Guests at the Feb. 11 “Titanic Grandeur” event are transported back in time to 1912 as they embark on a voyage to raise funds for Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation. Pictured from left, Amy Einspahr, Annie Stephens, Gayln Einspahr and Allen Einspahr enjoy a social hour before an evening of delicious food, auctions, dancing and more at Phillips County Event Center. —Johnson Publications photo

Pictured from left, Dr. Dennis Jelden, Emergency Management Director Bob Heldenbrand and Police Chief Doug Bergstrom all have experience being on call as well as a vested interest in the future of East Phillips County EMS. —Johnson Publications photo

HHS sophomore Jesus Trejo holds his hand up high after winning his semifinal match to qualify for the championship at 120 pounds at the regional wrestling tournament Saturday, Feb. 11. —Johnson Publications photo

Members of the HHS state-qualifying Knowledge Bowl team are pictured from left, Madison Beckner, Kayla Marshall, Jarrett Woodhead, Sylvia McCleary, Morgan Philips and Luke Krogmeier. Not pictured is Drew Stewart.

Local

Guests at the Feb. 11 “Titanic Grandeur” event are transported back in time to 1912 as they embark on a voyage to raise funds for Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation. Pictured from left, Amy Einspahr, Annie Stephens, Gayln Einspahr and Allen Einspahr enjoy a social hour before an evening of delicious food, auctions, dancing and more at Phillips County Event Center. —Johnson Publications photo

Not only were the decorations, food and entertainment of titanic extravagance, the community support of Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual Legacy Event lived up to its “Titanic Grandeur”

Pictured from left, Dr. Dennis Jelden, Emergency Management Director Bob Heldenbrand and Police Chief Doug Bergstrom all have experience being on call as well as a vested interest in the future of East Phillips County EMS. —Johnson Publications photo

    A call for more EMTs and some restructuring within emergency medical services was the main takeaway from the Wednesday, Feb. 8, community EMS meeting at Melissa Memorial Hospital.

    Giving a solid seven months’ notice, Stan Kreider submitted his resignation from the Holyoke School District maintenance director position, effective Sept. 1.

Sports

HHS sophomore Jesus Trejo holds his hand up high after winning his semifinal match to qualify for the championship at 120 pounds at the regional wrestling tournament Saturday, Feb. 11. —Johnson Publications photo

    Jesus Trejo earned 120-lb. regional runner-up honors and Antoni Martinez finished fourth at 195 lbs. to qualify for the 2A State Wrestling Championships Thursday-Saturday, Feb.

    It’s a return trip to the state mats for 120-lb. Dragon wrestler Jesus Trejo, who finished as the regional runner-up. He competed at 113 lbs. last year as a freshman.

Emily Krogmeier flies through the water in the state finals of the 100-yard freestyle Saturday, Feb. 11. She placed 11th in the event and achieved a personal best time.

    Establishing a 3A classification for swimming was intended to create a high quality meet, opening opportunities for swimmers from all over the state — and that is exactly what it accomplished F

Ag & Business

    A proposal to provide relief to rural farmers and ranchers who were promised tax credits in exchange for converting some of their land to conservation easements failed once again in the House.

    The 2017 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture — titled “Label It: Agriculture” — is set for 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel (3801 Quebec St.).

    Colorado State University Extension is hosting private pesticide recertification sessions at various locations in northeast Colorado.

School

    Giving a solid seven months’ notice, Stan Kreider submitted his resignation from the Holyoke School District maintenance director position, effective Sept. 1.

—Johnson Publications photo

HHS juniors, pictured from left, Tyler Lamm, Anna Jelden, Regan Van Overbeke and Jarrett Woodhead, report at the Feb.

Adrian Canales is pictured with his high school diploma, which he received through Holyoke Alternative High School.

    Adrian Canales was recognized at the beginning of the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7, when he was presented with his high school diploma.

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