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  • Ogallala Aquifer main focus of meeting with Kansas

    Communication with Kansas in regard to the Republican River Compact seems to continue to improve. A meeting was held in St. Francis, Kan., Tuesday, April 7, with the Ogallala Aquifer being a main focus. It was organized by state Rep. Rick Billinger, R-G...
  • Not much to say on RRWCD-Hutton talks on water rights

    There does not seem to be much movement between the Republican River Water Conservation District and the Jerry Hutton Educational Foundation in regards to the purchasing of the foundation’s senior surface water rights. The situation was briefly discuss...
  • Volunteers needed for SCORE

    Registration has been going well for the June 8-12 SCORE camps — Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences — with the following numbers as of April 17, according to director Marla Smith: grades 1-2, 99; grades 3-4, 93; grades 5-6, 53. The capacity of...
  • Assessor details countywide reappraisal

    Phillips County Assessor Doug Kamery reports that, in early May, Phillips County real-property owners will receive a 2015 Notice of Valuation. This document is the result of a countywide reappraisal and reflects changes in market values over a two-year pe...
  • Voice of Ag

    No regulation without representation It’s always wise to be wary when Washington offers to do you a “favor.” As with the money Washington sends our way, there’s almost always strings attached or a trap door hidden somewhere. So it is with the ...
  • Thinking About Health

    Patients grade their local hospitals The government has just announced its first-ever star ratings of the country’s hospitals based on patients’ assessments of the care they received. Other organizations have dabbled in this ratings business, many o...
  • Extension Corner

    Start planning for financial emergencies Being that it’s Financial Literacy Month, talking about money is appropriate. But there is more to our financial literacy than just talking about saving and investing. Protecting yourself when an emergency occu...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoApril 22, 2010 HHS senior Chad Stroh has been named the Dave Schultz High School Excellence state award winner in Colorado by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum. Winds at 50-60 mph blew most of the day April 13 before dying d...
  • Elna Johnson receives Nebraska Press Association’s highest award

    Elna Johnson, longtime co-publisher of The Holyoke Enterprise, received the Nebraska Press Association’s highest honor Friday, April 17, when she was named Master Editor-Publisher. She received the award in front of her peers at the Nebraska Press Conv...
  • Elna Johnson receives Nebraska Press Association’s highest award

    Elna Johnson, longtime co-publisher of The Holyoke Enterprise, received the Nebraska Press Association’s highest honor Friday, April 17, when she was named Master Editor-Publisher. She received the award in front of her peers at the Nebraska Press Conv...
  • Grin and bear it

    Pies in the face and more raise $5,500 at PIE CarnivalHolyoke elementary P.E. teacher Scott Dille, pictured above, braces himself for a whip cream pie in the face from seventh-grader Emily Jelden. The pies were just one of the many popular attractions at ...
  • Grin and bear it

    Pies in the face and more raise $5,500 at PIE CarnivalHolyoke elementary P.E. teacher Scott Dille, pictured above, braces himself for a whip cream pie in the face from seventh-grader Emily Jelden. The pies were just one of the many popular attractions at ...
  • Re-1J to be recognized for achievement gap closure

    Department of Education to present award at Emerald Awards programAs one of two rural Colorado school districts to have experienced achievement gap closure for economically disadvantaged students over the last six years, Holyoke Re-1J will be recognized b...
  • Re-1J to be recognized for achievement gap closure

    Department of Education to present award at Emerald Awards programAs one of two rural Colorado school districts to have experienced achievement gap closure for economically disadvantaged students over the last six years, Holyoke Re-1J will be recognized b...
  • Around Town

    Emerald Awards section in this week’s paper Don’t miss the special section inserted in this week’s newspaper highlighting the three Emerald Awards recipients — Karen Ortner, Maury Kramer and Laura Loutensock. Feature stories, photos and messages ...
  • Holyoke students eager for Earth Day

    Local action looks to aid awareness as worldwide movement hits 45-year markEvery April 22 for the last 45 years, hundreds of millions of people worldwide have taken part in speaking out on environmental issues for Earth Day. Earth’s younger generations...
  • 17 qualify for national FCCLA

    Holyoke Family, Career and Community Leaders of America state conference participants were shooting for the stars in their Students Taking Action with Recognition events at the State Leadership Conference April 9-11 at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver. Fou...
  • Dragon baseball 1-3 in doubleheaders last week

    “We’ve got to start playing team baseball — it’s not an individual sport,” said HHS baseball coach Sherman Kage last week after the Dragons went 1-3 in doubleheaders with Akron and Wiggins. Hosting Akron Tuesday, April 7, the Dragons lost by on...
  • 39 million steps lead to a healthier lifestyle

    Fifty-eight participants in Phillip County Extension’s Healthier Weigh program are well on their way to a healthier lifestyle after walking an impressive 39,062,232 steps during the 12-week program. That’s approximately 19,500 miles! Of the 11 teams ...
  • Traveling Vietnam Wall in Imperial, Neb., next week

    People will get the rare opportunity to see The Vietnam Traveling Wall when it comes to Imperial, Neb., next week, April 22-26. The effort is being spearheaded by the Imperial Chamber of Commerce and Imperial VFW Post 4688 and its auxiliary. The wall wi...