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Ty Camblin faces partial removal of rare tumor

Ty Camblin faces partial removal of rare tumor

When HHS freshman Ty Camblin failed a BOCES hearing screening at school last fall, he and his family had no idea it would lead to the diagnosis of a rare diffused neurofibroma tumor. Through CT scans, MRIs and doctor visits at Children’s Hospital in Denver and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Ca...

Kids swarm for egg hunt

Kids swarm for egg hunt

Dozens of children gathered at the courthouse lawn, practice football field and City Park on the warm Saturday, April 19 afternoon to partake in the annual Easter egg hunt tradition. Sponsored by Holyoke Lions Club, VFW Post #6482 and American Legion Post #90, kids raced and darted through the gr...

Siren testing is next Wednesday

Phillips County Communications Center will test its tornado siren and procedures in Holyoke and Paoli Wednesday, April 30. The Holyoke test will be done at 10 a.m., followed by the Paoli test at about 10:15 a.m. During the Holyoke test, the first siren will blow continuously for three minutes. Dur...

Holyoke program set for National Day of Prayer May 1

“One Voice, United in Prayer” is the theme for the 2014 National Day of Prayer, with a local event bringing together community members Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Peerless Theatre in Holyoke. According to the event’s website, nationaldayofprayer.org, this 63rd annual National Day of Pra...


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Councilmembers take oath of office

Councilmembers take oath of office

Holyoke City Councilmembers Brian Akey, J.C. Peckham and Steve Moore were sworn into office at the Tuesday, April 15 meeting. All three incumbents were granted another four-year term as their bids for...

PFCES spreads Easter cheer

PFCES spreads Easter cheer

Carol Schmidt, Althea Carlstrom and Katherine Wolff, seated from left, are the recipients of homemade Easter eggs from PFCES students Wendy Favela, at forefront, Giselle Prieto and Jorge Ramirez.  ...

Protection of electronic data from search could be on November ballot

Voters in November could be asked by the General Assembly whether to protect electronic data from unreasonable search and seizure, under a measure introduced in the past week at the State Capitol. The...

You Got Talent is canceled in Holyoke

Because of logistics, Colorado You Got Talent will not be holding auditions in Phillips County, previously scheduled for Tuesday, May 6 in Holyoke. Instead, competitors will be able to head straight to...

Wray art exhibit set

Wray Art Guild’s 45th annual art exhibit and sale is set for May 1-4 at the Wray City Hall, 245 W. 4th St. The public is invited to attend the exhibit with viewing hours Saturday, May 3 from 1-5 p.m....

League of Women Voters to meet Sunday

May 8 seminar covers diabetes and oral health

Peekin' into the Past

Food preservation workshop is May 2

Agencies can apply for emergency food and shelter funds

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Ty Camblin faces partial removal of rare tumor

Kids swarm for egg hunt

Siren testing is next Wednesday

Holyoke program set for National Day of Prayer May 1

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Leader Among Us: Leadership goes beyond classroom walls

Leader Among Us: Leadership goes beyond classroom walls

When the Emerald Awards were first conceived four years ago, the Leader Among Us was defined as someone who provides excellent leadership in their school building, with a team, on a special project or...

Innovator of the Year: Parker pushes students through interactive lessons

Innovator of the Year: Parker pushes students through interactive lessons

It wasn’t a love for new technology that prompted Holyoke Elementary School second-grade teacher Chandra Parker to seek out interactive boards and tablets for the classroom. It was a desire to capture...

Heart Award: Pelle’s heart for kids doesn’t stop at first grade

“Anyone who spends time in Holyoke can see that Kristie Pelle loves children, and she is adored by the children of our community,” said Laura Loutensock in nominating first-grade teacher Pelle for...

Kids go buggy at elementary spring concert

First- and third-grade Holyoke Elementary School students had the HHS auditorium buzzing Monday, April 21 as they performed pieces from “Goin’ Buggy” by Michael and Jill Gallina for the annual spring...

Kayla Marshall places at UNC World Language Day

Holyoke High School sent 11 students to Greeley for the annual World Language Day competition at the University of Northern Colorado Wednesday, April 16. Freshman Kayla Marshall closed out the day with...

CU Denver offers summer music industry program

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Holyoke baseball drops Limon Badgers at home

Holyoke baseball drops Limon Badgers at home

Holyoke hit the diamond over the weekend looking to bounce back from a pair of home losses earlier in the week. While hosting Limon Saturday, April 19, the Dragons were up for the challenge as they took...

27 million steps taken, 200 pounds lost on journey to A Healthier Weigh

27 million steps taken, 200 pounds lost on journey to A Healthier Weigh

The third annual Healthier Weigh competition ended with a final team weigh-out early in April and an awards dinner Monday, April 21 at Phillips County Event Center. Tracy Trumper, Colorado State University...

HHS track stays busy with 2 meets

HHS track and field had a busy week, traveling to Wray Thursday, April 17 and to Akron Saturday, April 19. Coach Sandra Rahe noted that the two meets gave the Dragons an opportunity to face some of the...

Golfers test skills at Fort Morgan

HHS lady golfers hit the road for their second tournament of the season as they competed in the Dale Douglass Invite at Fort Morgan Thursday, April 17. With three varsity golfers, Holyoke girls posted...

Dragons struggle at plate in losses

For the first time this season, the HHS baseball squad lost consecutive games, falling to Sedgwick County 0-11 and 1-15 at home Thursday, April 17.   Holyoke 0, Sedgwick County 11 Holyoke batters...

JV baseball squad posts 2-3 record

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Confined space rescue class promotes community safety

Confined space rescue class promotes community safety

Twenty-six grain industry workers and fire department personnel from five states completed a 32-hour confined space rescue course in Holyoke last week. Coordinated by CHS/Grainland through instruction...

Phillips Co. Economic Development annual meeting is April 29

The 13th annual membership meeting for Phillips County Economic Development Corporation is set for Tuesday evening, April 29. A barbecue buffet dinner begins at 6 p.m. at Haxtun Community Center, followed...

The pipeline delivers

The Compact Compliance Pipeline delivered 4,000 acre feet of water to the North Fork of the Republican River in early 2014. Kansas Division of Water Resources Chief Engineer David Barfield negotiated...

FFA members shine in April

Holyoke High School FFA members had a successful April. During the April 2 district career development events at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, the ag mechanic team took first place. Members...

Phillips County farms qualify for assistance due to recent drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated eight counties in Nebraska as primary natural disaster areas due to the recent drought. The counties are Chase, Hayes, Keith, Perkins, Frontier, Hitchcock,...

Cutworms still on the move

Brackhan Electric receives first dollar

Pre-licensing training available for family child care providers