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Funnel clouds spotted; wind damage reported

Funnel clouds spotted; wind damage reported

Holyoke and Amherst sight funnel clouds Friday evening; Haxtun and Paoli sirens sound Saturday Phillips County put the tornado sirens to the test Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, as multiple funnel clouds were sighted, but no known tornado touch-downs were recorded. Strong wind or possible mi...

Special meeting has council rejecting replat negotiations

Holyoke’s City Council decided that it is no longer interested in negotiating on the First Pioneer replat or the O’Neal drainage pit. The decision was made at a special council meeting Wednesday, May 13. This action entails having City Attorney Al Wall reply to Rupert and Claire O’Neal’s a...

Show and Shine remains heart of Dandelion Daze event

In just about one month, Holyoke Chamber of Commerce will be hosting perhaps its biggest Dandelion Daze to date Saturday, June 20. This will be the 15th annual family event, and it all began with a simple car show that remains the staple of the day’s list of activities. Once again, the show will...

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Enterprise article leads to West Coast trip

Enterprise article leads to West Coast trip

Diane Siedenburg, the stepdaughter of Vera Beal and the sister of Sonia Hubbard, is a devout reader of The Holyoke Enterprise from her home in Burien, Wash., providing a link to family back home in Colorado...

Courtesy cleanup clears out community clutter

Courtesy cleanup clears out community clutter

Heavy downpours didn’t dampen last week’s plans for citywide cleanup. City workers in Holyoke were extra busy Wednesday and Thursday, May 14-15, as they went up and down each street during the annual...

Peerless hopes to revive senior, kids’ movie programs

Recent circumstances have caused the Golden Plains Recreation Center board to rethink the approach to senior citizen and kids’ movie programs at the Peerless Theatre in Holyoke. As the result of a...

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago May 20, 2010 Ace, a search dog, is the newest member of Phillips County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputy Michael Grant is his primary handler. Abbey Christman and Michelle Chichester...

2015 ag-related bills highlighted

While the General Assembly had one fewer farmer-legislator in its ranks in 2015, other rural lawmakers picked up the slack with a host of bills designed to help agriculture and related issues. One of...

Funnel clouds spotted; wind damage reported

Special meeting has council rejecting replat negotiations

Show and Shine remains heart of Dandelion Daze event

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Field day is full of fun for everyone

Field day is full of fun for everyone

Kindergarten through sixth-grade students competed in their annual Field Day activities Friday, May 15. With help from faculty members and Holyoke JR/SR High students, kids got their chance to...

Students sound off at spring band concert

Students sound off at spring band concert

Popular arrangements make for entertaining pops-style, year-end performances by grades 5-12 Holyoke students entertained family, friends and community members with their excellent band skills Tuesday,...

Preschoolers delight in ‘Going on a Picnic’

Picnic baskets, sunshine, umbrellas, watermelon, sandwiches, sodas, cupcakes, ants, kites, boats, ball gloves, beach balls and more took their turns on center stage as Dragon’s Wagon Preschool students...

PIE awards 7 grants

Seven applications for Carnival for Classrooms grant funds were rewarded by Partners in Education at the Friday, May 15, staff meeting in the Holyoke JR/SR High Commons Area. PIE president Jade Goldenstein...

MMHF recognizes donors, recipients of scholarships

Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation is honored to announce the recipients of its three scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. All recipients of the MMHF scholarships are currently pursuing a degree...

Ortner scholarship awards continuation of commitment

70 students awarded Fix memorial funds

Bencomo earns master’s

Berges graduates from rural medical program

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Youth soccer kids finish successful home season

Youth soccer kids finish successful home season

Over 175 kids hit the fields last Saturday, May 16, for the final weekend of the 2015 Holyoke Youth Soccer program. Youngsters from age 4 through sixth-grade have been playing against other area soccer...

Student-athletes honored with spring sports awards

Student-athletes honored with spring sports awards

Athletic performances were recognized Monday, May 18, at the Holyoke High School spring athletic awards night at the HHS auditorium. Athletic director Sandra Rahe announced four seniors as recipients...

Summer baseball opens next week with 5 teams

Holyoke summer baseball teams will kick off their summer season Wednesday, May 27, as Holyoke Gold teams will stay in Holyoke to host Sedgwick County, and Holyoke Green teams will travel to Haxtun. Holyoke...

Summer softball begins

As kids look to go on summer break at the end of this week, Holyoke’s summer softball girls will have their eyes on the first games of the season Tuesday, May 26, with games at home against Ogallala,...

Burlington in 2A semifinals

Both Sedgwick County and Haxtun, who advanced to the 2A regional baseball tournament from District 7, were eliminated from playoff action last weekend. Burlington, seeded 14th in the 16-team regional/state...

Workouts mean commitment, overcoming excuses

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CSU Extension rates high with county commissioners

Colorado State University Extension has been working with Colorado’s county commissioners for more than a century. The Extension’s new decentralized organizational structure is founded on this long-trusted...

USDA requires certification form

Producers may need to take action to remain eligible The 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their...

USDA invests $6.5 million in Ogallala Aquifer region

Money will be used to conserve water and improve water quality Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet applauded U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement of $6.5 million in...

Area horticulturist to make site visits

It is that time of year when the need arises for horticulture site visits. Due to last season’s extreme cold snap, there has been an overwhelming number of questions and/or concerns throughout the area....

Business briefs

Julie Haake and Kim Young of Creative Traditions in Holyoke attended the International Quilt Market in Minneapolis, Minn., May 14-17. Information for business briefs can be submitted to the Enterprise...