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  • Boys C team wins 2

    Holyoke boys’ C basketball team came away with two victories last weekend. Friday, Dec. 16, the Dragons downed the Brush Beetdiggers 50-43 and the following night, took down Sedgwick County 21-4 in two quarters. Wyatt Powell led the team against Brush ...
  • Vieselmeyer boys earn honors in NE

    Austin and Alex Vieselmeyer of Amherst earned top honors at the Nebraska State Angus Association Junior Heifer Show in Kearney, Neb. Dec. 11.Austin VieselmeyerAlex Vieselmeyer Vision Axe 1448, owned by Austin, won grand champion steer. Alex owns Vision ...
  • Transgenic corn advances outlined

    Advances in transgenic technology and insect resistance management are occurring at a rapid pace, and it can be hard to keep current. There are now more than 23 Bt transgenic corn products in more than five product lines that are resistant to certain ins...
  • Think penstemon for the garden

    What are penstemons? Penstemons are great bedding plants for use as annuals, half-hardy or perennials. There are two main groups: American and European penstemon. In the American group there are 275 species that grow throughout the United States, Guatem...
  • Phillips is a disaster county

    Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, Oct. 19, requested a disaster designation for four Nebraska counties due to losses caused by severe storms with excessive rain, flash flooding, hail and high winds that occurred May, 23-Aug. 11. Nebraska primary counties ...
  • USDA announces CSP sign-up period

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the ranking period cut-off date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is Jan. 13, 2012. Producers interested in CSP should submit applications to their local NRCS office by...
  • Holiday tunes featured Monday

    Familiar Christmas songs were in the air Monday night, Dec. 19 at the 2011 winter band concert at HHS. Students in grades 5-12 as well as the HHS jazz band performed under the direction of Shauna Close in their first concert of the year.HHS jazz band sur...
  • BNSF contributes to Rural Solutions

    Rural Solutions recently was awarded $5,000 from BNSF Railway Foundation based in Fort Worth, Texas. This contribution will be used to support Second Wind Fund of Northeast Colorado (SWFNC), a program of Rural Solutions. SWFNC provides mental health serv...
  • Another Perspective

    Twelve days of Christmas takes on new meaning I’ve never given much thought to the lyrics in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song. Twelve drummers drumming, 11 pipers piping, 10 lords a leaping. Does it have to make sense? I mean, look at nursery r...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The gift of quality I remember being in a play in high school. One weekend, we had a mid-day matinee for local elementary school kids. We all breathed a sigh of relief. Everyone in the cast, including myself, thought that we could stop aiming for the pe...
  • Extension Corner

    Year-end tax tips In the middle of the holiday season we have a lot of things on our mind but probably aren’t thinking much about managing our tax liabilities. This might be an expensive mistake, because taking a few simple steps at the end of the cale...
  • It's the Pitts

    Cattle on a cloud “What are you doing here?” I asked a farmer neighbor who looked as out of place sitting by himself at the auction market cafe as a Nevada cowpoke at the opera. He made his living farming but kept a fancy herd of cattle on his more m...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoDec. 21, 2006 A semi and pickup collided at the stoplight intersection in Holyoke Dec. 12, sending the two vehicles crashing into two nearby buildings. Tim Gribben, a 1979 graduate of Holyoke High School, was named Football Coach of the Ye...
  • United States troops leave Iraq; American operations complete

    News of the end of American war operations in Iraq haven’t been widely announced. Conversations have led to, “I didn’t know that” or “I haven’t heard about that yet.” President Barack Obama announced Oct. 21 that all troops would leave Iraq...
  • United States troops leave Iraq; American operations complete

    News of the end of American war operations in Iraq haven’t been widely announced. Conversations have led to, “I didn’t know that” or “I haven’t heard about that yet.” President Barack Obama announced Oct. 21 that all troops would leave Iraq...
  • Firefighters hone skills during class

    About 22 area firemen are in the middle of an extensive Firefighter One course in Holyoke. Temperatures in the upper 50s allowed students to get out and spend some time ripping apart vehicles as they practiced their extrication skills and techniques Sunda...
  • Firefighters hone skills during class

    About 22 area firemen are in the middle of an extensive Firefighter One course in Holyoke. Temperatures in the upper 50s allowed students to get out and spend some time ripping apart vehicles as they practiced their extrication skills and techniques Sunda...
  • Holiday services planned for this weekend

    Churches in Holyoke and the surrounding area will celebrate the holiday season with special services both Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25. Since Christmas is on a Sunday, most churches only have one service Sunday morn...
  • Holiday services planned for this weekend

    Churches in Holyoke and the surrounding area will celebrate the holiday season with special services both Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25. Since Christmas is on a Sunday, most churches only have one service Sunday morn...
  • Neighbors combine for first-place prize

    Judges weren’t sure if the neighbors planned to decorate their yards and homes to look the same or not, but it sure looked like it. The Hinck and Smith homes located on South Bowman Avenue earned first place in this year’s lighting contest. The City o...