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  • Girls win last game of regular season

     Lady Dragons are gaining ground and confidence just in time for district play. On Tuesday, Feb. 17 the HHS girls’ basketball team took a three-point win, beating Wiggins 44-41. “It was important for us to get this win,” said Coach Arlan Scholl....
  • Dragons finish regular season at Wiggins with 18-1 record

        Securing its spot as the No. 1 seed of the district, Holyoke’s boys’ basketball team beat the Wiggins Tigers on their own court, 42-30, in the final game of the regular season to finish with an impressive 18-1 record.    “It’s great to b...
  • Dittmer's come-from-behind pin leads to third-place finish

        Sophomore Skyler Dittmer, a first-time qualifier on the state wrestling mats, stepped in to the competition like a veteran and brought home a third-place medal.    After a first-round pin, Dittmer came back in the quarterfinals to clearly show h...
  • Stroh is HHS' first two-time state champ

        When Chad Stroh steps on to the wrestling mat, he has champion written all over him.    He is focused, confident, aggressive, fearsome and skillful. And he is a champion—Holyoke’s first two-time state champion.    An HHS junior, Stroh mad...
  • Dragons take 8th place on State Wrestling mats

        Holyoke’s six-man team that qualified for the 2009 State Wrestling Championships finished in eighth place with 88 points.    Coach Duane Stroh was quite emotional in expressing pride for his Dragon team members.    Each state participant co...
  • O'Neal dancing in classic ballet

        On the heels of a record-setting production of The Nutcracker, Colorado Ballet’s first production in 2009 offers a fresh perspective on the Shakespearean classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, opening Feb. 28 and running through March 14.    Fo...
  • PLT offers new ways for parents to engage in eduation

        Getting parents to work together, with each other and with the school, is the role of Holyoke School District’s Parent Leadership Team (PLT). Recently, PLT has begun sponsoring two programs which are designed to effectively engage parents in the ...
  • Serious budget discussion engineered by Re-1J

        Budget parameters and priorities, as well as a presentation on the mill levy process, were all part of a recent focused discussion on the status of Holyoke School District’s finances.    Much information was shared at the Tuesday, Feb. 10 meet...
  • Long-term subs and coaches approved

        Several personnel decisions, including long-term substitutes for a maternity leave, JH wrestling coaches and head coach for a 7-12 football program, were made at the Feb. 10 meeting of the Re-1J Board of Education.    Maternity leave was approve...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    All roads lead to the same place. Thoughts on theautopsy service.      This month I am involved with the end of many different people’s lives as I work on the autopsy service. Though different problems occurred, different parts of different bodies h...
  • It's the Pitts

    Cowboy Computer    Have you noticed the majority of new pickups on the road and on the deserted car lots of America are white? Remember when trucks used to come in colors like blue, brown, black and that ugly gold color?     I wonder, are so many tr...
  • Psychobabble

        Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant—the only harmless great thing    —John Donne    Elephants are a fascinating species. Besides the fact an adult elephant poops 80 pounds of fecal matter everyday, which is equal to the weight of an...
  • FBLA's Building a Legacy project plans for clock tower, time capsule a MMH

     After four years of planning and fund raising, FBLA members Samantha Redfern, Parker Redfern and Mark Edmonds focus on completing their Building a Legacy project. The group worked with Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation’s executive director Cherrie...
  • Despite national economy, Credit Union reports strong year in 2008

        My Credit Union: It Belongs to Me was the theme for the Holyoke and Imperial Community Federal Credit Union Annual Meeting held Monday, Feb. 16. Annual numbers for 2008 at the Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU) were presented to members...
  • Nine wrestlers place at regionals; three claim championship

        With three regional champions, one runner-up, one third place, one fourth, one fifth and two sixths, the HHS wrestling team tied for fourth in the Region 3 Tournament in Akron Feb. 13-14.    Six Dragons earned berths in the state tournament brac...
  • JV girls split a win and loss against Caliche, Fleming

     Nearing the end of their season, the HHS girls’ JV basketball team split a win and a loss last weekend. They defeated Caliche  21-9 at home on Thursday, Feb. 12 and lost to Fleming 31-36 on Saturday, Feb. 14.Holyoke 21, Caliche 9 In a two-period g...
  • Regular b-ball season nears the end

     The HHS Lady Dragon basketball team suffered two losses against Caliche on Thursday, Feb. 12 and Fleming on Saturday, Feb. 14. Coach Arlan Scholl said, “Defensively, we played well in both the Fleming and Caliche basketball games.” He noted in th...
  • HHS runs the show at Fleming

        Rebounding in a big way from their first loss of the season on Thursday night against Caliche, the varsity Dragon basketball team completely shut out Fleming in the first half and went on to win the game, 54-18, at the opponent’s court on Saturda...
  • Caliche Buffs block Holyoke boys' shot at perfect season

        A perfect season record was at stake for both the Holyoke and Caliche boys’ basketball teams when they met on the HHS court Thursday, Feb. 12. A large crowd, comprised of both Dragon and Buff fans, created a charged atmosphere, full of excitement...
  • Johnson-Skinner wed

     Zion Lutheran Church in Holyoke was the setting for the marriage of Amanda Johnson, daughter of Dave and Sheila Johnson and Mackade Skinner, son of Polly and Perry Skinner, all of Holyoke, on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2, 2008.  he double ring ceremony...