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  • 46-6 Homecoming win improves Dragons to 4-2

    Coach John Zilla entered last week hoping the festivities of the week wouldn’t distract the Holyoke Dragon football team heading into the Friday night, Oct. 5 Homecoming game against Yuma. The Dragons looked anything but distracted once they stepped fo...
  • HHS gym to go pink Oct. 13

    In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, Holyoke volleyball players have challenged their fans to pink out the HHS gymnasium Saturday, Oct. 13 when they face Burlington. HHS senior volleyball player Lindsay Helgoth is spearheading the Pink Out ga...
  • Softball heads to regionals

    HHS softball heads to the Region 6 tournament in Strasburg Saturday, Oct. 13, where the local girls will meet Strasburg at 10 a.m. Faith Christian will play Dolores Huerta at 12:15 p.m. The winners of those games will meet for the championship at 2:30 p....
  • Hayneses rank 7th

    Gale L. and Cynthia Haynes of Holyoke ranked as seventh largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Colorado. They recorded 195 head of Angus with the American Angus Association during fiscal year 2012, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce S...
  • Girls suffer Homecoming loss, bounce back for Kansas tourney

    Homecoming was disappointing for the Lady Dragon volleyball team, who lost to Yuma Friday night, Oct. 5 in a quick three games. Saturday, Oct. 6 was a different story, though, when Holyoke finished in second place in their St. Francis, Kan. tournament, w...
  • Klein performs well at state golf

    HHS senior Deyten Klein finished in the middle of the pack at the Class 3A state golf tournament Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 1-2 at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver. Klein carded a first round score of 85 and backed it up with a 91 on the second day. The 176 to...
  • School menu

    Oct. 15-19 Elementary Breakfast Monday, Oct. 15: Breakfast burrito or bagel with toppings, apple slices, milk. Tuesday, Oct. 16: Ham and cheese muffin or cereal choice with yogurt, chilled peaches, milk, juice. Wednesday, Oct. 17: Breakfast on a stick...
  • I remember using that thing!

    Regent Park and Carriage House residents were given the opportunity to visit Phillips County Museum last Wednesday, Oct. 3. Nine residents enjoyed looking over the history of the county and remembered using many of the items located in the museum. Above, ...
  • Re-1J to meet Oct. 16

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room, HJHS Room #218. The superintendent’s report will include a construction report and quarterly info for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Action item...
  • Council sees short agenda

    City Clerk/Treasurer Kathy Olofson had some items and prices at the Tuesday, Oct. 2 regular Holyoke City Council meeting that she planned to take to the Oct. 8 planning meeting for the 125th Anniversary. Olofson said she looked into some pricing on pins, ...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Easy chicken rules the roostAs the weather turns cooler and we anticipate being cooped up all winter, these chicken recipes will make your family as happy as a rooster in a hen house. The Easy-As-1-2-3 Chicken Bake comes from the Gooseberry Patch recipe ...
  • Contest set to help celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

    The National Family Partnership (NFP) announces the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. In 1988 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, yout...
  • New Odyssey to perform Monday at HHS auditorium

    Gags, gusto and far more than simple guitar riffs mark New Odyssey’s unique stage show which comes to Holyoke Monday, Oct. 15 at the Holyoke High School auditorium as part of the Phillips County Arts Council concert series. The show is scheduled to begi...
  • Wireless card readers a benefit to business

    The world of wireless communication has expanded by leaps and bounds. Thanks to the availability and adaptability of new wireless technology, many small businesses are conducting their work on-the-go without the need for a formal retail space or office. ...
  • Social media helps philanthropic efforts

    Social media has largely changed the way people communicate with one another. People can now instantly share thoughts and opinions with people on the other side of the globe. The prevalence of social media has also made it easier for charities to share a...
  • London Quartet in Ogallala, Neb. Oct. 24

    One of Britain’s great vocal groups, The London Quartet, earlier known as Cantabile, will bring its outstanding program of comedy and classics to Ogallala, Neb. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Ogallala High School Theatre at 7 p.m. The Ogallala Regional Arts ...
  • A bright future lies ahead for newspapers

    There’s an excessive amount of gloom and doom being spread around these days when the talk turns to the future of newspapers. In fact, the mere mention of the future of newspapers suggests that there might not be one. There is no question that the news...
  • Trooper Tips

    Winter driving Summer has ended and fall has finally arrived. Farmers are harvesting their summer crop, and the leaves are starting to remind us of why we live in “Colorful Colorado.” The early mornings and late evenings are brisk, while the daytime...
  • Extension Corner

    Trees and their interesting facts What is one of the most popular questions asked in our area? What trees grow best in our area? From traveling over the last several years through the Golden Plains area, we have a good variety of tree species that do we...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoOct. 11, 2007 Holyoke City Council considers whether ordinance changes need to be made after complaints were brought to the city council at the Oct. 2 meeting by citizens being terrorized by a neighbor’s aggressive dog. Holyoke Re-1J Sch...