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  • Holyoke earns two wins over Sedg. Co. to begin season

    After having their first games of the season postponed, Holyoke traveled to Ovid to face Sedgwick County in a doubleheader Saturday, March 19 to kick off the 2011 campaign. “It was a great start to the season,” coach Kyle Bules said after the Dragons...
  • HHS track season kicks off at Akron Relays Sat.

    HHS tracksters kicked off the 2011 season at the Akron Relays Saturday, March 19. At this unique track meet with Akron, Merino, Wray and Holyoke, teams of four competed together in each event. “Not bad for our first meet,” said coach Sandra Rahe, not...
  • Mark Edmonds on Colorado team headed to National Scholastic Duals

    Two-time state wrestling champion Mark Edmonds was nominated and selected to wrestle in the 125-lb. weight division on Colorado’s team. The team will compete in the National Wrestling Coaches Association/USA Wrestling National Scholastic Duals Champion...
  • Bennett selected for CCGS All-State game

    HHS senior Mallory Bennett has been selected to participate in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports (CCGS) All-State Basketball Games Sunday, March 27 at Arvada West High School. However, due to a foot injury that she’s been plagued with the last co...
  • Smith running well for CSU track team

    Marissa Smith, a 2010 graduate of HHS, has just completed her indoor season and is now in her outdoor season for Colorado State University’s (CSU) track and field team. She was among the 28 men and 28 women on the 102-member CSU track and field team wh...
  • Health fair checks out with a good turnout

    All sorts of services were offered Saturday, March 19 at Holyoke High School during Melissa Memorial Hospital’s annual Health Fair. Attendance was slightly down but the turnout was still good as 223 people attended the health fair. In addition to viewi...
  • Another Perspective

    Trip down memory lane A friend’s motivation to take walking breaks in her work day makes sense. It’s amazing what a little escape can do to set a new frame of mind and stir up energy. The break pays for itself. Determined to make that a priority, I ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Mommy takes a bath Toddlers are finicky creatures. I found this out a while back when I went to visit relatives. A few days into the visit, it was time to give my daughter Melise a bath. My hostess explained to me that the only tub available was the wal...
  • It's the Pitts

    Flying coach I just finished reading a book about stagecoaches and was amazed at how difficult it was to get from one end of the country to the other in one of these contraptions. Stories of cramped seating, terrible food (when it was available), long d...
  • Year-round daylight-saving time moves past first stop

    Sleepy-eyed senators gave Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, something of a surprise last week: unanimous support for his efforts to put Colorado on daylight-saving time year-round. On March 16, three days after “spring forward,” the Senate Agriculture, Natur...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMarch 23, 2006 City of Holyoke will have its first female mayor, with the two candidates being Cherrie Brown and Roberta Tonsing. Snow and wind caused low visibility and adverse road conditions March 20, forcing the postponement of Communi...
  • 'Heaven is for Real' author and family to speak in Holyoke April 3

    First United Methodist Church in Holyoke will host an evening with Todd Burpo of Imperial, Neb. and his family Sunday, April 3 at the HHS auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Burpo and son Colton will share their “Heaven is for Real” experience, which is the titl...
  • 'Heaven is for Real' author and family to speak in Holyoke April 3

    First United Methodist Church in Holyoke will host an evening with Todd Burpo of Imperial, Neb. and his family Sunday, April 3 at the HHS auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Burpo and son Colton will share their “Heaven is for Real” experience, which is the titl...
  • Generosity overwhelms Wittmans

    After losing nearly all of their possessions in a fire at their home Tuesday, March 8, the Rich and Yolanda Wittman family has been completely overwhelmed with the support they have received from Holyoke and its citizens. “We live in a very, very good ...
  • Generosity overwhelms Wittmans

    After losing nearly all of their possessions in a fire at their home Tuesday, March 8, the Rich and Yolanda Wittman family has been completely overwhelmed with the support they have received from Holyoke and its citizens. “We live in a very, very good ...
  • Donation helps kick off Holyoke Re-1J Foundation's focus, mission

    An updated science room and some work in the library hopefully got a jump start earlier this week when a check was presented to the Holyoke Re-1J Foundation, Inc. on behalf of Jim and Betty Lenz. Lenz Farms was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers...
  • Donation helps kick off Holyoke Re-1J Foundation's focus, mission

    An updated science room and some work in the library hopefully got a jump start earlier this week when a check was presented to the Holyoke Re-1J Foundation, Inc. on behalf of Jim and Betty Lenz. Lenz Farms was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers...
  • Lady Dragons 6th in state playoffs

    Proving the naysayers wrong, Holyoke Lady Dragon basketball players demonstrated they belonged at the 2A State Basketball Championships last weekend at CSU-Pueblo. After losing to league foe Sedgwick County in round one, the Dragons put one in the W colu...
  • Bennett trey saves the game

    Seventeen seconds to go, the Lady Dragons are down by two. It’s Holyoke’s ball on the side after a Hayden basket. Time out Dragons—one big strategy conference. Coach Arlan Scholl set the plan—get the ball to Laura Gerk, have Mallory Bennett set ...
  • Lady Dragons drop state opener to Sedgwick County

    It wasn’t how the Lady Dragons would liked to have opened their appearance at the 2A state girls’ basketball tournament last week. But nonetheless, the final score of the Thursday morning ball game showed an 11-point win for the Sedgwick County Couga...