As promised, Holyoke’s National Night Out started off with a routine by the high school cheerleaders. To the delight and surprise of those in attendance, members of Holyoke Police Department, Phillips County Sheriff’s Office and Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department joined in with choreographed moves of their own. Some of the performers are pictured from left, front row, LorenJo Oberle and Brenna Sullivan; middle row, Joseph Marcum and Mary Seeley; and back row, Josie Schlachter, Shaun Beck, Kacia Westfahl and Anthony Wakefield. — Johnson Publications photo

Holyoke’s new teachers for the 2018-19 school year are pictured from left, front row, Rebecca Koellner, Dani Coons, Megan McQuown and Charlee Kleve; and back row, Sarah Bergner, Amy Duvall and Aaron Cottam. — Johnson Publications photo

Jorge Cobian inspects cattle on horseback at Timmerman Feeding Corporation southeast of Holyoke. Cobian, who was trained in Mexico, is one of the ranch’s Spanish-speaking veterinarians. — Johnson Publications photo

Among those who attended the Aug. 4 Holyoke picnic in Northglenn are those pictured from left, front row, Annette Stewart, Dick Stewart, Lela Carruthers, Sharon Lynch Weaver, Ron Lynch and Charley Harvey; second row, Joanne Broughton Holzer, Patsy Pomeroy Barth (partially hidden), Barbara Lipker Koontz, Sheila Carruthers Portales, Ardele Franson Zeiler, Karen Leben Stoner, Laura Harding, John Taylor, Linda Bahler Statz, Angie McCormick Arnold and Rich Arnold; third row, Janell Ahnstedt Prussman, Adele Ahnstedt, Larry Skipworth, Carman Martin Holloway, Patti Poe, Jim Broughton, Don Sperber, Norma Brinkema Heermann, Shelton Harding and Rick Nierman; and back row, Dennis Barth, Larry Fisbeck, Bob Prussman, Gaylen Deselms, Marvin Skipworth, Mike Hardy, Rob Day, Mary Martin Fulscher  and Jerry Andrews. Not pictured is Roger Lipker and several others who missed the photo opp.

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As promised, Holyoke’s National Night Out started off with a routine by the high school cheerleaders. To the delight and surprise of those in attendance, members of Holyoke Police Department, Phillips County Sheriff’s Office and Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department joined in with choreographed moves of their own. Some of the performers are pictured from left, front row, LorenJo Oberle and Brenna Sullivan; middle row, Joseph Marcum and Mary Seeley; and back row, Josie Schlachter, Shaun Beck, Kacia Westfahl and Anthony Wakefield. — Johnson Publications photo

Kids, parents, police officers, firefighters — everyone was getting in on the fun at National Night Out last Tuesday, Aug. 7.

    Phillips County Museum currently has a limited-time NASA exhibit on display.

    As PC Telcom continues to wrap up its cable TV operation, the City has been “flooded” with calls from residents concerned about leftover cables dangling from power lines, Superintendent Mark Br

Sports

Junior Deacon Dittmer is the only returning letterwinner on the HHS boys golf team. — Johnson Publications photo

    By the time students in Holyoke School District head back to school Thursday, Aug. 16, the HHS boys golf team will already be in its fourth tourney of the season.

Returning letterwinners for the HHS softball team are pictured from left, Brooke Schneider of Revere, Haley Van Overbeke, Shianne Willmon, Molly Brown and Haley Mavis of Haxtun, and Sirissa Casady of Julesburg. Not pictured are Gabi Gordon and Sarah Razo. — Johnson Publications

    While the past few seasons have been growth years, fifth-year head coach Sherman Kage said he’s confident the seniors of Dragon softball are going to bring much-needed leadership and experience

    Holyoke High School boys golf starts this week with the Brush Bunker Hill varsity invitational at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9.

Ag & Business

Jorge Cobian inspects cattle on horseback at Timmerman Feeding Corporation southeast of Holyoke. Cobian, who was trained in Mexico, is one of the ranch’s Spanish-speaking veterinarians. — Johnson Publications photo

    Reflecting the growing demand for Spanish-language skills in the livestock industry, this fall, Colorado State University will be offering a Spanish-language certificate specifically for underg

    Thirty-one Colorado families that have owned and operated their farms and ranches for 100 years or more will be honored at the 32nd annual Centennial Farms & Ranches ceremony on Friday, Aug

    Colorado’s millet producers should watch their mailboxes for a millet check-off ballot. Ballots were mailed Aug. 9, and voting is open until Aug. 31.

School

    No Holyoke School District personnel acted unethically and no licensing claims against any staff member will be pursued, as released from an investigation of complaints by the Colorado Departme

Holyoke’s new teachers for the 2018-19 school year are pictured from left, front row, Rebecca Koellner, Dani Coons, Megan McQuown and Charlee Kleve; and back row, Sarah Bergner, Amy Duvall and Aaron Cottam. — Johnson Publications photo

    With Holyoke schools starting class Thursday, Aug. 16, the district’s seven new teachers are busy making their final preparations for the 2018-19 school year.

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218.

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