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  • Golf in January?

     Taking advantage of the unusually warm weather on Wednesday, Jan. 21, Gil Konecne was one of several golfers who descended upon the Holyoke Municipal Golf Course that day. Temperatures reached approximately 70 degrees Wednesday—well above average for...
  • Dragons overthrow Kings at NJC

        Lurching ahead early on in the competition, the Dragon varsity basketball team conquered the Love Christian Kings, 61-38, when the teams met at the Northeastern Junior College campus in Sterling Tuesday, Jan. 20.    Playing on the college court ...
  • Cougars unable to upset Holyoke' winning streak

        Holding onto their #1 spot in the 2A state rankings, the Holyoke Dragon basketball team beat out league rivals Sedgwick County, 43-29, on Friday, Jan. 23 to remain undefeated after 11 games.    Friday’s game was a highly anticipated event. The...
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  • Holyoke HS swimmers compete at Windsor

        HHS swimmers performed extremely well at the Sterling-Windsor dual in Windsor last Tuesday, Jan. 20. While the host school defeated Sterling 105-81, some strong individual finishes were noted.    Individually, LeAnne McWilliams captured third in...
  • Longhorns edge HHS in Thurs. wrestling dual

        “We just didn’t have a good showing,” said HHS Dragon wrestling coach Duane Stroh of the team’s 36-38 loss in dual action with the Chase County Longhorns at Imperial, Neb. Thursday, Jan. 22.    Stroh said he had pegged four swing matches...
  • Lady Dragons boost record to 8-3

     Lady Dragon basketball took its third straight win, hosting Sedgwick County Friday night, Jan. 23. After a rocky start to the game, the girls fought back to get a good solid 60-46 win. The victory boosted the Lady Dragon record to 8-3 on the season. ...
  • Holyoke girls bolt ahead for huge 63-point win

     Holyoke Lady Dragons set the tone early for a solid 78-15 win against Love Christian at NJC Tuesday, Jan. 20. HHS came onto the court aggressively, as the team was well into double digits after the 28-4 first quarter of play. The Holyoke girls kept u...
  • PIE lends helping hands to Holyoke schools

     After a year of events and fund raisers the PIE (Partners in Education) organization is going strong. PIE was created to get more parents, teachers and the community more involved in the school system. PIE is modeled after Parent Teacher Association (P...
  • 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...