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  • Crisis response plan prepared for school

    With good involvement from the community, a crisis response plan has been prepared for Holyoke School District Re-1J. Crisis Management Coordinator Kim Young reviewed the plan at the Jan. 20 Board of Education meeting. On the outside of the plan booklet...
  • 180 Tour rocks a stop in Holyoke

    Youth from Holyoke and surrounding communities packed the auditorium at Holyoke High School Wednesday, Jan. 12 to listen to the music of VOTA (above) and Amy Schmidt. Featured speaker Mike Smith spoke to the crowd about poor decisions he made in high scho...
  • Region One converting analog channels to digital

    Region One Translator Association maintains the UHF translator system in Yuma, Phillips and Sedgwick counties. Power Up Electrical, which maintains the system towers, is currently working to convert most analog channels to digital. Power Up Electrical re...
  • Heermann 2nd in VOD competition

    HHS senior Sarah Heermann was recently awarded second place in the VFW’s district Voice of Democracy speech contest. After earning first-place honors at the local level in November, Heermann’s speech was recorded and sent on for district judging. Her...
  • Students attend honor choir

    Pictured from left, Natasha Peregoy, Camille Elliott, Alexis Lenhart and Jessica Pell were the Holyoke High School choir members selected for this year’s honor choir. Monday, Jan. 17, students from area high schools gathered in Haxtun for the event. Und...
  • Dittmer earns OW honors at Chase Co. Invite

    Skyler Dittmer gets the hard-earned victory hand after an exciting two-point match in the 135 lb. championship Saturday. Wrestling in a tough bracket and showing confidence in his come-from-behind win in the championship earned Dittmer Outstanding Wre...
  • Boys crush Merino, fall to Wray

    Eleven Holyoke players found the bottom of the net Friday, Jan. 14 in Merino as the Dragons rolled over the Rams 75-36. The following night, Holyoke hosted Wray who handed the Dragons a 55-76 loss. After the win and loss, Holyoke holds a 4-5 record. The...
  • JV boys split weekend games

    HHS boys’ basketball team had a great outing against Merino Friday, Jan. 14 winning 43-15. The following night, two points separated the Dragons and the Wray Eagles as Holyoke fell in a close 44-46 game.   Holyoke 43, Merino 15 The Dragons trave...
  • C boys win

    The Holyoke C boys’ basketball team traveled to Merino Friday, Jan. 14 and hosted Wray Saturday, Jan. 15. The Dragons picked up wins against each opponent.   Holyoke C 40, Merino 27 The Dragons handed the Rams a 40-27 loss after jumping ahead ea...
  • Lady Dragon basketball loses to Merino, Wray teams

    Despite two losses to Merino and Wray Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14-15, HHS girls’ basketball team is keeping a positive outlook on the season. “I was very pleased with the effort and hustle our teams gave this past weekend,” said coach Arlan Scholl...
  • JV girls split games

    In weekend basketball action, Holyoke jayvee girls landed a close two-point win in Merino Friday, Jan. 14 but were defeated by Wray at home Saturday, Jan. 15.   Holyoke JV 27, Merino 25 HHS started off strong in first-quarter action Friday, ending...
  • Girls' C team goes 1-1

    Holyoke girls’ C team basketball split their games last weekend, with a loss to Merino and a win over Wray.   Holyoke C 11, Merino 21 Merino proved to be a tough match for the Dragons Friday, Jan. 14. The Rams outscored Holyoke in three of the f...
  • JH girls kick season off against Caliche

    Holyoke junior high girls’ basketball team will begin the 2011 season with a trip to Caliche Thursday, Jan. 20. Tip off is set for 5 p.m. Coaches for the 2011 squad are Jim Yakel and Theresa Tharp. Nineteen girls reported for practice including nine s...
  • JH wrestlers tackle Brush Invite in opener

    Twelve junior high boys make up the 2011 HJHS wrestling roster and will step into tournament action Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Brush Invitational. Mat action is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Seventh graders include Issac Brandt, Marques Harvey, Cavin Kra...
  • Hospice of the Plains seeks volunteers

    Hospice of the Plains is asking community members, “Do you have a minute? Sometimes that’s all it takes!” This end-of-life care organization is seeking individuals to volunteer a few moments of their time. A free volunteer training session will be ...
  • Mike Michael inducted into CAA Hall of Fame

    Attending the 53rd annual Colorado Auctioneers Association (CAA) convention Lloyd “Mike” Michael, Jr. was busy attending workshops and lectures dealing with the auction industry this last weekend. It was like the many such conventions he had attended ...
  • Rural Law Enforcement Meth Initiative to present in Julesburg Fri., Jan. 28

    Colorado State Action Team for the Rural Law Enforcement Methamphetamine Initiative will be presenting at Early Childhood Council of Logan, Phillips and Sedgwick Counties’ (ECCLPS) regional third quarter meeting. This will be held Friday, Jan. 28 from 9...
  • Foundations contribute funds for County Express vehicle purchase

    Robert Gunnon, chairman of the board for the Jack Petteys Foundation and Judith Gunnon, Trust Relations Office, have announced that Jack Petteys Memorial Foundation and Joslin-Needham Family Foundation have each contributed $5,750 for the purchase of a ve...
  • Haidle is recent UNC grad

    Kelvin Haidle graduated cum laude from University of Northern Colorado Saturday, Dec. 11 with a degree in sport and exercise science: K-12 physical education. He is a 2006 graduate of Holyoke High School, the son of Kevin and Deanne Haidle of Holyoke and ...
  • Rural Solutions to offer QPR training in Phillips County

    Rural Solutions of Sterling is providing free gatekeeper training to individuals in Phillips County interested in learning how to recognize and what to do if approached by a person contemplating suicide. Tragically, between 1999 and 2007, 105 individuals...