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  • Dragons bow out to Tigers in opening round of districts

    Entering the Class 2A District 2 tournament as the No. 4 seed Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Holyoke Dragons were looking to grab a win against No. 5 Wiggins to secure a spot in the regional tournament. But, the Tigers had plans of their own. Wiggins jumped ahead...
  • JH B girls split games at home tournament

    Holyoke junior high girls’ basketball B team hosted a tournament Saturday, Feb. 26. The Dragons faced St. Anthony’s first and fell 11-20. Bianca Rodriguez led the team with six points followed by Roni Beavers four and Ana Olivas one. The home team p...
  • Board of health welcomes Vandenbark as new director

    During their Feb. 23 board of health meeting, board members were notified Carmen Vandenbark has been appointed as the Northeast Colorado Health Department’s (NCHD) new environmental health director. Vandenbark had been serving as the interim director s...
  • Online registration for SCORE camp now open

    The new SCORE website is now activated and ready for online registration, according to Project Director Marla Smith of Imperial, Neb. SCORE stands for Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences and is an effort of the Chase County Schools Education Founda...
  • Another Perspective

    To travel or not to travel? To travel or not to travel? That is sometimes the question. Whether to travel was no question for me as I packed up and headed east for Plattsmouth, Neb. last Thursday. Quarterly board meetings of the Nebraska Community Found...
  • Young at heart

    According to AARP, 80 percent of seniors have at least one chronic health condition, and 50 percent of seniors have at least two (including hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, etc). Many seniors live in an unsafe environment and are suscept...
  • NJC: Back to the Future

    It was Saturday, March 22, 1941. Area educators and residents met in a public forum to discuss the feasibility of opening a local junior college. Less than six months later, on Sept. 8, 1941, 55 students enrolled in classes at the newly-established Junior...
  • Citizen is confused

    Confused, very. Please help me. I thought the mill levy increase that just got passed by the Re-1J School District was to cover the issues that are now being addressed in a grant application. Am I dense? Debra Dusenbury-Dorren...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 2, 2006 Hofmeister Lumber Company, established March 15, 1966, is coming down brick by brick in downtown Holyoke. New cardboard recycling trailers have been placed in two locations in the downtown area. The Phillips County Landfill w...
  • Hospital hopes to 'grow own' doctor

    The ground has been broken in the process to hopefully help an interested student through school in order to move back to Holyoke and work at Melissa Memorial Hospital. East Phillips County Board members agreed at their Monday, Feb. 21 meeting to work wi...
  • Hospital hopes to 'grow own' doctor

    The ground has been broken in the process to hopefully help an interested student through school in order to move back to Holyoke and work at Melissa Memorial Hospital. East Phillips County Board members agreed at their Monday, Feb. 21 meeting to work wi...
  • Jake's Feed and Supply changes ownership

    The reins were passed over to new owners this week at Jake’s Feed and Supply in Holyoke. Curt and Brenda Lebsack became the new owners of the store Tuesday, March 1 after purchasing the business from Randy and Jackie Hale. Randy contacted Curt a coupl...
  • Jake's Feed and Supply changes ownership

    The reins were passed over to new owners this week at Jake’s Feed and Supply in Holyoke. Curt and Brenda Lebsack became the new owners of the store Tuesday, March 1 after purchasing the business from Randy and Jackie Hale. Randy contacted Curt a coupl...
  • New Zealand earthquake shakes hearts in Holyoke

    Graeme Smith and his wife Dolly of Holyoke didn’t sleep too well Tuesday night, Feb. 22. After seeing the reports of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in New Zealand, their first thought was if Graeme’s sister was OK. Glennis Pierson, Graeme’s sister, l...
  • New Zealand earthquake shakes hearts in Holyoke

    Graeme Smith and his wife Dolly of Holyoke didn’t sleep too well Tuesday night, Feb. 22. After seeing the reports of the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in New Zealand, their first thought was if Graeme’s sister was OK. Glennis Pierson, Graeme’s sister, l...
  • Holyoke home for Smith Wholesale-Hardware

    Turning a church into a hardware store can be a tricky task—especially when there are only two people involved and while moving, they keep the business open. Doug Schelling and Tess Blake began moving Smith Wholesale-Hardware from its location in Haxtu...
  • Holyoke home for Smith Wholesale-Hardware

    Turning a church into a hardware store can be a tricky task—especially when there are only two people involved and while moving, they keep the business open. Doug Schelling and Tess Blake began moving Smith Wholesale-Hardware from its location in Haxtu...
  • Edmonds finishes season with a smile as #1 at 125 lbs.

    Victory was sweet for HHS junior Mark Edmonds Saturday night when he avenged a regional tournament loss to claim the 125-lb. state championship over Alex Klopp of Yuma. Losing the regional championship to Klopp the weekend before was heartbreaking for Ed...
  • Pelle 4th, Dittmer 6th at state

    HHS junior Broc Pelle emerged as the fourth-place 171-lb. wrestler and senior Skyler Dittmer, with a painful hand injury, finished 6th at 135 lbs. The success of Pelle and Dittmer, as well as 125-lb. state champ Mark Edmonds, propelled Holyoke to a 12th-...
  • City pool back in business

    The door is unlocked and the water is warm again at Holyoke Swimming Pool. Pool manager Karla Pargas said, “We’re open!” The pool was closed Nov. 13 when the boiler that heats the water gave out. The city council voted to purchase a new boiler sys...