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  • Family recycling encouraged for all

    Each water bottle one recycles might not seem like much, but don’t undervalue the efforts. Those bottles dropped in the recycling bin can be made into dozens of useful items, from new bottles to t-shirts, carpeting and even automotive parts. Recycling ...
  • 14 schools in Holyoke Honor Band

    Fourteen schools participated in the Monday, Jan. 18 Honor Band in Holyoke, finalized with an evening concert. Among the participants were 11 HHS band members and seven HJHS band members. HHS students who earned first chair ranking in the Honor Band sel...
  • Become a licensed child care provider

    While the economy is struggling to recover, child care continues to be one of the most important issues faced by today’s working families. Having a job is one thing. Having a job and being able to find child care that works is another. Northeast Colora...
  • With two new lungs, Schafer savors renewed life

    “I now have renewed hope. Renewed life.” Randy Schafer celebrated a new birthday when he received a double lung transplant—a second chance at life. He and his wife Joy describe it as a tremendous gift, a gift only because of the goodness of God. It...
  • Pastor Sung finds unique tie to area

    First United Methodist Church Pastor Paul Sung found it a little ironic he landed in Holyoke nearly 100 years after a Methodist pastor from Brandon, Neb. and Venango, Neb., traveled to Korea as a missionary. Sung grew up in Korea and began serving as the...
  • 2010 U.S. Census provides employment opportunity

    With the 2010 census kicking off, the U.S. Census Bureau is in the process of locating helpers to assist with gathering the necessary information of Holyoke and Phillips County residents. Leo Mailander is a recruiting assistant in charge of finding appl...
  • Downtown daily whistles eliminated

    Businesses and residents near the downtown area noticed something different on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The daily whistle that sounds at 7 a.m., 12 noon and 6 p.m. didn’t make a sound in the downtown location. City Council members voted at their Jan. 5 meeti...
  • See it like C Lee

    Un-smart I found myself laying in a cornfield with two friends a couple of weeks ago. Weird huh? Well, we actually were goose hunting. The thermometer in the pickup at 6:30 a.m. read 11 degrees. We planned on five people but shortly before 9 p.m. the ni...
  • Another Perspective

    Attitude key in developing improved habits More and more people have come to the conclusion that New Year’s resolutions aren’t worth making. I took interest in a comment I read that we shouldn’t be as concerned about the food we eat between Christ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Showering together It’s come to my attention that men are being discriminated against. This dawned on me recently when my wife left me for one entire evening to attend a baby shower. What wild and degenerate behavior goes on at these things I haven’t...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Frazzled mom I can clearly remember a certain outdoor community function our family attended not too long ago. I was such a well prepared mother that night. I knew it would be warm when we got there, but that the sun would set shortly thereafter. So I ha...
  • Dragons host league tourney

    Coming off the holiday break a little flat, the HHS wrestling team still scored 123.5 points and had two champions in the league tournament Thursday, Jan. 7. Holyoke hosted the tournament which featured five Lower Platte Activities Association schools. ...
  • Stroh wins championship

    In a very tough “Battle at the Fort,” HHS wrestlers performed well Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Fort Collins Invitational. The team wrestled much better than two days earlier in the league tourney, according to coach Duane Stroh. Chad Stroh, at 135 lbs.,...
  • Zeiler qualifies for state in 200 free relay

    HHS swimmer Jordan Zeiler helped her 200 free relay team to a sixth place finish and state qualifying time at the Greeley Invite Saturday, Jan. 9. HHS swimmers on the Sterling HS swim team competed in what coach Adria Colver said was the largest and most...
  • HHS girls' basketball lands one win, one loss; look to Haxtun on Friday

    Coming back from a long break for the holidays, Lady Dragon basketball faced fierce competition in a busy weekend of ball games, finishing with one win and one loss. HHS athletes traveled to Merino Friday, Jan. 8 where they lost to the Rams 35-51. Playin...
  • HHS girls' JV basketball defeats Merino, Wiggins

    Holyoke girls’ jayvee basketball team came back from a two-week break to score two wins in last weekend’s games. Holyoke JV 33, Merino 29 Traveling to Merino Friday, Jan. 8, HHS girls’ JV won 33-29 over the Rams. Scoring was close, but the Drago...
  • Girls' C wins over Merino

    Competing against Merino on the Rams’ home court, Holyoke girls’ C team basketball captured a 27-24 win Friday, Jan. 8. The Dragons came out strong to take the lead in the first quarter and kept the pace with Merino throughout the game. Erin Vieselme...
  • Dragons add two more wins to record; stand at 7-1

    Coach John Baumgartner said he was happy to see his basketball team get the rust off with two wins after the winter break. Holyoke traveled to Merino Friday night and ran away with a convincing 80-33 win over the Rams and followed that up with a 58-43 vic...
  • JV boys beat Wiggins

    HHS boys’ jayvee basketball team picked up a convincing win over Wiggins Saturday, Jan. 9 on the home court coming out of the winter break.   Holyoke JV 62, Wiggins 34 Holyoke jumped out to an early 14-2 lead and never looked back. The only quar...
  • MV Equipment sees ownership change

    MV Equipment (with five locations in Holyoke, Sterling, Wray, Yuma and Burlington), announced a change in ownership Jan. 1. Until the first of this year, the John Deere business was owned by Cal West and Robert Kircher of Sterling and Jerry and Shelley M...