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  • C team wins in Akron

    Holyoke girls’ C team basketball brought home a nice 29-20 win after competition against the Rams in Akron Friday, Jan. 27. Even though first-quarter scores stayed low at 2-2, the Dragons pulled ahead 12-2 in the second quarter, scoring 10 points with ...
  • Boys C blasts Caliche

    Holyoke boys’ C basketball team came away with a dominating win Saturday, Jan. 28 in Caliche. The Dragons pounded the Buffaloes 50-18. They scored 20 in the first while holding Caliche to just two points. The rest of the game was similar as Holyoke out...
  • JH wrestlers compete

    Holyoke Junior High wrestlers competed in the Yuma Bash Tuesday, Jan. 24 and hosted Fleming in four matches prior to the high school competition Thursday, Jan. 26. At Yuma, five wrestlers were undefeated for the day, going 3-0. They included Issac Brandt...
  • JH girls fall to Wray

    Holyoke’s junior high girls’ basketball team played host to Wray Thursday, Jan. 26 and dropped all three games to the Lady Eagles. The A team fell 22-27, B 13-26 and C 7-35. Adi Bencomo and Roni Beavers led the A team with eight points apiece. Tara ...
  • School board meets next Wednesday

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. The meeting has been rescheduled from Tuesday, Feb. 7 due to numerous activities on Tuesday evening. Included in the superintendent’s report at ne...
  • Donahue challenges parents at Caring Pregnancy Center banquet

    “It’s time to get the bar up and expect the best,” said a very enthusiastic Shelly Donahue at A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center’s fund-raising banquet Saturday, Jan. 28. The motivational speaker challenged the community to raise their expectatio...
  • Prehistoric tusk discovered in area in 1925

    After the stegomastodon excavation in a gravel pit southeast of Holyoke last summer, anything dealing with prehistoric fossils is bound to grab some attention. It’s not every day fossils are found in Holyoke’s backyard! Newspaper staff members were e...
  • Scholarship available for high school grads

    The Leland Trust has established the Don Fix Memorial Scholarship available for graduates of Holyoke and Haxtun high schools. Second-year college students and beyond will be priority choices for the scholarship. Short term vocational and technical cours...
  • Kearney home fire last week is total loss

    Gene and Laura Bittner of Holyoke received alarming news last week when Gene’s daughter’s family lost their home in an early morning fire north of Kearney, Neb. Jan. 24. Gaynor and June Collison and their two daughters, ages 10 and 12, escaped their ...
  • Club report

    Challengers 4-H Club The Challengers 4-H Club held its third meeting of the year in the Biesemeier Room at the Phillips County Event Center on Jan. 8. The meeting was called to order by president Molly Brandt. There were 24 members and 14 parents presen...
  • Colorado Girl Scout cookies now for sale

    The wait is over! Customers can get those Girl Scout cookies they’ve been dreaming about since last year with the kickoff of the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program Jan. 22. Girl Scouts across Colorado picked up millions of packages of Girl Scout cookies t...
  • Looonnnggg thing rolls through town

    The intersection of Interocean and Denver was temporarily shut down at noon Tuesday, Jan. 24 when this very long mechanism rolled through Holyoke. It’s not real clear as to what the piece of equipment is and city officials were only notified that the cr...
  • NJC names new president

    Jay Lee, currently vice-president for Instruction at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, has been appointed president of Northeastern Junior College (NJC) in Sterling by Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System (CC...
  • Board of health tackles light agenda to begin 2012

    Northeast Colorado Board of Health members kicked off their 2012 meeting schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 25 with a light agenda. During a short commissioners meeting, board members voted to keep the organization of the board positions the same, leaving Morgan...
  • Nancy Dee selected artist of the month by Cheyenne Co. Art Guild

    Nancy L. Biesemeier Dee of rural Paoli has been selected by Cheyenne County, Neb. Art Guild as artist of the month. Dee is a fourth-generation resident of the rural plains of northeastern Colorado. As a lifelong painter, she especially remembers two elem...
  • Locals find success showing at Stock Show in Denver

    Kaylee and Tyler Camblin of Holyoke and Alex and Austin Vieselmeyer of Amherst recently spent time in Denver at the 2012 National Western Stock Show doing what they do best­—show animals. Kaylee, a Holyoke fifth-grader, and brother Tyler, seventh-grad...
  • Deadline announced for enhancement program

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in partnership with the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD) is announcing funding availability and application cut-off dates for the Republican River Agricultural Water Enhancement Pr...
  • Rose workshop just in time for Valentine's Day

    Those who see their roses die every year, find out why during a special workshop scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Social Services building in Holyoke. Participants will learn the best practices for roses old and new. They will also learn...
  • Fair board explains new team, new ideas and new fair

    Dear Editor, For some of you it may seem a little early to start thinking about the fair. But there is so much planning and work to be done that the fair board starts working on the future fair as soon as the current one is over, if not sooner. The Phil...
  • Reader appreciates Tebow column

    Dear Editor, I just wanted to send a big thank you to Ms. Tomky on her Tim Tebow article two weeks ago. It was a very positive and motivational article. There are so many in the news media who believe any display of your Christian faith should be done i...