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  • Books so good you just can’t put them down!

    Saturday, Sept. 8 was once again the Friends of the Library’s annual Book Bonanza, and it seemed like just about everyone found a treasure they just couldn’t put down. Janet Strasser and Sharron Lett are pictured above browsing through the hundreds of...
  • Lady Dragons not to be overlooked this year

    Lady Dragon volleyball players proved they are a force to be reckoned with when they grabbed two huge wins in their first games of the season. Their heart and spirit took them to a win over Merino—something that hasn’t been done by the Lady Dragons s...
  • Cheerleaders first at Spirit Fest

    HHS cheerleaders earned first place in the 1A-3A cheer competition at the Sept. 8 Spirit Fest at Elitch Gardens in Denver. Coach Jane Zink said they used this competition for experience, and she thought the girls did well. She said they hit all their stun...
  • Woodhead looks forward to serving EPCHD board

    “We’re pretty fortunate to have a facility like that here,” Mike (Woody) Woodhead said referring to Melissa Memorial Hospital. Woodhead was appointed by East Phillips County Hospital District board members during their Aug. 27 meeting. Woodhead wi...
  • School Board defines 2012-13 tasks for advisory committee

    Five charges for 2012-13 were approved for the Holyoke School District Re-1J Accountability Advisory Committee at the Sept. 4 meeting of the school board. The board charged the district committee with the following tasks: ­—serve as 1338 Council to p...
  • Big second half leaves Dragons on wrong side of 12-34 score

    After hanging with a larger Perkins County, Neb. team for the first half, a few big plays and some ticky tack mistakes led to the Holyoke Dragons’ second loss on the football field this year. Holyoke traveled to Grant, Neb. Friday, Sept. 7 to face the ...
  • Golfers take 5th at Ballyneal tourney

    Holyoke boys’ golf team played host to 13 teams Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Ballyneal Golf Club. The Dragons fired a team score of 249 to come in fifth place. Gage Garnas led Holyoke with a score of 81. Deyten Klein turned in an 83 while Keaton Arkulari shot...
  • Happy birthday! Class of 1965 turns 65

    Labor Day weekend, the HHS Class of 1965 held a birthday party in Windsor. Saturday evening they gathered around Arlan Baumert’s 1965 Mustang for a group picture. Pictured from left are Teresa (Beck) Stieb of Windsor, David Jecminek of Loveland, Arlan B...
  • Dragons go 2-3 in Burlington tournament

    It was a rough weekend of softball for the Dragon team in the Burlington tournament Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8. But the girls did manage to pull through for two wins, while losing three games in the tourney. Coach Ashley Clayton said the girls start...
  • Be prepared for no shade at games

    Spectators at Holyoke High School softball games should be prepared to be exposed to the sun during the final two home games of the season. City employees have removed the awnings covering the older bleachers as they prepare to replace them with the new b...
  • Rural Solutions to sponsor suicide intervention training

    Rural Solutions is sponsoring an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainings) to be held in Sterling at the Ramada Inn Friday-Saturday, Sept. 27-28 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. This training provides practical training for caregivers such as ...
  • NECALG receives grant

    The Northeast Colorado Association of Local Governments would like to announce the receipt of a grant to research the formation of a Regional Economic Development District. These grant funds come from the Federal Government and have been matched by the S...
  • JH boys fall to Sterling on gridiron

    Holyoke junior high football players traveled to Sterling Thursday, Sept. 6 for their third game of the season. Coach Corey Zeiler said he was very pleased with the effort shown by both the seventh- and eighth-grade teams. Unfortunately, both teams left ...
  • JH VBall picks up two nice wins

    Holyoke’s junior high volleyball team looked good in action last week as all the teams picked up nice wins. They traveled to Sterling Thursday, Sept. 6 and St. Anthony’s Saturday, Sept. 8. In Sterling, Holyoke played four games—A, B, C and D games....
  • MOPS kicks off Mon., Sept. 24

    Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) of Holyoke invites all mothers of children ages infant to 6 years old (in kindergarten) to come meet with other moms and learn how “Better Moms Make a Better World.” MOPS meetings include fellowship with other moms, pla...
  • Coloradans urge CCJJ to reconsider

    More than 100 Colorado residents this week sent a joint letter to the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice urging the organization to reconsider the recommendation it made in July to repeal the current Colorado law prohibiting theft of new...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Drop and give me 20!I’m going to be honest here. I’m feeling a little guilty about all those delicious waffles I ate last week. No doubt they were really, really good, but really not so good for my body. I have a love/hate relationship with sweets, an...
  • Prairie IT brings new technology to NE Co

    A new business opened earlier this spring offering services to Northeast Colorado. Prairie IT LLC, located in Haxtun, specializes in virtual desktop solutions for small and medium-sized organizations. This virtual desktop and system comes from the “cl...
  • Local youth compete in State Fair livestock show and more

    Phillips County 4-H members competed in the livestock show at this year’s Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. In showmanship competition, Austin Vieselmeyer took first in the market hog division and Kaylee Camblin won second in market beef. Camblin also pl...
  • Pedal the Plains bicycle tour to celebrate area’s agricultural roots

    When the Pedal the Plains bicycle tour brings hundreds of bicyclists to Colorado’s Eastern Plains Sept. 21-23, Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives will be there. The three-day tour, being promoted by Gov. John Hickenlooper in partnership with T...