Kids 6 and under ran as fast as their little legs could take them at the Easter egg hunt on the Courthouse lawn last Saturday. As the hunt nears its end, Ariany Saenz Nevarez is thrilled to find an unclaimed piece of candy nestled in the grass. —Johnson Publications

Holyoke FCCLA members who competed at state are pictured from left, front row, Brook Prottsman, Emily Jelden, Josie Herman, Tica Penzing and Logan Osborne; second row, Shianne Willmon, Anna Jelden, Juana Penzing and Daniela Baeza; third row, Brenna Gatton, Lauren Bergner, Slaten Burris and Oscar Hernandez; fourth row, Drew Stewart, Alexis Vega, M.J. Taylor and Tristen Roll; and back row, Brian Beltran, Austin Herman, Caleb Deaver and Tyler Lamm. Not pictured is Kayla Marshall.

Number 10, Jesus Trejo, hits a pop-up in Thursday’s game against Wiggins, making it to first. Trejo had a strong week, posting eight RBIs and two home runs in the Dragons’ four games. —Johnson Publications

Local

Kids 6 and under ran as fast as their little legs could take them at the Easter egg hunt on the Courthouse lawn last Saturday. As the hunt nears its end, Ariany Saenz Nevarez is thrilled to find an unclaimed piece of candy nestled in the grass. —Johnson Publications

Each year, local youth can count on a good time and plenty of loot at Holyoke’s community Easter egg hunts. This year, Saturday, April 15, the action began at 1 p.m. and was over in a flash.

Over 1,000 people were in attendance at a fire relief benefit at the Haxtun Fire Hall Saturday, April 15, and silent and live auctions brought in over $150,000 that night.

New evidence has been uncovered in the Kelsie Schelling missing person case.

A tip to the Pueblo Police Department brought a glimmer of hope Friday, April 14, to those following the case of Kelsie Schelling’s February 2013 disappearance.

Sports

Number 10, Jesus Trejo, hits a pop-up in Thursday’s game against Wiggins, making it to first. Trejo had a strong week, posting eight RBIs and two home runs in the Dragons’ four games. —Johnson Publications

Whenever you have a shutout, it’s an entire team effort, coach Sam Distefano said, and the entire Holyoke baseball team contributed to a 12-0 win against Wiggins Thursday, April 13.

After winning a close game 1-0 against Caliche last Tuesday, Holyoke baseball crushed its opponent in the second game  of the doubleheader.

As the Holyoke High School baseball team moves through its season, the Dragons are currently 13-1.

Ag & Business

A brave bullfighter eggs on his contender, only to dart away at the last second at the 2016 Phillips County Fair “Bulls Gone Wild” event. —Johnson Publications

“Bulls Gone Wild” is back again as featured entertainment for the 2017 Phillips County Fair, July 25-30 at the Phillips County Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “A Barn-Raising Good Time.”

The biggest bill of the session, which could free up millions of dollars for rural hospitals, schools and roads, cleared its first and one of its most important hurdles in the past week.

Holyoke FCCLA members who competed at state are pictured from left, front row, Brook Prottsman, Emily Jelden, Josie Herman, Tica Penzing and Logan Osborne; second row, Shianne Willmon, Anna Jelden, Juana Penzing and Daniela Baeza; third row, Brenna Gatton, Lauren Bergner, Slaten Burris and Oscar Hernandez; fourth row, Drew Stewart, Alexis Vega, M.J. Taylor and Tristen Roll; and back row, Brian Beltran, Austin Herman, Caleb Deaver and Tyler Lamm. Not pictured is Kayla Marshall.

Twenty Holyoke High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competing at state FCCLA at the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel April 13-15 qualified for nationals.

School

Holyoke students who placed at the NJC math and science contest are pictured from left, Tate Dille, Alex Strauss, Kayla Marshall, Austin Herman and Luke Krogmeier. —Johnson Publications

Twenty-eight Holyoke High School students attended the Northeastern Junior College math and science contest Thursday, April 6, in Sterling, competing in ninth-grade science, biology, chemistry, phy

Lynette Hudiburgh was recognized for using creative, innovative and engaging teaching methods at the undergraduate level.

Lynette Hudiburgh, lecturer of statistics at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, is the recipient of the 2017 E. Phillip Knox Distinguished Teaching Award.

Ashley Aranda, junior high Student of the Month

Students of the Month for March at Holyoke JR/SR High School have been named.

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