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  • Challengers 4-H Club collects canned goods for food pantries

    Challengers 4-H Club traveled the town Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30, in a Trick or Treat for Canned Goods Drive to collect items for the local food pantries at Zion Lutheran Church and First United Methodist Church. Challengers who helped Sunday are picture...
  • Dragons fall to Wray in season finale, finish 2-7

    A defensive battle in the first quarter led to back-and-forth scoring in the second. At halftime, the Holyoke football team and crowd were fired up despite the chilly temperatures. In the second half however, Wray took charge on their way to a 54-27 victo...
  • Close two-point game ends Holyoke's volleyball season

    Holyoke volleyball girls ended their season sooner than expected last week when they lost a district pigtail match with Yuma Tuesday, Oct. 25. It was a hard-fought battle for both the Dragons and the Indians in Yuma Tuesday night as the evenly-matched te...
  • HHS players selected for All-State softball games

    Seniors Laura Gerk, Karci Lockwood and Ashley Campbell (pictured above), all members of the HHS Lady Dragon softball team this fall, have been chosen to participate in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports (CCGS) All-State Softball Games. Additionally,...
  • Snuffy is making the rounds

    City of Holyoke employees have been busy making the rounds sucking up leaves using their homemade “Snuffy” device. The city offers this unique service during the fall when leaves litter yards and streets. Residents are asked to rake leaves into the gu...
  • Haunted house draws screams

    Carrie Anderson, pictured above, was busy putting finishing touches on Phillips County Extension’s haunted house Friday afternoon, Oct. 28. The haunted house was held in the boy scout building at Phillips County Fairgrounds and was open Saturday, Sunday...
  • Xandra Lock on Ark. state champ VB team

    Xandra Lock, a sophomore at Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Ark., was a member of the school’s Class 5A state champion volleyball team. Additionally, Lock was named Most Valuable Player of the state tournament. Class sizes for Arkansas schools go ...
  • FFA, FCCLA, FBLA team up for Vets Day meal

    Holyoke FFA members are teaming up with Holyoke FCCLA and FBLA members to offer a Veterans Day dinner in honor of all Phillips County veterans. The meal will be held Friday, Nov. 11 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Vets Hall in Holyoke. All veterans and their fam...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H leadership opportunities are endless County fair and state fair are over for the year. 4-H projects have been put away. 4-H market animals have made their way into freezers all across the state, while breeding projects have probably been turned out ...
  • It's the Pitts

    The golden calf I just heard about a Hereford cow in England who gave birth to her second calf in three months. I’m not talking about a twin, I’m referring to a miracle known as “superfecundation.” It sounds dirty to me, but it means that a seco...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The pumpkin patch I had no real plans to carve a pumpkin up this year, but my 3-year-old Melise was suddenly insistent that we get one. I truly had no idea where the nearest pumpkin patch would be! So one day as I picked Melise up from day care, I asked...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoNov. 2, 2006 East Phillips County Hospital District has set Nov. 18 as a tentative date for the initial groundbreaking ceremony. Stephanie Murphy has taken over ownership of Body Works, a local fitness spa and salon. LifeLight Tours is br...
  • Bag full of goodies a welcoming treat

    Mary Tomky holds one of the 50 welcoming bags she put together Thursday, Oct. 27. Tomky, executive director of Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, was busy stuffing the bags with goodies from area chamber members. The bags are divided and given to PC Telcom and ...
  • Management changes for Holyoke Vets Club

    Vets Club, Inc. has assumed the management role of Holyoke Vets Club, as of Nov. 1. Prior to this, Vets Club, Inc., which is the governing board for Holyoke Vets Club, has hired management while maintaining oversight review. With the resignation of the ...
  • Sagehorn featured in Colo. Young Farmer

    Elisa Sagehorn of Holyoke was featured on the front page of the September edition of The Colorado Young Farmer. She was named Colorado spokesperson for agriculture last February and will now represent Colorado in the National Agriculture Communications c...
  • Phillips County Pheasants Forever youth hunt Nov. 5

    Local youth and mentors are invited to enjoy a day at the Paoli Gun Club where they will learn about hunting safety and shotgun shooting and participate in an upland game bird hunt. Youth ages 17 and under that have not hunted upland birds or small game ...
  • RRWCD to hold special meeting

    The board of directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD) will be holding a special meeting in Greeley Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 9-10 at the Greeley Guest House. Meetings will be held 1-5 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday. ...
  • 4 elected to Re-1J board

    Linda Jelden, Dennis Herman, Michelle Van Overbeke and Jon King (pictured above) were elected to four-year terms on Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education in the Nov. 1 election. Unofficial election results from Phillips, Yuma and Sedgwick count...
  • 4 elected to Re-1J board

    Linda Jelden, Dennis Herman, Michelle Van Overbeke and Jon King (pictured above) were elected to four-year terms on Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education in the Nov. 1 election. Unofficial election results from Phillips, Yuma and Sedgwick count...
  • A little poke just might protect against the flu

    It’s flu season, and the bug has begun to circle. Staff at Melissa Memorial Hospital said they haven’t seen any patients with major flu symptoms, but it is beginning to get on the minds of everyone. Family Practice of Holyoke has held its annual flu...