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  • HHS wrestling team loaded with leadership; season opens Dec. 4

    With six seniors and six juniors, the 2014-15 HHS wrestling team is loaded with leadership. Coach Brady Walter sees this as a real asset as the upperclassmen help the younger kids benefit in the room. A total of 15 fill the wrestling roster this season,...
  • Team cohesion is swimming strongsuit

    After a short couple of weeks of practice, the Lady Dragon swim team already has great team cohesion, noted coaches Adria Colver and Aly Brinkema. Even though half the team comes from area schools, they gel well with the HHS students, added Colver. Over...
  • HHS cheer team wins Flip and Shout comp.

    Holyoke High School’s fall cheer team claimed first place at the Flip and Shout Competition at the Denver Coliseum Saturday, Nov. 29. “I was really proud of them,” said coach Jennifer Philips. “They were quite tickled to win this event.” Five...
  • ‘Give where you live’ on Colorado Gives Day Tuesday

    In one 24-hour period, residents across the state of Colroado are joining together to raise millions for Colorado nonprofits. Next Tuesday, Dec. 9, is Colorado Gives Day, an event encouraging donors to join the movement and “give where you live.” Co...
  • Hale gets taste of medical field at D.C. conference

    With an interest in the medical field, Cassidy Hale gained valuable knowledge and experience at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14-16. This HHS freshman was nominated to attend the conference where she joined around 8,000...
  • Fall athletes recognized

    Holyoke High School athletes celebrated their accomplishments for the 2014 volleyball, boys’ golf, softball and football seasons at the fall athletic banquet Tuesday, Nov. 25. HHS athletic director Sandra Rahe and team coaches praised the students for ...
  • Loveland dance group represents Colorado in Macy’s Parade

    Julia Ralston, 16-year-old daughter of Ralyn Ralston and granddaughter of Linda Statz of Holyoke, is pictured at front left with the girls from Loveland who traveled to New York City to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The girls were chosen ...
  • Show gratitude with gifts for those who aren’t members of the family

    Come the holiday season, many people find it’s not just family and friends on their shopping lists. Coworkers and acquaintances often land on such lists as well, and it’s not always easy deciding what to get those people who aren’t close friends or ...
  • Ag students can apply for new Grow Ag Leaders scholarship

    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agricultu...
  • FSA posts availability of emergency loans

    In accordance with Chapter 7 section 759.5(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack designated eight Nebraska counties as a primary natural disaster area due to drought. According to the ...
  • 2015 IRM Redbooks available

    The 2015 edition of the Integrated Resource Management Redbook is available at each Golden Plains Area Extension office. This has been a valuable tool for many years for livestock producers to collect calving data in the field along with maintaining a ca...
  • Customer connection a goal for growing, thriving businesses

    Establishing and maintaining a lasting connection with customers is a goal for businesses big and small. Nowadays, accomplishing that goal is easier than ever before, as businesses can take advantage of the Internet and social media to keep in touch with ...
  • Social media can affect careers

    Social media has become an integral part of modern society. Millions of people around the world use social media to connect with one another. But this valuable tool also can be a detriment, particularly to men and women seeking employment. What a person ...
  • Club report

    Raising Ranchers 4-H Raising Ranchers 4-H Club met Nov. 24 at the Ortner Room. The meeting was called to order by president Ty Camblin. Pledges were said, and Tanley Andersen did roll call and read the secretary’s report. Tristen Roll gave the treasure...
  • Wray museum to present Pearl Harbor, 1940s reenactment tour

    Members of the East Yuma County Historical Society will present “A Peek into the Past” holiday celebration at the Wray museum Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1-4 p.m. The public is invited to spend the afternoon as history comes alive with re-enactors and living...
  • Gentry Oliver earns national certification

    Gentry Oliver, former Holyoke teacher and a 2001 HHS graduate, recently received her National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification. NBPTS is a certification program dedicated to promoting excellence in education. The program improves t...
  • Update the kitchen with new paint

    Many homeowners dream of giving their kitchens a full-scale remodel. Though such a project can give a kitchen an entirely new look, that look does not come cheap. According to Remodeling magazine’s 2013 “Cost vs. Value Report,” homeowners can expec...
  • School board to meet

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Thursday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218. The superintendent’s report will include 2013-14 audit, principal reports from Friday staff meetings and final budg...
  • Did you know?

    Though there is no official data that declares the best-selling holiday toy for children of all-time, it’s fair to assume the lovable “Sesame Street” figure Elmo is high on the list of most popular holiday toys. Much of that popularity can be trace...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H Volunteer Training To have a successful 4-H program, volunteer leaders are a necessity. These individuals serve as club leaders, project leaders, county council advisors and committee members. Some 4-H volunteers even serve on district, state and nat...