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  • Audit is good, but $600,000 deficit proposed for '08-09

        A deficit of only $14,026 for Holyoke School District Re-1J for the year 2007-08 was reported by auditor Scott Szabo at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Re-1J board.    This was good news to the tune of $165,000, as last year’s school budget project...
  • Audit is good, but $600,000 deficit proposed for '08-09

        A deficit of only $14,026 for Holyoke School District Re-1J for the year 2007-08 was reported by auditor Scott Szabo at the Dec. 15 meeting of the Re-1J board.    This was good news to the tune of $165,000, as last year’s school budget project...
  • Economy hits renter

    Dear editor,    I write this letter reflecting on how the current economic recession has affected a newer member of your community.    I moved here four months ago and was renting a very nice little house with nice neighbors at a very nice monthly r...
  • It's the Pitts

    Post Hole Withdrawals     I don’t mean to start another gold rush but did you know there are many fortunes in gold and silver buried in many locales in the great southwest? I’m not referring to mythical mines or undiscovered cities where the stree...
  • Psychobabble

        Mistletoe, carols, pretty ribbon and bows; the holiday season has arrived. For many this is a month of excitement and joy. Shopping, wrapping beautiful gifts, preparing cookies and eggnog, decorating the tree and planning for Santa makes this time ...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    The heart and bypass surgery      Your heart is an amazing organ, ticking away thousands of times every day. What are the ticks you wonder? This beating, racing, pounding, pumping and even the breaking can be simplified into a “lub-dub” sound.  ...
  • Holyoke girls come back with wins over Brush, Idalia

     Last week in Holyoke girls’ basketball action the girls took two victories, one over Brush (50-44) Thursday, Dec. 4 and the other  over  Idalia (46-34) Saturday, Dec. 6.  Coach Arlan Scholl said, “It was good to get a couple wins after our loss...
  • HHS boys' basketball opens season with three wins

        If the first week is a good indicator of how the rest of the season will go, the Holyoke Dragons  boys’ basketball team could be in for a winning season.    It was certainly a hectic opening week, with Holyoke playing three games in five days...
  • Cheerleaders wow the judges to place 2nd at state

        Knowing they were the first squad to perform Saturday morning, Dec. 6 at 8:30 a.m., HHS cheerleading coach Jane Zink knew her girls had to set the bar high for the rest of the competition. They did not let her down.    As the highest score-winne...
  • New location noted for La Mexicanita

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  • New Viaero Wireless building celebrated

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  • Hospital donor wall is a sight worth taking the time to see

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  • JV, C girls see action

     HHS girls JV defeated Idalia Saturday, Dec. 6 (32-11), but both of HHS girls’ basketball JV and C teams suffered losses to Brush Thursday, Dec 4.  The JV game against Brush ended in a loss of seven (26-33), while the C team lost to Brush by  14 (2...
  • JV and C girls fall to Wray

        Holyoke’s JV and C girls’ basketball teams suffered losses to Wray Tuesday, Dec. 2. The JV game ended in a 15-point loss (21-36), while the C team lost by 32 (23-55). The girls hope to regain momentum as they continue into the season and learn ...
  • Girls lose opener to 2008 State champs

     Holyoke opened the 2008-09 girls’ basketball season with a tough 34-72 loss to returning State Champs at Wray Tuesday, Dec 2. It was tough for the team to get ahead when Wray had all their starters from last year returning.  Coach Arlan Scholl said...
  • HJHS 2-1 at Haxtun

     Monday night, Dec 1., Holyoke’s junior high boys hit the court for a strong match up against Haxtun. Holyoke fell behind by seven points in A team match up, while B prevailed in an 11 point win and the C team played hard to take the win over their ri...
  • Jr. High boys are B tourney champs

     It was an exciting day for the HJHS boys’ basketball team Saturday, Dec. 6 as the Dragons won the B Tournament championship by defeating Haxtun 31-25. In the first round Saturday, Holyoke dominated St. Anthony’s 54-19 and Haxtun defeated Sedgwick...
  • Swimmers compete well in opening meet Dec. 2

        Six HHS swimmers competed in the Sterling girls’ swim team opening meet of the season Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Northridge, and all six local swimmers placed in either individual or relay events.    As a team, Sterling defeated Northridge 145-59.  ...
  • Wrestlers third at Akron Invite

        With only six Dragons wrestling for points at the Akron Invitational Saturday, Dec. 6, HHS finished third in team standings, bringing home a nice plaque.    Coach Duane Stroh was pleased with the strong finish for a team of small numbers.    ...
  • Health department giving away free 72-hour kit

        Northeast Colorado Health Department has a gift that could save your life, and it’s giving it away for free this holiday season.    On Dec. 5 NCHD will begin taking entries for someone to win a free 72-hour emergency preparedness kit. The kit,...