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  • JH wrestlers 2nd in LPAA tourney

    Holyoke Junior High wrestlers finished their season Monday, Feb. 29, at Ovid, where the team placed second in a field of seven teams in the Lower Platte Activities Association tournament. Coach John Zilla said he was very happy with the performance of th...
  • PeeWees take to local mats Sat.

    Holyoke Wrestling Club will host its annual PeeWee tournament Saturday, March 5, starting promptly at 9 a.m. at HHS. Organizers are hoping for close to 300 wrestlers from Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. The Holyoke team includes approximately 40, counting...
  • 1 million grains of rice donated to needy, thanks to elementary kids

    Students at Holyoke Elementary School donated 1 million grains of rice to needy people by practicing academic skills using the freerice.com website. In just two weeks, from Feb. 16-29, Holyoke Elementary students correctly answered 100,000 questions to m...
  • County approves several purchases

    Several purchase approvals were included on the agenda of a short press time meeting with Phillips County commissioners Monday, Feb. 29. The county will be proceeding with the purchase of new computers for county offices. The purchase will come from Holy...
  • Fort Morgan to host housing expo

    Progressive 15 is bringing a Housing Expo to the northeast Colorado region to explore the needs, challenges and solutions in all aspects of housing. The expo will be held Wednesday, March 9, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Fort Morgan at The Country Steak Out. ...
  • Avery is CSU’s new wheat

    Colorado State University announces the release of Avery, a new hard red winter wheat variety. Consisting of a cross between TAM 112 and Byrd, the original cross occurred in 2009, and doubled haploid breeding technology, rapid progression and testing enab...
  • Ag Day set for March 16 at Capitol

    A celebration of Colorado’s ag producers and agribusinesses is set for Wednesday, March 16, at the Capitol Building in Denver. The 40 agricultural organizations that make up the Colorado Ag Council will once again host Ag Day at the Capitol, starting a...
  • Award applications due March 8 for CCA

    In the state of Colorado, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust, in collaboration with Sand County Foundation, provide an award to recognize agricultural producers for their conservation achievements...
  • Control of public lands sparks legislative clashes

    Millions of Coloradans agree they love their public lands. Bring up who controls them, and the clashes begin. More than a third of Colorado is considered public lands: national parks, forests, monuments and grasslands. But underpinning any discussion of...
  • 9-year-old donates 9”

    Nicole Schlachter, 9-year-old daughter of Hazen and Andrea Schlachter of Holyoke, donated 9 inches of her hair to Locks of Love after Misti Redman gave her a haircut Friday, Feb. 26. The locks will help provide hairpieces for financially disadvantaged ch...
  • Teachers offered free seedling trees

    The Colorado State Forest Service is accepting applications from all Project Learning Tree-trained educators to receive free seedling trees from its Fort Collins nursery. Interested teachers may request seedlings for planting projects on public or private...
  • Kid Tested, Uncle Approved

    “Fuller House” (2016) I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I’m opposed to reboots and remakes. That being said, anyone could read back a few of these reviews and see that more often than not, I end up enjoying said reboots, remakes and seque...
  • Thinking About Health

    Changing guidelines label more people as diabetic A few months ago came some alarming health news. “Diabetes nation? Half of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes,” screamed a Los Angeles Times headline. WebMD weighed in with “Diabetes a Concern ...
  • Home Connection

    Question: I think my home needs some upgrading before I put it on the market to sell. What are the best renovation projects to add value? Home remodeling and “fixer-upper” television programs paint a very positive picture about the value of home addi...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 3, 2011 Curt and Brenda Lebsack became the new owners of Jake’s Feed and Supply March 1 after purchasing the business from Randy and Jackie Hale. Smith Wholesale Hardware is in the process of moving from its location in Haxtun to t...
  • Engagement announced

    Logan Krueger and Sara Swett of Holyoke announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of T.R. and Cheryl Swett of Burwell, Neb. She graduated from Burwell High School in 2012 and earned a bachelor’s degree in December...
  • Locally grown produce goal of new Farm to Child Care Program

    The Colorado Child and Adult Care Food Program is building on the success of the 20-year-old National Farm to School Program by developing a Colorado Farm to Child Care Program. The program will help child care centers and homes participating in CACFP ha...
  • Employees can maintain high productivity while working at home

    Telecommuting has grown more and more common over the last decade. Thanks in large part to advancements in technology that make it easier than ever before to connect remotely with coworkers, telecommuting is now something more and more companies are embra...
  • Pinnacol Foundation scholarships due Apr. 15

    The Pinnacol Foundation is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. The Foundation provides scholarships to children whose parents have been injured or killed in work-related accidents, regardless of insurance carrier. The application deadlin...
  • Grant training workshop March 21

    CSU Extension in Akron is hosting a half-day workshop on how to identify, develop and write successful grant proposals. It is scheduled for Monday, March 21, from 12-4:30 p.m. Attendees should take the projects they are currently working on, as well as pr...