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  • Promethean board demo rates 'wow' reaction

    “Wow” was the response of Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education members after a demonstration of Promethean board instruction from JR/SR high math teacher Lynette Hudiburgh. Having worked with the new technology since August, Hudiburgh showed sample lesso...
  • Promethean board demo rates 'wow' reaction

    “Wow” was the response of Holyoke Re-1J Board of Education members after a demonstration of Promethean board instruction from JR/SR high math teacher Lynette Hudiburgh. Having worked with the new technology since August, Hudiburgh showed sample lesso...
  • Peñas' lighting display shocks judges for first

    Lights at Sergio and Socorro Peña’s home shined just bright enough to grab the attention of this year’s judges and capture the first-place prize in the annual lighting contest. Lighting displays were judged three separate nights during December in an...
  • Peñas' lighting display shocks judges for first

    Lights at Sergio and Socorro Peña’s home shined just bright enough to grab the attention of this year’s judges and capture the first-place prize in the annual lighting contest. Lighting displays were judged three separate nights during December in an...
  • Local volunteer gives back

    After having grown up in Holyoke and investing so many years in this community, Nelda O’Neal and her husband Dale are finding ways to give back. Volunteer jobs are keeping this retired couple busy, whether it’s Meals on Wheels, the Melissa Memorial H...
  • Local volunteer gives back

    After having grown up in Holyoke and investing so many years in this community, Nelda O’Neal and her husband Dale are finding ways to give back. Volunteer jobs are keeping this retired couple busy, whether it’s Meals on Wheels, the Melissa Memorial H...
  • Elves, snowmen and a little rock-n-roll

    Amid all the holiday festivities taking place this month, elementary students, family and friends got all wrapped up in the annual Christmas program Tuesday night, Dec. 7 at the HHS auditorium. Kindergarten, second grade and fourth grade students, under ...
  • Choirs spread Christmas cheer at annual concert

    Just like Buddy said in the movie Elf, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Holyoke junior high, high school and select choirs certainly did that at their Christmas choral concert Thursday, Dec. 9. Under the dire...
  • A somewhat smelly Christmas for the Swedes

    Not many people enjoy spending an entire day getting a holiday meal ready in the kitchen only to have the house smell like stinky fish. But for Swedish families, a fishy house is just part of the Christmas holiday. The culprit, Lutefisk, a traditional di...
  • Extravaganza deemed a success

    Numerous people visited Heginbotham Library Sunday, Dec. 12 for the 4th annual Extravaganza. Librarian Laura Roth said it was a very successful day as over $700 was raised. Gwen Triplette and Yvonne Wernet, pictured above, browse over the goodies while Ka...
  • Church finds creative way to count down to Christmas

    First Christian Church in Holyoke has found a creative way to count down the 25 days of Christmas. On day 17, staff took $17 worth of change and created the Nativity scene pictured. Other ideas include a reindeer turned giraffe made out of 25 Fireball can...
  • Edmonds, Pelle named Outstanding Wrestlers

    Seven teams reported for a successful Larry Stroh Memorial Wrestling Tournament in Holyoke Saturday, Dec. 11. When the coaches’ votes were in, Outstanding Wrestlers (OW) for the day were both from Holyoke. Mark Edmonds won the lower weight OW award and...
  • JH boys win East League tourney

    Holyoke junior high boys basketball A team won the LPAA East Tournament held at St. Anthony’s Saturday, Dec. 11 to advance to the LPAA Championship. The boys beat Sedgwick County 36-17 and then took down Haxtun in a close 49-43 game to earn first place...
  • HHS boys come up short in Yuma

    After splitting their first two games of the season, the Holyoke Dragons traveled to Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11 to face the Indians. The boys fell behind early and were unable to claw their way back for a victory, falling 40-58. The Dragons got off to a slo...
  • JV boys fall to Yuma

    After capturing two convincing wins a week earlier, the HHS boys’ JV basketball team looked to continue with a win over Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11. The Indians proved to be tough as the Dragons fell 44-62. Yuma jumped ahead early to lead the Dragons 1-25 a...
  • C boys fall

    The Holyoke C boys’ basketball team traveled to Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11 searching for their first win of the young season. Yuma built a quick lead and the Dragons were unable to claw back, falling 36-63. The Indians quickly built a lead and Holyoke trai...
  • HS girls' BB faces tough Yuma team

    Coming off two wins last weekend, HHS girls’ basketball team had a tough game in Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11, losing to the Indians 32-43. “It was a tale of two halves of basketball,” said coach Arlan Scholl. Holyoke played very well in the first half,...
  • JV girls defeated

    Traveling to Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11, Holyoke JV girls’ basketball suffered a big loss to Yuma 24-44. It was a rough start for the Dragons as first quarter scores were 0-11. They came back to outscore the Indians 10-9 in the second quarter. However, Yu...
  • Girls' C team wins

    HHS girls’ C team basketball came home from Yuma Saturday, Dec. 11 with a 29-21 win over the Indians. Everything fell into place for the Lady Dragons, as they outscored Yuma in three of the four quarters. Leading scorer for Holyoke was Audi Peña with...
  • Highline Electric Association approves membership refunds

    Highline Electric Association has announced the Board of Directors approved a capital credits refund of approximately $1,853,000 to the membership. In addition, Highline retired capital credits totaling over $169,800 to estates in 2010. “At the Novembe...