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  • Mark Edmonds second at Fort Collins Invitational

    Mark Edmonds wrestled his way through the 125-lb. bracket to a second-place finish at the Fort Collins Invitational Saturday, Jan. 8. The Dragon team was missing three wrestlers, as Parker Redfern was out with an injury and Skyler Dittmer and Broc Pelle ...
  • Dragons compete in league wrestling dual tournament

    Nine HHS wrestlers competed in the LPAA League tournament at Merino Friday, Jan. 7. They were without Parker Redfern, who was injured in practice the night before. Set up as a dual tournament, the league outing gave the opportunity for important mat tim...
  • JV girls lose in overtime

    Coming off the long Christmas break, HHS girls’ JV basketball had a heartbreaking loss to Chase County, Neb. in overtime last Friday, Jan. 7. Traveling to Wiggins the next day, the Lady Dragons played well for a big win over the Tigers.   Holyoke...
  • C girls win

    Holyoke C team girls came away with a close one-point win over Chase County, Neb. Friday, Jan. 7. Final score was 14-13 with the Dragons coming out on top. Leading Dragon scoring was Tia Huffman with five points followed by Audi Peña four, Zuri Lopez th...
  • JV boys 1-1 in games

    HHS boys’ basketball team came off the Christmas break with a loss, 40-45, to Chase County, Neb. Friday, Jan. 7 and a win, 60-54, over Wiggins Saturday, Jan. 8.   Holyoke 40, Chase Co. 45 The Longhorns visited Holyoke Friday and handed the home ...
  • C boys lose 1, win 1

    The Holyoke C boys’ basketball team hosted Chase County, Neb. Friday, Jan. 7 and traveled to Wiggins Saturday, Jan. 8. The Longhorns handed the Dragons a 31-44 loss. Holyoke turned around and answered the loss with a 35-22 win over Wiggins. In the los...
  • Area boys share their stories of living with rare syndrome

    There’s more to the saying, “health and happiness in the coming year,” than many people realize. If only it were that simple. For two area families, good health would be gift enough for Christmas. Having a normal, healthy child to celebrate the hol...
  • Lutzes celebrate 64th

    Nearly the entire family of Les and Genevieve Lutze will gather this month in Holyoke to celebrate the couple’s 64th wedding anniversary. In 1923, Leslie James Lutze was born on the Lutze homestead in Pleasant Valley, east of Holyoke. And in 1928, Gene...
  • Jack Frost blows through area

    Nearly a week after Holyoke and the surrounding area received its first major snowfall of the winter, another storm rolled through dumping more of the white stuff. Snow began to fall late Saturday night and continued throughout the day Sunday. A total of ...
  • Susan Roll Walters honored for service to Phillips County

    Phillips County District 1 Commissioner Susan Roll Walters was honored at a retirement reception at the Phillips County Event Center Monday, Jan. 10. Serving the county as commissioner since 2003, Roll Walters said she is simply excited to be able to spen...
  • Teams needed for Extension's 'A Healthier Weigh' challenge

    For those who made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or improve health, there is help to follow through. The 2011 “A Healthier Weigh” program, sponsored by Colorado State University Extension, begins Monday, Jan. 24. This 12-week challenge enco...
  • School Board meeting postponed to Jan. 20

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education has postponed its Jan. 18 meeting to Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in Holyoke Junior High Room #218. The superintendent’s report will include a crisis response plan report by Kimberly Young; budget timelin...
  • College news

    Brandon Price was recently named on the Iowa Lakes Community College fall honors list for full-time students who have demonstrated academic excellence by earning a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. Price is a 2009 HHS graduate and the son of Joan Pri...
  • Child care class set

    The Northeast Colorado Child Care Resource and Referral will be offering the 15-hour pre-licensing class “There’s No Place Like Home” Jan. 15 and 22 for individuals who want to become licensed family child care providers. It will be held from 8 a.m...
  • Holyoke native named DON in Perkins County, Nebraska

    A Holyoke native has taken on duties as Director of Nursing Services at Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant, Neb. Janet (Krogmeier) Mitchell, RN, BSN, is new to Perkins County Health Services, having begun her position as DON back in October. The gra...
  • William Wailes to be inducted into Agriculture Hall of Fame

    The brother of Marc and Gregg Wailes of Holyoke will be inducted into the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Feb. 24 in Denver. A native of Johnstown, William Wailes is a dairy farming specialist at Colorado State University and was named the head of the ...
  • Home energy audit equipment available to local contractors

    As the temperatures fell lower last week and the dreaded heating bill rises, people begin to think a little more heartily about sealing up homes against all possible energy leaks. This is a wise thing to do, and, surprisingly, no more expensive now than i...
  • Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program sign-up continues

    Sign-up for the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) continues. In order to participate, producers must update their contract(s) before the June 1 deadline. Unlike the Production Flexibility Contract (PFC) program, this program requires producers to ...
  • General Assembly kicks off this week

    The General Assembly kicked off its 2011 session Wednesday, Jan. 12, and lawmakers who serve northeastern and eastern Colorado recently talked about their priorities for the next legislative term. Now in his third term, Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling,...
  • Gardner assigned to subcommittees

    Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) received his subcommittee assignments from Congressman Fred Upton, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Friday, Jan. 7. The three subcommittee assignments are as follows: the subcommittee on Energy and P...