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  • 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...
  • Taylor to race in Tennessee

     Preston Taylor, age 9, has qualified to race his 50cc motorcycle in August at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. after qualifying in Walnut, Ill. June 14.  He is the son of Brian and Dawn (Prottsman) Taylor of Hastings, Neb. and is the ...
  • Sr. Bombers pick up 1, drop 2 last week

        Senior Buckley Bombers baseball team members dropped their fifth game of the season, losing it to Ogallala, Neb. on the opponent’s diamond, 3-2, on Wednesday, June 17.    Players then traveled to Fort Morgan on Thursday, June 18 for doublehead...
  • Baseball tournament at Haxtun through Sat.

        Baseball players were scheduled to start competition in the Border League tournament Tuesday, June 23. Pee Wee, Little League and Babe Ruth athletes will be facing their opponents in Haxtun through Saturday, June 27.     Holyoke’s teams includ...
  • Holyoke swimmers compete in Colby

        Despite rainy weather, Holyoke swimmers continued to swim well in their meet in Colby, Kan. Saturday, June 20.     Coach Brenda Krueger noted she was especially proud of the swimmers’ perseverance through the bad weather. It’s hard to stay f...
  • Softball tournament begins Mon.

        Border League softball tournament action is scheduled in Holyoke next week Monday through Wednesday, June 29-July 1.    Two divisions will be competing in the tournament, age 9-12 and age 13-15.Holyoke makes 9-12tourney bracket    Border Leag...
  • 110 S. Interocean Ave. Discover a century of history in one of Holyoke’s oldest buildings

     Witnessing over a century of hustle and bustle in Holyoke’s downtown, the building located at 110 S. Interocean Ave. has one of the oldest histories in Holyoke. Housing everything from hardware stores to the post office, it has accumulated its share ...
  • Phillips Co. Fair royalty crowned at festival

       Departing from the typical Fair Queen selection format this year, 2009 Phillips County Fair Queen Aimee Kanode crowned her Lady-in-Waiting and Princess royalty at the Friday, June 19 Dandelion Daze event in Holyoke.    Kanode, who will be a senio...
  • Knode Realty opens new Holyoke branch

        Knode Realty and Auction opened its Holyoke branch last Wednesday, June 17. The office is located at 111 W. Emerson in Holyoke.     Owners Tyler and Laura Knode of Haxtun have been in the realty business for over a decade, helping many in and ar...
  • Colglazier in dance recital in Sterling

        Megan Colglazier of Holyoke performed in six numbers, including five dance and one tumbling at the June 20 and 21 Dance Recital by Melissa’s School of Dance and Gymnastics of Sterling.    “Entertainment Tonight” was the recital theme, and ...
  • Dirks is WyoTech graduate

        Landon Dirks graduated from WyoTech in Laramie, Wyo. Friday, June 19, earning an associate’s degree in diesel tzechnology with a concentration in street rod.    Dirks is the son of David and Julie Dirks of Amherst and the grandson of L.D. and ...