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  • Stats from JH Yuma game reported

    Saturday, Sept. 24, the Dragons hosted Yuma to close out the 2011 junior high football campaign. The seventh graders won a hard fought 6-0 battle while the eighth graders won in impressive style 42-12. Statistics for the Yuma games were unavailable as of...
  • JH volleyball season winding down

    Holyoke junior high volleyball teams had another busy week as the season is close to winding down. Thursday, Sept. 29, the teams traveled across the state line to face Chase County, Neb. 8A, 7A and 7B all came away with victories while 8B fell. 8A won 2...
  • Truth be told: suicide myths, facts outlined

    Raising two young children has given me great insight into words and the purpose behind them. I know, words are for communication, and I am sure you remember your mother asking you to use your words, not your fists. I am constantly asking my children to ...
  • Student projects show Holyoke Dragon spirit

    Three HHS students spent the last few weeks decorating two bulletin boards in the new gym in preparation for the HHS homecoming. Pictured above with one of the boards are seniors Ryan Reynolds and Natasha Peregoy and junior Jessica Baeza. Baeza created th...
  • Jr. high to be included in FBLA

    Holyoke Junior High students will be able to become involved with Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for the first time this year. HHS FBLA members Teanna Clark and Brittney Prottsman are launching this middle division as part of their Partnership...
  • RRWCD to hold meeting Oct. 13

    The board of directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District (RRWCD) will be holding its regular quarterly meeting in Wray Thursday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. Agenda items include: receive updates and reports on programs; recognize appointments of...
  • Mayfield to attend ag teachers academy

    Troy Mayfield, Holyoke High School agriculture education instructor has been chosen to attend the National Agriscience Teachers Academy on Oct. 6-9. The NASTA professional development will be moving from Maryland to Snow Mountain Ranch Tabernash to intro...
  • Tips offered for combine yield monitor calibration

    Combine yield monitors are an excellent tool to help determine grain yields while harvesting. However, proper calibration is required to help maximize their effectiveness and information provided. Before going to the field, search the web or contact the ...
  • Farmers Union to meet Monday

    Phillips/Sedgwick County Farmers Union will host a public meeting with Colorado State Veterinarian Keith Roehr Monday, Oct. 10, at the Exhibit Building at Sedgwick County Fairgrounds in Julesburg. Dr. Roehr will review the USDA’s proposed rules for ani...
  • Lab results provide direct link from cantaloupe to patients

    Laboratory results of samples obtained by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s state lab have confirmed a direct link between human cases in the Listeria outbreak and cantaloupe labeled as “Rocky Fords” from Jensen Farms in Hol...
  • Seniors encouraged to apply for Daniels scholarship

    The Daniels Fund is now accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded in spring 2012. High school seniors in Colorado should ask their high school counselors for information or visit www.danielsfund.org. The application deadline is Nov. 30. In es...
  • CEO explains MMH OB change

    Dear Editor: Last Tuesday night, after months of contemplation as well as lengthy discussion and deliberation, our board decided that in the long-term interest of the district and the community we serve, as of right now, Melissa Memorial Hospital will no...
  • Drumroll Please

    Deep stuff Most days I consider my morning a success if I manage to get all the kids out the door with completed homework in their backpacks, uniforms intact and no milk mustaches or traces of jelly on their faces in time for school. I rarely get philos...
  • Extension Corner

    Walking as a way of life I have to say that I took part of the above title from an AARP Bulletin on the benefits of walking for an older person’s health. However, with over 20 years of research studies with numerous programs involving walking as the ma...
  • Local newspapers are alive and well

    Despite all the doomsayers out there writing obituaries for the nation’s newspaper industry, 150 million Americans—two out of three adults—read a local newspaper last week. Newspaper Association of America research from 2011 by Scarborough USA indi...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoOct. 5, 2006 Scholl Oil & Transportation recently installed an E85 gas pump for flex-fuel vehicles. With favorable majority votes Oct. 2 and 3, Amherst, Grainland (Haxtun and Fleming) and Holyoke co-ops will merge to form the new Grain...
  • The sights of fall are here

    Trucks loaded with beets were busy running through town last week as the early sugar beet harvest got under way. The beet pile, pictured above, north of Holyoke was rapidly growing as trucks lined up to off-load their crop. Corn farmers also took advantag...
  • The sights of fall are here

    Trucks loaded with beets were busy running through town last week as the early sugar beet harvest got under way. The beet pile, pictured above, north of Holyoke was rapidly growing as trucks lined up to off-load their crop. Corn farmers also took advantag...
  • Hospital board votes to do away with elective OB patients at MMH

    Following an executive session at the end of their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27, East Phillips County Hospital Board members voted to discontinue elective obstetrical (OB) services at Melissa Memorial Hospital and not accept new elective OB patients moving f...
  • Hospital board votes to do away with elective OB patients at MMH

    Following an executive session at the end of their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27, East Phillips County Hospital Board members voted to discontinue elective obstetrical (OB) services at Melissa Memorial Hospital and not accept new elective OB patients moving f...