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  • Tues. open house to celebrate remodeling

        Nearly a year after construction began, the remodeling of the Phillips County Communications Center is finished. To commemorate the occasion, the County is holding an open house Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 1-3 p.m. for the public to view the new upgrades...
  • Pastor Hatteberg installed at St. Paul's in Amherst and Venango

        “This was my first call into the church,” said Kurt Hatteberg when discussing his new position as pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amherst and Venango, Neb. Having been in Amherst for only a couple weeks, Hatteberg already feels very c...
  • Holyoke students watch history in the making

      Elementary, junior high and high school students, along with school faculty and staff, all gathered in the HHS auditorium Tuesday morning, Jan. 20 to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The Holyoke crowd cheered and applauded with the ...
  • Holyoke High School 1st Semester Honor Roll

    Superintendent’s Honor Roll—4.0 GPA—seniors Diana Baeza, Dylan Bradley, Krista Schafer, Kelsey Scott and Flor Varela; juniors Duncan Brandt and Elise Nelson; sophomores Mallory Bennett, Rebecca Brandt, Brian DeBoer, Sarah Heermann, Catrina Krueger, ...
  • First semester HJHS Honor Roll announced

     Holyoke Junior High School recently announced the students named to the first semester honor rolls for the current school year. Eighth graders named to the Superintendent’s Honor Roll with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) for the semester were Molly...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Cancer Treatments    After talking to a few friends of mine, I realized the basic approach to cancer treatment is something that many people do not understand very well.     There are many different types of cancer that can exist in the body, each c...
  • It's the Pitts

    Share And Share Alike    The press release had to be someone’s idea of a sick joke. It couldn’t be true that Montana asked the state of Wyoming if they would share some of their prairie dogs with them. That would be like Colorado, Idaho or Oregon a...
  • Psychobabble

        Between the 1970s and 2004, the U.S. experienced the movement of women throwing down the kitchen towel and hitting the labor market. The Donna Reeds and Harriet Nelsons of our country trashed the pearls, put away the vacuum and dropped off the kids...
  • Speeding on Kellogg St. is cause of concern for reader

    Letter to The Editor:    I am writing this letter to express concern about how fast people drive on East Kellogg Street through the crosswalks when the Elementary School has been released at 3:30 p.m. I’ve seen too many children attempt to enter the ...
  • Lady Dragons secure another Phillips Co. victory over Haxtun

        Holyoke Lady Dragons pulled ahead early for a powerful win in their varsity game against Haxtun Friday, Jan. 16. The Bulldogs fought back in the final quarter, but their efforts weren’t enough to steal the game.    Coach Scholl was pleased wit...
  • Holyoke Dragons prevail in Phillips County Shootout

        For the second time this season, county rivals Holyoke and Haxtun met on the court to battle it out in the Phillips County Shootout held at HHS on Friday, Jan. 16.    Haxtun’s boys’ basketball team was ready to put up a fight against the und...
  • Swimmers take on Eaton, Scottsbluff

        HHS swimmers, competing with the Sterling High School girls’ team, traveled to Eaton Tuesday, Jan. 13 and to Scottsbluff, Neb. Thursday, Jan. 15.    Sterling won the Eaton dual 97-79 and lost 61-124 to Scottsbluff.    Holyoke coach Adria Co...
  • Chad Stroh is Outstanding Wrestler at Chase County

        While wrestling in a weak bracket at the Chase County Invitational at Imperial, Neb. Saturday, Jan. 17, 125-lb. junior Chad Stroh bumped his season record to 22-0 and earned the Outstanding Wrestler award for the tourney.    As a team, the Drago...
  • Honor Band has record number of participants

        Holyoke Honor Band, held Monday, Jan. 19, featured a record number of participants in both the junior high and high school  bands. Students were pleased with the energy and enthusiasm of both visiting clinicians.    Eleven JH students and 12 HS...
  • Wieland earns Eagle Scout rank

        As proud family and fellow Scouts looked on, Dustin Wieland became the latest Boy Scout from Holyoke Troop 32 to earn his Eagle rank at a special Court of Honor on Sunday, Jan. 18 at the Lions Den in Holyoke.    Scoutmaster Glen Fricke gave the ...
  • Beavers, Biesemeier sworn in as Phillips County commissioners

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  • Varsity girls 1-1 for the weekend

     Moving into the new year the Holyoke Dragon girls’ basketball team split over the weekend, defeating Merino 58-54 on Friday, Jan. 9  and losing 33-39 to Wiggins on Saturday, Jan. 10. “It was a bittersweet weekend of basketball for us. We got a v...
  • Sterling HS swimmers defeat Skyline 99-84

        HHS girls competing on the Sterling HS swim team had a good day Tuesday, Jan. 6, defeating the Skyline swimmers 99-84 in a dual at the Sterling pool.    Holyoke coach Adria Colver said it was a good meet. Several swimmers dropped times despite t...
  • Dragons continue winning streak, annihilating Merino and Wiggins

        Taking a two-week holiday break didn’t affect the Dragon basketball team’s winning streak. The varsity boys blew away the weekend competition to remain undefeated after eight games so far this season.    Returning to the home court, the Drag...
  • Dragons power up to win Boulder Valley Invite

        Dragon wrestlers made a name for themselves Saturday, Jan. 10 when they won the Boulder Valley Invite in Niwot. It was a big notch for a small-school team.    The championship trophy spoke well for the only 2A team in the tournament. The competi...