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  • Struckmeyer, Michael named Daniels Scholars

    Holyoke residents Sid Struckmeyer and Kaylee Michael were recently notified that they have been awarded the Daniels Scholarship. They are two of approximately 230 new Daniels Scholars to be selected from the rigorous application, interview and selection ...
  • Xander Nelson awarded Evans Caddie Scholarship

    The Western Golf Association Scholarship Committee recently awarded HHS senior Xander Nelson the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship to the University of Colorado-Boulder beginning in the fall of 2016. The Evans Scholarship provides full college tuition and h...
  • 4 Holyoke students bring back 5 medals from NJC

    Holyoke JR/SR High brought home one first-place medal and four second-place medals from the annual Math and Science Competition at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. Junior high students competed Tuesday, March 29, and high school students competed ...
  • Club report

    Paoli Hustlers 4-H Club Paoli Hustlers 4-H Club met Sunday, April 3, in the Haxtun Community Center. President Emily Atkins called the meeting to order at 2 p.m. The club picked up Cow Patty Bingo tickets and discussed when tickets are due. Announcements...
  • College news

    Jordan Zeiler is attending University of Nebraska Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb., earning her Bachelor of Science in nursing. She recently became president of the Scottsbluff Nebraska Student Nurses’ Association, which promotes leadership, manageme...
  • Loya makes 2A all-state 1st team

    HHS senior Jesus Loya was recently acknowledged for his successful season when he was named to the all-state first team in 2A boys basketball. Sanford’s Miles Caldon was named player of the year and coach Rhett Larsen coach of the year for the 2A 2015-...
  • Mike Neill named 2A girls coach of the year

    Mike Neill, head coach of the Yuma High School girls basketball team, was named the 2A coach of the year for the 2015-16 season. Neill is a State Farm agent with offices in both Yuma and Holyoke. Finishing this year with a 26-1 record and a state champi...
  • It's the Pitts

    The Rule of Threes I am not a superstitious person. I don’t possess a lucky penny, four leaf clover or blessed horseshoe and I don’t go out of my way to avoid ladders, broken mirrors or cracks in the concrete. I don’t believe a black cat can do me...
  • Thinking About Health

    Medicare’s three-day rule can make nursing home stays expensive Judy Norblade, a retired marketing director, and her husband, Paul, a retired teacher, thought they had all their financial bases covered. They had Medicare, good supplemental coverage fro...
  • Extension Corner

    Parents and the 4-H program With spring well on its way, 4-H families are getting increasingly busy with various 4-H projects. While 4-H members need to take responsibility for their projects, many times they need the help of family and friends to comple...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoApril 7, 2011 Holyoke City Council members called a special meeting April 1 to listen to Police Chief Phil Biersdorfer’s side of the story regarding recent business break-ins in Holyoke. Phillips County’s grant application for the enha...
  • Dragons post 2 wins at Wiggins

    “Whenever you can get two victories, it’s a good day,” said HHS baseball coach Sam Distefano after Holyoke’s 15-12 and 14-9 wins at Wiggins Saturday, April 2. A few too many errors let the Tigers get into the first game and gave them the momentum...
  • Jr. high track up and running

    It’s ready, set, go for the Holyoke Junior High track team as the young athletes prep for their opening track meet, the Holyoke Invitational, Friday, April 8. The 2016 team is 46 members strong, with 21 boys and 25 girls out for the season. “I know c...
  • State funding proposal looks to have huge impact on rural schools

    There are roughly two dozen students left in the Agate School District on Colorado’s Eastern Plains. All but eight are in middle school or high school, and those students travel daily to the nearest school district that has room for them, in Byers, abo...
  • Next webinar covers diabetes medication

    The next webinar session in the four-part diabetes education series is set for Tuesday, April 12, with “Medication Management for Diabetes,” presented by Judy Weimer. The webinar will be broadcast live to one or more sites in Logan, Kit Carson, Phill...
  • The ride of a lifetime

    Med Evac helicopter featured at Saturday’s MMH Health FairOn an ordinary day, most would want to avoid coming so close to a flight-for-life vehicle. However, at the Saturday, April 2, Melissa Memorial Hospital Health Fair, this lifeline helicopter was a...
  • The ride of a lifetime

    Med Evac helicopter featured at Saturday’s MMH Health FairOn an ordinary day, most would want to avoid coming so close to a flight-for-life vehicle. However, at the Saturday, April 2, Melissa Memorial Hospital Health Fair, this lifeline helicopter was a...
  • New driver’s license design introduced

    Phillips County will be installing new equipment for an updated Colorado driver’s license, instruction permit and identification card format Friday, April 15, and will be issuing the new design after that, according to Phillips County Clerk Beth Zilla. ...
  • New driver’s license design introduced

    Phillips County will be installing new equipment for an updated Colorado driver’s license, instruction permit and identification card format Friday, April 15, and will be issuing the new design after that, according to Phillips County Clerk Beth Zilla. ...
  • Fishing pond face-lift coming

    Holyoke’s fishing pond will soon be receiving some much-needed improvements, thanks to a recently approved Fish and Wildlife Service grant to the Holyoke Lions Club. Since the tornado-like storm in April 2013 that wreaked havoc on the east side of town...