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  • Dragon softball headed to State

    Lady Dragon softball team members carved a notch in HHS history Saturday, Oct. 16 when they qualified for the 3A State Softball tournament with a decisive 19-6 win over Yuma. This marks the first State appearance for an HHS softball team, and is a huge a...
  • Dragon softball headed to State

    Lady Dragon softball team members carved a notch in HHS history Saturday, Oct. 16 when they qualified for the 3A State Softball tournament with a decisive 19-6 win over Yuma. This marks the first State appearance for an HHS softball team, and is a huge a...
  • Science labs in need of help

    Research shows, and many students would agree, that students learn best by doing. So when the science lab was identified as an area of need in the facilities plan, we were thrilled for the impact an updated science lab would have on the students in Holyok...
  • School administration costs questioned by local citizen

    I have been following the school mill levy override and find it interesting. Teacher compensation definitely needs to be improved, as we all know teachers are the most important part of any good school system. Many cuts have been made in Re-1J School Dis...
  • Another Perspective

    Scam danger overlooked if friend expresses need Scams are everywhere. We’re constantly warned about them. BEWARE! We hear examples of how they’re used to prey upon older people. Yet last week when I got an e-mail from a friend, who had his bags stol...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Life of the party At the start of the summer, my little family took a weekend vacation to Palisade, Colorado. It’s a town famous for its peaches, but it also has art galleries, wineries and orchard tours. The trip sounded fabulous to me . . . until I ...
  • 4-H gets creative with hay bale decorations

    Decorated hay bales throughout the county promoted National 4-H Week Oct. 4-10 and provided a look at the creative side of clubs in the county. Displays set up in Holyoke are pictured, clockwise, starting at top right, Hog Wild by Challengers 4-H Club; b...
  • Biscuit is named animal hero

    Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation recently named Biscuit Colorado’s Animal Heroes Service Award winner for his outstanding service to Charlie Dressel. Biscuit, a horse owned by Larry and Linda Zuber, was first paired with Dressel four years ago, a...
  • Energy expo to be held Nov. 6

    One of the new facts of modern day life is that energy costs are going to increase. No one knows how high prices will rise, but energy will cost more in the future. Everyone can help themselves to pay less for energy by finding ways to conserve energy, i...
  • Garrison Keillor on the big screen

    “A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor” will take to the big screen in Holyoke Thursday, Oct. 21. The live show will be held at 6 p.m. and will be the third Fathom Event held at the Peerless Theatre this year. The live show will feature spe...
  • Jelden receives McGuffey Award

    Holyoke Re-1J School Board member Linda Jelden was nominated by her peers and recognized as a McGuffey Award winner at the Sept. 29 regional meeting of the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) in Sterling. “Linda’s commitment to education beg...
  • Brandt, Simms and Warren team up to run Peerless

    New roles at the Peerless Center are Bob Brandt as theater manager, Sherry Simms as facilities coordinator and Dana Warren as center director. New, fresh ideas are what the staff at Holyoke’s Peerless Center are all about. Bob Brandt, Sherry Simms and D...
  • State engineer optimistic that pipeline proposal will be approved

    The non-binding ruling from Arbitrator Martha Pagel on Oct. 7 found that Kansas did not act unreasonably in refusing to approve Colorado’s Compact Compliance Pipeline (CCP) proposal. However, the arbitrator stated, “The CCP proposal, in general, provi...
  • Conservation projects updated

    The Northeast Colorado Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council has been busy starting new projects they would like to share. Northeast Colorado RC&D covers six and a half counties which include Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Wash...
  • Garry Haynes memorial youth pheasant hunt dubbed a success

    Twenty-eight area youth were educated on various skills related to the hunting of upland game birds Saturday, Oct. 2. The event was held at the Haxtun Gun Club and was coordinated by the NE Colorado and Frenchman Creek Pheasants Forever chapters with assi...
  • Dragons #2 seed in Dist. softball

    Two wins at Burlington Saturday, Oct. 9 clenched second place for the Holyoke Lady Dragons in District 4 3A softball standings. The local girls head into the six-team district tournament as the #2 seed Saturday, Oct. 16 at #1 seeded Limon. In addition t...
  • HHS gym to go pink Oct. 15

    In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, Holyoke volleyball players have challenged their fans to pink out the HHS gymnasium Friday, Oct. 15 when they face Yuma. HHS senior and volleyball player Mallory Bennett is spearheading the event and said ...
  • Volleyball team 1-2 last week

    In volleyball action last week, the HHS Lady Dragons earned one win and two losses. Traveling to Akron Friday, Oct. 8, the team played hard but lost in three sets to the Rams 15-25, 9-25 and 17-25. Saturday meant tournament action for the Dragons in St....
  • Dragons fall to Akron, prepare for Indians

    After playing under the comfort of their home lights three weeks in a row, the Holyoke Dragons traveled to Akron with the hopes of handing the Rams their fourth consecutive loss. Akron entered the game on a three-game skid but made sure Holyoke didn’t ...
  • Arkulari plays in first state golf tournament

    HHS golfer Keaton Arkulari carded an 89 following his opening round 90 at the Class 3A State Golf Tournament at Eaton Country Club Tuesday, Oct. 5. The winning round was turned in by Ethan Freeman of Kent Denver. He carded 69-70 for a total 139 and three...