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  • Truth be told: important myths and facts about suicide outlined

    As promised, over the next few months I will be providing you information that comes directly from the QPR (question, persuade, refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training offered through Rural Solutions. I urge you not to use this column in lieu of ac...
  • Softball opens with Fri./Sat. action

    HHS softball game action gears up early this year, with ball games scheduled Friday, Aug. 26 at Chase County, Neb. in Imperial and Saturday, Aug. 27 in Sterling. Action begins at 4 p.m. both days. A small 10-member team makes up the Dragon softball roste...
  • Minn. team wins first game at World Series

    Members of the Waite Park, Minn. 13-15 Babe Ruth baseball team won their first game of the 2011 13-15 Babe Ruth World Series Saturday, Aug. 20 in Jamestown, N.Y. The team beat Syracuse, N.Y. 5-2. They faced off against Tri-Valley, Calif. Monday, Aug. 22 ...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoAug. 24, 2006 A huge decline in enrollment of 50 students was reported for the first week of school in Holyoke School District Re-1J. Six Phillips County 4-H projects earned Grand Champion honors at the Colorado State Fair. HHS junior Mic...
  • Grading pilot preview

    Throughout the summer you have had the opportunity to read about a change in grading practice that will be in place this fall for students in grades 4-12. You have heard from teachers, coaches, administrators and a board member about how this program will...
  • Another Perspective

    Clutter robs us of time better spent Preparing for new flooring at home recently found us having to move everything out of several rooms. What a nice kick in the pants to get all the “stuff” out of there and get organized. I was determined that we wo...
  • Dorothy Reimer praised for community leadership

    Dear Editor, As always happens in our small town, your breath is taken away when you see someone you love and care about has died and gone on to see our dear Lord and Savior. Dorothy Reimer, for me, is one of the quiet Philanthropist “Extraordinaire...
  • Asbury reconsideration hearing stalled Thursday

    A Tuesday, Aug. 16 reconsideration hearing for Kevin Asbury was stalled when a Dept. of Corrections report surfaced regarding Asbury’s time in the DOC since his May 17 sentencing. Neither Asbury’s attorney, Stuart Crespin, nor the prosecuting attorne...
  • Vacation is over, classes resume in Holyoke

    “You got big over the summer,” one girl said to a friend. Others hugged and quickly caught up with friends while enthusiastic teachers welcomed kids back as they walked into school Thursday, Aug. 18. It was both a happy and sad day as students headed ...
  • Erica Brady named director of Economic Development

    “I felt this would be a very good fit,” Erica Brady said regarding her reason to apply for the director’s position of Phillips County Economic Development. Now that she has been hired, she is excited for what the future holds. Brady was hired in ea...
  • Erica Brady named director of Economic Development

    “I felt this would be a very good fit,” Erica Brady said regarding her reason to apply for the director’s position of Phillips County Economic Development. Now that she has been hired, she is excited for what the future holds. Brady was hired in ea...
  • First-day student count up 16 in Holyoke Re-1J

    Enrollment figures during the first few days of school in Holyoke School District Re-1J were very encouraging, with the total being up 16 from the first-week total a year ago. Students started classes Thursday, Aug. 18, and additions and deletions to cla...
  • First-day student count up 16 in Holyoke Re-1J

    Enrollment figures during the first few days of school in Holyoke School District Re-1J were very encouraging, with the total being up 16 from the first-week total a year ago. Students started classes Thursday, Aug. 18, and additions and deletions to cla...
  • 2010-11 school budget slightly underspent

    End-of-year and final quarter financial reports from 2010-11 show a slightly underspent budget, subject to final audit, Supt. Bret Miles told the Re-1J Board of Education at their Aug. 16 meeting. Last December, the district anticipated coming in with an...
  • 2010-11 school budget slightly underspent

    End-of-year and final quarter financial reports from 2010-11 show a slightly underspent budget, subject to final audit, Supt. Bret Miles told the Re-1J Board of Education at their Aug. 16 meeting. Last December, the district anticipated coming in with an...
  • Police chief to begin job soon

    Holyoke’s police force will be back up to three active full-time officers with the hire of chief Bryan Wagner. Council members briefly discussed the issue during their Tuesday, Aug. 16 meeting. Council member Steve Moore said the police committee is he...
  • Police chief to begin job soon

    Holyoke’s police force will be back up to three active full-time officers with the hire of chief Bryan Wagner. Council members briefly discussed the issue during their Tuesday, Aug. 16 meeting. Council member Steve Moore said the police committee is he...
  • 'Walking for shoes' pastor to spend some time in Holyoke

    Many people walk, run, cycle or even skateboard across the United States to raise awareness for certain organizations. One pastor is trying to collect shoes. Rick Hagans will be a guest speaker at First United Methodist Church of Holyoke Sunday, Aug. 21 ...
  • MOPS play date and registration Aug. 22

    Holyoke Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) formed last year when three local women approached the First Baptist Church of Holyoke, looking for support. Now MOPS registration for their second year is just around the corner. A play date in the park will be hel...
  • Amherst Post Office sees slight change

    A slight change took place late last week with the Amherst Post Office when carrier Louise Krueger began sorting and carrying her route out of the Holyoke office. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been in the news recently announcing big cuts t...