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  • Women’s Retreat set for Feb. 21 in Imperial

    Registrations are now being taken for the annual women’s retreat at the Imperial Bible Church. The retreat will be held at the church, 800 West 11th in Imperial, Neb. Saturday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Theme for the retreat is “All Abuzz for t...
  • Public Health is Public Wealth

      During the past couple of years there has been rising concern among health professionals about MRSA, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and the increase in cases among high school athletes across the country.    MRSA is a staph infecti...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Beauty is only skin deep?   The topic this week tries to give some appreciation for something you probably don’t think about too often: your skin. The average square inch of skin holds 650 sweat glands, 20 blood vessels and more than a thousand nerve ...
  • Psychobabble

    If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.-Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Discoverying that one is pregnant is an emotional moment. ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Naming Names A name is a very personal and precious possession. Except in my case. I hate my miserable moniker. Just as a firefly is not a fly and the Harlem Globetrotters never played a game in Harlem for the first 40 years of their existence, I feel m...
  • HHS competes in Science Bowl

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  • Churchwell student teaches at HES

     This semester, Holyoke Elementary School has welcomed student teacher Nicole Churchwell into Lynn Schneider’s third grade classroom. Churchwell is an elementary education major at Colorado Christian University, and plans to graduate with her teachin...
  • EPYCS grant awarded HHS Leadership class

    Sponsor Tracy Trumper is pleased to announce her Student Leadership elective class, which focuses on service learning and leadership, has been awarded an EPYCS grant from the El Pomar Philanthropy Foundation. The Foundation has begun to phase out the tr...
  • Chamber of Commerce acknowledges community excellence

    Celebrating 55 years, Holyoke Chamber of Commerce recognized community excellence at its 16th Annual Gala Monday night, Feb. 9. Members and guests gathered at the Vets Hall for the annual program, which was emceed by Gary Krumm. Community Excellence Aw...
  • Victims Assistance Office receives funding help from City of Holyoke

    Lending a helping hand, Holyoke City Council agreed to donate some much-needed funds to Phillips County Victims Assistance Office. The decision was reached after director Shawna Bergstrom approached the council with the request at the regular Holyoke Ci...
  • 4 babies born at MMH in Jan.;board looks to expand OB

        Due to the addition of nurse practitioners Claudia Powell and Judy Sudmeier, more women are turning to Melissa Memorial Hospital and Family Practice Clinic of Holyoke for obstetric and gynecological care. According to hospital administrator John Ay...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Sleep Tight – Part II    ~ What has four legs but only one foot? A bed ~     A good night’s sleep is invaluable. It is something that is not really appreciated until you don’t get it, and when you have not slept well for a few days, it is some...
  • Psychobabble

        When we look back on our nation’s history, there are few men of greatness. Those who have been identified stood in positions of authority, leaders of our country’s people. Their actions and words were witnessed by thousands, transcribed into ou...
  • It's the Pitts

    Bailout Bonanza    Everyone from big banks, collapsing car companies, ill insurance firms and even Hustler magazine has asked for a government bailout. All but Hustler got the cash. Hey, you have to draw the line somewhere and our government draws the ...
  • Reader provides suggestion for new Supt. Help Wanted ad

        Help Wanted: District Re-1J school, Holyoke CO is looking for a superintendent of schools. Job entails overseeing operation of all activities of students, teachers, groundskeepers, bus drivers and everyone involved with the operation of the school....
  • Friends celebrate Heginbotham LIbrary's 40th with b-day party

        2009 marks Heginbotham Library’s 40th birthday, and Friends of the Library celebrated with a “Happy Birthday Dear Library” theme at their annual salad luncheon on Monday, Feb. 2 at Phillips County Museum.    The Friends of the Library Lunc...
  • 13 is lucky record for Dragons after two back-to-back wins

        Remaining unstoppable this season, Holyoke’s Dragon varsity team blew away the back-to-back weekend competition to win their 12th and 13th victories of the season.    Traveling to Akron on Friday,  Jan. 30, Holyoke took a big win of 55-26, th...
  • Lady Dragons triumph over the Rams, then tromp the Longhorns

     Achieving two back-to-back wins over the weekend, the Lady Dragon basketball team rallied back from a first-half deficit to beat the Akron Rams on their own court in overtime, 52-49, on Friday, Jan. 30.    Returning home on Saturday, Jan. 31, HHS pu...
  • Cheer it Up for the Dragons

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  • Brittney Ferguson celebrates 20th; benefit under way

        It was a day of celebration for Brittney Ferguson and her family as Brittney marked her 20th birthday Tuesday, Jan. 27.    Life as she once knew it changed drastically for Ferguson when she was involved in an auto accident Sept. 25 in Laramie, W...