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  • Marching Band Showcase features instrumentalists, color guard

    In a new event on the HHS schedule, HHS band members performed a 2012 Marching Band Showcase in the school auditorium Thursday, Oct. 25. Included in the event’s entertainment were the Pep Band program for the Marching Band season, the halftime show wit...
  • Volleyball makes history on road to regionals

    Holyoke Lady Dragon volleyball girls are on their way to the regional tournament this Friday—something that’s only happened two other times in HHS volleyball history. Two wins over Wiggins and Merino Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the first round of districts s...
  • Residents enjoy Oktoberfest

    Regent Park and Carriage House residents gathered Wednesday, Oct. 24 for an Oktoberfest celebration with community members. In addition to beer tasting, special German goodies were shared while the crowd danced to music performed by Joe Hall, Vicki Lynn P...
  • Haunted house scares the bejeebers out of kids

    Those who were brave enough sure had something to worry about as they slowly made their way through the haunted house located at Phillips County Fairgrounds. Phillips County Extension office put together the haunted house which was located in the Boy Scou...
  • MMH employees carve out a friendly competition

    A few of the employees in the business office at Melissa Memorial Hospital displayed their creative efforts last week as they competed in a friendly pumpkin decorating competition. Pictured from left are Deb Schimonitz, Chole Villalobos, Paula Strode, Cas...
  • It’s a treasure hunt at 2012 Holly Daze

    It’s gifts galore at the annual Holly Daze event Saturday, Oct. 27, so shoppers set out for a treasure hunt to find the cutest presents, best bargains and most unusual homemade crafts. Sponsored by Jolly Dozen FCE, the vendor show set up in Holyoke High...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Feast on these pumpkin picksIt’s almost Thanksgiving, and guess what that means … pumpkin!! Either you love it or you hate it, and I love it. Just as much as I love candy corn and peanuts, which I love a lot. (You have to find something to love in the...
  • 4G service offered for higher speed

    4G service is now available to Viaero Wireless customers. That means faster cell phone data, faster Internet access and the ability to use more powerful computer programs—whether on a “smart phone” or a computer, said Mike Felicissimo, executive vic...
  • Local businesses see growth

    Two local businesses are in the throws of expanding their operations. Powell Seed is putting the finishing touches on a brand new facility three miles east of the stoplight in Holyoke on Highway 6. Smith Wholesale is in the middle of an addition to their ...
  • More snow falls in Holyoke

    Holyoke received some more of the white stuff Wednesday night, Oct. 24. Nearly two inches was recorded by official weather observer Dan Kafka. As people awakened Thursday morning, they moseyed out to find vehicles needing to be cleared of snow and ice. T...
  • FCCLA attends fall conference

    Holyoke FCCLA members are pictured in their Nutrition and Wellness T-shirts at the fall conference, from left, front row, Brenda Hernandez, Audi Peña and Peyton Dittmer; second row, Bradley Cumming, Jaylene Dominguez, Dani Brandt, Luke Stewart, Brittney ...
  • Family Ed celebrates 20 years

    Phillips County Family Education Services celebrated two decades at an open house Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Event Center. Board members served desserts while students, staff and community members learned more about the organization. Pictured above are boar...
  • School Board to meet Tues., Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. The regular board meeting will be preceded by a work session with the Foundation at 6 p.m. The meeting agenda includes a gift acknowledgement by the s...
  • Dragons make 1A FB playoffs

    It’s official, Holyoke’s name appears on the Class 1A high school football playoff bracket. 2008 was the last time Holyoke made post season play when they traveled to Hotchkiss and lost in the first round. This year’s senior class has spent the la...
  • Wray downs Holyoke for league title, Dragons still make playoffs

    A lot was riding on last Friday’s football game in Wray. Holyoke was looking for an upset win over the Eagles to claim the league title and lock up a playoff spot. After playing right with Wray for three quarters, the Eagles pulled away in the fourth q...
  • Gerk named to softball All-Conf.

    HHS senior Chandler Gerk was recently named to the District 4 All-Conference softball first team for the 2012 season. Additionally, she was selected to play in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports (CCGS) All-State game this Sunday, Nov. 4 in Louisvill...
  • School menu

    Nov. 5-9 Elementary Breakfast Monday, Nov. 5: Breakfast burrito or cereal choice with yogurt, fruit cocktail, milk. Tuesday, Nov. 6: Pancake with syrup or fruit muffin with graham cracker, pears, milk, juice. Wednesday, Nov. 7: Breakfast on a stick or...
  • URNRD joins three NRDs to purchase 19,000 acres

    Action in the last week by the Upper Republican Natural Resources District and three other NRDs in the region is already being referred to as “ground breaking” and “historic.” On Friday, Oct. 19 the URNRD board authorized Manager Jasper Fanning t...
  • Family saddened after dog is shot in town

    We lost a family member to an unjustified shooting a couple of weeks ago. He was 8 years old. His favorite foods were hamburger and chocolate. His favorite toys were a long-legged green frog that tripped him while going upstairs, an unstuffed fox and his...
  • Extension Corner

    The best buys for your shopping list—the produce section The produce section means that whatever you buy from that section of your local grocery, you should be good to go, right? Fresh fruits and veggies are filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxid...