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  • Nov. 9 marks 20th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

    It divided a city. A wall that claimed the lives of many as they tried desperately to cross. And after 28 years, let people walk freely back to loved ones. Monday, Nov. 9 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and when the people of E...
  • Choir to perform at local church

    Dave Robinson, music professor from Summit Christian College, will be bringing the Summit Christian College Choir to Holyoke First Christian Church Sunday, Nov. 8. They will be performing a concert during both services, and Dave will be bringing the mess...
  • Dragon volleyball ends 2009 season with one win, one loss

    Holyoke Lady Dragon volleyball concluded its 2009 season with a win over Sedgwick County and a loss to Merino at the district volleyball tournament Friday, Oct. 30 at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. “I am proud of the way the girls fought thro...
  • Dragons fall 20-41 in final game, finish 2009 with 1-8 record

    Holyoke traveled to Wiggins Saturday, Oct. 31 for the final football game of the 2009 season. The game was held on Saturday because of the heavy snowstorm that dropped large amounts of snow throughout Colorado Thursday, Oct. 29. The Dragons were looking ...
  • Timm is All-Tournament VB player at districts

    Kendra Timm recently received the “All-Tournament” player honor for her performance at the district volleyball tournament Friday, Oct. 30 at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. The Holyoke High School senior is a hitter for the Dragons and was a...
  • Students volunteer, walk dogs at Humane Society animal shelter

    After collecting over 1,000 pounds of pennies and researching non-profit organizations, Holyoke students recently got to see the outcome of their efforts. Penny Harvest Roundtable participants for the 2008-2009 harvest season went to the Colorado Humane S...
  • Making household chores easier

    From cleaning the bathroom to ironing to dusting, everyone has some household chores he or she dislikes. However, those chores people avoid the most may be different than the ones the neighbor dislikes. Here are some shortcuts and tricks to make the worst...
  • Camp wrangler inspires, pursues passions

    “I’m a special person, and no one else has what I have,” said Charlie Dressel, and his unique story is exactly what inspires the people around him. Dressel has combined his passion for horses and serving the Lord by volunteering as a wrangler at Yo...
  • Camp wrangler inspires, pursues passions

    “I’m a special person, and no one else has what I have,” said Charlie Dressel, and his unique story is exactly what inspires the people around him. Dressel has combined his passion for horses and serving the Lord by volunteering as a wrangler at Yo...
  • Flu on a lot of minds, vaccine trickling in slowly

    With the flu on a lot of minds and moving from house to house, East Phillips County Hospital District board members were updated on the status of flu vaccinations at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Board members questioned Administrator John Ayoub, C...
  • School board candidates look forward to upcoming terms

    Three candidates will be sworn into office at the Nov. 17 Re-1J school board meeting. Incumbents Kris Camblin and Jeff Tharp return to the board and will be joined by Kim Killin. Kendon Olofson retires, having fulfilled his two-term limit. Kim Killin J...
  • School board candidates look forward to upcoming terms

    Three candidates will be sworn into office at the Nov. 17 Re-1J school board meeting. Incumbents Kris Camblin and Jeff Tharp return to the board and will be joined by Kim Killin. Kendon Olofson retires, having fulfilled his two-term limit. Kim Killin J...
  • Event Center nears completion

    Phillips County Event Center is close to completion, reported Phillips County commissioners at their meeting Friday, Oct. 30. Saturday, Nov. 14 is the first day events are scheduled for the new facility with the Extension’s small ruminant program durin...
  • Rationale detailed for fall student testing

    Using detailed informational graphics to chart student testing, Holyoke school district assessment coordinator Kimberlee Bennett and Supt. Bret Miles highlighted the value of MAP testing in the fall of each school year. Their report was presented at the ...
  • Bike trail put on hold, new ordinance adopted

    Application for a grant for the first phase of a bike/pedestrian trail will be put on hold after city council members decided at their Oct. 20 meeting that everything isn’t in place to move forward. Councilman Ray Bailey, along with City Clerk Kathy Ol...
  • Sagehorn receives American FFA Degree

    Elisa Sagehorn, member of the Holyoke FFA Chapter, recently received the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention Saturday, Oct. 24 in Indianapolis, Ind. Earning the degree means Sagehorn is one of a select group of individuals to be recognized ...
  • Businesses donate pumpkins to local elementary students

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  • Another Perspective

    Diehard fans follow Huskers through it all It wasn’t a good week for the Huskers, but it won’t keep fans from returning to Memorial Stadium next week in a sea of red. I was fascinated by a conversation with Mook Wilhelms during pre-game socializing ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Dismembered I’m not a clubby kind of guy. I don’t belong to Rotary, Kiwanis, PTA, KKK, John Birch Society or Book of the Month Club. I take pride in the fact that I’ve been disinvited to join many groups. That’s all right with me because I hate m...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    A Typical Day My husband came home after a long day of work not too long ago to find me and our 1-year-old daughter lounging on the sofa watching T.V. This was the third day in a row he had come home to this. Considering how it looked, I can’t blame h...