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  • HHS Dragons 1-1 during tough road stretch

    Holyoke knew going into the week’s matches that they had their work cut out for them with Haxtun, the top-ranked team in the Lower Platte league, and Fleming, the top-ranked team in the North Central league. Holyoke was up for the challenge, losing to ...
  • Girls grab 2 wins in Haxtun, Fleming

    Holyoke Lady Dragons put two more wins in the scorebook last week after dominating Haxtun 41-20 and Fleming 48-38. “We played well at times in both of these games, but still need to be a little more consistent and composed when the pressure is on,” s...
  • Erin Vieselmeyer signs to Concordia University

    Erin Vieselmeyer, a standout senior athlete at HHS, has signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career playing as a member of the Concordia University Bulldogs in Seward, Neb. Vieselmeyer is pictured seated at right, next to HHS coach Arlan ...
  • Hoops Homecoming Saturday at NJC

    The 19th Annual Hoops Homecoming event will take place at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling this Saturday, Feb. 23. The college’s alumni association invites everyone to come back to campus and enjoy a day in Sterling. While the evening ball games...
  • School menu

    Feb. 25-March 1 Elementary Breakfast Monday, Feb. 25: French toast sticks or fruit muffin with yogurt, fruit, milk. Tuesday, Feb. 26: Breakfast burrito or bagel with toppings, fruit, milk, juice. Wednesday, Feb. 27: Sausage gravy with biscuit or cerea...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Cheers to chocolateThere’s really not much to say about this recipe. I mean, I am without words right now, which is saying a lot for someone who makes her living with words. I spotted this copycat recipe on the internet and just knew I needed to try it...
  • Abts Express welcomes pharmacist

    After seven months of having no pharmacist in Holyoke, Abts Express will fill the void as a full-time pharmacist will begin at the store March 1. Abts Express will celebrate with a grand opening on Friday, March 1. A variety of door prizes will be given ...
  • Ag-ed gets new arc welders

    New arc welders are now in place in the metal shop in Holyoke JR/SR High’s agricultural education program, thanks to the support of a $5,000 DuPont Pioneer grant. Local ag instructor Guy Kuntz said these new arc welders will provide students with the o...
  • Credit union celebrates 75 years

    With another successful year under their belt, as reported at the annual meeting Monday, Feb. 18, Holyoke and Imperial, Neb. Community Federal Credit Unions have much to be thankful for from 2012 and much to look forward to in 2013. Along with the strong...
  • HHS qualifies 8 for state FBLA

    During the Thursday, Feb. 7 FBLA District Leadership Conference at NJC in Sterling, eight HHS members qualified for the 2013 state conference in Vail April 21-23. Those who qualified are AJ Brandt, Jesus Hermosillo, José Jaquez, Ben Martinez, Chris Pell...
  • Lions Club provides wheelchair for local grocery shopping

    John Erickson is a happy shopper as Holyoke Lions Club recently provided a wheelchair for use at Holyoke Marketplace. Erickson is pictured with Marketplace floor manager Wade Warren during a successful shopping trip Monday morning. Erickson said when the...
  • Carrick graduates from Fort Benning

    PV2 Dustin Carrick recently graduated from a 17-week program with the Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. The Army graduation ceremony was Thursday, Jan. 24. The program was One Station Unit Training, which combines Bas...
  • ‘It’s a Girl Thing’ promotes good self-esteem in JR/SR High

    Self-esteem and bullying are serious issues that affect the lives of many girls here and around the world. Holyoke FCCLA members Brenda Hernandez, Ana Olivas and Rubi Canales recently launched a project called “It’s a Girl Thing!” Guest speaker Jam...
  • FCCLA attends district conference

    Holyoke High School FCCLA chapter traveled to NJC Jan. 30 to attend the district conference. The opening ceremony consisted of speeches from candidates for district officers. The main activity of the day was roundtables where current district officers ea...
  • School meeting rescheduled Mon.

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education has rescheduled its second regular meeting of the month to Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Among the items on the superintendent’s report are update on SB 191, overview of grant applications...
  • College news

    Elise Nelson, a 2010 Holyoke High School graduate, was recently named to Dean’s List/Honor Roll at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nelson is a junior accounting major in the College of Business Administration. To be qualified for the Dean’s List,...
  • Times They Are A-Changin’

    You may not have noticed, but public education in our state is a very popular topic among legislators. So far in the General Assembly, over 40 bills have been introduced to change laws regarding public education. This is not exactly a new thing. In fact,...
  • Reader offers tip to keep cats away

    If you are bothered by cats getting in your buildings, I have a sure cure. If you spread a few mothballs around where they enter, they will not enter. It doesn’t hurt the cat, who may be someone’s pet looking for a mouse. Saves problems for overworke...
  • Battle over eminent domain rights continues

    A bill that began as a simple, technical change to a 19th-century statute has turned into a much bigger battle over whether the state should grant eminent domain rights to oil and petroleum companies. Sponsors of Senate Bill 13-021 claim the bill would m...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoFeb. 21, 2008 Viaero Wireless was the highest bidder at the Feb. 12 public auction for the former Bank of Colorado building at 106 S. Interocean Ave. in Holyoke and plans to move its current offices from 115 N. Campbell Ave. In an effort t...