In a powerful kickoff to HHS homecoming football action, North Colorado Med Evac landed center field Friday night to deliver the game ball to coach Dusty Sprague and injured senior player Drew Stewart. The grand event wowed the crowd and set the tone for a terrific night of football for the Dragons, who defeated Estes Park 45-8. The service was donated by North Colorado Med Evac to show support for the community and to add a special touch to the annual homecoming festivities. — Johnson Publications

The Oltjenbruns family members gather at the old homestead in celebration of the Colorado Centennial Farm honor they received at the state fair. Milton and Leona, pictured to the left and right of the sign, join their sons Nolan, at left, and Ken, who manage the farm together. — Johnson Publications

Local

    Car crashes are a leading cause of death among children under the age of 13 nationwide.

    Congressman Ken Buck is calling on residents of the 4th Congressional District to help his office recognize those Hispanic-Americans who have made significant contributions to their communities

    This weekend, a Czech Heritage Day is scheduled in Lodgepole, Nebraska. Open to the public, the event begins at noon Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Lodgepole Legion Hall.

Sports

In a powerful kickoff to HHS homecoming football action, North Colorado Med Evac landed center field Friday night to deliver the game ball to coach Dusty Sprague and injured senior player Drew Stewart. The grand event wowed the crowd and set the tone for a terrific night of football for the Dragons, who defeated Estes Park 45-8. The service was donated by North Colorado Med Evac to show support for the community and to add a special touch to the annual homecoming festivities. — Johnson Publications

    A North Colorado Med Evac helicopter landed centerfield to deliver the game ball in a crowd-pleasing start to a phenomenal 45-8 Dragon homecoming victory over the Estes Park Bobcats Friday, Sep

Members of the HHS golf team who competed in the regional tourney in Estes Park Monday, Sept. 18, are pictured from left, Xander Speicher, Trey Bennett and Eli Meakins.

    HHS boys golf competed in the regional tournament at Estes Park Monday, Sept. 18. Although four players qualified, Mason King was unable to play due to illness.

Shortstop Molly Brown catches an Akron baserunner attempting a slide into second during game two of Holyoke’s homecoming doubleheader. — Johnson Publications

    The parking lot was full, and the fans were pumped for the Holyoke High School homecoming softball games Saturday morning, Sept. 16.

Ag & Business

A combine harvests pinto beans near the state line last week. Edible bean harvest is in the 25-35 percent range of being finished. — Johnson Publications

    Area farmers are in the midst of or nearing harvest, depending on their particular crops. Being harvested now are potatoes, edible beans and millet.

    From rolling green fields and helpful pollinators to patriotic cowboys and cattle in the morning light, the beauty of Colorado agriculture is evident.

    The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee and Colorado Corn Growers Association are seeking applications for the Colorado Farm Stewardship Award to be announced at the Colorado corn annual ban

School

It didn’t take much imagination to find a dragon at the HHS homecoming softball game Sept. 16. Granted, it was a bit furrier than one may have expected.

Dominique Penzing and Tyler Lamm reign as queen and king of the 2017 HHS homecoming. — Johnson Publications

This year's homecoming theme was "Imagine the Dragons," and students at Holyoke High School had a fun week of dress-up days, homecoming Olympics, a parade, a pep rally and athletic events.

Members of the Holyoke High School Class of 1962 enjoyed a 55-year reunion during the HHS homecoming weekend. Those attending are pictured from left, front row, Phil Snyder of Loveland, Sheila Flanagan Baker of Fort Collins, Mary Bruner Crosley of Niobrara, Nebraska, Pat Nierman Snyder of Loveland, Glenda Heimer Bauer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Terry Barth of Holyoke, Hank Hassler of Holyoke and Ardie Peterson Besse of Holyoke; second row, Duane Werner of Holyoke, Jan Adams Walter of Holyoke, Paulette Groshans Schliep of Lake Fork, Texas, Lee Struckmeyer of Holyoke, Pam Colver Vieselmeyer of Amherst, Ron Davis of Delta, Richard Rasmussen of Grass Valley, California, and Rod Schliep of Lake Fork, Texas; and back row, Leroy Getchell of Joplin, Missouri, Brad Koontz of Fort Collins, Verdis Vieselmeyer of Amherst, Bill Johnston of Holyoke and Steve Millage of Holyoke. Others who attended part of the reunion weekend but are not pictured include Carolyn Ward Wallin of Imperial, Nebraska, Bill Smith of St. Francis, Kansas, Lavern Alberts of Holyoke, Frances Wettstein Muths of Holyoke, Velma Wettstein of Holyoke and Willard Ellis of Holyoke. — Johnson Publications

Holyoke High School graduates from 1962, 1997 and 2007 took advantage of the homecoming celebration to enjoy their 55-, 20- and 10-year class reunions this past weekend in Holyoke.

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