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  • Grading pilot moves toward school policy

    School policy regarding grading/assessment systems is on its way as the one-year grading pilot moves toward actual policy in Holyoke School District Re-1J. Supt. Bret Miles reviewed a draft policy at the April 3 school board meeting. Targeting the polic...
  • Grading pilot moves toward school policy

    School policy regarding grading/assessment systems is on its way as the one-year grading pilot moves toward actual policy in Holyoke School District Re-1J. Supt. Bret Miles reviewed a draft policy at the April 3 school board meeting. Targeting the polic...
  • City looking into dog pound

    Holyoke City Council will begin to look into constructing a dog pound to help house stray dogs found in town. Discussion during the Monday, April 2 meeting got the ball rolling on a possible pound, which the City has discussed in the past. Police chief D...
  • City looking into dog pound

    Holyoke City Council will begin to look into constructing a dog pound to help house stray dogs found in town. Discussion during the Monday, April 2 meeting got the ball rolling on a possible pound, which the City has discussed in the past. Police chief D...
  • Teachers approved for 2012-2013 school year

    Forty teachers in Holyoke School District Re-1J were approved for the 2012-13 school year at the April 3 meeting of the Board of Education. Earlier in the board meeting, resignations were accepted from JR/SR high language arts/drama teacher Carla Mayfiel...
  • Teachers approved for 2012-2013 school year

    Forty teachers in Holyoke School District Re-1J were approved for the 2012-13 school year at the April 3 meeting of the Board of Education. Earlier in the board meeting, resignations were accepted from JR/SR high language arts/drama teacher Carla Mayfiel...
  • Phillips County begins recycling electronics

    Phillips County has teamed up with Logan County and has begun accepting electronics at the landfill west of Holyoke. This means the City of Holyoke will no longer like to see electronics in trash picked up by the city. Any items found in the trash will b...
  • Progress seen at Homesteaders Park

    It’s just about time for kids to begin playing on a brand new playground at Homesteaders Park at Phillips County Fairgrounds. The structure is complete and County Administrator Randy Schafer said crews were scheduled to be back this week to lay the rubb...
  • Jennifer Struckmeyer progressing slowly

    Progress continues slowly for burn victim Jennifer Struckmeyer as she recuperates from injuries sustained in the March 18 Heartstrong Fire in Yuma County. Her husband Del reported Monday, April 2 that Jennifer had surgery last Tuesday and Thursday. Surge...
  • Worley to attend National Young Scholars program

    Holyoke third-grader Rylan Worley will be among a group of high achieving elementary school students who will take part in the National Young Scholars Program (NYSP) at University of Denver in July. Held on campuses across the United States, NYSP inspire...
  • Early bird registration begins for Rural Philanthropy Days

    The Northeast Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) Steering Committee is pleased to announce it will offer an early bird discounted registration fee for Rural Philanthropy Days scheduled for June 20-22 in Fort Morgan and Brush. Early bird registration ...
  • CDC data shows increase in autism

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released data from its 2008 Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring network showing a 23 percent increase of autism spectrum disorders from 2006-2008. The data are based on information coll...
  • Hospital board has short agenda

    East Phillips County Hospital board members had a short meeting Tuesday, March 27 with very little business on the agenda. Melissa Memorial Hospital will begin to look at ways to revamp the annual health fair and engage the community a little better, acc...
  • Personal property declaration schedules due Monday, April 16

    Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery reminds area residents the deadline for filing a personal property declaration schedule is Monday, April 16. Anyone who owns taxable personal property with a total actual value greater than $5,000 is required to file ...
  • Music students earn high ratins in Ogallala

    Holyoke students in grades 5-8 recently performed at the Ogallala, Neb. solo and ensemble competition Saturday, March 24. Bringing home superior (1) ratings on vocal solos were Whitney Powell (1+, perfect score), Megan Humphreys (1), Mackenzie Thompson (...
  • College students news

    Marci Vasa was named to the Dean’s List at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. for the fall 2011 semester. Students placed on the Dean’s List have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credits and have a cumulative gra...
  • Tracksters compete in Yuma, Burlington

    Beautiful weather again greeted Holyoke tracksters at their Tuesday, March 27 meet in Yuma and their Saturday, March 31 meet in Burlington. The kids are showing a lot of improvement, said coach Sandra Rahe, and several kids are getting personal records e...
  • Daise to receive Lifetime Service to Wrestling award from Hall of Fame

    “It means a lot to me,” Gene Daise said when asked about being named a recipient of the Lifetime Service to Wrestling award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Daise, a longtime Holyoke teacher and wrestling coach, will travel to Colorado Sprin...
  • Marissa Smith is running well for CSU

    After finishing up her indoor track season, CSU sophomore Marissa Smith began her outdoor track and field season Saturday, March 17 at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She finished third overall in the 400 meter dash with a time of 0:58.62. The CSU...
  • Dragons sweep Merino in 2

    Holyoke Dragon baseball team kept its unblemished season alive Saturday, March 31 with two quick and convincing wins over the Merino Rams, 16-0 and 22-1. Both games ended by run rule which made for a quick day at the diamond. The 16-0 shutout was Holyoke...