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Gribben honored with ALS fundraiser

Gribben honored with ALS fundraiser

Fulfilling their obligation to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the HHS football team lined up on the field after Friday’s game with Eaton to honor Tim Gribben with the special fundraiser. Buckets circulated during the game to see whether coach Nic Balog or Superintendent Bret Miles would take the ...

Short-staffed police looking at new hires, part-time officers

With the Holyoke Police Department being down to only two officers, the HPD was the focus of a majority of the Holyoke City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2. The council accepted a resignation letter from now former police officer Larry Drake. Even though the council recently voted to increase wag...

2.5-mill override extension to appear on November ballot

Holyoke School District Re-1J voters will see a mill levy override extension question on the Nov. 4 ballot. Wording for the ballot issue was approved by the school board at its Tuesday, Sept. 2, meeting. Without creating any new tax or increasing any current tax, the ballot question asks for 2.5 m...

Class of ’15 ACT scores same as previous year

Every junior in the state of Colorado takes the American College Test in the spring, and results of that testing were recently released. Holyoke’s Class of 2015, who took the test last April and May as juniors, scored a composite score of 17.6, which is exactly the same score that the HHS Class ...

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Haynes couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Haynes couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

“We always had time for family. Your family’s your most important thing,” said Delbert “Deb” Haynes as he and beautiful bride Emily looked back on 70 years of marriage. Since their wedding...

Grant classic car auction draws 2,000 people

The Bullock auto auction is over, and all that is left is for the remaining cars at the auction site in Grant, Neb., to be hauled back to their new home. According to Yvette VanDerBrink, who conducted...

Sept. is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Obesity is on the rise when it comes to Colorado’s youngest citizens. In the past four decades, childhood obesity has tripled in the state, and Renee Porter, obesity clinical nurse at Children’s Hospital...

Enterovirus cases reported in Colorado

Testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory has confirmed that 19 of 25 specimens submitted by Children’s Hospital in Colorado tested positive for enterovirus-D68, an uncommon...

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago Sept. 10, 2009 Sarah Heermann of Holyoke earned State Champion honors in Western Division of Level II for 16-18-year-olds at the Colorado State Fair Aug. 28-30 in Pueblo. U.S. Senator...

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Hearts4Him concert in Sterling Sept. 12

Short-staffed police looking at new hires, part-time officers

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Class of 1974 celebrates at 40th reunion

Class of 1974 celebrates at 40th reunion

Members of the HHS class of 1974 who enjoyed their 40th-year reunion in Holyoke this past weekend are pictured from left, front row, Jody Saylor Merrill of Sterling, Ginnie Ross Krough of Loveland, Barb...

School board to meet Tues., Sept. 16, at 8 p.m.

Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS room No. 218. A new teacher reception is scheduled prior to the board meeting...

2.5-mill override extension to appear on November ballot

Holyoke School District Re-1J voters will see a mill levy override extension question on the Nov. 4 ballot. Wording for the ballot issue was approved by the school board at its Tuesday, Sept. 2, meeting....

Class of ’15 ACT scores same as previous year

Every junior in the state of Colorado takes the American College Test in the spring, and results of that testing were recently released. Holyoke’s Class of 2015, who took the test last April and May...

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Dragons lose home opener to Eaton

Dragons lose home opener to Eaton

Holyoke’s varsity football team took on tough competition against the Eaton Reds Friday, Sept. 5. Eaton, ranked No. 4 in the Colorado 2A division, took the win with a final score of 54-7. The Dragons...

HHS hosts match play tourney

HHS hosts match play tourney

Thirteen Holyoke golfers competed in a match play tournament at the Holyoke Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 4, with golfers from Brush, Yuma, Burlington and Cheyenne Wells. In match play, each golfer was...

Raceway finale Saturday, Sept. 13

Phillips County Raceway’s season finale is scheduled this Saturday, Sept. 13, starting at 7 p.m. Action will open with the main events that were rained out after heat races were run Aug. 23. To read...

HHS falls to Chase County in home opener

Chase County, Neb., came to town for Holyoke’s home softball opener Tuesday, Sept. 2, and the Longhorns handed the home team two losses, 20-12 and 22-10. “The first game started off well, but we...

Dragons finish 1-3 at Brush softball tourney

Holyoke finished 1-3 in the Brush softball tournament Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-6. The Lady Dragons were defeated by Akron 11-12, by Rocky Ford 1-16 and by Lyons 1-7 before dominating Yuma 16-5. “We...

HHS V-ball captures first win in Merino

Lady Dragons compete in Saturday tournament at NJC

Gribben honored with ALS fundraiser

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September ushers in local harvest season

September ushers in local harvest season

Although the first day of fall isn’t until Sept. 22, local farmers are gearing up for a busy fall season, with millet and bean harvest already under way. Millet harvest is 10 percent done, according...

Vieselmeyer, Camblin win top showman honors at state fair

Livestock competition at the Colorado State Fair proved successful for Phillips County participants this year. Austin Vieselmeyer won Grand Champion senior showman honors in the market hog division,...

Vesicular stomatitis cases cause quarantines of Colorado livestock

As of Sept. 4, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office had 208 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for vesicular stomatitis. Of the 248 original...

Sunflower moths detected in CO

Sunflower moth, banded sunflower head moth and seed weevils (red and gray) have been detected in the Front Range area and northeastern Colorado. Usually these insects are active in sunflower fields between...