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  • Psychobabble

        If you are one of the unique individuals who take the time to read this column, you may have considered, at some point, to assess your symptoms of mental illness. If you found yourself devising a plan of how you would quickly mention, in slurred sp...
  • Leg. correspondence on FOCA urged

    Dear Editor,    I heard an amazing woman speak last night at A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center fund raiser. Her name is Gianna Jessen and she spoke with humor of such things that would have killed most people.     She should never have been able to...
  • City continues to progress on fuel farm facility at airport

        A bid from Garsite totaling $70,838 to install the new Avgas fuel farm at Holyoke Municipal Airport was accepted by Holyoke City Council members at their regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20.    Airport business, including the Garsite bid, dominated...
  • Farm Girl book review

        There is an unmistakable piece of one’s character which seems to be a direct result of being raised on the rolling plains of the midwest. It is an unfabricated existence, away from cities, in a unique world filled with memories of family, neighbo...
  • Chamber Gala schedules Feb. 9

     Rewarding citizens and businesses in Holyoke will highlight  the 16th Annual Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Gala. The celebration serves to recognize events and individuals that headlined the 2008 year. The Gala will be held Monday, Feb. 9 at the Holyo...
  • Second Thoughts to offer softly worn clothing and other curiosities

        Offering a fun environment and helping people out in a rough economy is the purpose behind the new second-hand consignment store Second Thoughts, located inside J’s Home Furnishings.     The new business is the brainchild of Barb Kreider and h...
  • Golf in January?

     Taking advantage of the unusually warm weather on Wednesday, Jan. 21, Gil Konecne was one of several golfers who descended upon the Holyoke Municipal Golf Course that day. Temperatures reached approximately 70 degrees Wednesday—well above average for...
  • Dragons overthrow Kings at NJC

        Lurching ahead early on in the competition, the Dragon varsity basketball team conquered the Love Christian Kings, 61-38, when the teams met at the Northeastern Junior College campus in Sterling Tuesday, Jan. 20.    Playing on the college court ...
  • Cougars unable to upset Holyoke' winning streak

        Holding onto their #1 spot in the 2A state rankings, the Holyoke Dragon basketball team beat out league rivals Sedgwick County, 43-29, on Friday, Jan. 23 to remain undefeated after 11 games.    Friday’s game was a highly anticipated event. The...
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  • Holyoke HS swimmers compete at Windsor

        HHS swimmers performed extremely well at the Sterling-Windsor dual in Windsor last Tuesday, Jan. 20. While the host school defeated Sterling 105-81, some strong individual finishes were noted.    Individually, LeAnne McWilliams captured third in...
  • Longhorns edge HHS in Thurs. wrestling dual

        “We just didn’t have a good showing,” said HHS Dragon wrestling coach Duane Stroh of the team’s 36-38 loss in dual action with the Chase County Longhorns at Imperial, Neb. Thursday, Jan. 22.    Stroh said he had pegged four swing matches...
  • Lady Dragons boost record to 8-3

     Lady Dragon basketball took its third straight win, hosting Sedgwick County Friday night, Jan. 23. After a rocky start to the game, the girls fought back to get a good solid 60-46 win. The victory boosted the Lady Dragon record to 8-3 on the season. ...
  • Holyoke girls bolt ahead for huge 63-point win

     Holyoke Lady Dragons set the tone early for a solid 78-15 win against Love Christian at NJC Tuesday, Jan. 20. HHS came onto the court aggressively, as the team was well into double digits after the 28-4 first quarter of play. The Holyoke girls kept u...
  • PIE lends helping hands to Holyoke schools

     After a year of events and fund raisers the PIE (Partners in Education) organization is going strong. PIE was created to get more parents, teachers and the community more involved in the school system. PIE is modeled after Parent Teacher Association (P...
  • Tues. open house to celebrate remodeling

        Nearly a year after construction began, the remodeling of the Phillips County Communications Center is finished. To commemorate the occasion, the County is holding an open house Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 1-3 p.m. for the public to view the new upgrades...
  • Pastor Hatteberg installed at St. Paul's in Amherst and Venango

        “This was my first call into the church,” said Kurt Hatteberg when discussing his new position as pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amherst and Venango, Neb. Having been in Amherst for only a couple weeks, Hatteberg already feels very c...
  • Holyoke students watch history in the making

      Elementary, junior high and high school students, along with school faculty and staff, all gathered in the HHS auditorium Tuesday morning, Jan. 20 to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The Holyoke crowd cheered and applauded with the ...
  • Holyoke High School 1st Semester Honor Roll

    Superintendent’s Honor Roll—4.0 GPA—seniors Diana Baeza, Dylan Bradley, Krista Schafer, Kelsey Scott and Flor Varela; juniors Duncan Brandt and Elise Nelson; sophomores Mallory Bennett, Rebecca Brandt, Brian DeBoer, Sarah Heermann, Catrina Krueger, ...
  • First semester HJHS Honor Roll announced

     Holyoke Junior High School recently announced the students named to the first semester honor rolls for the current school year. Eighth graders named to the Superintendent’s Honor Roll with a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) for the semester were Molly...