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  • Bennett trey saves the game

    Seventeen seconds to go, the Lady Dragons are down by two. It’s Holyoke’s ball on the side after a Hayden basket. Time out Dragons—one big strategy conference. Coach Arlan Scholl set the plan—get the ball to Laura Gerk, have Mallory Bennett set ...
  • Lady Dragons drop state opener to Sedgwick County

    It wasn’t how the Lady Dragons would liked to have opened their appearance at the 2A state girls’ basketball tournament last week. But nonetheless, the final score of the Thursday morning ball game showed an 11-point win for the Sedgwick County Couga...
  • Lutheran, Sanford win state 2A finals

    Sanford girls and Denver Lutheran boys claimed the gold balls in 2A State Basketball Championships Saturday, March 12 at CSU-Pueblo. Sanford girls win Sanford had been seeded #7 in the girls’ bracket and upset #2 Akron 50-31 in the opening round. Oth...
  • Kids take to the mat for PeeWee Wrestling

    Members of the PeeWee Wrestling Club are pictured from left, front row, Deacon Dittmer, Tyler Lamm, Dylon Lousberg, Tony Roberts, Issac Brandt, Avi Turcios, Tristan Sullivan and Rene Vega; middle row, Jadon Frost, JC Steggs, Kenneth Lindholm, Hunter Hilge...
  • 6 Dragons earn all-conference honors

    Pictured from left are Reid Baumgartner, Preston King, Brian DeBoer, Laura Gerk, Mallory Bennett and Marci Vasa.Three HHS boys and three girls earned postseason honors after making LPAA All-Conference lists. HHS junior Reid Baumgartner was named to the b...
  • 23 grab gloves for HHS season

    Returning letterwinners for the 2011 HHS baseball team are pictured from left, front row, Brett Cumming, Jesus Hermosillo and Deyten Klein; and back row, Reid Baumgartner, Jaydin Goldenstein, Austin Killin and Brian DeBoer.      &n...
  • HHS track off to a running start

    Returning letterwinners back for the 2011 track season are pictured from left, front row, Matt Golden, Jeremy Loutensock, Cody Fricke and Alex Quintana; and back row, Becca Brandt, Heather Duester, Patricia Adams, Lindsay Helgoth, KrisAnna Ham, Mallory Be...
  • Seven on HHS girls' golf roster

    Seven girls reported for the first day of girls’ golf practice Monday, March 7. The season will tee off Friday, April 1 at the Burlington Invitational. HHS senior Briar Bergner and Haxtun High School junior Shayna Oosthuysen lead the team as returning...
  • Exercises focus on balance and strength

    The workouts don’t cause one to sweat much but they are very helpful for those working on physical therapy. In fact, many people receiving physical therapy at Melissa Memorial Hospital (MMH) have been encouraged to attend the balance and strength class ...
  • Yost experiences mission field, plans Romania trip

    16-year-old Dillon Yost will soon be a veteran world traveler, as he begins plans for his second mission trip overseas. Yost will be heading to Romania this summer with a team of young people from Global Expeditions and Teen Mania. “I just felt like G...
  • Entries to be accepted for Phillips County Art Show

    Entries will be accepted Thursday, March 24 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for this year’s annual Phillips County Art Show. Accepted media will be acrylic, china painting, creative stitchery, collage, colored pencil, drawings, fibers, hand-thrown ceramics and pott...
  • Shortcuts offered to make yard work easier this spring

    Spring is in the air—a time for rejuvenation and renewal... and for getting the yard back in shape. Like most Americans, people love their garden and the budding trees of the new season, but don’t want to spend all their precious weekends toiling awa...
  • Daniel Palic promoted to NRCS district manager

    Daniel Palic of Julesburg has been promoted to the position of NRCS District Conservation Manager for Phillips and Sedgwick counties. Since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, the NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) has worked through conservation dist...
  • HEA annual meeting to be held March 24

    Highline Electric Association will host its annual meeting Thursday, March 24 at Phillips County Event Center at 6:30 p.m. A complimentary meal and registration will kick off the evening at 5:30 p.m. with the business meeting to follow. Reports by offic...
  • Green and Growing

    Logan County Extension will be hosting an educational workshop where agricultural producers can learn about practices their families can use to reduce financial, production and human risks during tough economic times. The program entitled “Managing Tou...
  • Workforce meeting to be held March 22

    Individuals who are seeking ways to build sustainable collaboration between employers, education and economic development to ensure a quality workforce are invited to attend a meeting Tuesday, March 22 at the Peerless Theatre in Holyoke. The breakfast fo...
  • First dollar of profit to Jake's Feed

    Jake’s Feed, LLC was presented with its first dollar of profit from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Thursday, March 10. Pictured from left are chamber president Brian Akey, chamber executive director Mary Tomky, Brenda Lebsack, Ryan Travis and Erin Lebsack....
  • Peace poster winners honored

    Holyoke Elementary School art teacher Christina Martinez and three of her students and their parents, attended the Lions Club meeting Thursday, Feb. 24 to celebrate their participation in the Lions Club Peace Poster Contest. Students age 11-13, enter on ...
  • Clarification of foster care offered

    Dear Editor, I wanted to add a few thoughts to Darci Tomky’s excellent article about foster care. Rereading it, I see that the information I gave in the interview is pretty dark. Why on earth would anyone do foster care after reading that? Well, I’ll...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    All the pretty little words Right before my daughter Melise turned two, she was having a great time learning to talk. It blew me away how fast it all was coming. One day she was pointing and grunting, then the next day she was saying “Iwa ice ceem” (...