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  • C team boys post 3-1 record in bball action

    HHS C team basketball boys were busy last week earning a 3-1 record with wins over Wiggins, Wray and Burlington. Holyoke began the week by beating Wiggins at home Tuesday, Jan. 7 before getting the best of Wray and falling to Haxtun at a home triangular S...
  • JV girls’ bball tops Wiggins, falls to Chase Co., Burlington

    HHS junior varsity girls faced tough competition in the past week, earning a 1-2 record in basketball action with a win over Wiggins Tuesday, Jan. 7 and losses to Chase County, Neb., in overtime Friday, Jan. 10 and Burlington Saturday, Jan. 11.   H...
  • C girls’ basketball team drops 3

    Holyoke C team girls had a rough past weekend, falling to Wray, Haxtun and Burlington Saturday, Jan. 11. The Lady Dragons had a busy day as they faced Wray and Haxtun as part of the Holyoke triangular before facing Burlington later that night. To read th...
  • 6 vocalists in honor choir

    Six HHS vocalists joined roughly 50 other northeastern Colorado and southwestern Nebraska high school students for this year’s high school honor choir. The show took place in Haxtun Monday, Jan. 13 at the Haxtun Community Center. Holyoke participants i...
  • College news

    Jordan Zeiler and Logan Zeiler of Holyoke have been named to the President’s List at Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb., for the 2013 fall semester. In order to qualify for the list, students must earn a 4.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 hours...
  • Red Cross services to be discussed

    Two sessions involving an introduction to disaster services in the American Red Cross are being planned in Phillips County. The first will be held at Haxtun High School Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Another session is scheduled Monday, Jan. 27 at...
  • Holyoke now home to rare white buffalo

    Buffalo in Phillips County are relatively uncommon, but the presence of white buffalo is extremely rare. Corey Koberstein recently added to his small herd of buffalo with the extraordinary animal in September. It is estimated that statistically, it is po...
  • Holyoke now home to rare white buffalo

    Buffalo in Phillips County are relatively uncommon, but the presence of white buffalo is extremely rare. Corey Koberstein recently added to his small herd of buffalo with the extraordinary animal in September. It is estimated that statistically, it is po...
  • Run for the Roses is 2014 MMHF Legacy Event theme

    Run for the Roses, a Kentucky Derby type theme, has been announced for the 2014 Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy Event. This fourth annual event has been moved to April this year, a change from the printed community calendar. Run for the Rose...
  • Run for the Roses is 2014 MMHF Legacy Event theme

    Run for the Roses, a Kentucky Derby type theme, has been announced for the 2014 Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy Event. This fourth annual event has been moved to April this year, a change from the printed community calendar. Run for the Rose...
  • Is cursive cursed?

    Holyoke Elementary third-graders filed into their seats Tuesday morning, Jan. 14 for another lesson on cursive in Nicole Churchwell’s classroom. “Third grade is really excited about doing it,” said Churchwell, who teaches them cursive for 30 minute...
  • Is cursive cursed?

    Holyoke Elementary third-graders filed into their seats Tuesday morning, Jan. 14 for another lesson on cursive in Nicole Churchwell’s classroom. “Third grade is really excited about doing it,” said Churchwell, who teaches them cursive for 30 minute...
  • Lifeguard, council wages are focal point of city meeting

    Holyoke city employee and city council compensation dominated the first Holyoke City Council meeting of the new year Tuesday, Jan. 7. Much of the meeting’s discussion was designated toward lifeguard compensation. Council member David Churchwell first q...
  • Lifeguard, council wages are focal point of city meeting

    Holyoke city employee and city council compensation dominated the first Holyoke City Council meeting of the new year Tuesday, Jan. 7. Much of the meeting’s discussion was designated toward lifeguard compensation. Council member David Churchwell first q...
  • Around Town

    Honor band concert is Mon. Holyoke will be hosting its annual honor band event Monday, Jan. 20, with an evening concert at 7 p.m. in the HHS auditorium. It features top junior high and high school musicians from eight area schools, including 18 students ...
  • Bennett hones artistic creativity with discarded glassware projects

    “I learned from my mom to stay busy to stay young,” Kimberlee Bennett said while surrounded by the pieces of her newly discovered hobby—creating glassware art. Bennett, currently a fourth-grade teacher at Holyoke Elementary School who has been teac...
  • Expectations set high for new ‘Heaven is for Real’ movie

    Movie executive Derrick Williams and Pastor Todd Burpo said God has played a strategic role in bringing the best-selling book “Heaven is for Real” to the big screen. Burpo said God has been strategic in who he’s put in place to make the movie a re...
  • County adopts budget; assessed value increases $13.3 million

    Phillips County commissioners adopted the 2014 county budget Dec. 9. The county mill levy has remained at 28.28 since 1992. The commissioners again adopted the mill levy of 28.28. The county’s assessed value has increased $13,318,696 from $60,314,002 ...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    You’ve been hacked!Usually the word “hack” is used in bad situations. Let me demonstrate. Your computer has been hacked, and the hacker uses all your important information to steal your identity. Bad. Your little brother hacks your Facebook accoun...
  • Flu hospitalizations rise; it’s not too late to get vaccinated

    Following a December surge in hospitalizations for influenza, state health officials in Colorado say it’s not too late to get vaccinated. The number of flu hospitalizations this season jumped to 448, compared to 373 at this time last year. “The surge...