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  • Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) is on its way

    The Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) is a permanent disaster program created by the 2008 Farm Bill that replaces the previous “ad hoc” crop disaster program. Unlike previous disaster programs that paid for losses by unit and crop, the SU...
  • Grainland honored in Circle of Safety

    Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurer, announced the recipients of the company’s second annual Circle of Safety Awards. This year a total of 44 policyholders from across the state were recognized. Included in that grou...
  • Time to think about seed choices

    Following harvest, it’s time to think about next year’s seed choices. Regardless whether the crop is corn, soybean, sorghum or others, new seed will need to be ordered from a dealer representing a seed company. A farm manager’s best strategy for cho...
  • Dragons pick up two convincing wins on the home court

    Holyoke boys’ basketball came away with two convincing wins both at home Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19. Haxtun came to town Friday and Holyoke won the Phillips County Shoot-off 55-38. Sedgwick County entered the gym Saturday and the Dragons had no tr...
  • Lady Dragons win against Haxtun, fall to Sedgwick Co.

    With two games on their home court last weekend, HHS Lady Dragon basketball captured a big win over Haxtun Friday, Dec. 18 but fell to Sedgwick County Saturday, Dec. 19. “We continue to play hard but struggle with our shooting,” said coach Arlan Scho...
  • UNC Christmas Classic: good exposure for HHS wrestlers

    By Brenda Johnson Brandt In a huge, well-run wrestling tournament with quality competitors, HHS performed well and gained good exposure at the Dec. 18-19 University of Northern Colorado Christmas Classic in Greeley. Coach Duane Stroh said he was very pr...
  • JV boys beat Haxtun, Sedgwick County

    HHS boys’ jayvee basketball team picked up two home wins with victories over Haxtun and Sedgwick County Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19. The weekend home games kicked off with a convincing 57-34 victory over Haxtun followed by a 49-17 throttling of Sed...
  • C boys split games

    HHS Boys’ C basketball team lost to Haxtun 32-40 Friday, Dec. 18 and rebounded to beat Sedgwick County 49-19 the following night at home. Holyoke C 32, Haxtun 40 Holyoke led after the opening stanza but surrendered 14 points in the second to trail 16-...
  • JV girls' basketball scores two big wins

    HHS girls’ jayvee basketball came away with two big wins last weekend, beating Haxtun Friday, Dec. 18 and Sedgwick County Saturday, Dec. 19. Coach Arlan Scholl said the team is showing good improvement, and they did much better in free throws after a w...
  • HHS C girls win big Sat.

    In basketball competition against Sedgwick County Saturday, Dec. 19, Holyoke C team girls landed a big 25-13 win over the Cougars. Tied 7-7 at halftime, the Dragons come out strong in the second half, outscoring their opponents 18-6. Out of Holyoke’s ...
  • Swimmers dive into three competitions

    HHS swimmers on the Sterling HS swim team competed in Windsor, Scottsbluff and Valley heading into the holiday break. League relays were held at Windsor Saturday, Dec. 12, with a dual at Scottsbluff, Neb. Monday, Dec. 14 and a dual at Valley Thursday, De...
  • Become a licensed child care provider

    Becoming a licensed family child care provider in the home has many benefits. Child care can be an exciting and fulfilling career that offers the versatility of flexible hours, the chance to be at home with children or grandchildren, the opportunity to le...
  • NECALG conducts regular meeting Dec. 16

    The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Northeastern Colorado Association of Local Governments was held on Wednesday, Dec. 16 in Fort Morgan. Executive Director Larry Worth distributed a resolution appropriating the local match of $24,962 fo...
  • Students give food to benefit those in need

    Elementary students drop canned goods into a box Friday, Dec. 18. Students gathered in the gymnasium to sing Christmas songs and present food donations for the community food drive to help families in need. Instead of the usual gift exchange between class...
  • Achievement shared from first half of school year

    Accomplishments and goals for several district-wide committees were shared at the Dec. 15 Re-1J School Board meeting, reflecting achievement for the first half of the 2009-10 school year. Board members reported on the budget and facilities, standard of e...
  • Christmas a reminder of Ferguson's progress

    “It’s hard to believe where she was last year,” Connie Ferguson commented as she reflected on her 20-year-old daughter Brittney’s progress. In a time of year that’s big on family, the Fergusons have spent this holiday season thinking about how d...
  • Lighting contest winners named

    A magical Christmas display, complete with white and colored lights, snowmen and deer, can be seen at 805 S. Bowman. Jeff and Olga Sullivan, first place winners of this year’s lighting contest, created this classy display that can be best described as a...
  • Lighting contest winners named

    A magical Christmas display, complete with white and colored lights, snowmen and deer, can be seen at 805 S. Bowman. Jeff and Olga Sullivan, first place winners of this year’s lighting contest, created this classy display that can be best described as a...
  • Random drug test policy changes proposed

    Recommendation for changes in Holyoke School District’s random drug testing (RDT) program were presented to the local school board at its Dec. 15 meeting. The revised policy will return to the Jan. 19 board meeting for first reading. Random drug testi...
  • Golf course focus of city meeting; budget studied

    A golf course sub-committee was formed at the Dec. 15 City Council meeting with budget issues and communication being the focus for the group. Council members approved a $7,500 reimbursement, but not after bringing up and looking at questions concerning ...