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  • Colglazier travels to Germany for farm exchange

    Agriculture is a dominant aspect of Colorado’s economy as well as a fundamental part of the global economy. Nick Colglazier was recently selected as a McCloy Fellowship Program representative and traveled to Germany to meet and work with members of the...
  • Alumni teachers uphold values at HHS

    Holyoke schools have always maintained a reputation for providing a strong education. It’s no wonder why many HHS alumni come back to their hometown and raise their families in the same schools. There are more than a dozen HHS graduates who have taken ...
  • Eva Grothman enhances life for local Regent Park residents

    A new hairdo can make one feel on top of the world, and Eva Grothman has been doing that for residents of the local nursing home for 24 years. “You just get to love every one of them,” Grothman said last week as she started her day in the beauty shop...
  • Innovation Schools application drafted

    An Innovation Schools application draft was reviewed at the Nov. 4 meeting of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. The local school district has been pursuing an Innovation Zone in order to have waivers from two state laws dealing with the n...
  • Kakfa steps into new role at Church of Christ

    As of this month, Dan Kafka has taken over the role of minister at Church of Christ in Holyoke. Former minister Bill Bryan, who lives in Imperial, Neb., had been working with the churches in both Holyoke and Imperial. He will now be focusing his attentio...
  • A time of praise ushers in holidays

    Community members are invited to usher in the holiday season with a time of praise this weekend. Circle of Friends women’s ministry is sponsoring the worship event Sunday, Nov. 16, from 2-4 p.m. at SunSet View community room. The entire family is invit...
  • Board reviewing new plans to increase efficiency at MMH

    Michael Curtis from the Neenan Company presented designs for numerous additions and improvements to the Melissa Memorial Hospital campus during the East Phillips County Hospital District board of directors meeting Tuesday, Nov. 4. The designs were develo...
  • I'm Just Cookin' Holiday Recipe Swap

    These are recipes I got out of either Betty Crocker or some other cookbook. After making them for over 50 years, they have become “my” recipes. Don’t know how many batches of each of these recipes have come out of our kitchen. The divinity has beco...
  • Paoli to build new town hall

    As the recipient of over $100,000 in grant funds, the Town of Paoli is excited to move forward on a new town hall. Mayor Virgil Harms announced they received a state Energy & Mineral Impact Assistance grant for $103,311 from the Department of Local A...
  • Swim team refuels with milk

    Holyoke High School girls’ swim team is the recipient of a Fuel up with Milk grant given by Western Dairy Association. The $1,000 grant will be used to purchase milk for team members to refuel and recharge their bodies after practices and meets. Jenna ...
  • Vieselmeyer named to VB All-Conference

    HHS senior Megan Vieselmeyer was named to the 2014 Lower Platte Activities Association volleyball All-Conference team for the recently completed fall sports season. Other volleyball players on the All-Conference list are Tara Traphagan, Mallory Noble, Ka...
  • Top four 1A football teams head to semis

    Colorado 1A football quarterfinals were played Saturday, Nov. 8, and consisted of some widespread scoring. The top four teams entering the playoffs lived up to their seeding and will advance to the semifinals. Top-ranked Paonia shut out No. 9 Platte Cany...
  • School board to meet Tues., Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include a principles of business class presentation by high school students, fall at...
  • FFA students travel to Ky. for national convention

    Five Holyoke High School students went to the 87th National FFA Convention Oct. 27-Nov. 1., in Louisville, Ky. Those attending the convention were seniors Nick Ortner and Anastasia Conklin, junior Josilyn Lutze, freshmen Kaitlyn Kent and Taylor Hendrix a...
  • End of direct payments is significant farm policy reform

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently unveiled highly anticipated new programs to help farmers better manage risk, ushering in one of the most significant reforms to U.S. farm programs in decades. Vilsack also announced that new t...
  • Farm Bill meetings offered

    USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency invites farmers and ranchers to attend a Farm Bill meeting hosted by Colorado State University Extension Service and FSA to discuss the Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage programs which provide revenue and...
  • RRWCD board to hold special meeting

    The Board of Directors of the Republican River Water Conservation District will be holding a special meeting Thursday, Nov. 20, from 1-5 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Greeley Guest House, 5401 W. 9th St. in Greeley. Agenda items inclu...
  • Local veterans saluted at Tuesday, Nov. 11, honor breakfast

    Veterans and their families were the guests of honor as Holyoke JR/SR High students and staff served an appreciation breakfast on Veterans Day Tuesday morning, Nov. 11. HHS students Tyler Lamm and Nick Ortner serve guests, pictured from left, Don Hewitt, ...
  • Turkey tips coming to local grocery store

    Northeast Colorado Health Department is kicking off their fifth annual Turkey Tips Food Safety Education Campaign. NCHD’s environmental health staff will be out in area grocery stores next week handing out free food safety information and magnets, as we...
  • It's the Pitts

    Round mounds of sound Many of the great cattle auctioneers and ring men of yesteryear were “fully-figured” men. Most of the road agents today seem to be in better shape, but a lot of the men I traveled with were well marbled big men with booming voic...