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Retracing biblical footsteps

Retracing biblical footsteps

Nicole Brandt explores setting of the Bible in ancient Near East Camping near the Dead Sea on the other side of the globe is nowhere near like home for a lot of people, but for Nicole Brandt, it might have been the next best thing. “I was somewhere that it just felt right to be,” Brandt said...

Memorial Day program remembers the fallen

Memorial Day program remembers the fallen

“Today, as I think of this flag, I think of fallen soldiers.” Spc. 4th Class Gary A. Unrein addressed a small crowd at Holyoke Cemetery Monday, May 25, during a Memorial Day service that honored and remembered fallen members of the country’s military. With a loud, booming voice, Unrein rec...

School adopts new salary schedule with $33,500 base

It’s been 10 years since the certified staff salary schedule has been updated; base raise is $2,500 Financial constraints for the past 10 years have resulted in a decade-old salary schedule for certified staff in Holyoke School District Re-1J. But that is going to change with the 2015-16 schoo...

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One cent postal increases set

Very minimal postage rate increases are set to go into effect Sunday, May 31. A raise of one cent will affect the cost of mailing letters over one ounce and postcards. It is important to note that the...

Film premiere includes local talent

It has been just shy of a year since filming began in Haxtun for the indie Hitchcockian thriller “At Granny’s House.” Now after several months of post-production work, “At Granny’s House”...

General Assembly reviews 51 bills on education

The 2015 legislative session was not lacking for drama on the issue of education. The General Assembly reviewed 51 bills on K-12 and higher education during the session. The bills included rural school...

City looking to hire new code enforcement officer

Holyoke’s City Council had a big change of pace as a light discussion on hiring a code enforcement officer made for a swift meeting Tuesday, May 19. Holyoke Police Chief Doug Bergstrom noted one interested...

Dandelion royalty, family fun return to Daze schedule

Adding to the annual festivities offered at Dandelion Daze Saturday, June 20, the second holding of the Little Dandelion Royalty Talent Contest promises to add more fun and excitement to Saturday’s schedule....

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Supt. transition moves steadily

Transition in the Holyoke School District Re-1J superintendent position is moving smoothly as John McCleary prepares to take the reins July 1. Reporting at the May 19 school board meeting, McClearly...

Students present birdhouse projects to Ballyneal Golf Club

Students present birdhouse projects to Ballyneal Golf Club

On the last day of school, Friday, May 22, the fourth-grade class at Holyoke Elementary School presented the birdhouses they had made on Earth Day to representatives of Ballyneal Golf Club. Ballyneal...

Attendance rewarded

Kindergartners who had three or fewer absences and no tardies during the school year were recognized at a special breakfast for their families Thursday, May 21. Teachers Kerri Gardner, Cynthia Bahler...

Awards given to 4th-grade entrepreneurship winners

Holyoke Elementary School’s fourth-grade class learned valuable entrepreneurship skills during the recently-ended school year. The fourth-grade entrepreneur unit teaches economy and financial literacy....

4th-grade financial literacy recognized

For the third year, fourth-grade students at Holyoke Elementary School decorated piggy banks, with the help of art teacher Christina Martinez, as part of the financial literacy portion of their...

School board to meet next Tues. at 8 p.m.

School’s out for summer!

Briar Bergner earns 2 degrees in radiology

Krueger graduates summa cum laude

Mattson earns science degrees at Colo. Mesa

Class of 1955 celebrates 60-year reunion

Class of ’45 marks 70

Class of 1950 rallies for 65th-year reunion

10-year reunion brings back Class of 2005

School adopts new salary schedule with $33,500 base

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Sprint cars coming to town

Sprint cars will join the regular IMCA divisions for an action-packed show at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke this Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. Blood Sweat and Tears’ Colorado Alliance Mod/Stock...

MMHF fitness challenge and triathlon scheduled

Now in its 11th year, the Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Amateur Triathlon will kick off once again with an eight-week fitness challenge beginning Saturday, June 13, leading up to the triathlon competition...

Track girls win highest GPA award in Colorado

Holyoke High School girls’ track and field team members were recently rewarded for tying for the highest cumulative team grade-point average in varsity activity in the Colorado 2A division for the 2014-15...

Dragon Draft attracts 96

Continued strength training is the summer goal for the Dragon Draft weightroom program. Monday, May 18, 96 students who will be in grades 5-12 next fall participated in the draft process where students...

Kroeger named to All-Conference list

HHS sophomore Gunnar Kroeger was recognized as a Lower Platte Activities Association All-Conference pick for his effort during the 2015 baseball season. Kroeger’s honor was announced at the May 18...

Summer swimming kicks off Saturday

Rye wins 2A baseball

Nosewisz, Anderson win weekend tourney

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Freezing temps impact wheat yields

Freezing temperatures have affected many wheat fields within the Colorado High Plains Region this season. In fields where only some of the tillers have been damaged, there is still plenty of time for undamaged...

Tips offered for corn planting at low temps

Since soil temperature, stand establishment and uniform emergence are all key considerations when attempting to determine an optimum corn planting window, early plantings are generally discouraged when...

Ag consultants available to assist producers

The science of farming is becoming more complex each year. Farmers increasingly deal with unforgiving agricultural pests, some of which are developing resistance to current technology. In addition, new...