Holyoke JR/SR High teacher Josh Schroetlin, pictured at center, addresses a focus group question from visiting site review team members, pictured at right. Following the Monday morning focus groups with staff, reviewers evaluated individual classroom teachers and visuals of the classrooms themselves at both the elementary school and the JR/SR high. — Johnson Publications

Ag teacher Shauna Brown, pictured at right, supervises welding student Andy Lopez in a class at Holyoke JR/SR High School. Brown sparks enthusiasm for the local ag program and lends support and encouragement for local students. — Johnson Publications

2009 marked the first year that Nancy Miles worked as an aide at Dragon’s Wagon Preschool. Abraham Diaz, pictured at the May 2010 preschool program, and Blye McCallum were preschool students that year. Both are current students in Miles’ classes as well. — Johnson Publications file photo

Seven of the 11-member silver anniversary team selected by the Colorado Chapter of the National Football Foundation board of directors are pictured, from left, front row, Reed Doughty, Christian McCaffrey and Nate Kvamme; and back row, Dusty Sprague of Holyoke, Jeff Byers, Joel Dressen and Jesse Nading.

Local

Newly re-elected city council members Brian Akey, pictured at left, and Steve Moore take the oath of office at the April 17 meeting. — Johnson Publications

    Two of the three recently re-elected city council members were sworn in at the April 17 meeting.

K. Joe Kinnie, pictured at left, and Terry L. Hofmeister will be on the Republican primary ballot as candidates for Phillips County commissioner. — Johnson Publications

    Having both secured spots on the Republican primary ballot, K. Joe Kinnie and Terry L.

    It’s a milestone he said was long overdue, but Holyoke’s Graeme Smith can now call himself a citizen of the United States.

Sports

    The Dick Evans Invite in Wray Thursday, April 19, was one for the record books for the Holyoke High School track and field team.

Seven of the 11-member silver anniversary team selected by the Colorado Chapter of the National Football Foundation board of directors are pictured, from left, front row, Reed Doughty, Christian McCaffrey and Nate Kvamme; and back row, Dusty Sprague of Holyoke, Jeff Byers, Joel Dressen and Jesse Nading.

    Holyoke’s Dusty Sprague was one of the 11 elite members selected by the Colorado Chapter of the National Football Foundation to celebrate its silver anniversary.

    The 2017-18 Holyoke High School boys basketball team was honored at an awards night April 17 at the HHS auditorium.

Ag & Business

    Work’s already begun for Erin Hekmatpour, M.D., who is now seeing patients at Family Practice of Holyoke.

    The effort to shore up the Public Employees’ Retirement Association is moving through the House after clearing the Senate on a partisan 19-16 vote in March.

Trisha Herman

    Phillips County is growing and thriving. That was the overarching theme of the Phillips County Economic Development annual meeting Monday, April 23, at Paoli Town Hall.

School

Holyoke JR/SR High teacher Josh Schroetlin, pictured at center, addresses a focus group question from visiting site review team members, pictured at right. Following the Monday morning focus groups with staff, reviewers evaluated individual classroom teachers and visuals of the classrooms themselves at both the elementary school and the JR/SR high. — Johnson Publications

    Parents, students and staff  in Holyoke School District Re-1J all had small focus group sessions addressing specific survey questions when the district hosted a Student-Centered Accountability

    Two resignation statements opened the April 17 meeting of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education.

Junior class candidates for the 2018 Holyoke High School prom are picture from left, Trent Huffman, Paola Ruiz, Jesus Trejo, Jacky Mosqueda, Mauro Morales and Brenna Sullivan.

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