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    Chocolate Affair is Sunday Delightful desserts and sweets can be sampled at the Phillips County Historical Society’s annual Chocolate Affair Sunday, Feb. 15, from 1:30-4 p.m. at Phillips County Museum in Holyoke.   Input sought for park plans P...
  • Rising stars root for Dragons at cheer clinic

    Close to 50 aspiring cheerleaders took to the court Saturday, Jan. 31, to woo the crowd with the annual cheer clinic entertainment. The young students performed as part of the Green Out night activities during breaks in the Holyoke Dragon basketball game...
  • HHS wrestlers win 4 of 6 against SCF

    Under the spotlight on the Dragon mats, HHS wrestlers won four of six matches against Sedgwick County-Fleming Thursday, Jan. 29. Match wins were earned by Luke Stewart, Eric Rojo, Dylon Lousberg and Nick Ortner. Because Holyoke had to give up five match...
  • U.S. Air Force honors Besse

    Capt. Derrick Besse, U.S. Air Force, is pictured second from left as he accepts the Senior Company Grade Officer of the Year award at the annual awards banquet at Dover Downs, Dover AFB, Del., Friday, Jan. 30. He will now go on to compete for the Air Mobi...
  • Ayoub added to ‘50 rural hospital CEOs to know’

    Melissa Memorial Hospital administrator John Ayoub was recently named to the 2015 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “50 rural hospital CEOs to know.” Ayoub said it was an unexpected acknowledgement, but he was certainly honored by the...
  • Mack Bailey back in Holyoke for Sunday Arts Council concert

    When Mack Bailey performed in Holyoke for Phillips County Arts Council’s last season, the audience was mesmerized by his strong, expressive voice and his sensitive original songs. This year, he returns with his wife, Rachel Levy, a musician in her own r...
  • 12-week reading serial introduced this week

    Joining in a Reading Across the Nation project, The Holyoke Enterprise will be publishing a 12-week serial, “The Gashouse Gang.” Starting in this week’s edition of the Enterprise, the 12-week serial will continue through the April 23 edition. “Th...
  • County road employees to all carry cellphones

    Phillips County employees in the road and bridge department will now all be required to carry cellphones, reported county commissioners at their month-end meeting Jan. 30. Commissioner Harlan Stern said they created this plan because sometimes the employ...
  • Local fuel prices drop close to state average

    Colorado’s statewide average fuel prices haven’t changed in the past few weeks, but Holyoke prices sure have. Local prices have fallen another 26 cents to $1.94 for a gallon of unleaded plus gasoline, just a few cents above the state average of $1.90....
  • Library friends find ‘reading is my cup of tea’

    “Reading is My Cup of Tea” set the mood for this year’s salad luncheon hosted by Friends of the Library Monday, Feb. 2, at Phillips County Museum. “The whole point of tea is the art of tea,” said guest speaker Marie Tamasy of Haxtun. For her, i...
  • MMH expansion plans available to view on website

    Facility plans for Melissa Memorial Hospital’s future expansion project have been added to the hospital’s website, melissamemorial.org. At the East Phillips County Hospital District board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 27, hospital administrator John Ayoub not...
  • Burris wins essay contest

    Holyoke fourth-grader Sabryn Burris took top honors as the winner of the Family Community Education “Character Counts!” essay and artwork contest. Burris was awarded a cash prize from the Jolly Dozen FCE club for her essay and artwork, which are now ...
  • Slovak quintet to perform in Ogallala

    Heading to Ogallala, Neb., from the Slovak city of Zilina, the Suchon Wind Quintet will take the stage Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Ogallala Performing Arts Center. This unique 2014-15 concert series performance is brought to the area by the Ogalla...
  • Brandt, McWilliams elected to district FCCLA

    Holyoke Family, Career and Community Leaders of America traveled to Sterling Wednesday, Jan. 28, to participate in the Northeastern Plains FCCLA Winter Conference with the theme “Dare to Be Different.” Throughout the day, students had the opportunity...
  • College news

    Whitni Redman, a senior at Peru State College in Peru, Neb., earned a place on the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester. To make the Dean’s List, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the semester, have completed at least 12 ...
  • Applicants sought for CSP Youth Academy

    The Sterling office of the Colorado State Patrol is currently seeking applicants for the 2015 Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy. The academy will be held in Golden June 21-27. The goal of the Youth Academy is to assist in the development of future comm...
  • B-ball girls win big over Wiggins, fall hard to Akron

    Holyoke Lady Dragons had a lopsided pair of basketball games over the weekend. After winning big over Wiggins 50-24 Friday, Jan. 30, the girls fell to Akron 25-55 Saturday, Jan. 31. Both games were played at home. “I was very pleased with the energy an...
  • HHS girls’ JV/C 2-1 in weekend games

    Junior varsity girls went 1-1 last weekend, beating Wiggins Friday, Jan. 30, but falling to Akron Saturday, Jan. 31. The C team girls also were able to oust Akron Saturday. Holyoke played on its home court all weekend.   Holyoke JV 29, Wiggins 14 ...
  • Dragons earn two more league wins at home

    Picking up two weekend wins on the home court, Dragon varsity basketball boys are on another three game winning streak. Holyoke beat Wiggins 59-45 Friday, Jan. 30, and took down Akron 61-50 Saturday, Jan. 31. “Our guys did a good job of rebounding in b...
  • Boys JV/C pick up 3 wins on home court

    Holyoke junior varsity boys scored two more wins at home, beating Wiggins Friday, Jan. 30, and topping Akron Saturday, Jan. 31. The C team also beat Akron Saturday.   Holyoke JV 45, Wiggins 19 Friday against Wiggins, the Dragon JV team took a 15-1...