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  • Girls jayvee finishes season with two losses

    Junior varsity girls’ basketball finished their regular season last week with two losses to Akron and Sedgwick County. Holyoke JV 18, Akron 24 HHS hosted Akron Thursday, Feb. 16, but the Rams got the best of them, resulting in an 18-24 loss for the ...
  • C girls defeat Akron

    Girls’ C team basketball wrapped up their 2011-12 season with a big win over Akron at home Thursday, Feb. 16. Holyoke led 11-4 at halftime. While they had a weak third quarter, they finished strong with 11 points in the fourth quarter for the 23-12 win...
  • Owens' poster wins district, state

    Holyoke sixth-grader Rebecca Owens, pictured third from left, was honored Feb. 9 at the Holyoke Lion’s Den for her winning entry in the Lion’s International Peace Poster Contest. Pictured with her from left are Holyoke Lions president Jim Tomky, distr...
  • Holyoke history students looking forward to Washington, D.C. trip

    Eighteen Holyoke students will dive into the history filled area of Washington, D.C. when they visit the Nation’s Capital June 4-7. Holyoke JR/SR High social studies teachers Luke Thomas and Nic Balog will take 18 students with them this summer to visi...
  • New scholarship to benefit students

    A new scholarship fund established at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado will provide significant financial assistance to one or more students who are current seniors at, or recent graduates of high schools located in Morgan, Washington, Logan,...
  • FCA to host suicide prevention training workshop, movie night

    Eleven percent of Colorado high schoolers have made a plan for suicide in the last 12 months, and Holyoke Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) junior high and high school students think it’s time to do something about that. FCA is hosting a suicide p...
  • Powerball ticket sold in Nebraska will expire Thursday, March 1

    A $10,000 Nebraska Powerball prize from September 2011 will expire Thursday, March 1. For the Sept. 3, 2011 Powerball drawing, one $10,000 winning ticket was sold at Wilkinson Conoco, 100 Prospector Drive in Ogallala, Neb. The ticket matched four of the ...
  • Fiddler a fan favorite at Arts Council concert

    The Holyoke High School auditorium was filled with the sounds of fantastic fiddlin’ last Friday night, Feb. 17 as the Phillips County Arts Council (PCAC) presented an evening with the Scott Woods Band. The five-member ensemble based in Fergus, Ontario, ...
  • Forum to be shown live in Sterling

    Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, director for CSU’s Center for the New Energy Economy, will be hosting a public forum titled “National Security and America’s Energy Future.” Speakers at the event include: —Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (retir...
  • Deficit on hte minds of Republicans

    With very few races this election year, Republicans gathered at Phillips County Event Center Sunday, Feb. 19 to enjoy some time with friends and fellow party members. One of the key words to be heard during the event was deficit. Three legislators attend...
  • Lock announces candidacy intent

    Don Lock of Haxtun has filed his intent to seek nomination as a candidate for a four-year term for Phillips County Commissioner District 3. Lock’s announcement was made Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Lincoln Day Luncheon. Bud Biesemeier has announced he will no...
  • Stern announces candidacy intent

    Harlan Stern of Holyoke has filed his intent to seek nomination as a candidate for a four-year term for Phillips County Commissioner District 2. The announcement was made at the annual Lincoln Day Luncheon Sunday, Feb. 19. Current commissioner Jerry Beave...
  • Free dental services coming to area schools

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and a great time to remind parents that free dental services are coming to area schools in late February. The Northeast Colorado Health Department has partnered with the Centennial Area Health Educat...
  • A birthday so special it only comes every four years

    “It’s kind of fun,” said Logan Tharp, referring to the anticipation of his upcoming birthday. This HHS sophomore will be celebrating his fourth birthday next week. Please don’t jump to conclusions. This 10th-grader is actually on the brink of tur...
  • Re-1J board to meet next Monday, Feb. 27

    Due to schedule conflicts Feb. 21, the regular meeting of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education has been moved to Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Discussion in the superintendent’s report will include construction project update...
  • College news

    Marissa LeeAnn Smith, Colorado State University student from Holyoke, accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent induction ceremony at CSU. “It is only fitting that a top academic achiever like Mariss...
  • RRWCD announces pipeline tour March 9

    Construction of the Republican River Water Conservation District Compact Compliance Pipeline continues to move forward even during the wintery conditions. Work on the 12-mile pipeline began in early September 2011. To date, the project is approximately 65...
  • Cover crop program sees good turnout

    Over 130 producers and ag enthusiasts packed themselves into the Biesemeier room at Phillips County Event Center Thursday, Feb. 16 for a day of cover crop talk. Those attending came from Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. The No-till and Cover Crop meeting ...
  • Heartbeat support group meets in Sterling monthly

    Every community experiences deaths by suicide. When a loved one dies unexpectedly by suicide, families and friends suffer a magnitude of isolated, complicated grief. Because the grief that follows suicide is different from grief resulting from other caus...
  • Extension Corner

    Spice up your life with herbs Now is the time to sit back with all your catalogs and choose plants that add flavor to your cooking—herbs. If you do not want a separate herb garden, then plant the herbs of your choice in areas where you have empty spac...