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  • MMHF says thank you to community

    “We are all here for one goal — the growth and progression of Melissa Memorial Hospital.” Nancy Colglazier, executive director for Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation, and other board members from the foundation and the hospital gave their appreci...
  • Around Town

    Homecoming parade floats need to sign up “Fuel the Fire” is the theme for the 2014 HHS Homecoming, with the parade scheduled for Friday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. on Interocean Avenue. Parade entries will need to be in line by 1:30 p.m. Anyone interested ...
  • 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 Aug. 24, 1944, these lifetime Holyoke residents have li...
  • 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 burst onto the field with the opening kickoff and st...
  • 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 paired against a golfer from another school, and it wa...
  • 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 the auction for the Bullock family, around 2,000 peop...
  • 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 Fisher Kreider of Holyoke, Jenet Brinkema Enninga of...
  • 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 the full article, contact us about subscribing to ou...
  • 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 had a bad inning and weren’t able to overcome soon en...
  • 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 played slow and timid,” said coach Sherman Kage ...
  • HHS V-ball captures first win in Merino

    Lady Dragons varsity volleyball displayed a stronger offensive focus as they gained their first victory of the season in Merino Tuesday, Sept. 2, improving their record to 1-1. The girls captured the win in four sets, 26-24, 25-15, 23-25, 25-17. After th...
  • Lady Dragons compete in Saturday tournament at NJC

    HHS varsity volleyball went 1-3 at the NJC tournament in Sterling Saturday, Sept. 6. The girls defeated Heritage Christian and lost to Akron, Otis and Caliche. “We weren’t as aggressive as we needed to be,” coach Michelle Vieselmeyer said. “But w...
  • 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 to Steve Young on Monday, Sept. 8. “We’ve seen so...
  • 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, and Kaylee Camblin was named GC intermediate showman i...
  • 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 quarantines, 40 have now been released. “The ...
  • 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 mid-July to early September in Colorado. If the s...
  • 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 in Colorado, knows that firsthand. “We are s...
  • 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 respiratory virus. Investigation into this outbreak ...
  • 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 at 7:15 p.m. that evening in the board room. The supe...
  • Sept. 17 Water Plan meeting gives South Platte Basin a voice

    “Water is essential to Colorado’s quality of life and economy, but our ability to maintain those values will be challenged by a growing population, increasing demands for water and limited supplies of this precious resource.” These words appear on ...