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  • Food fuels family, connects communities

    Not many would put the words “canning” and “relaxing” in the same sentence, but Nancy Berges certainly does. Berges, who has worked at Highline Electric Association for over 51 years, cans 1,500 cans of food in an average year. “My record is 2,...
  • Boiler at pool to be replaced; ‘Snuffy’ faces demise

    The need for a new boiler at the pool and a replacement for the fondly remembered leaf vacuum street cleaner “Snuffy” were among several matters discussed at the Tuesday, Nov. 17, Holyoke City Council meeting. City Superintendent Mark Brown stated th...
  • Boiler at pool to be replaced; ‘Snuffy’ faces demise

    The need for a new boiler at the pool and a replacement for the fondly remembered leaf vacuum street cleaner “Snuffy” were among several matters discussed at the Tuesday, Nov. 17, Holyoke City Council meeting. City Superintendent Mark Brown stated th...
  • Starkebaum named postmaster

    Steve Starkebaum has been named postmaster of the Holyoke Post Office, effective Saturday, Nov. 28. Starkebaum, who has been the officer in charge the last two months after Connie Troutman’s retirement, said this is a natural progression in his career ...
  • Starkebaum named postmaster

    Steve Starkebaum has been named postmaster of the Holyoke Post Office, effective Saturday, Nov. 28. Starkebaum, who has been the officer in charge the last two months after Connie Troutman’s retirement, said this is a natural progression in his career ...
  • Around Town

    Mark calendar for elementary Christmas program Holyoke Elementary School students will be entertaining on stage Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at the HHS auditorium. Under the direction of Marcia Dalton, kindergartners and second-graders will be performing ...
  • Dodgeball tourney a smashing success

    Nearly $1,200 was raised at the Friday, Nov. 13, HHS National Honor Society dodgeball tournament, and after minimal event costs, all proceeds will go to the Cassidy Hale memorial. The annual tournament is a hit among local students, with the majority of ...
  • My Vision for America...

    These four Holyoke High School students presented their Voice of Democracy speeches at the Nov. 12 Veterans Day program. Local sponsor for the contest is Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6482.Logan Osborne First Place There is no doubt that America is ...
  • Deer love leads to danger

    Whitetail rutting season has been causing deer to swoon and motorists to swerve this month as deer-vehicle collisions peak in the month of November. According to the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, more wildlife versus car accidents occur during...
  • The Skillet in its 32nd year of service

    A loyal customer base, paired with a commitment to offer top service of homestyle food with quality ingredients, has kept The Skillet Restaurant open in Holyoke since March of 1984. Owner/operator Angie Hofmeister and manager/bookkeeper Chris Lehman feel...
  • HHS drama to present ‘Oklahoma!’

    “Oklahoma!” will be the HHS drama’s fall musical this year, with showings Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, at 7:30 p.m. both evenings in the Heginbotham Auditorium at HHS. The classic is Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration, and remain...
  • Let it snow, let it blow

    Tuesday, Nov. 17, marked the second snow day in a week’s time for Holyoke schools, ushering in an early morning blizzard after heavy rain, thunder and lightning the evening before. Although the time between snowstorms saw sunny skies and temperatures in...
  • Holyoke boasts 14 top Sumdog winners

    Holyoke Elementary School earned 14 of the top 15 individual awards in this year’s Sumdog math contest. Holyoke as a school placed second overall in the contest, with the third grade scoring the highest as a class. Student participants numbered 299, a...
  • Building a Better Colorado seeks public input via new website

    Building a Better Colorado recently unveiled BetterCO.org, a website designed to provide Coloradans with information on challenges posed to the state’s governance structures and to gather public feedback on potential solutions. Building a Better Colora...
  • Cheerleading no longer a sport

    High school cheerleading has returned to activity status, rather than a school sport at HHS, as announced by athletic director Sandra Rahe at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Holyoke Board of Education. As a school sport, participants were unable to compete in...
  • Heermann earns business degrees

    Sarah Heermann, daughter of Eldon and Christine Heermann and a 2011 graduate of Holyoke High School, graduated from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business June 6, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a double...
  • Dille named to VB All-Conference list

    HHS sophomore Grace Dille was named to the 2015 Lower Platte Activities Association volleyball All-Conference team for the recently completed fall sports season. Other volleyball players on the All-Conference list are Tara Traphagan, Mallory Noble, Peigh...
  • HJHS defeats Caliche in boys’ basketball

    Holyoke Junior High boys’ basketball team doubled Caliche’s points in both A and B team action Thursday, Nov. 12, to take two wins on the home court. The Dragon A team earned a 46-23 victory, while the B team captured a 40-20 win. Holyoke jumped to ...
  • Printers Paper & More moves location under new ownership

    Printers Paper & More will remain an important part of Holyoke’s business district, now as a division of Scholl Oil Company. The business’s new location will be 118 S. Interocean Ave. in Holyoke, in the former Abts Express building. Arlan Scholl, ...
  • Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference Dec. 5

    “The Value of Livestock on the Land” is the theme for the Annual Western Sustainable Ag Crops and Livestock Conference set for Saturday, Dec. 5, in Ogallala, Neb. Speakers with experience in both the real world and scientific research will share what...