Lab technician Kim Eastburn, pictured at left, draws blood from Jo Watkins at Melissa Memorial Hospital, prior to the Oct. 20 health fair. The Oct. 8-12 blood draws gave community members the chance to submit samples for lab work, the results of which will be available at the fair. — Johnson Publications

Local

Bessie Cauble is one of the young people who died from the Spanish flu and was buried at Holyoke Cemetery. — Johnson Publications

    Men, women and children around the globe were preparing celebrations for the end of World War I in the fall of 1918, but meanwhile, a very different kind of battle raged right at home.

    After more than 71 years as a local organization, members of Agenda Club met Oct. 9 to discuss the reasons for disbanding the club.

Lab technician Kim Eastburn, pictured at left, draws blood from Jo Watkins at Melissa Memorial Hospital, prior to the Oct. 20 health fair. The Oct. 8-12 blood draws gave community members the chance to submit samples for lab work, the results of which will be available at the fair. — Johnson Publications

    Health screenings and tests, as well as medical info, will be available to the community at Melissa Memorial Hospital’s annual health fair Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m.-noon.

Sports

Dragon Hailey Mavis (6) crosses home plate to accept congratulations from teammates on her sixth-inning grand slam against Brush in regional softball action at Rocky Ford Saturday. Earlier in the same inning, Molly Brown hit a solo home run for a five-run inning for the Dragons, allowing them to pull within three. The Beetdiggers managed seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the win. — Jessica Cumming

    Holyoke softball made its first and final postseason appearance last Saturday, Oct. 13, losing to Brush and Rocky Ford in 3A regional competition, 10-20 and 1-16.

Hustling to get to the ball, Holyoke’s Emma Roll doesn’t hesitate to hit the floor to keep the volley alive. — Johnson Publications

    HHS senior volleyball players were facing their final opponents on the home court, and parents were being recognized for all they do to support the team throughout the season.

Holyoke’s Chase Beckner sheds a blocker, throwing the Wray Eagle to the ground in the Oct. 12 game. — Johnson Publications

    Friday, Oct. 12, marked both parents night and the last home game for the Holyoke High School football team, and the Dragons didn’t disappoint, beating the Wray Eagles 30-14.

Ag & Business

Jim Lueck, pictured at right, stands with two local Guatemalan girls and CREA Communications Director Mona Neeley in the Guatemalan village of Pie de Cerro.

    When electricity came to Holyoke in 1909, it brought along a host of changes. Electric light replaced candles and lanterns.

    On Saturday, Nov. 10, pheasant hunting aficionados will have much cause for celebration.

    The Colorado Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program site is now live, with information on the program and an online application form.

School

Aidyn Shafer prepares to send his rubber-band-powered race car down the hallway to see how far it will travel. — Johnson Publications

    Putting the concepts they’ve learned into action, Holyoke High School physical science classes were challenged to design and create race cars that could be powered solely by rubber bands.

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

The 2018 Holyoke High School homecoming king Trent Huffman and queen Kaylee Camblin are crowned at halftime of the Oct. 5 Holyoke-Burlington football game. — Johnson Publications

More photos from Holyoke High School's homecoming activities are available to view in our e-Edition.

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