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  • Music department shares talent in annual Smorgasbord concert

        Band students in grades 5-12, as well as junior high and high school choir members, entertained at the annual Smorgasbord Concert Monday, March 2 in the HHS auditorium.    Pat Wiebers is the director for the fifth grade, sixth grade, junior high...
  • HHS boys, girls in regionals

        Basketball season is extended this week for Holyoke boys’ and girls’ teams, as both qualified for regional competition Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7.    HHS boys won the district championship to advance to the Region 2 tournament at Wal...
  • Dragons are dist. champs; advance to Regionals

        Earning the title of district champion, the Holyoke Dragon basketball team beat the Akron Rams, 48-35, at the Northeastern Junior College campus in Sterling on Saturday, Feb. 28.     Winning the district championship also means the boys will adv...
  • Dragons are dist. champs; advance to Regionals

        Earning the title of district champion, the Holyoke Dragon basketball team beat the Akron Rams, 48-35, at the Northeastern Junior College campus in Sterling on Saturday, Feb. 28.     Winning the district championship also means the boys will ad...
  • Girls claim dist. runner-up, advance to Regionals

     With three district games last week, the Holyoke Lady Dragon basketball team earned district runner-up honors and will be advancing to regionals.  In the district championship game on Saturday, Feb. 28, the Dragons fell to Wray 46-60. In district act...
  • Girls claim dist. runner-up, advance to Regionals

     With three district games last week, the Holyoke Lady Dragon basketball team earned district runner-up honors and will be advancing to regionals.  In the district championship game on Saturday, Feb. 28, the Dragons fell to Wray 46-60. In district act...
  • With a quack quack here, and a quack quack there...

             This might not be Old MacDonald’s farm, but there were certainly plenty of animals to be found at FFA’s annual Barnyard Day. Alex Bohlender looks on as fellow first grader Tony Dominguez gets up close...
  • With a quack quack here, and a quack quack there...

             This might not be Old MacDonald’s farm, but there were certainly plenty of animals to be found at FFA’s annual Barnyard Day. Alex Bohlender looks on as fellow first grader Tony Dominguez gets up close...
  • Rocky Mountain News final edition printed during CPA convention

        Newspaper personnel from across the state gathered at the 2009 Colorado Press Association (CPA)annual convention at the Brown Palace in Denver Feb. 26-28, celebrating 131 years in newspapers.    Ironically, at the onset of the convention Thursda...
  • Phillips County Family Education Services receives El Pomar grant

     Phillips County Family Education Services (PCFES) received $16,667 in a grant awarded by El Pomar Foundation’s Northeast Regional Council. They are one of 16 nonprofit organizations that were granted a total of $188,000 in a presentation in Sterling ...
  • David Pritt graduates from basic training

        Air Force Airman David E. Pritt has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.    During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, core values, and military cus...
  • Wieland explains state trapping requirements

    By Jack Wieland, Colorado Division of Wildlife, DWM    The passing of Amendment 14 in 1996 by 52 percent of Colorado’s voters changed how wildlife can be taken in Colorado by restricting the use of leghold traps, body-grip (conibear) traps, snares, n...
  • Pamida building situation unclear

        “Pamida will not be coming to Holyoke,” was the announcement made by Mayor David Nygaard at the Holyoke City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17.    However, Pamida representatives, when contacted, wanted to remind the public there already i...
  • Man in custody after semi-trailer theft in Lamar, Neb.

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican    A report to the Chase County, Neb. Sheriff’s Office regarding the unlawful use of a semi-truck and trailer last month has led to a number of charges against an alleged thief.    Justin Lundgren, 33, was arr...
  • Rep. Sonnenberg in town Thursday

        State Representative Jerry Sonnenberg of Sterling will travel to each end of his district and listen to constituents Thursday, Feb. 26. His tour will start in Sterling at the Sterling Ramada Inn, east of Sterling on Highway 6. He will be there from...
  • Surgery, seizure postpone Ferguson's homecoming

     “God does not give us more than we can handle” is what Connie Ferguson keeps repeating to herself as her daughter Brittney continues to face challenges in her recovery from her Sept. 25 auto accident. The 20-year-old had surgery on Friday, Feb. 20 ...
  • Holtzman pieces together 'Quilts in My Cubicle'

     Quilting may be a casual hobby for some people, but recently Barbara Holtzman of Holyoke took her hobby to the next level. She wrote the step-by-step instruction book entitled “Quilts in My Cubicle.” The book is designed for people who love to qu...
  • It's the Pitts

    Quit While You’re Behind    Before auction markets came along with a better form of price discovery, there existed a class of characters known as ‘traders.’    There were three prerequisites to be a member of this cattle tradin’ fraternity: ...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Take a deep breath    The air that you have brought into to your lungs is about 78 percent nitrogen, 21 percent oxygen and has less than one percent of carbon dioxide and water vapor. This air passes through the mouth and nostrils where it is warmed an...
  • Arts support urged by PCAC

        “What does not exist in the environment cannot be developed.”—Schinichi Suzuki    In these financially difficult times, budgets—including that of Holyoke’s school district—are being cut or reordered. It is easy to sort the basic from...