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  • House Finance Committee approves bill repealing tax on ag compounds

    A bill repealing the 2010 tax on agricultural compounds and pesticides took another step forward in the House last week, pitting Republicans who said the 2010 tax was costing the state jobs and tax revenue against Democrats who said repealing the tax woul...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 9, 2006 Over 14,000 acres of sand-hills and open rangeland were burned in a prairie fire fueled by winds and bone-dry conditions last week in Yuma County. Cindy Wheeler has taken over as administrator of Holyoke Health and Rehab. HJ...
  • State Bound: Lady Dragons are regional champs

    “WE READY!!!” This was the girls’ motto as the HHS Lady Dragons entered the regional round of state basketball playoffs March 4-5. “And ready they were,” said coach Arlan Scholl after two big wins last weekend secured Holyoke a spot at the sta...
  • Girls are No. 8 seed in 2A state tournament

    Holyoke earned the No. 8 seed in the class 2A state tournament scheduled March 10-12 in Pueblo. This is the second-consecutive year the girls enter the tournament riding a regional championship. The Dragons defeated Lyons and Meeker last weekend at St...
  • PeeWee wrestling tourney here Sat.

    Holyoke Wrestling Club will be hosting a PeeWee tournament Saturday, March 12, starting at 9 a.m. in the HHS gymnasium. Community members are encouraged to support the local wrestlers in their tournament. A fund raising hamburger/hot dog lunch will be s...
  • JH girls finish season

    Holyoke junior high girls’ basketball wrapped up the 2011 season at the LPAA east division tournament Tuesday, March 1 in Holyoke. The Dragons faced Sedgwick County in their opening game and came up short, 14-26. The Cougars ended up winning the tourna...
  • Snow keeps shovels and brooms busy

    Snow accumulated just about as fast as it could be shoveled Tuesday morning, March 8. Business owners and city crews were busy keeping up with the snow during early business hours. Light snow fell throughout the day Monday but never amounted to much. The ...
  • Snow keeps shovels and brooms busy

    Snow accumulated just about as fast as it could be shoveled Tuesday morning, March 8. Business owners and city crews were busy keeping up with the snow during early business hours. Light snow fell throughout the day Monday but never amounted to much. The ...
  • BEST grant applications submitted

    Hoping to leverage funds obtained from the 2010 mill levy override election, Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education approved submission of five BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) grant applications. The five grants which were approved for submission at th...
  • BEST grant applications submitted

    Hoping to leverage funds obtained from the 2010 mill levy override election, Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education approved submission of five BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) grant applications. The five grants which were approved for submission at th...
  • Evening daylight is for saving—spring forward or fall back

    As the country prepares to “spring forward” into daylight-saving time for yet another year, many may be wondering where this idea even came from and why it’s still done. But nonetheless, most of the country will set their clocks forward one hour be...
  • Evening daylight is for saving—spring forward or fall back

    As the country prepares to “spring forward” into daylight-saving time for yet another year, many may be wondering where this idea even came from and why it’s still done. But nonetheless, most of the country will set their clocks forward one hour be...
  • Girls are No. 8 seed in 2A state tournament

    Holyoke earned the No. 8 seed in the class 2A state tournament scheduled March 10-12 in Pueblo. This is the second-consecutive year the girls enter the tournament riding a regional championship. The Dragons defeated Lyons and Meeker last weekend at Stand...
  • Students get first-hand newspaper experience

    Newspapers can be used to check last weekend’s sports scores, to scope out the hottest sales in town or to keep up with the latest business trends. But how often are newspapers used for education? Recent research by Newspaper Association of America fou...
  • Students get first-hand newspaper experience

    Newspapers can be used to check last weekend’s sports scores, to scope out the hottest sales in town or to keep up with the latest business trends. But how often are newspapers used for education? Recent research by Newspaper Association of America fou...
  • Sudmeier plans to continue practice

    Nearly two weeks ago, two family nurse practitioners were planning to end their practice in Holyoke to move on to other things. Thursday, March 3, MMH administrator John Ayoub announced Judy Sudmeier, FNP, will continue her practice in Holyoke. “Her h...
  • Sudmeier plans to continue practice

    Nearly two weeks ago, two family nurse practitioners were planning to end their practice in Holyoke to move on to other things. Thursday, March 3, MMH administrator John Ayoub announced Judy Sudmeier, FNP, will continue her practice in Holyoke. “Her h...
  • Mardi Gras Ball raises funds for MMH Foundation

    Roughly 200 people turned out for the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball held Saturday, Feb. 26 at Phillips County Event Center. Formal attire, masks and costumes filled the room including those sitting at Holyoke Marketplace’s table. Pictured from left, front ...
  • Holyoke to host baseball tournament this summer

    America’s favorite pastime is making its way to Holyoke this summer when Border League hosts the 2011 Midwest Plains Regional 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament. This Aug. 4-9 event, which is the next level up after state tourneys, will be th...
  • Champion Native American dancer eager to share his story

    Steve “Young Eagle” Putra, a Native American dancer, recently moved to Phillips County and is looking forward to educating the area on the heritage and art of dancing. Putra—Chippewa for Young Eagle—grew up in Wyoming and Montana where his family...