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  • JH opens at Wray

    Twelve eighth-graders make up the Holyoke junior high wrestling roster this year. They opened their season at Wray Tuesday, Jan. 12. John Zilla stepped up to take the head coaching position this year. He coached wrestling in Kansas for 26 years but since...
  • Girls defeated in last seconds

    All the Holyoke and Burlington fans in the Dragon gym were collectively holding their breaths Saturday afternoon, Jan. 9, when the fate of the girls varsity basketball game came down to the final seconds. Holyoke led by one in the last minutes of the gam...
  • Lady Dragons start 2016 with strong wins over Wiggins, SedgCo

    Kicking off with game day immediately after the holiday break, the Holyoke girls varsity basketball team hit the court strong at NJC Tuesday, Jan. 5, to beat Wiggins 45-35. They followed that up later in the week with a huge 42-17 win over Sedgwick Count...
  • JV basketball girls go 2-1

    Following up a loss to Wiggins last Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Holyoke junior varsity basketball girls snagged two wins on Friday and Saturday over Sedgwick County and Burlington. Holyoke 16, Wiggins 25 The first half of the game in Wiggins last Tuesday reall...
  • JV boys go 2-1 for week’s ballgames

    Holyoke boys junior varsity had a big week with two games away (Wiggins at Northeastern Junior College Tuesday, Jan. 5, and Sedgwick County at Julesburg Friday, Jan. 8) and one at home (Burlington Saturday, Jan. 9). They defeated Wiggins 54-11, lost to Se...
  • Boys C team goes 1-1

    HHS boys basketball C team was 1-1 for the weekend, losing at Sedgwick County 23-25 Friday, Jan. 8, and defeating Burlington 31-26 on the home court Saturday, Jan. 9.   Holyoke 23, SedgCo 25 Sedgwick County made two free throws at the end of Frida...
  • Starkebaum elected county rep

    2016 county elections and annual meetings were held Jan. 4-7 in eight locations across Colorado. The purpose of these meetings were to elect a member and an alternate from each county to serve on the boards for the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee ...
  • FFA holds local creed speaking contest

    Holyoke FFA members competed in a local creed speaking contest Monday, Jan. 11, at the HHS auditorium. Chase Beckner won the competition, and Alex Vieselmeyer took second. They will both go on to compete at districts in Sterling later this year. Gold wa...
  • Re-1J board meeting set for Tues., Jan. 19

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218. A work session will begin at 6:15 p.m. with two topics: finalizing norms and legislative reviews. The regular meeting will begi...
  • Samantha’s Salt

    Your one word resolution Several years ago, I ditched writing down the long list of New Year’s resolutions and instead adopted the idea of sticking to a one-word theme for the whole year thanks to the website MyOneWord.org. It’s not that I didn’t f...
  • Thinking About Health

    Low premium insurance may not always be the cheapest option The enrollment period for choosing an Obama­care policy ends Jan. 31. That means if you haven’t already signed up and think you want coverage from your state’s insurance marketplace, now’...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H officer training Being elected as an officer of a 4-H club is both an honor and a stepping stone for leadership development. Each year the officers of the five Phillips County clubs and the Phillips County Council officers are invited to attend a 4-H...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJan. 13, 2011 Regent Park Nursing & Rehab in Holyoke is the first facility in Colorado to use AccuNurse, a system of voice-assisted care in which staff communicate with one another and with a computer base via personal headsets. Willia...
  • Chromebook craze

    Enthusiasm for the anticipated distribution of Chromebooks for all students in grades 5-12 reached its crescendo last week when the long-talked-about and long-studied 1:1 device program for Holyoke School District became a reality. When fifth- and sixth-...
  • Chromebook craze

    Enthusiasm for the anticipated distribution of Chromebooks for all students in grades 5-12 reached its crescendo last week when the long-talked-about and long-studied 1:1 device program for Holyoke School District became a reality. When fifth- and sixth-...
  • Trampas Hutches named MMH CEO

    Trampas Hutches was announced as Melissa Memorial Hospital’s new CEO at the Tuesday, Jan. 5, East Phillips County Hospital board meeting. “Hutches and the board have agreed to terms of employment, and he will officially join the hospital on Feb. 1,...
  • Trampas Hutches named MMH CEO

    Trampas Hutches was announced as Melissa Memorial Hospital’s new CEO at the Tuesday, Jan. 5, East Phillips County Hospital board meeting. “Hutches and the board have agreed to terms of employment, and he will officially join the hospital on Feb. 1,...
  • Ice blade tried; other options reviewed

    Snow and ice with more snow, cold temps and ice did not prove favorable for holiday traffic around Holyoke this year. The snow and ice removal process was blasted with concern at the Tuesday, Jan. 5, Holyoke City Council meeting. A letter signed by 14 ar...
  • Ice blade tried; other options reviewed

    Snow and ice with more snow, cold temps and ice did not prove favorable for holiday traffic around Holyoke this year. The snow and ice removal process was blasted with concern at the Tuesday, Jan. 5, Holyoke City Council meeting. A letter signed by 14 ar...
  • Around Town

    Get ready for a Pantie Raid! Creative Traditions in Holyoke is joining forces with quilt shops around the world for Pantie Raid 2016. From Jan. 15-23, they will be collecting new, store-packaged panties, undies, socks, PJs and more for women’s shelters...