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  • It's the Pitts

    Man perfume As a cattleman I hate to admit this but I like pigs. There, I’ve said it. So sue me. In fact, I like almost everything about pigs, from how smart they are to how good their pork chops taste. But there is one thing I don’t like about pigs...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Bitten by the dog Sometimes my toddler daughter can be a little hard on our pets. A few months ago, Melise did a belly flop onto the dog’s back. She caught him off guard and he jumped up, causing her to roll off to one side. I gave her a good finger wa...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years Ago—Nov. 3, 2005 On Monday, Phillips County Commissioners were notified by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs they have been awarded a $500,000 Energy Impact Assistance grant to help with the construction of a new community building at...
  • Monkey meets zebra for fun times

    Checking out the jungle bro­—Monkey meets zebra for much more fun than the costume contest they don’t even realize they’re in.“I wan’na be like you” might be the thoughts of monkey Bryson Burnett and/or zebra Bodhyn Ring as they exchange gree...
  • Monkey meets zebra for fun times

    Checking out the jungle bro­—Monkey meets zebra for much more fun than the costume contest they don’t even realize they’re in.“I wan’na be like you” might be the thoughts of monkey Bryson Burnett and/or zebra Bodhyn Ring as they exchange gree...
  • Re-1J mill levy Passes; Statz elected Treasurer

    With approximately 70 more ballots to be counted Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Election Night results on Holyoke School District Re-1J’s mill levy override question showed the measure passing by about 56-44 percent. Total votes from the Tuesday count were 721...
  • Re-1J mill levy Passes; Statz elected Treasurer

    With approximately 70 more ballots to be counted Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Election Night results on Holyoke School District Re-1J’s mill levy override question showed the measure passing by about 56-44 percent. Total votes from the Tuesday count were 721...
  • New tire technology finds way to Holyoke

    Nitrogen takes place of air in automobile tires New technology is always presenting itself in today’s society. It’s no different in Holyoke, as something new has been implemented in the tire service business. Nitrogen filled tires are now being offe...
  • New tire technology finds way to Holyoke

    Nitrogen takes place of air in automobile tires New technology is always presenting itself in today’s society. It’s no different in Holyoke, as something new has been implemented in the tire service business. Nitrogen filled tires are now being offe...
  • Hospital board reviews survey results

    Results were positive after East Phillips County Hospital District (EPCHD) board members sat through a presentation at their Tuesday, Oct. 26 regular meeting. Board members held a conference call with Dr. John Combes of the American Hospital Association ...
  • Hospital board reviews survey results

    Results were positive after East Phillips County Hospital District (EPCHD) board members sat through a presentation at their Tuesday, Oct. 26 regular meeting. Board members held a conference call with Dr. John Combes of the American Hospital Association ...
  • HHS cheerleaders win first place, grand champ awards Saturday

    Holyoke High School cheerleaders are pictured with their first-place Advanced Varsity Cheer trophy and their Grand Champion cheer plaque which they won at the Mile High Championship competition at Grandview High School in Aurora Saturday, Oct. 23. Cheerle...
  • Lady Dragons slaughter Haxtun and Highland

    Lady Dragon volleyball teams had a clean sweep last week when the varsity, JV and C teams all finished their regular seasons with big wins against both Haxtun and Highland. “It was really nice for the girls to end their seasons with two wins,” said c...
  • Dragons win final home game, face Wray next

    Those in the stands Friday night, Oct. 22 saw a similar sight as the Holyoke Dragons took the field to face off against the Highland Huskies. Highland took the ball on the first drive of the game and moved it down the field for an early score. The scene ...
  • Lady Dragons fall to eventual state champs

    Holyoke came out fighting, and played that way the whole game in first round of the 3A State Softball tournament at the Aurora Sports Complex, said a proud coach Ashley Clayton. The Dragons lost that first-round contest 1-11 in six innings to the Valley ...
  • Pink-Out raises $1,500

    The Holyoke High School volleyball team’s Pink-Out promotion on Oct. 15 netted more than $1,500 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Project coordinator Mallory Bennett, a senior member of the volleyball team, said the money was raised from the a...
  • 29 on JH basketball roster

    Holyoke junior high basketball players entered their third week of practice this week in preparation for their first game Monday, Nov. 1 against Sedgwick County. Twenty-nine players turned up for practice. There are 19 seventh graders and 10 eighth grade...
  • Sandy Fetzer to be inducted into CSU Hall of Fame Friday

    Sandy (Ham) Fetzer, former Haxtun standout athlete, will be one of five people inducted into the Colorado State University Sports Hall of Fame Friday, Oct. 29 at the Fort Collins Marriott at 5:30 p.m. Fetzer was one of the most versatile distance runners...
  • Evaluations, policy revisions head school board discussion

    Evaluation of Supt. Bret Miles, a self-assessment of the board and Section J policies on students highlighted the Oct. 19 discussion of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. Following a 35-minute executive session with Supt. Miles, the board ...
  • New HVFD sign hangs in memory of Blaine Scott

    There’s no mistaking where Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department is located after the recent addition of a new sign on their facility at 110 N. Campbell. The new sign, bought with memorial funds in memory of Blaine Scott, reminds firefighters and community...