. Campbell Ave., in the former Viaero Wireless building. Pictured from left are interpreter José León, receptionist Ronni...
  • Small Wind Workshop at Highline Saturday

        A Small Wind Workshop will be held in Holyoke at Highline Electric Association, 1300 S. Interocean, on Saturday, May 23 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    People across America are seeking and finding renewable energy solutions that are better than th...
  • Brandt, Killin medal in Math, Science contest

        HHS was represented well at the 2009 NJC Math/Science Contest held at the Sterling college on April 16.    Two HHS students came home with medals in their specific contest categories.    Junior Duncan Brandt received a first-place medal for c...
  • Presidents profiled, White House studied; info presented by Quest at Night of the Notables

      Ten Quest students in grades 4-6 are pictured at their Night of the Notables program Wednesday, May 13. U.S. Presidents and their residence, the White House, were the focus areas this year as students conducted research, then set up centers to ident...
  • Local CJRA rodeo event draws hundreds; runs without a hitch

        Those who were out and about the town of Holyoke over the past weekend may have noticed an increased amount of traffic in the area. That’s because rodeo fans from far and near were drawn here for the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association’s rodeo ev...
  • All seven tracksters bring home State medals

        Holyoke High School track ended in grand form when all seven Dragon participants medaled in the three-day event held May 14-16 at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.    Coach Sandra Rahe noted the state track meet was the pinnacle performance, and she w...
  • 23 compete in MMHF triathlon

     Competing in biking, running and swimming, 23 people gathered for the annual Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Amateur Triathlon on Saturday, May 16. Cherrie Brown, MMHF executive director, was present to start the event, and participants lined up...
  • Neb. student with local tie earns spot on Olympic pistol team

        Bradley Brunner, son of Glendia and Mike Brunner of Hyannis, Neb., has earned a spot on the Men’s Air Pistol All-Star Developmental Team for the Olympics.     On April 16 and 17, he competed in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center a...
  • Students enjoy a day of fun and games at field day

        Elementary students and teachers took a day off their regular school work to participate in the annual field day Friday, May 15. Students ran their fastest, jumped their farthest, and threw their hardest. Some of the teachers even got in on the act...
  • Holyoke Junior High students recognized for 2008-09 achievement

     Holyoke Junior High students were recognized for academic and athletic achievement in an awards program Monday, May 18. Citizenship awards were given to one male and one female eighth grader. Shirley Kadlec of American Legion Post #90 awarded Molly B...