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  • School board to meet Tues., Sept. 2, at 8 p.m.

    For the Tuesday, Sept. 2, meeting of the Holyoke School District Board of Education, the start time has been changed to 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the board room at HJHS, Room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include 2014 ACT results, ...
  • Schlachter earns real estate license

    After passing the national and state exams, Shannon Schlachter received her real estate license last week. Beginning last February, Schlachter completed 168 credit hours through VanEd, an online real estate school. In addition to becoming an associate br...
  • Seed treatments strongly recommended

    Common bunt (stinking smut) became an issue in some wheat growing areas in eastern Colorado last season. The fungal disease infects seed at germination, and the infection becomes systemic, resulting in wheat seed produced that has poor quality. In some ca...
  • Vieselmeyer elected alternate delegate

    Brent Vieselmeyer of Amherst has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 131st Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo., reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Associati...
  • Dragon’s Wagon Preschool to start 34th year Sept. 2

    Dragon’s Wagon Preschool will kick off its 34th year Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Phillips County Event Center location. Director Marcia Walter said there are currently no open spaces, but those interested in getting their child on a waiting list should ca...
  • Extension Corner

    The basics of home freezing vegetables If you are not knowledgeable in the process or lack the proper materials for water-bath canning or pressure canning, freezing vegetables from the garden can be another easy way to preserve food. The flavor, nutriti...
  • Another Perspective

    Another year of fair memories banked Once again, our neighborhood grew by thousands of people. Gradually, the empty Chase County Fairgrounds in Imperial, Neb., filled up. Lights filled the skies. Smells and sounds filled the air. A wide variety of entert...
  • Extension Corner

    More trees for the plains To widen our collection of trees for the plains, I have reviewed the latest manuscript titled, “Dependable Landscape Trees,” from Dr. Jim Klett, a Colorado State University professor, Extension landscape horticulturist and t...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoAug. 27, 2009 The Colorado Bombers placed second in the Aug. 14-16 Nebraska Baseball Association State Town Team Baseball Tournament held in Wakefield, Neb. Joe Ruiz opens a new vehicle detailing business in Holyoke called Classic Details....
  • Every drop in the bucket helps fund ALS research

    ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the nation, and Holyoke is no exception. Millions have accepted the challenge to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred t...
  • Every drop in the bucket helps fund ALS research

    ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the nation, and Holyoke is no exception. Millions have accepted the challenge to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred t...
  • Officer pay increase may help enforcement

    Multiple guests were in attendance to present their support for the proposed police officer wage increase as well as to make a call to action at the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Dottie Drake led the visitors with an in-depth account of ...
  • Officer pay increase may help enforcement

    Multiple guests were in attendance to present their support for the proposed police officer wage increase as well as to make a call to action at the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Dottie Drake led the visitors with an in-depth account of ...
  • Tharp appointed to school board

    Jeff Tharp was appointed by Holyoke School District Re-1J board president Kris Camblin to fill the board vacancy created by the resignation of Kim Killin. The appointment was made at the Aug. 19 board meeting after three motions for appointing candidates...
  • Tharp appointed to school board

    Jeff Tharp was appointed by Holyoke School District Re-1J board president Kris Camblin to fill the board vacancy created by the resignation of Kim Killin. The appointment was made at the Aug. 19 board meeting after three motions for appointing candidates...
  • School looks to refinance bonds, go for mill levy override election

    With mill levy relief of about two mills in a potential bond refinance, Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education prepares for a mill levy override question on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two representatives from the banking firm George K. Baum explained d...
  • School looks to refinance bonds, go for mill levy override election

    With mill levy relief of about two mills in a potential bond refinance, Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education prepares for a mill levy override question on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two representatives from the banking firm George K. Baum explained d...
  • Around Town

    Schafer’s 40 years celebrated In recognition of Phillips County Administrator Randy Schafer’s 40th year with Phillips County, the community is invited to an open house Friday, Aug. 29, from 2-4 p.m. at the courthouse.   Register for Family Ed ...
  • Softball season warming up

    A 12-member HHS softball team began practices Aug. 11 and will open the Dragon season at a tournament in Wray Saturday, Aug. 30. In a throwing warmup drill last week, three of the four senior leaders are pictured, from left, Taylor Goldenstein, Leigha Ter...
  • HHS volleyball girls all set for great fall season

    After their first practice Aug. 11, Lady Dragon volleyball players have hit the court hard in preparation for their fall season. From left, Megan Humphreys, Peyton Dittmer and Megan Vieselmeyer are pictured last week during a three-person setting drill. ...