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  • 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...
  • Phillips County Event Center toured Tuesday

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  • Phillips County Event Center toured Tuesday

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  • Atkins provides link to massive earthquake in Haiti

    Many if not most people have heard about the massive earthquake that leveled much of Haiti Jan. 12. People and organizations from all over have come together to give what they can to help the people of Haiti. In Holyoke, there is a different twist. Leon ...
  • School studies attendance policy change

      Current policy of reducing student grades due to attendance to be eliminated Seeking to avoid reducing students’ grades due to attendance, a JR/SR high attendance committee has drafted a new policy for consideration. Teacher Kyle Bules reporte...
  • Feedback received in response to daily whistles

    The idea of letting the public decide whether or not to shut off the daily whistles around town was generated at the Jan. 19 city council meeting. Feedback from the community concerning the council’s Jan. 5 decision to shut off the daily whistles on th...
  • Alternative School reports on move

    “Advocacy with accountability,” said Holyoke school board president Dan Kafka. He was describing Holyoke Alternative High School after director Clark Ginapp reported on the school’s progress during the Jan. 19 school board meeting. Supt. Bret Miles...
  • 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion shocks the nation

    While it has been 24 years since the Challenger space shuttle explosion shocked the nation, many locals remember the event like it was yesterday. It was a Tuesday morning, 9:38 a.m. in Holyoke’s time zone. Liftoff of the United States shuttle had alrea...
  • 400 hear Kiessling's pro-life message at Holyoke banquet

    Proclaiming the message “God created you—on purpose for his purpose,” 400 people attended the annual fund raising banquet for A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center at the Phillips County Event Center Saturday, Jan. 23. Guest speaker Rebecca Kiessling ...
  • Citizen appreciates quieter downtown

    Dear council members, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the courage you have shown in turning off the downtown siren. It is our opinion this antiquated system of public address is no longer needed or wanted. We agree whole-heartedl...