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  • Four make top 4 in Lexington Invite

    Four varsity Dragon wrestlers finished in the top four in the always-tough John Higgins Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Lexington, Neb. Saturday, Jan. 21. “Our varsity kids showed great improvement over last week,” said coach Jack Garrison. Bro...
  • Tough weekend coming up for Lady Dragons

    Yuma got the best of the Lady Dragons for the second time this season, with a strong 38-23 win for the Indians Tuesday, Jan. 17. “The Yuma loss was very disappointing to myself and our team,” said coach Arlan Scholl. “We really felt that we had wor...
  • JV boys drop 2 games

    Holyoke’s boys’ JV basketball team had a tough week on the road as they fell in two consecutive games. They traveled to Yuma, Tuesday, Jan. 17 and lost 39-51. Friday, Jan. 20 they traveled to Wiggins and lost a close 41-44 game. Holyoke 39, Yuma 5...
  • Boys C team goes 1-1

    Holyoke boys’ C basketball team came away with one win and one loss last week. The team traveled to Yuma Tuesday, Jan. 17 and fell 44-60. They grabbed a nice win Friday, Jan. 20 in Wiggins but the scorebook was not kept so scores are unavailable. Agai...
  • JH wrestlers open at Brush tourney

    Holyoke junior high wrestlers opened their season Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Brush tournament. Fernando Lopez at 115 lbs. and Sidney Struckmeyer at heavyweight both earned champion honors in the season opener. Seven other Dragons placed in the tourney, wh...
  • JV girls lose to Yuma, Wiggins

    Holyoke girls’ JV basketball ended last week with two losses to Yuma and Wiggins. Holyoke JV 24, Yuma 41 The Lady Dragon JV team lost 24-41 in Yuma Tuesday, Jan. 17. Yuma came out strong, leading 11-2 at the end of the first quarter. The second per...
  • C girls fall in Yuma

    In C team action last week, Holyoke girls were defeated by Yuma 14-32. In the Tuesday, Jan. 17 game in Yuma, the Indians outscored the Dragons in three of the four quarters, with an especially strong first quarter. Leading the Lady Dragons was Ana Oliva...
  • JH girls open season

    Holyoke’s junior high girls’ basketball team opened the 2012 season Thursday, Jan. 19 when they played host to Caliche. The A team lost a tough 16-44 game while the B team won 12-11. In the A game, Adi Bencomo led the team with 10 points followed by ...
  • 6th grade basketball team

    Sixth-grade girls participating in their home tournament Saturday, Jan. 21 are pictured from left, front row, Ashley Lopez, Mackenzie Golden, Wendy Mendoza and Bailey Hamaker; and back row, coach Steve Young, Kaitlyn Prelle, Autumn Higgs, Cassidy Hale and...
  • Smith, Ortner enjoy catch-a-calf experience at Stock Show

    Janna Smith and Nicholas Ortner, both of Holyoke, recently wrapped up their Catch-a-Calf experience at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. The duo were lucky enough to catch a calf at last year’s Stock Show and have spent the last year working w...
  • Two pesticide applicator certification sessions offered

    Two pesticide applicator certification sessions will be held Thursday, Feb. 16. One will be held in Burlington while the other will be in Flagler. Currently, there are two groups of agricultural pesticide applicators who are required to be licensed with ...
  • Colorado state habitat meeting in Holyoke Feb. 4

    The 2012 Colorado state habitat meeting will be held in Holyoke Saturday, Feb. 4 at Phillips County Event Center. The meeting will have a host of great speakers giving seminars on a wide variety of subjects. Saturday’s seminars include habitat managem...
  • Chamber Gala set

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual gala Monday, Feb. 6 at Phillips County Event Center. A social will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The program with awards and entertainment will follow. Awards will be presented to Busines...
  • Fund-raising goes over the top with Box Tops

    Shoppers have certainly spotted that bright pink Box Tops for Education logo on cereal boxes, cookie containers and frozen pizza, but how many people actually clip out the coupons and take them to their local schools? “It’s so simple. It’s just a m...
  • Labels stack up for PC Family Ed Services

    For small educational facilities like Phillips County Family Education Services (PCFES), the sky’s the limit with programs like Labels for Education®. Trisha Herman of PCFES said they recently started the program after learning they could not particip...
  • Project RED brings out red shirts

    It looked as if there were about 100 Nebraska Cornhusker fans roaming around Melissa Memorial Hospital Friday, Jan. 13. While Broncos jerseys and shirts could be found around town, staff at MMH threw on red shirts as they kicked off their initiative to wi...
  • Meet and greet to introduce new FNP

    Melissa Memorial Hospital (MMH) will introduce a new Family Nurse Practitioner to the public Thursday, Feb. 2. Deaun Carpenter of Imperial, Neb. began working at MMH Monday, Jan. 23 and will begin seeing patients shortly, according to MMH administrator J...
  • Hendrixes lose building in fire

    Firefighters control a blaze in a building located on the property of Loren and Patty Hendrix 16 miles south of Holyoke on Highway 385 Friday afternoon, Jan. 20. The Hendrixes were home when the fire began. Firefighters from Wages, Wauneta and Wray showed...
  • CSP seeking applicants for youth academy

    The Sterling office of the Colorado State Patrol is currently seeking applicants for the 2012 Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy. The academy will be held in Golden June 10-16. The goal of the youth academy is to assist in the development of future com...
  • Club report

    Phillips County 4-H Council On Jan. 22, the Phillips County 4-H Council met to discuss some very important things. Kody Timm gave a report on the leaders’ banquet that was held Jan. 5 to thank all of the leaders. Changes to the Phillips County 4-H byl...