Xavier Santiesteban, pictured in back, and his brother David stop to take a look in a vintage lime green Challenger, one of 46 entrants in Saturday’s competition. —Johnson Publications

Officers from the El Salvador national police practice putting a tourniquet on a colleague’s arm. Each of the 325 officers who attended the training practiced on both arms and legs and learned such things as tactics to safely take away knives or guns.

Many gun shop owners across Colorado, including Deaver Guns & Ammo in Holyoke, now display suicide prevention information as part of the Gun Shop Project, presenting separation from firearms as a basic safety measure for someone at risk of suicide. —Johnson Publications

Eli Koch hides his true identity behind a superhero mask, made with his mother’s assistance at the Wednesday, June 14, event. All children at the event made masks, listened to superhero stories and ate snacks at the summer series kickoff. —Johnson Publications

A puff of dust flies from Max Cano’s glove of the Holyoke Gold Babe Ruth team as he catches one behind the plate in the Monday, June 19, ballgame against Holyoke Green. —Johnson Publications

Pictured from left, Tyler Camblin, Gunnar Kroeger, Wyatt McCallum and Brendan Mayden were all recognized at the state FFA convention June 13-15, receiving State Degrees for their contributions to their chapters and communities while in FFA. —Johnson Publications

Local

Xavier Santiesteban, pictured in back, and his brother David stop to take a look in a vintage lime green Challenger, one of 46 entrants in Saturday’s competition. —Johnson Publications

Holyoke was a sight to behold Saturday, June 17, as vintage vehicles in every shape, size and color filled the Phillips County Court House lawn for the 17th annual Dandelion Daze event, sponsored b

Officers from the El Salvador national police practice putting a tourniquet on a colleague’s arm. Each of the 325 officers who attended the training practiced on both arms and legs and learned such things as tactics to safely take away knives or guns.

    There was a stark contrast between the life Sgt.

Many gun shop owners across Colorado, including Deaver Guns & Ammo in Holyoke, now display suicide prevention information as part of the Gun Shop Project, presenting separation from firearms as a basic safety measure for someone at risk of suicide. —Johnson Publications

    Customers at local gun shops may have noticed some new pamphlets at the counter during their latest firearm purchases — suicide prevention information, provided by Centennial Mental Health Cent

Sports

Frank Lodge of Adelaide, Australia, pictured in downtown Holyoke, cycled through town Tuesday, June 13, as part of a new variation of the well-established TransAmerica Trail. —Johnson Publications

    How can 4,000 miles on a bike seem even longer? If you’re used to watching kilometers click over instead of miles.

A puff of dust flies from Max Cano’s glove of the Holyoke Gold Babe Ruth team as he catches one behind the plate in the Monday, June 19, ballgame against Holyoke Green. —Johnson Publications

Holyoke Ball Park has been busy this month as PeeWee, Little League and Babe Ruth teams have been hitting the field on a regular basis.

    Nine pool records were broken at the Northwest Kansas Swim League meet in Oakley, Kansas, June 17.

Ag & Business

Pictured from left, Tyler Camblin, Gunnar Kroeger, Wyatt McCallum and Brendan Mayden were all recognized at the state FFA convention June 13-15, receiving State Degrees for their contributions to their chapters and communities while in FFA. —Johnson Publications

    Tyler Camblin, Wyatt McCallum, Gunnar Kroeger and Brendan Mayden of Holyoke FFA were all recognized at the state FFA convention at Colorado State University-Pueblo June 13-15, receiving State D

Holyoke FFA members attending the state FFA convention are pictured from left, front row, adviser Shauna Brown, Taylor Hendrix, Brenna Sullivan, Emma Roll, Kaylee Camblin and Rebecca Owens; and back row, Wyatt McCallum, Cash Adler, Alex Vieselmeyer, Tristen Roll, Chase Beckner and Colby Purkeypile. Not pictured is Tyler Camblin and recently retired state FFA officer Austin Vieselmeyer.

    Holyoke had 13 members among the 1,500 from across Colorado at the state FFA convention at Colorado State University-Pueblo June 13-15.

Alex Vieselmeyer stands in front of the Washington Monument and Reflection Pool in Washington, D.C., during the FFA Washington Leadership Conference June 6-10.

    HHS FFA member Alex Vieselmeyer attended the FFA Washington Leadership Conference June 6-10 in Washington, D.C.

School

Preschooler Bo Steggs raises his hand to ask a question about the pizza Danette Vasa shows to the class on their Tuesday field trip. —Johnson Publications

    The average age of the morning coffee crowd at Pizza p.a.d. was cut in half June 20, as the summer Dragon’s Wagon Preschool class joined the regulars.

    Linda Ortner, 1976 graduate of Holyoke High School, received a master’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Mary’s University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Saturday, June 3.  

Emphasizing the importance of quality reading materials, the Holyoke School Board approved a nearly $119,000 purchase of five reading programs for use starting in the 2017-18 school year.

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