Holyoke’s Rylee Schneller pushes to keep a lead over the competition in the 200-yard individual medley at the 2018 Girls 3A State Swimming Championships Feb. 8-9. Schneller advanced to B finals in both of her individual events. — Michelle Van Overbeke

Julie Kotch, at left, celebrates with Sherman Kage as Regent Park and Carriage House wins the Race to Broadway game Saturday evening. It’s the second straight year they took the top spot at the Legacy Event challenge. — Johnson Publications

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Julie Kotch, at left, celebrates with Sherman Kage as Regent Park and Carriage House wins the Race to Broadway game Saturday evening. It’s the second straight year they took the top spot at the Legacy Event challenge. — Johnson Publications

    A red carpet ushered 270 guests into Holyoke’s Phillips County Event Center, with sights of the New York skyline and the sounds of Broadway musicals filling the air.

    At their Feb.

Thom Elliott, pictured at left, and William "J.R." Myers have both filed as Republican candidates for Phillips County Sheriff.

    The Nov. 6 general election is still months away, but already Phillips County is bustling with preparations.

Sports

Holyoke’s Rylee Schneller pushes to keep a lead over the competition in the 200-yard individual medley at the 2018 Girls 3A State Swimming Championships Feb. 8-9. Schneller advanced to B finals in both of her individual events. — Michelle Van Overbeke

    In eight of the 12 events, Holyoke High School was represented in preliminaries at the 2018 Girls 3A State Swimming Championships on Feb.

Jesus Trejo grapples with Brynden Wilson of Wiggins, on his way to a 13-11 overtime win to advance him to the third-fourth place match at 138 pounds. — Johnson Publications

    Fourth-place finishes at 138 and 145 pounds respectively qualified Jesus Trejo and Luis Chafino for the Big Show, the Colorado 2A State Wrestling Championships Thursday-Saturday, Feb.

HHS swim coach Aly Brinkema, pictured at right, is in her element, coaching and encouraging swimmers at the 2018 state meet, along with her co-coach and mother, Adria Colver. — Michelle Van Overbeke

    A swim coach for Holyoke High School, Aly Brinkema has been recognized as the girls swimming coach of the year for the state of Colorado by the National Federation of State High School Associat

Ag & Business

CHS Grainland’s new general manager Evan Fust looks forward to continuing the tradition of a strong local co-op in Holyoke. — Johnson Publications

    Evan Fust is a new face to the community, but over the last few years he’s already become acquainted with Holyoke and grown to love it.

Colorado produces over half of the total millet grown in the United States, and the newly-formed High Plains Millet Association aims to increase and sustain the industry through alternative markets, improved varieties and funding from a potential market order. —photo by Ken Mostek

    When you hear the word millet, you think of birdseed.

    It’s 30 degrees right now, and it’s hard to believe spring and summer are just around the corner.

School

    New to the Holyoke school calendar discussion this year is a look at a four-day week.

    Superintendents and all but a handful of Colorado’s 178 public school districts spoke with a unified voice last week to advocate for a legislative ballot measure they say will fix Colorado’s sc

Holyoke’s FBLA members who attended district competition are pictured from left, front row, Alec Sprague, Tyler Lamm, Alexis Vega and Slaten Burris; second row, Jackie Valenzuela, Emily Trejo, Joey Beckner, Kylie Purkeypile, Michael Pell, Brenna Gatton, Kyra Loutensock, Emma Roll, Ashley Aranda, Isaiah Houghtelling and Tate Dille; and back row, Sarah Razo, Lali Marquez, Bailey Hamaker, Tori Hatton, Mariah Pell, Jair Jimenez, Amy Mackay, Rylee Schneller, Grace Dille and Ashley Rahe.

    Members of the Holyoke chapter of FBLA traveled to Northeastern Junior College on Wednesday, Feb. 7, for district competition, accompanied by adviser Lori Nelson.

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