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  • Online ranking no surprise to district

    Colorado schools continue to get accreditation ratings and performance plans from the state, but a new independent website has parents and community members asking, “Does my school make the grade?” Colorado School Grades, a coalition of 18 community ...
  • Online ranking no surprise to district

    Colorado schools continue to get accreditation ratings and performance plans from the state, but a new independent website has parents and community members asking, “Does my school make the grade?” Colorado School Grades, a coalition of 18 community ...
  • Taste of Ag to offer products from area

    Phillips County is sponsoring the fourth ‘Taste of Agriculture’ event on Monday, Jan. 23 from 4-7 p.m. at the Phillips County Event Center at the fairgrounds in Holyoke. The event is held to showcase agricultural products raised on the high plains. ...
  • Taste of Ag to offer products from area

    Phillips County is sponsoring the fourth ‘Taste of Agriculture’ event on Monday, Jan. 23 from 4-7 p.m. at the Phillips County Event Center at the fairgrounds in Holyoke. The event is held to showcase agricultural products raised on the high plains. ...
  • Dragons duel for the home crowd

    Spotlights shined on the Dragon wrestling mat Thursday, Jan. 5 when the HHS team hosted St. Francis, Kan. in a dual planned just two days earlier. A good-sized crowd turned out to watch the Dragon wrestlers in their first home event of the 2011-12 season...
  • HHS Lady Dragons start 2012 with two nice wins

    Lady Dragon basketball started off 2012 with two wins, defeating both Chase County, Neb. and Wiggins last weekend. “It was great to get these two wins after being off for the long Christmas break,” said coach Arlan Scholl. “The girls worked hard th...
  • Dragons split with Chase County and Wiggins

    Coming off the winter break, the Holyoke Dragons knew they would need to be at the top of their game as they faced two tough opponents. Friday night, Jan. 6 the Dragons traveled across the state line to face Chase County in Imperial, Neb. Holyoke came aw...
  • Wrestlers 8th in Ft. Collins tourney

    Eight Dragon varsity wrestlers competed in the Arnold Torgerson Invitational Tournament at Fort Collins High School Saturday, Jan. 7, taking 8th out of 16 teams. Dragon Broc Pelle pinned his way through the tourney to win the 170-lb. class. Mark Edmonds ...
  • PeeWee wrestling parents meeting set

    Holyoke’s PeeWee Wrestling program is set to kick off with a mandatory parents’ registration/information meeting Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the HHS wrestling room. Youth ages 4-15 (including junior high students) are welcome and encouraged to parti...
  • It's a small world after all

    I’ve heard it said, if you put 10 people in a room together, at least two of those people would have something or someone in common. For me, there was only one other person in the room, and it only took one conversation to find out we had some place in ...
  • Allie Billings hired as second-grade teacher in Holyoke

    “I’m excited. It’s real. It’s so rewarding. The kids are great. I can’t imagine anything I could be more blessed with.” These were just a few of the things a very excited second-grade teacher said minutes after completing her second full day ...
  • School board retreat set for Monday night

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will hold a retreat Monday, Jan. 16 from 5-10 p.m. in the Ortner Room at the Phillips County Event Center. There will be no regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17. The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. ...
  • Ballyneal foreclosure procedure initiated; rebuilding anticipated

    Foreclosure proceedings have been initiated by the sole secured lender/investor at Ballyneal Golf Course, located southeast of Holyoke in Yuma County. The foreclosure was recorded Nov. 3, 2011, according to the Yuma County Treasurer/Public Trustee office...
  • Elisa Sagehorn wins national speaking award

    Elisa Sagehorn was recently named the winner of the National Spokesperson for Agriculture Contest. She competed against other state winners as part of the National Ag Communications Contest. The spokesperson program was part of the 45th National Young F...
  • 2011 area agricultural orders are being taken now

    The 2011 edition of the Golden Plains Area Agricultural Handbook is currently in production and orders are now being taken. This publication is a permanent and often-used item in many farm, ranch and agribusiness offices in northeastern Colorado. This re...
  • Workshops empower farmers to work despite challenges

    Getting out of bed can be difficult for a person with rheumatoid arthritis or muscular sclerosis. For ranchers and farmers, these types of diagnoses can make running their agricultural operations nearly impossible. Colorado AgrAbility Project, a NIFA-fun...
  • JV girls beat Wiggins

    Holyoke girls’ jayvee basketball team finished last weekend with a loss to Chase County, Neb. and a win over Wiggins.  Holyoke JV 18, Chase County 42 In Imperial, Neb. Friday, Jan. 6 the JV team struggled against their Chase County opponent, losi...
  • JV boys split games

    Holyoke’s boys’ JV basketball team came away with one win and one loss this past weekend. They traveled to Chase County, Neb. and fell 33-52 Friday, Jan. 6. The following night, the Dragons played host to Wiggins and captured a 56-46 victory. Holyok...
  • Bernard wins free throw contest

    Larry Bernard, father of HHS Dragon Jordan Bernard, made three for three shots from the free throw line to win the fathers’ free throw contest Saturday, Jan. 7. The contest was held during halftime of the girls’ game against Wiggins and featured fath...
  • Boys C team wins

    Holyoke boys’ C basketball team came away with a convincing victory over Wiggins Saturday, Jan. 7 on the home court. The Dragons downed the Tigers 43-11. Christopher Bieber led the team with 18 points followed by Daniel Bencomo and Matt Golden each wi...