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  • Drumroll Please

    Adulthood Here I am, weeks from being a college graduate, teetering between youth and adulthood, and I have something to tell you. I know the secret—the whole concept of “adulthood” is phony. Becoming an adult doesn’t make you smarter or more ma...
  • Another Perspective

    Recess plays key roll in life . . . Our daughter, Brooke, took our three grandkids to Lincoln over their school’s spring break to visit Aunt Celeste. Upon arriving at Celeste’s house, Austin, age 7, wanted to go see her since she wasn’t home. Broo...
  • Young at heart

    Choosing a Power of Attorney (POA) Please read the story below—it may sound familiar. Mr. “Smith” was 85 years old. He was a social gentleman, with a great disposition and a zest for life. He was active in many community events and always voluntee...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoApril 6, 2006 In the early hours of March 30, two bomb threats were received in Holyoke. The first came in just after midnight to Melissa Memorial Hospital, and nearly an hour later, at 1 a.m., the owner of a local motel/apartment complex r...
  • 'Heaven is for Real' family shares story

    Holyoke High School auditorium was filled to capacity Sunday, April 3 when First United Methodist Church of Holyoke hosted Todd and Sonja Burpo and their family from Imperial, Neb. Todd is the author of Heaven is for Real, a story of son Colton’s near-...
  • 'Heaven is for Real' family shares story

    Holyoke High School auditorium was filled to capacity Sunday, April 3 when First United Methodist Church of Holyoke hosted Todd and Sonja Burpo and their family from Imperial, Neb. Todd is the author of Heaven is for Real, a story of son Colton’s near-...
  • Recent burglaries discussed by Council

    Holyoke City Council members called a special meeting Friday, April 1 to listen to Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer’s side of the story regarding recent business break-ins in Holyoke. Mayor Orville Tonsing said he and other council members were hearing nu...
  • Recent burglaries discussed by Council

    Holyoke City Council members called a special meeting Friday, April 1 to listen to Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer’s side of the story regarding recent business break-ins in Holyoke. Mayor Orville Tonsing said he and other council members were hearing nu...
  • Enhancement grant approved for park project

    Phillips County’s grant application for the enhancement project at Homesteaders Park was approved by Eastern Transportation Planning Region, reported county commissioners at their March 31 meeting. The grant, which is for $70,989, will cover 80 percent...
  • Enhancement grant approved for park project

    Phillips County’s grant application for the enhancement project at Homesteaders Park was approved by Eastern Transportation Planning Region, reported county commissioners at their March 31 meeting. The grant, which is for $70,989, will cover 80 percent...
  • From luxury to necessity: cell phones dominate everyday life

    It’s always changing—always advancing. This is a saying that is heard frequently when discussing technology and all the components that are being added each and every day to every aspect of technology. Another saying that is always heard when purcha...
  • From luxury to necessity: cell phones dominate everyday life

    It’s always changing—always advancing. This is a saying that is heard frequently when discussing technology and all the components that are being added each and every day to every aspect of technology. Another saying that is always heard when purcha...
  • Audience 'Puts on a Happy Face' at annual HHS spring musical

    From the opening strums of an electric guitar to the final bows, HHS drama department’s production of the much-loved “Bye Bye Birdie” had audience members hooked. Viewers couldn’t help but laugh at the charming, and at times hilarious, performanc...
  • 'Another Forty-Twenty Evening' is Best of Show

    Best of Show artwork from last weekend’s Phillips County Art Show is pictured with artists Nancy Dee of Haxtun, at left, and Jenny Watkins of Lemoyne, Neb., at right. Best of Show art is pictured in the left show panel. At top, is Dee’s first-place Be...
  • FCCLA project warns Holyoke about dangers of hearing loss

    Holyoke High School FCCLA members Jeremy Loutensock and Matthew Golden know hearing loss is no joking matter, and they are doing something about it. Using research and education methods developed by the Dangerous Decibels Program, the two students have e...
  • Circle of Friends Women's Retreat set for this Saturday

    For any women who have felt overloaded, this year’s Circle of Friends Women’s Retreat will be a perfect time to get refreshed and encouraged through fellowship with other women in the community. Ladies of any age are invited to the annual conference ...
  • Rural Solutions to support mental health in youth

    The first annual Second Wind Fund of Northeast Colorado fundraiser and silent auction will be hosted by Rural Solutions Saturday, April 16 at Riverview Golf Club in Sterling. The event begins at 6 p.m. with appetizers and the silent auction, followed by d...
  • Dragon baseball pounds Wiggins, improves to 6-0 on 2011 season

    Despite snowy and rainy conditions, Holyoke 10-run ruled Wiggins in both games Saturday, March 26 to improve to 6-0 on the season. The home team won the first game 16-6 and the second 13-2 to keep their perfect season intact. “Things are going well r...
  • Dragons breeze by Haxtun Tues.

    Holyoke improved to 4-0 after downing rival Haxtun 11-7 and 11-8 Tuesday, March 22. The Dragons took to the home diamond in Holyoke for the first time this season to face the Bulldogs. On a windy and chilly afternoon, the Holyoke faithful stuck it out to...
  • Yuma meet a strong day for HHS Dragon tracksters

    Dragon tracksters brought home five gold medals from the March 22 track meet in Yuma last Tuesday. “We are starting out strong, and I hope to see steady improvement throughout the season,” said coach Sandra Rahe, noting the kids did great at Tuesday...