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  • HJHS squeaks by SedgCo for LPAA east division win

    Scoring the winning basket with four seconds on the clock, Holyoke’s boys’ basketball team defeated Sedgwick County 24-23 to win the Lower Platte Activities Association east division championship Saturday, Dec. 12, in Holyoke. Sedgwick County beat Ha...
  • JH boys fall to Yuma

    In its last regular-season game, Holyoke’s junior high boys’ basketball team suffered its first A team loss of the season, 28-34, at Yuma Tuesday, Dec. 8. “I failed to have the team prepared for the game,” said coach Jim Yakel. “Consequently, w...
  • Phillips County Gun Range sees improvements

    With assistance from grant funding, Phillips County Gun Range has received new signs, benches and shades, making it a safe and enjoyable place for rifles, pistols and archery. The gun range originally opened in 2005 at the location east of Holyoke known ...
  • Phillips County 911 Authority proposes surcharge increase

    Phillips County 911 Authority Board submitted a request to the Public Utilities Commission to raise the monthly surcharge on phone lines to $1.75 per month. If the change is approved, it would not take effect until the spring of 2016. The current $1.25 s...
  • Samantha’s Salt

    The best news you’ll hear all Christmas (Reflections from Luke 2:1-20) God became a man and lived on earth. His father and mother, Joseph and Mary, sought a place for Mary to give birth, but there was no room in the inn. Jesus came by the most humble m...
  • Investor Guide

    What Warren Buffett might say about taxes Warren Buffett is known as the greatest stock market investor of the last five decades. In 2015, he was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the third wealthiest person in the world. He is known for many wise sayings abo...
  • Extension Corner

    The lasting impacts of 4-H and FFA Recently, I was asked to be part of a panel discussion for a district FFA leadership conference. The main topic was discussing various agriculture-related careers and how FFA membership can help high school students ach...
  • Extension Corner

    Sustainable garden certificate Now that the season is over, think about next spring and supporting Golden Plains Extension Master Gardeners with this new initiative. The Colorado Master Gardeners cannot do their projects without your support. Through yo...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoDec. 16, 2010 Randy and Joy Schafer are enjoying each ordinary day after Randy’s double lung transplant a year ago. After looking at three different boiler options, Holyoke City Council members decided at their Dec. 7 meeting to purchase...
  • Highline Electric announces capital credits refund

    Mark Farnsworth, general manager of Highline Electric Association in Holyoke, has announced that the Highline Board of Directors approved a capital credits refund of approximately $1,843,220 to the membership. In addition, Highline retired capital credits...
  • Did you know?

    Dyslexia is a condition that affects the way the brain processes written and spoken language. According to Understood.org, an online collective of 15 nonprofit organizations that aim to support parents of children with learning and attention issues, resea...
  • Holyoke FFA attends district conference at NJC in Sterling

    Twenty-five Holyoke FFA members attended the district leadership conference Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. Brittany Hudson, FFA state officer, opened the event and talked about how important it is to support others regardl...
  • Lift spirits with holiday films

    One of the most popular traditions celebrated during this festive time of year is to watch a favorite holiday film with family and friends. The following are some of the most beloved holiday movies ever to make it onto the big screen. —“It’s a Wond...
  • Who is Jack?

    “You didn’t know Jack. Until now,” reads the slogan for Colorado Jack, the new retail company being launched by Jack’s Bean in Holyoke. A host of “Jack-isms” surrounds the mysterious character who is the face — or lack thereof — of the fl...
  • Who is Jack?

    “You didn’t know Jack. Until now,” reads the slogan for Colorado Jack, the new retail company being launched by Jack’s Bean in Holyoke. A host of “Jack-isms” surrounds the mysterious character who is the face — or lack thereof — of the fl...
  • Holiday services planned at area churches

    As the holidays rapidly approach, a number of Holyoke and surrounding area churches will be hosting special services on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25. Fairfield Covenant Church, located north of Paoli, will hold its...
  • Holiday services planned at area churches

    As the holidays rapidly approach, a number of Holyoke and surrounding area churches will be hosting special services on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25. Fairfield Covenant Church, located north of Paoli, will hold its...
  • School mill levy revised

    Due to miscalculations in Yuma County’s abatements, the Holyoke School District Re-1J mill levy that was adopted Dec. 1 was revised slightly at a brief special meeting Monday, Dec. 14, at 12:15 p.m. A total mill levy of 37.089 mills was certified Monda...
  • School mill levy revised

    Due to miscalculations in Yuma County’s abatements, the Holyoke School District Re-1J mill levy that was adopted Dec. 1 was revised slightly at a brief special meeting Monday, Dec. 14, at 12:15 p.m. A total mill levy of 37.089 mills was certified Monda...
  • Around Town

    Chamber of Commerce to honor excellence Holyoke Chamber of Commerce is asking community members to submit nominations for Community Excellence. At the Feb. 1 Chamber Gala, the Chamber will honor the Business, Employee, Youth and Outstanding Citizen of t...