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  • Successful harvest nearly finished

    With Thanksgiving approaching, the end to the annual corn harvest is also quickly coming to a close. Corn harvest was estimated to be about 90 percent or more complete as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 15 and should wrap up within the coming weeks, weather per...
  • Legacy events on the minds of hospital foundation

    Legacy. One organization in Holyoke takes this word to heart. Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation has just announced the theme for its second annual legacy event planned Feb. 11, 2012. The foundation will also host its annual Legacy of Thanks celebration...
  • Legacy events on the minds of hospital foundation

    Legacy. One organization in Holyoke takes this word to heart. Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation has just announced the theme for its second annual legacy event planned Feb. 11, 2012. The foundation will also host its annual Legacy of Thanks celebration...
  • HHS remembers all veterans on 11/11/11

    Veterans Day is a day to remember those who have and are currently serving the United States of America. This year was no different. Holyoke students filled the auditorium Friday, Nov. 11 to honor and remember every United States veteran. Ten students be...
  • HHS remembers all veterans on 11/11/11

    Veterans Day is a day to remember those who have and are currently serving the United States of America. This year was no different. Holyoke students filled the auditorium Friday, Nov. 11 to honor and remember every United States veteran. Ten students be...
  • Dodgeball tournament draws 14 teams, raises $800

    “Scar Tissue” breezed through the bracket Friday night, Nov. 4 to take first place in the HHS National Honor Society dodgeball tournament. Team members are pictured from left, Cutter Garrison, Kyle Bules, Corey Zeiler, Mike Smith, Dusty McConnell and ...
  • Love for books discovered at library storytime

    Books, snacks and crafts are all a part of Heginbotham Library’s storytime—an activity that might just have more benefits for young children than people think. “Bringing your children for storytime is a great introduction to reading and being read ...
  • Local recycling pays off in the long run

    The “Green Movement” has been sweeping the country, and the overflowing piles of paper, cardboard and plastic are certainly proof that Holyoke is doing its part to make northeast Colorado a little “greener.” “Recycling is making a difference,...
  • School Board to reorganize Tues.

    Election results were just coming in as Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education met Tuesday, Nov. 1. The current board will canvass the election at the Nov. 15 meeting, then new members will take their oaths of office and the board will reorgani...
  • FCCLA participates in district conference

    Holyoke FCCLA chapter traveled to NJC in Sterling for their District FCCLA Conference Wednesday, Oct. 19. Area high schools represented at the conference included Akron, Brush, Fort Morgan, Haxtun, Merino, Sterling, Wray and Yuma. Parliamentary procedure...
  • Colorado voters reject Prop. 103

    Phillips County voters mirrored the statewide vote in rejecting Proposition 103 on the Nov. 1 ballot. Proposition 103 would have raised $2.9 billion for Colorado’s education system. Statewide, the issue failed by approximately 64-36 percent. Phillips ...
  • Board of Education to meet Tuesday, Nov. 15

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. The superintendent’s report will include a final presentation of the October count and budget information. Action items on the agenda include appr...
  • Wannabe mascot hangs out at school

    A little bit of irony took place Friday afternoon, Oct. 28 at Holyoke High School. This young Red tailed hawk was found hanging out on the north side of the building just after the lunch hour. The ironic part of the situation was the Holyoke Dragon footb...
  • Club report

    Paoli Hustlers 4-H Club The Paoli Hustlers 4-H Club met Oct. 23 at Phillips County Event Center at 4 p.m. Members signed thank you notes for their sheep herdsman award and hay bale. The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at Phillips County ...
  • College news

    Dane Olofson was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the largest honor society in American higher education, on Oct. 23 at Colby Community College (CCC) in Colby, Kan. He is a member of the Rho Iota Chapter and carries a 4.0 GPA at CCC. Phi Theta Kappa has mo...
  • Thriller steals the show

    Along with a regular marching performance, members of the Holyoke JR/SR high marching band performed Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” complete with the famous dance during the halftime show Friday night, Oct. 28. The special performance came days before...
  • JH boys come up short in season's first ball games

    Holyoke junior high boys’ basketball teams had a rough start to the new 2011 season. They traveled to Sedgwick County Tuesday, Nov. 1 and played host to Sterling Thursday, Nov 3. None of the junior high teams managed to come out on top and will look to...
  • North Central teams advance in playoffs

    All three North Central conference football teams that made the Class 1A state football playoffs have advanced to the quarterfinals which will be held Saturday, Nov. 12. No. 8 Wray axed No. 9 Crowley County 32-12 and will host No. 1 Burlington Saturday. ...
  • '20s come alive at Phillips County Museum

    After giving the password, ameche, visitors at Phillips County Museum’s Roaring 20’s night Thursday, Oct. 27 had to choose if they were for or against prohibition. Pinned with their “for” or “against” button, they were off on a scavenger hunt....
  • Pheasant season opens Saturday

    Ring-necked pheasant and northern bobwhite quail season begins Saturday, Nov. 12. Pheasant hunting in northeastern Colorado will be similar to last year’s hunting with the exception of areas that received hail this summer. In those areas, the hunting wi...