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  • JV boys win two

    HHS boys’ jayvee basketball grabbed two wins over Weldon Valley and Sedgwick County, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21-22. They beat Weldon Valley at NJC 47-24 followed by a 41-27 win at Sedgwick County. The two wins improve their record to 9-1.  ...
  • C boys win two games

    HHS Boys’ C basketball team grabbed two wins over Sedgwick County and Haxtun. They traveled to Julesburg Friday, Jan. 22 and thumped the Cougars 50-12. Haxtun came to town Monday, Jan. 25 and the Dragons snuck by the Bulldogs 39-33. Holyoke C 50, Sed...
  • Random drug test policy reviewed

    Revisions proposed by Holyoke School District’s random drug testing (RDT) policy committee will be on the school board’s March calendar for first reading, with the changes to take effect for the 2010-11 school year. Supt. Bret Miles reviewed the prop...
  • Re-1J budget timeline approved

    Targeting budget parameters in Holyoke School District Re-1J, the school board adopted a 2010-11 budget timeline at its Jan. 19 meeting. Review of the timeline at the Jan. 9 board retreat started the budget process. It led to setting dates for both input...
  • Change in 2009 tax notices outlined

    County Treasurer Linda Statz announced 2009 tax notices have been mailed from Seattle, Wash. by The Master’s Touch. Many counties have hired The Master’s Touch to do a bulk mailing of their tax notices this year to save postage expense. Since the loc...
  • 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 eliminatedSeeking to avoid reducing students’ grades due to attendance, a JR/SR high attendance committee has drafted a new policy for consideration. Teacher Kyle Bules reported from the...
  • 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...
  • With two new lungs, Schafer savors renewed life

    “I now have renewed hope. Renewed life.” Randy Schafer celebrated a new birthday when he received a double lung transplant—a second chance at life. He and his wife Joy describe it as a tremendous gift, a gift only because of the goodness of God. It...
  • Pastor Sung finds unique tie to area

    First United Methodist Church Pastor Paul Sung found it a little ironic he landed in Holyoke nearly 100 years after a Methodist pastor from Brandon, Neb. and Venango, Neb., traveled to Korea as a missionary. Sung grew up in Korea and began serving as the...
  • 2010 U.S. Census provides employment opportunity

    With the 2010 census kicking off, the U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of locating helpers to assist with gathering the necessary information of Holyoke and Phillips County residents. Leo Mailander is a recruiting assistant in charge of finding appli...
  • Heermann promotes Phillips County at Stock Show parade

    As the reigning Phillips County Fair Queen, Sarah Heermann recently participated in the National Western Stock Show Parade Tuesday, Jan. 12 in Denver. “I really enjoyed promoting Phillips County at the National Western Stock Show,” said Heermann. “...
  • Young Americans to present performing arts workshops at HHS

    Young Americans, a company of 40 performers, ages 18-22, and six staff members will be coming to Holyoke Jan. 31-Feb. 2 to present three days of workshops in voice, dance, acting and all aspects of the performing arts for area students in grades 4...
  • Just another reason to walk

    A year and a half ago I took a simple step towards being healthier. I started walking my dog 30 minutes a day. At first, it was only three to five times a week, but it was every day by the end of the month. I also started to walk around the block during ...
  • Election information

    Dear Editor, The 2010 election will take place in November, but the process of selecting who will represent each party on the ballot has already begun. If you would like to become informed and participate in this process, I would like to call a few impo...
  • Another Perspective

    Innocence of youth gives new perspective to Holocaust story Concentration camp stories and the whole World War II Holocaust concept are devastating and painfully heart wrenching to say the least. During the holidays, I enjoyed that age-old movie, “Soun...
  • It's the Pitts

    Auction junkies You know you are an auction junkie... If you’ve ever missed one of your child’s soccer games, graduations, birthday parties or weddings because it was on the same day as a special feeder sale. You consider anyone who knows what six-...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    A satisfying workout I’ve never been athletic. I’ve never put a lot of interest into my physique. Consequently, I’m a wimp. When I found out that I was pregnant one of my many strange concerns was whether I could carry a baby around all the time. ...
  • Byron Embry to speak at NJC Thursday, Jan. 28

    Students who have heard him speak in other venues describe him as “unforgettable,” “powerful,” “dramatic” and amazing.” On Thursday, Jan. 28, this one time professional baseball player, now an inspirational speaker, Byron Embry, will be in S...