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  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    A trip to the ER One night a little while back, I planned to go out for Chinese food. I thought I had everything timed just right, but I was juggling too many things, as usual, so we were late getting out the door. I ran around the house trying to get my...
  • Extension Corner

    Train a child in the financial facets of life There is so much that children need to know these days beyond reading, writing and arithmetic. We need to teach our kids good manners, making smart choices and even personal safety in their communities and on...
  • It's the Pitts

    The shod and the shorn(Best of) I suppose that the two men sitting at the lunch counter were what raunchy stage comedians would refer to as “rednecks.” You’ve probably heard all the redneck jokes that seem to have replaced ethnic humor as a result...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoMarch 29, 2007 HHS seniors Kristin Williamson and Zach Krueger were nominated for the 2006-07 Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Moving forward with the issue of essentially protecting its citizens, Holyoke City Council granted officer D...
  • 2 deaths, 1 critical injury result from collision

    Memorial services are scheduled this week for Aldemar Chavez-Vasquez, 23, and Eleazar Medina-Cienfuegos, 28, while Dale Jacoby, 51, had not regained consciousness as of Tuesday, March 27 and remains in ICU at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. ...
  • 2 deaths, 1 critical injury result from collision

    Memorial services are scheduled this week for Aldemar Chavez-Vasquez, 23, and Eleazar Medina-Cienfuegos, 28, while Dale Jacoby, 51, had not regained consciousness as of Tuesday, March 27 and remains in ICU at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. ...
  • Anhydrous ammonia leak injures Grainland Cooperative employee

    Grainland Cooperative agronomy plant manager Jim Austin was seriously injured following a hazardous material accident Thursday, March 22 northeast of Holyoke. At about 9:50 a.m. last Thursday, March 22, Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department was called to an ...
  • Anhydrous ammonia leak injures Grainland Cooperative employee

    Grainland Cooperative agronomy plant manager Jim Austin was seriously injured following a hazardous material accident Thursday, March 22 northeast of Holyoke. At about 9:50 a.m. last Thursday, March 22, Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department was called to an ...
  • Alley paving project contingent on store construction

    City of Holyoke received a letter from Drake Real Estate Services Inc. of Denver asking for a commitment to pave the alley traveling north from Highway 6 behind Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union to KarDale’s Restaurant. The request comes as the com...
  • Alley paving project contingent on store construction

    City of Holyoke received a letter from Drake Real Estate Services Inc. of Denver asking for a commitment to pave the alley traveling north from Highway 6 behind Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union to KarDale’s Restaurant. The request comes as the com...
  • Carbon monoxide close call leaves couple thankful

    “I guess it’s not our time.” “God’s not finished with us yet.” The plants in the house were dying, they were waking up with no energy, they had headaches and no motivation. What’s going on? Gordon and Beth Penfold of Holyoke had been livin...
  • Carbon monoxide close call leaves couple thankful

    “I guess it’s not our time.” “God’s not finished with us yet.” The plants in the house were dying, they were waking up with no energy, they had headaches and no motivation. What’s going on? Gordon and Beth Penfold of Holyoke had been livin...
  • Everybody cut Footloose

    Cast members have certainly got their dancing shoes on as they hit the stage this weekend for the HHS Drama Department’s production of “Footloose.” Don’t miss out on this classic musical Friday-Saturday, March 23-24 at 8 p.m. in the HHS auditorium...
  • Big fun under the big top!

    Games, prizes, food and fun at Friday’s carnival at Holyoke Elementary School certainly matched anything found under a big top circus. Kids enjoyed everything from cotton candy to face painting to daring competitions of all kinds. The March 16 Carnival...
  • Holyoke Elementary kids compete in Brain Bowl

    Saturday, March 10, two teams from Holyoke Elementary School competed in the Ft. Morgan Optimists Club annual Brain Bowl competition. Each team consisted of six members who answered questions in the areas of literature, science, math, history, technology...
  • Holyoke students get first hand look at injury prevention

    Freshmen at Holyoke High School spent Thursday, March 15 learning how to be safe. They also learned and witnessed what happens when people aren’t safe. The Injury Prevention Program, formerly known as PARTY (Preventing Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma i...
  • Holyoke sluggers sweep Sedgwick County

    Spring may have come a bit early as the Holyoke High School baseball team had a spring in their step and ran right by the Sedgwick County Cougars Saturday, March 17 on the Holyoke diamond. On a near perfect March day, Holyoke downed their neighbor to the...
  • Brush Invitational good start to track season

    Holyoke High School track team kicked off its season Saturday, March 17 at the Brush Invitational. With only two and a half weeks of practice under their belt, coach Sandra Rahe was very pleased with the times and distances the athletes put up. “The ki...
  • Four make All-Conference list

    Four Holyoke High School Dragon basketball players were named to the Lower Platte Activities Association’s All-Conference lists. Seniors Laura Gerk and Reid Baumgartner earned All-Conference while junior Erin Vieselmeyer and sophomore Logan Tharp earne...
  • Gerk selected for CCGS All-State game

    HHS senior Laura Gerk has been selected to participate in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports (CCGS) All-State Basketball Games Sunday, March 25 at Arvada West High School. The 2A game will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will involve 16 2A seniors from thro...