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  • Gardner keynotes Phillips Co. annual Republican gathering

    “Great news about the front lines—Republicans are advancing,” said Cory Gardner, representative in Colorado House Dist. 63, from Yuma. Gardner addressed a crowd of close to 100 at the Sunday, Jan. 31 Phillips County Lincoln Day luncheon held at the...
  • Four incumbent Phillips Co. officials announce intent to seek re-election

    Four Phillips County officials announced at the Jan. 31 Lincoln Day luncheon their intentions to seek re-election to their current posts. Those making the announcements were Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery, County Sheriff Rob Urbach, County Treasure...
  • Jerry Sonnenberg seeks re-election

    Jerry Sonnenberg announced his intention to seek re-election to the State Legislature from House District 65 last Thursday, Jan. 28. Representative Sonnenberg also addressed the current legislative session including the budget deficit. Sonnenberg current...
  • Redman elected FCCLA district secretary

    HHS sophomore Whitni Redman was elected district FCCLA secretary when the HHS chapter attended the Northeastern district winter meeting in Sterling at NJC on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Four project groups competed, with all of them earning bronze except the sen...
  • Friends of the Library hold annual luncheon

    “Bank on Books” was the theme for the 2010 Friends of the Library annual salad luncheon. Nearly 25 people attended the luncheon held at the Phillips County Museum Monday, Feb. 1. The nominating committee announced new officers. Linda Jelden will ser...
  • Youth have fun cheering it up

    Fifty-three young cheerleaders from preschool through sixth grade performed at halftime of the boys’ varsity basketball game in Holyoke Friday, Jan. 29. The chants and routines were ones they learned in the Jan. 23 Cheer Clinic put on by HHS cheerleader...
  • HHS Lady Dragons to play Pink Zone game Thursday, Feb. 11

    Dragon fans will be seeing pink next week, and no, it’s not because Holyoke High School is changing its school colors. The Lady Dragon basketball team has signed on with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) nation of coaches to participat...
  • Girls lose in Friday's overtime heartbreaker

    During a “good weekend” of basketball, according to coach Arlan Scholl, the Lady Dragon basketball team gave it their all defending their home court against Akron Friday, Jan. 29. The girls suffered a heartbreaking defeat, losing by two points in over...
  • JV girls grab two wins

    Adding two more wins to their record, Holyoke JV girls’ basketball team now has a nine-game winning streak. They defeated Akron 47-35 Friday, Jan. 29 and Chase County 24-17 Saturday, Jan. 30. “Coach Clint Goldenstein is doing a very good job with our...
  • Jordan Zeiler swims on Sterling HS state-qualifying 400-free relay team

    HHS sophomore Jordan Zeiler joined three Sterling girls to win the 400-free relay in a state-qualifying time while hosting Estes Park Thursday, Jan. 28. It was the last race of the day and the last of the regular season. Zeiler rested and swam on the rel...
  • Edmonds, Dittmer, Garrison earn wrestling championships

    Sporting too many injuries on the HHS wrestling team, coaches made the decision last week to forfeit their participation at the tough Garden City, Kan. tournament and instead compete at the Stratton Invitational Saturday, Jan. 30. Coach Duane Stroh said ...
  • HHS Dragon basketball blows by Akron; needs overtime to beat Chase County

    In front of a packed audience Friday, Jan. 29, the Holyoke Dragons hit the floor and beat Akron 60-36. Many of the players wore throwback socks to honor HHS alumni. The coaches were wearing tennis shoes with their suits in honor of Coaches vs. Cancer. Th...
  • JV boys pick up two more wins; sit at 11-1

    HHS boys’ jayvee basketball picked up another pair of wins with victories over Akron and Chase County. The two wins improve their record to 11-1. Holyoke JV 59, Akron 21 Holyoke jumped out to a commanding 18-1 lead over the Rams after the first quart...
  • C boys fall to Imperial

    HHS boys’ C basketball team fell to Chase County Saturday, Jan. 30 38-58. The Longhorns put up 27 first-quarter points to steal the momentum. Phillip Beck led the team with 10 points followed by Bradley Coyne and Deyten Klein each with nine. Shaun Beck...
  • Where are they now? Jim Schlacter named district Supt. of Schools

    The Gresham-Barlow school board in Oregon will appoint assistant superintendent Jim Schlachter to be the district’s next superintendent of schools at its Feb. 4 school board meeting. Schlachter has served as assistant superintendent for the last two yea...
  • Imperial Bible Church plans women's retreat

    Registrations are now being taken for the annual women’s retreat at the Imperial Bible Church. The retreat will be held at the church, 800 West 11th in Imperial, Neb., on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Theme for the retreat is “For Such a T...
  • Operation PC Cares ships packages to troops at war

    Beef jerky, face/hand wipes, hard candies and rice krispie bars were just a few things getting packed into boxes ready for a long trip overseas. Mary Tomky, Shirley Kadlec and Joyce Krueger were busy stuffing items into boxes Saturday, Jan. 30. They were...
  • MMH reaches out to community

    A community linkage committee has been busy meeting with members of the public to find out what exactly people would like to see from the hospital. They had another good meeting with members of the Hispanic community as well as other community officials, ...
  • Phillips County awarded $2.5 million energy grant

    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently notified the Phillips County Commissioners they are one of six recipients of the Community Renewable Energy Deployment Grant. The award is $2.5 million. Upon notification, Phillips County Commissione...
  • Three council members to be elected April 6

    Three council members will be elected during a municipal election Tuesday, April 6. Four-year terms for council members Jerry Banaka and Barry Winckler are up. Neither Banaka nor Winckler plan to seek re-election. J.C. Peckham’s spot is up as he was a...