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  • HHS swimmers dual with Skyline team

    HHS kicked off the Skyline swimming dual Tuesday, Dec. 16, with a huge win in the 200-yard medley relay. Team members included Dani Brandt, Jayden Durbin, Emily Krogmeier and Lori McWilliams. From there, the girls fought hard to maintain their season’s...
  • Dragons 2nd at Wray Invite

    Holyoke trailed Sedgwick County/Fleming by a mere 6.5 points to take runner-up honors in the Bob Smith/Wray Invitational Wrestling tournament Saturday, Dec. 20. Eric Rojo at 106 and Nick Ortner at 138 lbs. won champion honors in their weight divisions. ...
  • HHS FBLA hosts volleyball tourney

    Holyoke FBLA students organized a community volleyball tournament fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 13, with three teams participating. Winning all of their games with skill was the first-place team, Notorious D.I.G. Team members included Greg Wakeman, Jagu...
  • Skin Essentials by Michele offers services at Ron’s

    Skin Essentials by Michele has recently expanded its services to include the Holyoke area. Located at Ron’s, 145 E. Denver St., Michele Grace is offering a variety of skin care solutions on Thursdays and Fridays by appointment only. Services include fa...
  • Highline announces capital credits refund

    Mark Farnsworth, general manager of Highline Electric Association in Holyoke, has announced that the Highline board of directors approved a capital credits refund of approximately $2.4 million to the membership. In addition, Highline retired capital cred...
  • Colo. Agri-Women accept schol. apps.

    Colorado Agri-Women are currently accepting scholarship applications. One scholarship will be awarded to a Colorado high school senior girl majoring in any agriculture area who attends a vocational or tradition college program in 2015. The simple applic...
  • Manage holidays after loss

    As the holidays arrive, this can be a difficult time as grief does not suddenly disappear as traditional festive activities are held. No matter when a person is grieving for a loved one, it is never easy, but the holidays seem to deepen sorrow, lonelines...
  • Extension Corner

    Live Christmas tree care When purchasing a live Christmas tree with a balled and burlapped root ball, you will want to slowly acclimate the tree to indoor conditions. You will want to do the same after Christmas to acclimate the tree back to outdoor cond...
  • Guest Commentary

    Not your typical motorcyclist How many of you become concerned when you see a hairy, tattooed guy on a big motorcycle next to you at a light? Perhaps the sound of his bike’s pipes drown out your radio’s music. Perhaps the leather outfit or denim vest...
  • Extension Corner

    How to be a 4-H parent With the 4-H enrollment deadline looming for the new 4-H year, many new 4-H parents probably have numerous questions about how to support their child in this new venture called “4-H.” One of the most important pieces of advice ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoDec. 24, 2009 Students at Dragon’s Wagon Preschool will report to their new home at the Phillips County Event Center when school resumes on Jan. 11. Grainland Cooperative recently received Pinnacol Assurance’s Circle of Safety Award fo...
  • Warm up with exciting meals from the pantry

    There’s nothing quite like heart-warming comfort food to beat winter’s chill. And there’s no need for a trek to the supermarket or to resort to the takeout menu drawer. Some of the best and most flavorful ingredients are already in the pantry. That...
  • CO still the least obese state

    Colorado is the eighth healthiest state according to United Health Foundation’s annual health rankings, released Dec. 10. The index ranks Colorado as the least obese state, No. 1 in physicial activity and lowest in diabetes prevalence. Gov. John Hickel...
  • Speicher honored in pinning ceremony

    Loraine Speicher of Holyoke was recognized at a pinning ceremony at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling Thursday, Dec. 18. The ceremony honored graduates of the associate degree nursing program. Speicher is now eligible to become a registered nurse a...
  • Holiday cards can be craftily recycled

    The Greeting Card Association says Americans purchase some 6.5 billion greeting cards every year. Of those, around 1.6 billion are Christmas cards. Exchanging cards is a great way for people to show their loved ones that they’re thinking about them, an...
  • Miles train rolls out as lighting contest winner

    More than 20 lovable cartoon characters are on board this year’s Christmas train at 649 E. Kellogg St., earning the first-place spot in Holyoke’s 2014 Decorating and Lighting Contest. The spotlighted train lights up Ron and Roxanne Miles’ yard, lea...
  • Miles train rolls out as lighting contest winner

    More than 20 lovable cartoon characters are on board this year’s Christmas train at 649 E. Kellogg St., earning the first-place spot in Holyoke’s 2014 Decorating and Lighting Contest. The spotlighted train lights up Ron and Roxanne Miles’ yard, lea...
  • GOCO grant awarded for Holyoke Ball Park

    Holyoke’s selection for a Great Outdoors Colorado mini-grant was announced by City Clerk/Treasurer Kathy Olofson at the City Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 16. This GOCO mini-grant will be in the amount of $23,500 and will be used for improvements to th...
  • GOCO grant awarded for Holyoke Ball Park

    Holyoke’s selection for a Great Outdoors Colorado mini-grant was announced by City Clerk/Treasurer Kathy Olofson at the City Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 16. This GOCO mini-grant will be in the amount of $23,500 and will be used for improvements to th...
  • Hewitt carves out family Christmas tradition

    Don Hewitt’s heated shop in Holyoke has gotten a lot of use lately as he prepares homemade Christmas gifts for his family. Last year, he began a family legacy of nativity sets, hand carved out of wood. With 10 made last year and nine this year, he’s ...