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  • Four letterwinners return to swim

    Four returning letterwinners from Holyoke, as well as four other local swimmers and one from Haxtun HS are practicing at the Holyoke Swimming Pool, but will compete again this season with the Sterling High School girls’ swim team, coached by Cindy Penni...
  • HHS athletes recognized during fall sports program

    HHS athletes were recognized Monday, Nov. 23 for accomplishments during the fall sports awards program. Booster Club president Pat Vasa began the program by introducing himself as the new president. He then turned the stage over to past president Casey G...
  • Healthy sunflower oil

    By Ron F. Meyer, Area Extension Agronomist A ground-breaking study from The Pennsylvania State University demonstrated that trans fat-free NuSun sunflower oil provides not only a technical solution, but also a healthy solution to frying and manufacturing...
  • Biotechnology's effect on agriculture

    By R.F. Meyer and J. Carpenter, Golden Plains Area Extension, Colorado State University Extension Advances in biotechnology have changed the way American farmers produce food. Since 1995, when the first genetically engineered crops became available, Amer...
  • Holiday eating ideas offered

    Holiday parties and dinners can bring lots of good cheer and favorite treats to eat. Unfortunately they also can bring unwelcome pounds. It’s the most difficult time of the year for anyone trying to lose weight—or simply avoid gaining weight. It some...
  • Most overlooked holiday tasks highlighted

    With all the holiday hubbub swirling, most of us forget to do at least one mission-critical task. Have you remembered to buy wrapping paper? How about the right batteries for all those holiday gifts and gadgets? Missing anybody from your list, even if yo...
  • How to look better this holiday season

    No matter if you’re going to a holiday party at work or to a family get-together, this season we all want to look our best. Neatness and good grooming are “in” this year. And you need to be sure you are dressed appropriately for the occasion. You d...
  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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  • Toy Drive focuses on children

    Giving back to a community that has shown such strong support defines the purpose of My Little Angel Toy Drive, currently under way in Holyoke. Seven families who have lost children from as recently as this past August to as long ago as four decades are ...
  • Eileen Rudder still a little ornery at 100

    What is the secret to long life? “Being ornery,” said Eileen Rudder with a chuckle. They say laughter is the best medicine, and Rudder certainly comes with a unique sense of humor. She will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday, Dec. 6. and will becom...
  • Country Christmas Dec. 8

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Country Christmas will take place Tuesday, Dec. 8. Many activities are scheduled to entertain those in the Christmas spirit. The theme this year is “Inside Santa’s Workshop.” Running from 4-8 p.m. will be Santa’s Vill...
  • Event Center room named

    Phillips County Event Center’s large meeting room will be named after the Will Heginbotham Trust due to a substantial monetary donation, announced Phillips County Commissioners Monday, Nov. 23. The formal name of the large room will be announced at a la...
  • Increased student count leads to balanced budget

    An increase in students in Holyoke School District Re-1J as of the Oct. 1 count, led to adoption of a balanced budget for 2009-2010 at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Re-1J Board of Education. “It’s really clear that having more kids makes a difference,...
  • Snow removal addressed

    Snow removal was addressed for the second meeting in a row by Holyoke City Council Tuesday, Nov. 17. Mayor David Nygaard said he feels what the city is asking business owners to do regarding snow removal, is a little much. City Supt. Mark Brown drafted a...
  • Board contemplates support for Ed. Foundation

    Foundation looking to go forward in grant application to Heginbotham Trust for local track project fundsEncouraged by the activation of a local education foundation, Holyoke School Board members recently contemplated their approach for showing support for...
  • Experience of a lifetime

    For someone who knows almost every line of every Indiana Jones movie ever made, meeting Harrison Ford should probably be at the very top of their to-do list. For HHS freshman Rachel Schneider, she got to cross that item off her list Saturday, Nov. 14. Fly...
  • Tax energy credit introduced

    Congresswoman Betsy Markey was recently joined by Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN) in introducing the Renewable Electricity Integration Tax Credit Act (REITC), which will provide a tax credit for utilities to integrate more wind and solar into their energy...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Daddy to the rescue I’ll never forget the day my husband did his first toy rescue operation. My daughter Melise had a little rattle that came to us as a hand-me-down. It was a white plastic moon with a smiling face and a set of dangling celestial shap...
  • It's the Pitts

    The check IS in the mail When I was a little boy my father put me on a chair and said, “Jump and I’ll catch you.” I did and he didn’t. As I gathered myself up off the floor he said in a stern voice, “Let that be a lesson to you. Don’t ever tr...