Vern “Pancake” Adams smokes his pipe while sitting atop a riding mower in Holyoke Cemetery. Adams is a member of the cemetery’s groundskeeper team, which is led by head groundskeeper Zeke Finch. — Johnson Publications

The Kingman family, pictured from left, Jeanette, Jordan, Jocelyn and Jerad, snap a photo at Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas. The home furnishing shopping complex created by Chip and Joanna Gaines is very welcoming to families, with a huge lawn, food trucks, bakery and more.

Ilario Turcios and Isaac Juarez, pictured from left, carefully watch as water filters through their homemade device. Their goal was to produce water with the lowest level of turbidity. — Johnson Publications

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Vern “Pancake” Adams smokes his pipe while sitting atop a riding mower in Holyoke Cemetery. Adams is a member of the cemetery’s groundskeeper team, which is led by head groundskeeper Zeke Finch. — Johnson Publications

    Just off County Road 41, surrounded by farmland, one of Holyoke’s oldest institutions tells the story of the city’s oldest residents.

Sylvia Stockton, pictured at left, and 60-year pen pal Bakri Marshi meet for the first time in Holyoke on May 20.

    On May 20, Holyoke resident Sylvia Stockton found herself waiting for the arrival of a friend whom she had never met.

    Residents and visitors of Holyoke and the surrounding area won’t be short on things to keep themselves busy this Saturday, June 23.

Sports

Giving it his all, Juan Nuñez takes a swing in a machine-pitch baseball game last Friday. — Johnson Publications

    In typical summer fashion, the youth of Holyoke have been busy on the baseball field.

    First place was just out of reach for Holyoke Swim Club last Saturday, June 16, in Oberlin, Kansas.

    For some, running is fun. It’s a reward in and of itself to participate in a race.

Ag & Business

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Project manager Matt Brasby, pictured at left, takes a moment away from his work on the Phillips County Pavilion and Education Center to visit with County Commissioner Don Lock and his wife, Bev Lo

    Many in the community have probably noticed by now that 2018 has found the Peerless Theatre showing movies in Spanish — or with Spanish subtitles — each Friday.

Lauren Bergner

    From monuments to museums, Lauren Bergner soaked up all things Washington, D.C., during a June 7-14 youth tour.

School

    Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation has awarded eight scholarships for the upcoming school year.

Ilario Turcios and Isaac Juarez, pictured from left, carefully watch as water filters through their homemade device. Their goal was to produce water with the lowest level of turbidity. — Johnson Publications

    To see the raw materials — disposable water bottles, dirt, coffee filters — the June 14 activity at PCFES summer camp may not have looked like much.

Holyoke FFA members at the Colorado State FFA Convention are pictured from left, front row, Jalen Hunter, Taylor Hendrix, Emma Roll, Kaylee Camblin, Brenna Sullivan, Jillian Hunter and adviser Shauna Brown; and back row, Alex Vieselmeyer, Holden Redman, Corben McCallum, Tristen Roll, Trent Huffman and Colby Purkeypile.

    Last week was exceptionally busy for Taylor Hendrix, a recent HHS graduate and newly elected state FFA officer.

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