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  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Sleep Tight – Part II    ~ What has four legs but only one foot? A bed ~     A good night’s sleep is invaluable. It is something that is not really appreciated until you don’t get it, and when you have not slept well for a few days, it is some...
  • Psychobabble

        When we look back on our nation’s history, there are few men of greatness. Those who have been identified stood in positions of authority, leaders of our country’s people. Their actions and words were witnessed by thousands, transcribed into ou...
  • It's the Pitts

    Bailout Bonanza    Everyone from big banks, collapsing car companies, ill insurance firms and even Hustler magazine has asked for a government bailout. All but Hustler got the cash. Hey, you have to draw the line somewhere and our government draws the ...
  • Reader provides suggestion for new Supt. Help Wanted ad

        Help Wanted: District Re-1J school, Holyoke CO is looking for a superintendent of schools. Job entails overseeing operation of all activities of students, teachers, groundskeepers, bus drivers and everyone involved with the operation of the school....
  • Friends celebrate Heginbotham LIbrary's 40th with b-day party

        2009 marks Heginbotham Library’s 40th birthday, and Friends of the Library celebrated with a “Happy Birthday Dear Library” theme at their annual salad luncheon on Monday, Feb. 2 at Phillips County Museum.    The Friends of the Library Lunc...
  • 13 is lucky record for Dragons after two back-to-back wins

        Remaining unstoppable this season, Holyoke’s Dragon varsity team blew away the back-to-back weekend competition to win their 12th and 13th victories of the season.    Traveling to Akron on Friday,  Jan. 30, Holyoke took a big win of 55-26, th...
  • Lady Dragons triumph over the Rams, then tromp the Longhorns

     Achieving two back-to-back wins over the weekend, the Lady Dragon basketball team rallied back from a first-half deficit to beat the Akron Rams on their own court in overtime, 52-49, on Friday, Jan. 30.    Returning home on Saturday, Jan. 31, HHS pu...
  • Cheer it Up for the Dragons

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  • Brittney Ferguson celebrates 20th; benefit under way

        It was a day of celebration for Brittney Ferguson and her family as Brittney marked her 20th birthday Tuesday, Jan. 27.    Life as she once knew it changed drastically for Ferguson when she was involved in an auto accident Sept. 25 in Laramie, W...
  • Colglazier, Mailander attend Presidential Inauguration and share their unique experiences

        Millions of people around the world watched as President Barack Obama took the Oath of Office during the Presidential Inauguration on Tuesday, Jan. 20.    Though many would have loved to be in the crowd at Washington, D.C. that day, most had to ...
  • Supt. Bohrer resigns

        Dr. Stephen Bohrer resigned from his position as superintendent of Holyoke School District Re-1J, effective at the end of his current contract, June 30.    Board members held a special meeting Monday, Jan. 26 to vote on the superintendent’s co...
  • Inauguration thoughts shared

    Dear Editor,    I sat drinking a cup of coffee and listening to the inauguration celebration as we Americans welcomed our 44th president and commander in chief, Barack Obama, which will be recorded as a great day in history.    I hope and pray he wi...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

        ~Joe has been having a hard time sleeping, so his doctor prescribes him some extra-strength sleeping pills which he takes on Sunday night. Joe wakes up in the morning before his alarm goes off, has time for breakfast and gets to work early. He tell...
  • NY actor advocates arts supoport

        Excerpt from “Economic stimulus or just more pork?” by Zachary Coile, Chronicle Washington Bureau.    ...As Congress rushes toward what leaders of both parties predict will be a speedy passage of an $825 billion economic stimulus package, cr...
  • 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...