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  • Bill would repeal temporary tax lift on agricultural inputs

    The bill that would repeal the 2.9 percent state sales and use tax on agricultural compounds, bull semen and pesticides has cleared the House and this week will start the process in the Senate. House Bill 11-1005 would repeal 2010 legislation that tempor...
  • JH relay team sets new school record

    Holyoke junior high track teams had a great showing in Grant, Neb. Monday, April 18. The seventh grade boys team captured the championship while the eighth grade boys earned second place. The highlight of the day came when the seventh grade boys 4x100 m...
  • HHS can't top Front Range

    Despite four inches of water covering the field a day earlier, baseball was able to be played in Holyoke Saturday, April 16. The Dragons played host to Front Range Christian, a team that has taken down Holyoke each of the last two years at the regional t...
  • JV baseball splits at triangular

    Holyoke junior varsity baseball team finished with one win and a loss in a triangular Monday, April 4 in Caliche. The Dragons managed to pick up a 9-2 victory over Caliche before falling to Yuma 5-8. Trevor Dalton got the win on the mound against Calic...
  • Ballyneal member aims to help Cox family

    A member of Ballyneal Golf and Hunt Club will be hosting a fund-raiser for Ben Cox from Haxtun who recently suffered a serious injury in a skiing accident. Member Jim Colton from Chicago, Ill., is planning to play 108 holes of golf in one day to raise mo...
  • Track team in action in Yuma

    Holyoke tracksters were geared up and ready for this year’s Yuma Bill Kalb Invitational track meet Tuesday, April 12. Earning top honors in Yuma were senior Marci Vasa in the girls’ triple jump and junior Alex Quintana in the boys’ 800 meter run. ...
  • Post office sees minor increases

    As of Sunday, April 17, the United States Postal Service implemented several small increases. The cost of a second ounce on letters that weigh up to three and one-half ounces increased from 17 to 20 cents, according to Connie Troutman, Officer in Charge ...
  • Drumroll Please

    Traveling first This week I wasn’t planning to write a column because I’m currently en route to Dallas, Texas. But I just had an awesome traveling first that I simply couldn’t wait to share. I realize that anyone who regularly reads Drumroll Pleas...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Kissaroo When my daughter Melise was born, I had this strange notion that I shouldn’t kiss her. It’s an odd thing to think regarding one’s own child, but I guess I felt like I had just met a stranger and it would be inappropriate to be so bold. The...
  • It's the Pitts

    Umbrellas and long necks (Best of) Back in the days when there were a lot more snakes, people drank their whiskey straight. It used to be a test of manhood to take your “snake bite medicine” without water. Now days that test of manhood has been reduc...
  • Cleaner cars can be the solution

    Colorado consumers face a dilemma: How can we continue to conveniently travel on a daily basis to work, school or home while limiting our impact on the environment? I love my bicycle and ride it regularly but it’s not a replacement for my car. And ligh...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoApril 20, 2006 Two seniors from Bear Creek High School in Lakewood are learning what farm life is all about while they stay with farmers Jim and Mary Tomky in Amherst as part of the Senior Field Studies program at their high school. Philli...
  • Emerald Awards celebrate excellence

    Three individuals were recognized for their key attributes of excellence in the education profession at Holyoke School District’s Second Annual Emerald Awards. The program was held Friday, April 15 at HHS. Those earning awards are pictured above, from l...
  • Emerald Awards celebrate excellence

    Three individuals were recognized for their key attributes of excellence in the education profession at Holyoke School District’s Second Annual Emerald Awards. The program was held Friday, April 15 at HHS. Those earning awards are pictured above, from l...
  • Peerless Theatre set to go digital, 3-D

    Holyoke’s Peerless Theatre will soon be showing movies not only in digital cinema, but also in 3-D. Golden Plains Recreation Center board members approved the purchase of a new digital cinema projector capable of showing movies in 3-D. Hopes are to in...
  • Peerless Theatre set to go digital, 3-D

    Holyoke’s Peerless Theatre will soon be showing movies not only in digital cinema, but also in 3-D. Golden Plains Recreation Center board members approved the purchase of a new digital cinema projector capable of showing movies in 3-D. Hopes are to in...
  • Scammers will stop at nothing for money

    Most people who are talented enough to work with computers and the internet go to college and then begin to work somewhere where their talents are needed and used. Others who are smart enough to work with computers and the internet choose to use their ta...
  • Scammers will stop at nothing for money

    Most people who are talented enough to work with computers and the internet go to college and then begin to work somewhere where their talents are needed and used. Others who are smart enough to work with computers and the internet choose to use their ta...
  • Ella Stewart is named Ronald Reagan Fellow

    Ella Stewart of Holyoke has been selected as one of six incoming freshman Ronald Reagan Fellows in the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program at Eureka College, Eureka, Ill. The award, based on leadership, service and academic excellence, includes a full-tu...
  • Ella Stewart is named Ronald Reagan Fellow

    Ella Stewart of Holyoke has been selected as one of six incoming freshman Ronald Reagan Fellows in the Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program at Eureka College, Eureka, Ill. The award, based on leadership, service and academic excellence, includes a full-tu...