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  • Prevention available at shingles clinic Dec. 18

    Walgreens will be holding a shingles vaccination clinic at Melissa Memorial Hospital Friday, Dec. 18, beginning at 10 a.m. If a person has had chickenpox in their lifetime, then the virus, varicella-zoster, is already dormant in their system. Shingles, a...
  • Green light beckons patrons to Blisties

    Green means go, and when the vertical green light is flashing atop Blisties, it serves as a beacon, indicating the restaurant/lounge one mile south of Holyoke is open. Bill and Kristie Pelle ran Blisties from 1987-1993, then re-opened the local business ...
  • Ballyneal offers sporting clays, hunting to locals

    “It’s golf with a shotgun,” joked Ballyneal general manager Dave Hensley. After some restructuring back in 2012, the club is ready to bring back wild and preserve hunting, in addition to a new 10-station, or 10-“hole,” sporting clay shooting cou...
  • Sequel brings Sanders family back for Christmas musical

    The Sanders family is back for another round of gospel music in a sequel to last year’s musical “Smoke on the Mountain.” The Holyoke High School auditorium stage will be filled with the sounds of “Sanders Family Christmas” Saturday, Dec. 12, at...
  • A merry, rockin’ Christmas from kindergarten, 2nd & 4th grades

    A packed audience filled the auditorium for a rockin’ good time Thursday, Dec. 3, as the kindergarten, second and fourth grades took the stage for their annual Christmas program. The kindergarten classes got the party started under the direction of ele...
  • ‘Bright lights, Christmas delights’ for all at Country Christmas

    First-place float — Seaboard FoodsNancy Dee, Teresa Mailander and Kathy Wernsman model the ornaments they painted at the Prairie Winds Art Center.—Johnson Publications photosTo view the full article, consider a subscription to our print or digital edi...
  • Hickenlooper among speakers at Ag Water Summit in Loveland

    Water experts from across the state are set to convene for the 2015 Colorado Ag Water Summit Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., at the First National Bank Building at The Ranch in Loveland (5280 Arena Circle). The event is hosted by the Colorado...
  • Audit shows $111,415 increase in fund balance

    It was good news at the Dec. 1 meeting of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education when auditor Scott Szabo reported that the fund balance for the 2014-15 general fund increased from the beginning of the year by $111,415. That brings the beginnin...
  • 2016 budget approved at City Council meeting last week

    Holyoke City Council adopted the 2016 budget by resolution at the Tuesday, Dec. 1, meeting. Budget appropriations total $9,156,818 for the 2016 fiscal year and were adopted as follows: General Fund $4,964,768 Utility Fund $3,643,083 Sale of Heginbotha...
  • Dragons come from behind for 68-65 win

    Boys’ basketball started its season strong last Friday, Dec. 4, winning a tough game against the Fleming Wildcats. Fleming maintained their third-quarter lead through most of the fourth, getting ahead by as many as 13 points over Holyoke. Then, 11 poin...
  • Dragon relays power up to set swim meet tone

    “Today is a great day to race,” said HHS swim coach Aly Brinkema as the quote for the day entering the Valley Invitational Swim Meet at Gilcrest Saturday, Dec. 5. And the two opening relays set the tone, powering to solid finishes for the Dragons. S...
  • Rojo named outstanding wrestler at Burlington

    Eric Rojo started his senior wrestling year on target, claiming the outstanding wrestler award at the Ray Rhoades Classic dual tournament in Burlington Thursday, Dec. 3. In HHS’s four duals with McClave, Yuma, Rawlins County, Kan., and Calhan, the Drag...
  • Wrestlers compete in tough St. Francis Invite Saturday

    Dragon wrestlers met some tough competition in the St. Francis, Kan., Gabel/Jenkins Invitational Saturday, Dec. 5. Seven wrestlers competed in four weight classes. While they wrestled aggressively, they didn’t have as much success as in the opening dua...
  • Basketball spirit themes kick off with Superhero Night Fri.

    Dragon fans of all ages are invited to show some Holyoke spirit by participating in theme nights at home high school basketball games. The new tradition starts with Superhero Night at the home opener this Friday, Dec. 11, against Akron. Superheroes, which...
  • Injuries, absences leave girls with rough start to season

    Lacking a full varsity roster, the HHS girls’ basketball team lost their season opener 31-43 at Fleming Friday, Dec. 4. “Our first game did not go just exactly as planned,” said coach Arlan Scholl. “We encountered several injuries and absences to...
  • JV boys take Fleming

    Holyoke claimed a 36-23 win in a three-quarter boys’ junior varsity ballgame at Fleming Friday, Dec. 4. Taking a slight 11-10 advantage after one quarter, HHS stepped it up to shut out the Wildcats 17-0 in the second. Fleming outscored Holyoke 13-8 in ...
  • Girls’ JV BB finds win at Fleming

    Holyoke girls’ basketball junior varsity team beat Fleming 25-19 in their season opener on the road Friday, Dec. 4. Playing two quarters of basketball, Holyoke outscored Fleming 11-8 in the first and 14-11 in the second. To view the full article, cons...
  • JH sweeps Sterling

    HJHS took all three levels of boys’ basketball from a tough opponent at Sterling Tuesday, Dec. 1. Holyoke’s A team earned a 28-23 win, B team won 46-25 and the Dragon C team finished on top 36-19. “All season, we’ve had the quote ‘Respect ever...
  • JH boys take 2nd in B team tourney

    HJHS boys’ basketball finished second in the B team tourney held in Holyoke Saturday, Dec. 5. The Dragons fell to Sedgwick County 18-22, then defeated Haxtun 39-25. Sedgwick County won the tournament, going 2-0 for the day, and Haxtun was 0-2 for third...
  • Capt. Carissa Hostetler recognized in Wyoming

    Capt. Carissa Hostetler of Buffalo, Wyo., a member of the 153rd Civil Engineer Squadron, Wyoming Air National Guard, recently received Company Grade Officer of the Quarter for the Wyoming Air National Guard. Hostetler is the daughter of Linda Worley and ...