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  • Long-term subs and coaches approved

        Several personnel decisions, including long-term substitutes for a maternity leave, JH wrestling coaches and head coach for a 7-12 football program, were made at the Feb. 10 meeting of the Re-1J Board of Education.    Maternity leave was approve...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    All roads lead to the same place. Thoughts on theautopsy service.      This month I am involved with the end of many different people’s lives as I work on the autopsy service. Though different problems occurred, different parts of different bodies h...
  • It's the Pitts

    Cowboy Computer    Have you noticed the majority of new pickups on the road and on the deserted car lots of America are white? Remember when trucks used to come in colors like blue, brown, black and that ugly gold color?     I wonder, are so many tr...
  • Psychobabble

        Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant—the only harmless great thing    —John Donne    Elephants are a fascinating species. Besides the fact an adult elephant poops 80 pounds of fecal matter everyday, which is equal to the weight of an...
  • FBLA's Building a Legacy project plans for clock tower, time capsule a MMH

     After four years of planning and fund raising, FBLA members Samantha Redfern, Parker Redfern and Mark Edmonds focus on completing their Building a Legacy project. The group worked with Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation’s executive director Cherrie...
  • Despite national economy, Credit Union reports strong year in 2008

        My Credit Union: It Belongs to Me was the theme for the Holyoke and Imperial Community Federal Credit Union Annual Meeting held Monday, Feb. 16. Annual numbers for 2008 at the Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) were presented to members...
  • Nine wrestlers place at regionals; three claim championship

        With three regional champions, one runner-up, one third place, one fourth, one fifth and two sixths, the HHS wrestling team tied for fourth in the Region 3 Tournament in Akron Feb. 13-14.    Six Dragons earned berths in the state tournament brac...
  • JV girls split a win and loss against Caliche, Fleming

     Nearing the end of their season, the HHS girls’ JV basketball team split a win and a loss last weekend. They defeated Caliche  21-9 at home on Thursday, Feb. 12 and lost to Fleming 31-36 on Saturday, Feb. 14.Holyoke 21, Caliche 9 In a two-period g...
  • Regular b-ball season nears the end

     The HHS Lady Dragon basketball team suffered two losses against Caliche on Thursday, Feb. 12 and Fleming on Saturday, Feb. 14. Coach Arlan Scholl said, “Defensively, we played well in both the Fleming and Caliche basketball games.” He noted in th...
  • HHS runs the show at Fleming

        Rebounding in a big way from their first loss of the season on Thursday night against Caliche, the varsity Dragon basketball team completely shut out Fleming in the first half and went on to win the game, 54-18, at the opponent’s court on Saturda...
  • Caliche Buffs block Holyoke boys' shot at perfect season

        A perfect season record was at stake for both the Holyoke and Caliche boys’ basketball teams when they met on the HHS court Thursday, Feb. 12. A large crowd, comprised of both Dragon and Buff fans, created a charged atmosphere, full of excitement...
  • Johnson-Skinner wed

     Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke was the setting for the marriage of Amanda Johnson, daughter of Dave and Sheila Johnson and Mackade Skinner, son of Polly and Perry Skinner, all of Holyoke, on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2, 2008.  he double ring ceremony...
  • FCCLA week celebrated

    Holyoke FCCLA members plan to make an even larger impact on the community the week of Feb. 8-12, which is announced as National FCCLA week. The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members from all over the nation will plan to take part in th...
  • Free throw contest winners named

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  • JH girls 2-1 at Ovid Mon.

    A Monday night, Feb. 9 junior high girls’ basketball outing at Ovid found Holyoke’s 8A and 7A teams winning 28-16 and 16-8, respectively, over Sedgwick County, while the 7B team dropped a 6-18 contest. Holyoke 8A 28, Sedgwick Co. 16 Holyoke took a 5...
  • JH Dragons fall to Yuma in girls' basketball

    Yuma’s junior high girls’ basketball team came to Holyoke Thursday, Feb. 5 and handed the Dragons three disappointing two-point losses. Yuma came from behind in all three to win the 8A game 19-17, the 7A game 12-10 and the 7B game 8-6 in overtime. ...
  • Dual tourney proves successful for wrestlers; next up is regionals

    Wrestling in a dual tournament was a new experience for HHS grapplers, but provided good mat time for the team members Saturday, Feb. 7 at Eaton. The matches paved the way for this weekend’s regional action at Akron Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14. ...
  • Boys’ C basketball team 0-2 for the weekend

    In boys’ C team basketball action over the weekend, Holyoke lost to both Wray and then Burlington on Friday and Saturday. HHS lost in four quarters to Wray, 32-38, and came up short against Burlington in a two-quarter game, 21-14. Holyoke C 32, Wray 38 ...
  • HHS JV boys win 2, but fall to Wray

    Losing its first game since the first week of the season, Holyoke’s JV boys’ basketball team was 2-1 last week. Against Benkelman, Neb. on Tuesday, Holyoke took the win, 45-34. The Wray Eagles barely eeked out a victory against the Dragons on Friday...
  • Dragon boys add one more win

    Adding another win to its perfect season, Holyoke’s boys’ varsity basketball team beat Benkelman, Neb., 63-41, on the road Tuesday, Feb. 3. “It was a good trip for us,” said coach John Baumgartner. “We’d never played there before, so it gav...