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  • Musical comedy makes its way through Holyoke

    Phillips County Arts Council is pleased to present Church Basement Ladies…A Second Helping, the sequel to Church Basement Ladies, Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the HHS auditorium Church Basement Ladies is a musical comedy, based on the humorous no...
  • Post office to increase prices

    With the U.S. Postal Service exploring every possible way to bring in new revenue to make a dent in the massive amount of debt they are facing, there will be several price hikes for the services they offer starting Sunday, Jan. 27. Included in the increa...
  • Two perform at honor choir

    Freshmen Lori McWilliams and Dani Brandt (pictured above) auditioned and earned spots at this year’s high school honor choir. They joined almost 50 other vocalists in Haxtun Monday, Jan. 14 for rehearsals and an evening concert. Because of scheduling c...
  • In-state tuition for illegal immigrants hot topic again

    It’s taken six tries, but supporters believe the seventh will be the charm, and the last. Legislation to grant in-state college tuition rates to illegal immigrant students was introduced at the Colorado General Assembly last week. And this time, support...
  • Colorado experiencing high levels of influenza activity

    Influenza activity continues to increase in the United States, and most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest FluView report. Dr. Chris Urbina, executive director a...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Get ready for Valentine’s Day with chocolateValentine’s Day is coming up, so we better start thinking of ways we can indulge ourselves in chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. One of my favorite chocolate recipes is this chocolate trifle from allreci...
  • Dragons come through in the clutch

    Holyoke’s boys’ basketball team extended their winning streak to four over the weekend, picking up wins against Merino and Wray. Each game came down to the wire with Holyoke holding on for the victory. HHS has had success this season in close matches...
  • Swimmers take on Eaton, Northridge

    When the Skyline meet fell through for the HHS swimmers Thursday, Jan. 17, the team felt fortunate that the Eaton and Northridge coaches expanded their dual to a triangular to include Holyoke. Coach Luke Thomas reported the girls weren’t able to gain e...
  • Girls dominate Merino, Wray

    “This was a great weekend of basketball for the Lady Dragons,” said coach Arlan Scholl after two huge wins over Merino and Wray. “We have been practicing hard and challenged the girls to transfer that hustle and hard work into a game situation. Tha...
  • John Baumgartner recognized for coaching awards

    John Baumgartner was recently recognized in the Winter 2012-13 Colorado High School Coaches Association’s “Colorado Coach” publication. He received an achievement award for 250 wins as the Holyoke High School boys’ basketball coach. For 20 years ...
  • Hermosillo runner-up at Lexington

    Jesus Hermosillo, wrestling at 195 lbs., claimed runner-up honors at the always-tough John Higgins Invitational Tournament in Lexington, Neb. Saturday, Jan. 19. He scored all 19 of Holyoke’s points in the varsity tournament. Coach Jack Garrison was pl...
  • Dragons dual at Merino, Chappell

    Varsity wrestlers won a dual at Merino Thursday, Jan. 17, while the JV team competed in a round-robin tourney at Chappell, Neb. the same day. Holyoke won the Merino dual 44-22. Seven live matches were part of the Merino dual, with Holyoke winning five of...
  • Fecht wins mothers’ FT contest

    Kari Fecht, mother of HHS senior boys’ basketball player Deyten Klein, was the winner of the 2013 mothers’ free throw contest, held at halftime of the HHS boys’ game with Wray Saturday, Jan. 19. Fecht and Horalia Lopez, mother of junior girls’ ba...
  • School menu

    Jan. 28-31 Elementary Breakfast Monday, Jan. 28: French toast sticks or cereal with graham cracker, fruit, milk. Tuesday, Jan. 29: Breakfast burrito or fruit muffin with yogurt, milk, juice. Wednesday, Jan. 30: Pancakes with syrup or bagel with toppin...
  • Heidi’s receives First Dollar of Profit

    Heidi Spitz, pictured at right, accepts a First Dollar of Profit plaque at her business, Heidi’s Coffee & Bake Shop, which opened last week in the former Buzzz Stop location at 112 W. Denver St. Presenting the certificate is Mary Tomky, executive di...
  • Holyoke Chamber announces Gala award recipients

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 60th anniversary at the annual Gala Awards Dinner Monday, Feb. 4 at Phillips County Event Center. Those being honored at the 2013 Gala have been recently announced and include: Employee of the Year Laur...
  • USDA finalizes new microloan program

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Jan. 15 a new microloan program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed to help small and family operations, beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers secure loans under $35,000. The new microloan p...
  • Green and Growing: Tips offered for using limited irrigation

    All indications are that farmers will very likely have to cope with another hot and dry growing season in 2013. This prospect is especially troubling to irrigators in the South Platte river basin where mountain snowpack is low, and likely to remain that ...
  • Applicator credits offered

    Credits for private and commercial pesticide applicators will be offered in northeast Colorado in February. Private pesticide licenses are valid for a three-year period. During this three-year period, applicators are required to earn seven credits to ren...
  • The Senior Snippet

    Long-term care ombudsman protects residents’ rights The long-term care ombudsman advocates for residents’ rights, quality of life and care in long-term care facilities (nursing homes, boarding homes, adult family homes and veterans’ homes). The lo...