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  • Elves, snowmen and a little rock-n-roll

    Amid all the holiday festivities taking place this month, elementary students, family and friends got all wrapped up in the annual Christmas program Tuesday night, Dec. 7 at the HHS auditorium. Kindergarten, second grade and fourth grade students, under ...
  • Choirs spread Christmas cheer at annual concert

    Just like Buddy said in the movie Elf, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Holyoke junior high, high school and select choirs certainly did that at their Christmas choral concert Thursday, Dec. 9. Under the dire...
  • A somewhat smelly Christmas for the Swedes

    Not many people enjoy spending an entire day getting a holiday meal ready in the kitchen only to have the house smell like stinky fish. But for Swedish families, a fishy house is just part of the Christmas holiday. The culprit, Lutefisk, a traditional di...
  • Extravaganza deemed a success

    Numerous people visited Heginbotham Library Sunday, Dec. 12 for the 4th annual Extravaganza. Librarian Laura Roth said it was a very successful day as over $700 was raised. Gwen Triplette and Yvonne Wernet, pictured above, browse over the goodies while Ka...
  • Church finds creative way to count down to Christmas

    First Christian Church in Holyoke has found a creative way to count down the 25 days of Christmas. On day 17, staff took $17 worth of change and created the Nativity scene pictured. Other ideas include a reindeer turned giraffe made out of 25 Fireball can...
  • Edmonds, Pelle named Outstanding Wrestlers

    Seven teams reported for a successful Larry Stroh Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Holyoke Saturday, Dec. 11. When the coaches’ votes were in, Outstanding Wrestlers (OW) for the day were both from Holyoke. Mark Edmonds won the lower weight OW award and...
  • JH boys win East League tourney

    Holyoke junior high boys basketball A team won the LPAA East Tournament held at St. Anthony’s Saturday, Dec. 11 to advance to the LPAA Championship. The boys beat Sedgwick County 36-17 and then took down Haxtun in a close 49-43 game to earn first place...
  • HHS boys come up short in Yuma

    After splitting their first two games of the season, the Holyoke Dragons traveled to Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11 to face the Indians. The boys fell behind early and were unable to claw their way back for a victory, falling 40-58. The Dragons got off to a slo...
  • JV boys fall to Yuma

    After capturing two convincing wins a week earlier, the HHS boys’ JV basketball team looked to continue with a win over Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11. The Indians proved to be tough as the Dragons fell 44-62. Yuma jumped ahead early to lead the Dragons 1-25 a...
  • C boys fall

    The Holyoke C boys’ basketball team traveled to Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11 searching for their first win of the young season. Yuma built a quick lead and the Dragons were unable to claw back, falling 36-63. The Indians quickly built a lead and Holyoke trai...
  • HS girls' BB faces tough Yuma team

    Coming off two wins last weekend, HHS girls’ basketball team had a tough game in Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11, losing to the Indians 32-43. “It was a tale of two halves of basketball,” said coach Arlan Scholl. Holyoke played very well in the first half,...
  • JV girls defeated

    Traveling to Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11, Holyoke JV girls’ basketball suffered a big loss to Yuma 24-44. It was a rough start for the Dragons as first quarter scores were 0-11. They came back to outscore the Indians 10-9 in the second quarter. However, Yu...
  • Girls' C team wins

    HHS girls’ C team basketball came home from Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11 with a 29-21 win over the Indians. Everything fell into place for the Lady Dragons, as they outscored Yuma in three of the four quarters. Leading scorer for Holyoke was Audi Peña with...
  • Highline Electric Association approves membership refunds

    Highline Electric Association has announced the Board of Directors approved a capital credits refund of approximately $1,853,000 to the membership. In addition, Highline retired capital credits totaling over $169,800 to estates in 2010. “At the Novembe...
  • Barnes Pharmacy closes; service options noted

    Barnes Pharmacy in Sterling officially closed at the end of business Friday, Dec. 3. Pharmacy patient files were transferred to Walgreens in Sterling. Barnes had a physical presence in Phillips County from 1995-2002 when there was a branch pharmacy locat...
  • Green and Growing

    The longest running citizen science survey in the world, Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), will take place from Dec.14-Jan. 5. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout North America will brave winter weather to add a new layer to over a cen...
  • Márquez donates hair to Locks of Love

    Andrea Márquez recently had 11 1/2 inches of her hair cut off so she could donate it to Locks of Love. The preschooler wanted to donate after seeing her older sister Lali chop off 10 inches earlier this year and donate to the organization. Locks of Love...
  • Gardner appointed to House committee on energy, commerce

    Congressman-elect Cory Gardner was appointed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce by the Steering Committee Saturday, Dec. 11. “It is an honor to be named to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce by my colleagues,” said Gardner. “With...
  • Scoop'n the News

    Holiday lights, displays provide much joy; lets preserve and respect them Isn’t it fun to drive through town in the evenings during the Christmas season? The lights and decorations add a special spark to the season of wonder and hope. Lawn ornaments a...
  • Another Perspective

    What is a perfect life anyway? Picture perfect. Isn’t it a grand thought to have everything go perfectly in life, especially during the holidays! That perfect Christmas tree sparkles. Perfect decorations adorn the whole house with lights aglow on the ...