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  • Get 'Country Strong' at the Phillips County Fair

    With the 2011 Phillips County Fair underway, there are many activities for the public to get involved with over the next few days while staying “Country Strong.”   Friday events planned With many things happening Friday, July 29 at the Phillip...
  • Council provides extra duty pay to police officers

    Looking back, Holyoke City Council members decided to provide a one-time extra duty compensation wage to two Holyoke police officers. The vote came during the council’s Tuesday, July 19 meeting. Acting police chief Doug Bergstrom and officer Damon Elli...
  • Area communities join forces for Feed My Starving Children

    Hunger is a very real problem all across the globe, but because of the generous and enthusiastic support of volunteers last week, 623 children will be fed for one full year. Area communities partnered with Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial, Neb. to ...
  • Saturday bratwurst feed to benefit Orphan Grain Train

    Orphan Grain Train will benefit from the bratwurst and hot dog feed Saturday, July 30 after the Phillips County Fair parade at the Vets Hall in Holyoke. Phillips County Thrivent chapter, representing Lutheran churches of Phillips County, is sponsoring th...
  • Bike and Build riders camp out in Holyoke

    After a 98-mile ride from McCook, Neb., 33 Bike and Build riders made their way into Holyoke Wednesday night, July 20. Phillips County Event Center served as the group’s home Wednesday night. They were very appreciative of the hospitality as 98 miles i...
  • Pie, ice cream social attracts visitors at Phillips Co. Museum

    A pie and ice cream social at Phillips County Museum in Holyoke Sunday afternoon, July 24 brought visitors to the museum for good food, fellowship and reminiscing amongst the vast displays. Charley Triplette cranks the ice cream maker for a tasty peach c...
  • Chase County Fair's 'Buy in July' promo ends this week

    Chase County Fair-goers have just a few more days to take advantage of the “Buy in July” promotion for the fair’s Friday and Saturday night grandstand music shows, Aug. 19-20, in Imperial, Neb. The promotion includes a $5 cheaper individual ticket ...
  • No matter what one you pick, it's still hot

    For the fourth consecutive day, temperatures on local banks read into triple digits Tuesday, July 19. Banks showed temperatures ranging from 102-107 last Tuesday afternoon. The extreme heat rolled into the area Saturday, July 16 and hung around most of la...
  • Schneider attends conference in Europe

    Through the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC), HHS junior Rachel Schneider spent July 3-15 exploring European culture. Schneider first became involved in GYLC after being nominated by Sandra Rahe for a state leadership conference in Denver. Schneide...
  • Re-1J board meets Tuesday, Aug. 2

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. in HJHS Room 218. The superintendent’s report will include a back-to-school overview, staff handbook changes for 2011-12 and grading pilot program report. Action item...
  • Price graduates

    Brandon Price graduated Cum Laude from Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa Friday, May 13. The 2009 HHS graduate earned an associate in applied science degree in wind energy and turbine technology and is a field technician with Seaman Corpo...
  • College News

    Marissa Smith was recently named to the Dean’s Academic List at Colorado State University for her 4.0 GPA during the spring semester. Students on the list must earn a minimum 3.90 GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Smith, a 2010 HHS ...
  • Regional baseball tourney set for Holyoke Aug. 4-9

    Seven state champion teams, a Canadian team and Border League All-Stars will bring high level baseball action to the Holyoke City Ball Field Aug. 4-9. The Midwest Plains Regional 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball tournament will serve as a qualifying tou...
  • Border League team 4th in state tourney

    The Border League All-Stars finished in fourth-place at the state tournament held in Las Animas July 22-26. There were eight teams in the double elimination tournament. The Border League team took to the field against defending state champion Sante Fe Fr...
  • Babe Ruth Hall of Fame inductee to throw 1st pitch

    Area baseball legend Norm Travis of Burlington will throw the first pitch in the Thursday, Aug. 4 opening game of the Midwest Plains Regional Babe Ruth 13-15-year-old tournament in Holyoke. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6:45 p.m. Thursday. At 7:45 p.m...
  • Football scrimmage Fri.

    Holyoke football players participating in the summer camp for the last two weeks will take to Max Bernard Field Friday night, July 29 for a scrimmage with Denver Lutheran/Lutheran Parker. The junior varsity game will be held at 6 p.m. with the varsity to...
  • Cattle feeding essential in hot weather

    I don’t know about you, but I have not enjoyed the recent 100-degree heat wave. Most likely, cattle in the area have not enjoyed it either. Cattle have a temperature comfort zone that ranges from 0-75 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature rises abov...
  • Mother Nature just won't quit

    Another storm packing a punch rolled through part of Phillips County Friday night, July 22. Corn owned by Stan Willmon, Van Swanson, Jon Schneller, Kramer farms, Randy Weis and Don Poe received damage southeast of Holyoke. Hail damage ran in a northwest b...
  • Grainland competes in Applicator Rodeo

    More than 40 CHS custom applicators gathered in Colby, Kan. recently to test their skills, with the aim of sharpening them even more in a fun, competitive learning environment. Grainland Cooperative had six custom applicators compete in the rodeo. “Eve...
  • Another Perspective

    Sheer panic dominates while granddaughter is missing ... My heart has always ached when seeing pictures or reading stories of missing children. What devastation!!! How could you go on from day to day with that fear of the unknown? Are they alive? Are th...