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  • Hospice hosts golf benefit

    Hospice of the Plains is hosting its 15th annual charity golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Wray Golf Course. It is a two-person scramble shotgun start beginning at 9 a.m. The per-person entry fee includes golf towel, scrumptious BBQ ribs, homemad...
  • Test scores, accreditation released

    Holyoke School District’s 2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program results for reading, writing and math have been released. The subjects of science and social studies are part of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success given for the first time i...
  • Holyoke on safest cities list

    Holyoke was ranked No. 7 in the SafeWise “30 Safest Cities in Colorado” list that was released this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum popula...
  • Subscription renewal scams reported

    Bogus subscription renewal notices for various publications are being sent out, and residents are cautioned to beware. Holyoke resident Robert Jacobs received four such notices for various magazine and newsletter subscriptions. One publication had a tre...
  • School board to meet Tues., Sept. 2, at 8 p.m.

    For the Tuesday, Sept. 2, meeting of the Holyoke School District Board of Education, the start time has been changed to 8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the board room at HJHS, Room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include 2014 ACT results, ...
  • Schlachter earns real estate license

    After passing the national and state exams, Shannon Schlachter received her real estate license last week. Beginning last February, Schlachter completed 168 credit hours through VanEd, an online real estate school. In addition to becoming an associate br...
  • Seed treatments strongly recommended

    Common bunt (stinking smut) became an issue in some wheat growing areas in eastern Colorado last season. The fungal disease infects seed at germination, and the infection becomes systemic, resulting in wheat seed produced that has poor quality. In some ca...
  • Vieselmeyer elected alternate delegate

    Brent Vieselmeyer of Amherst has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 131st Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo., reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Associati...
  • Dragon’s Wagon Preschool to start 34th year Sept. 2

    Dragon’s Wagon Preschool will kick off its 34th year Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Phillips County Event Center location. Director Marcia Walter said there are currently no open spaces, but those interested in getting their child on a waiting list should ca...
  • Extension Corner

    The basics of home freezing vegetables If you are not knowledgeable in the process or lack the proper materials for water-bath canning or pressure canning, freezing vegetables from the garden can be another easy way to preserve food. The flavor, nutriti...
  • Another Perspective

    Another year of fair memories banked Once again, our neighborhood grew by thousands of people. Gradually, the empty Chase County Fairgrounds in Imperial, Neb., filled up. Lights filled the skies. Smells and sounds filled the air. A wide variety of entert...
  • Extension Corner

    More trees for the plains To widen our collection of trees for the plains, I have reviewed the latest manuscript titled, “Dependable Landscape Trees,” from Dr. Jim Klett, a Colorado State University professor, Extension landscape horticulturist and t...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoAug. 27, 2009 The Colorado Bombers placed second in the Aug. 14-16 Nebraska Baseball Association State Town Team Baseball Tournament held in Wakefield, Neb. Joe Ruiz opens a new vehicle detailing business in Holyoke called Classic Details....
  • Every drop in the bucket helps fund ALS research

    ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the nation, and Holyoke is no exception. Millions have accepted the challenge to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred t...
  • Every drop in the bucket helps fund ALS research

    ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the nation, and Holyoke is no exception. Millions have accepted the challenge to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, often referred t...
  • Officer pay increase may help enforcement

    Multiple guests were in attendance to present their support for the proposed police officer wage increase as well as to make a call to action at the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Dottie Drake led the visitors with an in-depth account of ...
  • Officer pay increase may help enforcement

    Multiple guests were in attendance to present their support for the proposed police officer wage increase as well as to make a call to action at the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19. Dottie Drake led the visitors with an in-depth account of ...
  • Tharp appointed to school board

    Jeff Tharp was appointed by Holyoke School District Re-1J board president Kris Camblin to fill the board vacancy created by the resignation of Kim Killin. The appointment was made at the Aug. 19 board meeting after three motions for appointing candidates...
  • Tharp appointed to school board

    Jeff Tharp was appointed by Holyoke School District Re-1J board president Kris Camblin to fill the board vacancy created by the resignation of Kim Killin. The appointment was made at the Aug. 19 board meeting after three motions for appointing candidates...
  • School looks to refinance bonds, go for mill levy override election

    With mill levy relief of about two mills in a potential bond refinance, Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education prepares for a mill levy override question on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two representatives from the banking firm George K. Baum explained d...