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  • Dandelion Daze draws 31 vehicles; 600 for Friday night meal

        Phillips County Courthouse lawn in Holyoke served as the stage for 31 classic vehicles, community members and visitors on Saturday, June 20. Vehicles from all over the area parked on the lawn under the trees for the Dandelion Daze car show, sponsor...
  • J.C. Peckham fills vacant council seat

        J.C. Peckham emerged as the newest member of Holyoke City Council after a June 16 council vote.     The seat has been vacant since Sara Bohrer announced her resignation May 19. Bohrer and her husband moved to Alamosa June 1 after he accepted a p...
  • School approves budget with $92,500 deficit

        Approving $7.67 million in total appropriations, Holyoke’s Board of Education adopted its 2009-2010 June budget Tuesday, June 16.    Budget figures reflected a deficit of $92,583, acknowledging the district realizes expenditures are that much ...
  • Destructive hail results in 27% loss of county wheat

        Howling winds from the west brought with them pounding rain and hail to the Holyoke and Amherst area Thursday night, June 18, leaving destruction and crop losses in their wake.    Many people in the area, particularly in Amherst, were awakened a...
  • Academic, discipline, goal reports reviewed; handbooks revised

        Year-end reports from both Holyoke JR/SR High and Holyoke Elementary were presented by principals Susan Ortner and Jennifer Kral at the June 16 meeting of the Re-1J Board of Education.    Additionally, revisions for building handbooks were prese...
  • Volunteers show support with Steaks for Troops

     What seemed like a small, simple gesture has expanded into a meaningful token of appreciation. Several Holyoke community members had an opportunity to say “thank you” to American soldiers by simply cooking up some steaks. Steaks for Troops is a p...
  • Taylor to race in Tennessee

     Preston Taylor, age 9, has qualified to race his 50cc motorcycle in August at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. after qualifying in Walnut, Ill. June 14.  He is the son of Brian and Dawn (Prottsman) Taylor of Hastings, Neb. and is the ...
  • Sr. Bombers pick up 1, drop 2 last week

        Senior Buckley Bombers baseball team members dropped their fifth game of the season, losing it to Ogallala, Neb. on the opponent’s diamond, 3-2, on Wednesday, June 17.    Players then traveled to Fort Morgan on Thursday, June 18 for doublehead...
  • Baseball tournament at Haxtun through Sat.

        Baseball players were scheduled to start competition in the Border League tournament Tuesday, June 23. Pee Wee, Little League and Babe Ruth athletes will be facing their opponents in Haxtun through Saturday, June 27.     Holyoke’s teams includ...
  • Holyoke swimmers compete in Colby

        Despite rainy weather, Holyoke swimmers continued to swim well in their meet in Colby, Kan. Saturday, June 20.     Coach Brenda Krueger noted she was especially proud of the swimmers’ perseverance through the bad weather. It’s hard to stay f...
  • Softball tournament begins Mon.

        Border League softball tournament action is scheduled in Holyoke next week Monday through Wednesday, June 29-July 1.    Two divisions will be competing in the tournament, age 9-12 and age 13-15.Holyoke makes 9-12tourney bracket    Border Leag...
  • 110 S. Interocean Ave. Discover a century of history in one of Holyoke’s oldest buildings

     Witnessing over a century of hustle and bustle in Holyoke’s downtown, the building located at 110 S. Interocean Ave. has one of the oldest histories in Holyoke. Housing everything from hardware stores to the post office, it has accumulated its share ...
  • Phillips Co. Fair royalty crowned at festival

       Departing from the typical Fair Queen selection format this year, 2009 Phillips County Fair Queen Aimee Kanode crowned her Lady-in-Waiting and Princess royalty at the Friday, June 19 Dandelion Daze event in Holyoke.    Kanode, who will be a senio...
  • Knode Realty opens new Holyoke branch

        Knode Realty and Auction opened its Holyoke branch last Wednesday, June 17. The office is located at 111 W. Emerson in Holyoke.     Owners Tyler and Laura Knode of Haxtun have been in the realty business for over a decade, helping many in and ar...
  • Colglazier in dance recital in Sterling

        Megan Colglazier of Holyoke performed in six numbers, including five dance and one tumbling at the June 20 and 21 Dance Recital by Melissa’s School of Dance and Gymnastics of Sterling.    “Entertainment Tonight” was the recital theme, and ...
  • Dirks is WyoTech graduate

        Landon Dirks graduated from WyoTech in Laramie, Wyo. Friday, June 19, earning an associate’s degree in diesel tzechnology with a concentration in street rod.    Dirks is the son of David and Julie Dirks of Amherst and the grandson of L.D. and ...
  • Newman earns MD

      Justin Newman earned a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine on June 12. Justin is a 1999 graduate of Holyoke High School. Subsequently he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denv...
  • Landon Bergner is Dartmouth grad

     Landon Thomas Bergner was among 980 students who graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. on June 14. He received a Bachelor of Arts in classical studies. He is a 2005 graduate from HHS and the son of Ohlee and Gloria Bergner of Holyoke. Com...
  • It's the Pitts

    Crossbred Cowboys    Scholars say that people work for four reasons: habit, money, power or pleasure. I would add a fifth reason after conducting an informal survey of my entire family.  In my survey I found that 50 percent of people (me) work for ple...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    You’re going to put what? Where?      Colonoscopy is the process by which a doctor takes a tour of the large intestine. Though this might not seem like your tour destination of choice, it is crucial for aging adults and those with high risk factors ...