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  • School invests scholarship moneys

    Investment of scholarship moneys in the amount of $130,000 was approved at the Sept. 1 meeting of Holyoke School District Re-1J School Board. The investment was made with American National Bank in a 12-month CD at 1.75 percent interest for approximate ea...
  • HHS Class of 1989 enjoys 20-year reunion

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  • Will the Compact Compliance Pipeline be built

    By Stan Murphy, District Manager, Republican River Water Conservation District Does the Republican River Water Conservation District still need to build the Compact Compliance Pipeline to deliver groundwater from wells located northeast of Wray to the No...
  • Psychobabble

    By the time they reach 65, the average American will have spent 93,600 hours of their life working. That’s just shy of 11 years! For those of us who have experienced the dysfunctional workplace, those hours can be so painful that the other 394,200 hour...
  • It's the Pitts

    Dropped Calls If my Grandpa was still alive I can just hear him saying something like, “I tell you, these darn cell phones will be the ruination of our country.” As a fellow curmudgeon I wouldn’t go that far, but I will say that they have really a...
  • Make back-to-school gear last longer

    Most families are spending less this season on school supplies, and therefore don’t want to waste money when things break due to normal use or rough handling by little hands. More parents are making moves to protect the more expensive and most heavily ...
  • Sarah Heermann is State Champion

    Sarah Heermann of Holyoke earned State Champion honors in Western Division of Level II for 16-18-year-olds at the Colorado State Fair Aug. 28-30 in Pueblo. Heermann, 16, a junior at HHS, competed in 17 classes and placed in 16 of them in the late-August ...
  • Irrigation Field Day set for Sept. 22 near Iliff

    Colorado State University (CSU) is hosting a Limited Irrigation Field Day Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon one mile east of Iliff. This field day is open to all interested in learning more about practical research information regarding farming with ...
  • Colorado FSA announces emergency loan availability

    On July 30, Governor Dave Heineman requested a disaster designation for three Nebraska counties due to losses caused by excessive rain, hail, high winds and flooding. Primary counties in Nebraska are Hayes, Perkins and Valley. Contiguous counties include...
  • Volin to speak at MMH

    In their commitment to providing community based health education, Melissa Memorial Hospital is offering an in-service with speaker Dr. Stephen Volin, OB/GYN on Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 12-1 p.m. in the Group Room at the hospital. The topic will be “Fem...
  • Dragons handed tough first loss

    It was a tough first night for the Holyoke Dragons as they traveled east to Imperial, Neb. for their first game of the season. After going scoreless in the first half, the Dragons battled back to outscore their opponent in the second half. But it wasn’t...
  • Softball team plays with intensity in openers

    HHS softball coaching staff was pleased with the effort of the Dragon team and the intensity they displayed in their season openers Saturday morning in Eaton and Saturday afternoon at Valley. At Eaton, the Dragons fought hit for hit, but just ran out of ...
  • Golfers play solid schedule

    HHS golfers competed in back-to-back tournaments last Thursday and Friday, Sept. 3-4, at Riverdale Dunes in the Mountain Range HS Invite and at Grandview Invitational at Spring Valley. Then, Tuesday, Sept. 8 they golfed in Fort Morgan. At Riverdale on Se...
  • Dragons fall to Burlington in volleyball season opener

    Lady Dragon volleyball players hit the home court for their season opener against Burlington Thursday, Sept. 3, losing in four games. Holyoke fell to the Cougars in the first two games with scores of 18-25 and 22-25. They fought back for a win in the thi...
  • Getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables

    The secret to getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables is to have the right foods available for school lunches, dinners at home and after-school snacks—and to make them fun and colorful. Most parents try to get kids to eat healthy simply by makin...
  • How to plan a fun tailgate party

    Are you ready for some football? The tailgate party is the ultimate rite of the season and the perfect way to show team spirit. But before you kick off a tailgating bash you need to be properly prepared to host your pigskin party. Whether you’re hostin...
  • Farnsworth art focus to be featured

    “Picture This” is the theme for the Tuesday, Sept. 22 luncheon in Sterling which will feature Sheryl Farnsworth of Holyoke and Celeste Strid of Cotopaxi. Farnsworth is an enthusiastic artist, who will share how to bring personal art to the surface of...
  • NJC to offer study trip

    As part of its travel study programming, Northeastern Junior College will offer an ecology and conservation-based trip to Costa Rica in May, 2010. NJC science professor Connie Henderson will lead the trip. An informational meeting will be held Tuesday, S...
  • Photo contest for kids touts Best-of-Colorado

    Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has announced a monthly Best-of-Colorado digital photo contest for kindergarten through eighth grade students. One winning photo will be selected each month to be posted on the Governor’s Web site. Digital photos no larger...
  • Growth model is complex, but valuable

    Colorado Department of Education has adopted a growth model for evaluating Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) scores to chart the progress each school has made over time. Holyoke Supt. Bret Miles presented the local district’s data at the Sept....