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  • Owens wins local competition in Lions International Peace Poster Contest

    Rebecca Owens, a sixth-grade student at Holyoke Elementary School, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by Holyoke Lions Club. Owens’ poster was among more than 350,000 entri...
  • School performance improvement seen across district

    Increased percentages in performance targets across Holyoke School District Re-1J provided positive news at the Oct. 24 Board of Education meeting. Based on the school performance framework, the board approved accreditation of schools and plan assignment...
  • NRCS state conservationist visits northeast Colorado

    New Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) state conservationist, Phyllis Philipps, and area conservationist, LeRoy Hall, were in Phillips and Sedgwick counties Tuesday, Oct. 18 to tour local conservation practices. Daniel Palic, district conserva...
  • Courthouse receives new sidewalk

    Employees with Phillips County’s Road and Bridge department spent Tuesday, Oct. 18 ripping out the sidewalk in front of the courthouse. Mike Salyards is pictured above directing the tractor as it rips up old concrete. Below, a crew works to pour cement ...
  • 8 attend National FFA Conv.

    Eight Holyoke High School students attended the 84th Annual National FFA Convention Oct. 19-22 in Indianapolis, Ind. The students attending were Spencer Kotch, Harry Paulin, Jacinda Krueger, Wyatt Bishop, Kody Timm, Nick Ortner, Nathan Miles and Stefani ...
  • Gales joins Bank of CO

    Bank of Colorado has announced Brian Gales has been hired as lending officer and Raymond James financial advisor in Holyoke. Gales brings several years of lending and financial experience to Bank of Colorado. He will be involved in all consumer-related l...
  • Character workshop Nov. 14 in Julesburg

    Sedgwick County Character Council will host Character Workshop III “Relationship Management” Monday, Nov. 14 at the Julesburg Fire Hall, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sharon Crist, marketing public relations manager for PC Telcom in Holyoke, will present th...
  • SourceGas files annual gas cost adjustment with CPUC

    SourceGas Distribution LLC announced the company has filed its annual Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA) with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for its northeastern service area. The filing reflects an increase of approximately $8.81 per month, or 16...
  • News of U.S. Military persons

    Capt. Jonathan Kleve After an impressive service, Capt. Jonathan Kleve separated from active duty Sept. 30. As a United States Air Force helicopter pilot and a fixed-wing aircraft pilot, he served several tours to Iraq as well as various other tours aro...
  • Golden makes third donation to Locks of Love

    Holyoke sixth-grader Mackenzie Golden, 11, recently chopped 10 inches of hair off her head to make a donation to Locks of Love. This was the third time she braved the scissors to donate to the organization. She is the daughter of Jo Watkins of Holyoke. Co...
  • School Board to meet

    The next meeting of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will be Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. The superintendent’s report will include a grading pilot update, fall sports report from the athletic director and personnel polic...
  • Art Clubs' Travel Show now in Ogallala

    The Art Society of Ogallala, Neb. is sponsoring the Associations of Nebraska Art Clubs (ANAC) Travel Show at the Petrified Wood Gallery, 418 East 1st St. in Ogallala. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The show will be at the gallery Oc...
  • Dragons finish regular season with three wins

    Lady Dragon volleyball rounded out its regular season with three straight wins, giving them a huge confidence boost heading into district action this week. Following their win last Monday against Peetz, HHS pulled off another big victory at home over Hax...
  • Lady Dragons display fighting spirit in state softball tournament

    Facing a solid Berthoud team in the 3A state softball tournament Friday, Oct. 21, Holyoke girls once again displayed their fighting spirit, loading the bases in the sixth inning and scoring two runs. “Even though they end the season on a loss, they hav...
  • Dragons named to All-Conference softball

    Pictured above are Dragon softball players Laura Gerk, Karci Lockwood, Ashley Campbell, Chandler Gerk and Marlee BoehmThree HHS softball players have been named to the Lower Platte Activities Association (LPAA) All-Conference list, and two others earned h...
  • Dragons grab welcomed win against Highland

    Riding a six-game losing streak, Holyoke Dragon football put together a game-winning effort Friday night, Oct. 21 against Highland in Ault. The Dragons won the game 20-0 to chalk up their second “W” of the season. Holyoke holds a 2-6 record and will ...
  • Valley repeats as state champions in softball

    Valley High School defeated Berthoud 6-4 to repeat as 3A state softball champions. Valley went into the tourney as the #1 seed, while Berthoud was #7. Berthoud not only defeated Holyoke, but topped #2 Holy Family and #3 Rocky Ford on their way to the cham...
  • Weight classes changed in 2011-12 wrestling

    The most significant changes in weight classes in high school wrestling in 23 years will take place in the 2011-12 season. In its April 4-6 meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Co...
  • JH BB starts Tuesday

    Thirty-one junior high boys turned out for the 2011 basketball season which will get under way Tuesday, Nov. 1 when teams travel to Julesburg to face Sedgwick County. Tip off is scheduled for 4 p.m. Fifteen seventh graders and 16 eighth graders make up t...
  • Childhood overweight and obesity is a growing problem in United States

    Overweight and obesity in children has become an increasing problem in the U.S. Children identified as overweight are at or above the 95th percentile of body mass index (BMI) for their age and gender. The rates of overweight and obesity are dangerously h...