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    Parade entries sought for Country Christmas “An All American Christmas” is the Parade of Lights theme for Holyoke’s annual Country Christmas Monday, Dec. 1. Those wishing to enter a Parade of Lights float should pick up a form at Highline Electric ...
  • Murder mystery accusations lead to ‘Just Desserts’

    A raspberry tart, a Depression-era cake recipe or a rich chocolate torte? All were suspect, along with their bakers, in the “Just Desserts” murder mystery that took the Peerless stage Nov. 1-2 in Holyoke. Phillips County Players performed the one-act...
  • Kids get pumped up for pumpkins

    Holyoke elementary students were wide-eyed and all smiles on Pumpkin Day, Wednesday, Oct. 29. Each class took its turn lining up outside the school to receive pumpkins. Toby and Jackie Thompson hauled in a trailer load of pumpkins from Pumpkins and More A...
  • Costume contest brings out trick-or-treaters

    Ten costume divisions provided a wide range of Halloween fun at the Holyoke Lions Club annual costume contest on Halloween night, last Friday, Oct. 31. The event was held at the HHS old gym. Prizes were awarded in each age division, with $5 for first plac...
  • Halloween gets a little spookier

    Even a dragon — smoke and all — made an appearance in Holyoke this Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-treaters Kinley and Caden Sporhase dash out of the mouth of the dragon set up at Ron and Carrie Anderson’s house at 1150 S. Bowman Ave. Trick-or-...
  • Hospital staff decorates pumpkins

    Dressed for Halloween as the cast of the hit 1993 baseball film “The Sandlot,” members of the Melissa Memorial Hospital staff are pictured with their submissions for the third annual pumpkin decorating contest. The pumpkins were on display in the hosp...
  • Colorado achieves 5-year carbon monoxide protection milestone

    This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Lofgren and Johnson Families Carbon Monoxide Safety Act (Colorado House Bill 1091), which requires homeowners and landlords to install carbon monoxide detectors in nearly all homes throughout the state. Since ...
  • Amy Mackay wins local peace poster contest

    Amy Mackay, a sixth-grade student at Holyoke Elementary, has taken the first step to becoming an internationally recognized artist by winning a local competition sponsored by the Holyoke Lions Club. Mackay’s poster was among more than 450,000 entries s...
  • New online tool available for mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect

    Colorado Department of Human Services has a new online training opportunity for mandatory reporters who are required by law to report suspected child abuse and neglect. Under Colorado law, nearly 40 professions are required to report suspected child abus...
  • Fantasy Football plays into daily life of team owners

    The time of collecting trading cards and wondering what different players would be like on the same team has evolved into Fantasy Football and a chance to see those dreams realized — to a certain degree anyway. “I’m a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan,...
  • First round of 1A playoffs reported

    First-round action for the Colorado Class 1A high school football playoffs began Saturday, Nov. 1. Burlington, Wiggins and Wray were the three teams from the North Central division that advanced from the regular season into playoffs. All three teams were...
  • I'm Just Cookin' Holiday Recipe Swap

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  • Area sees abundant crop of apples this past season

    Apples have a common place in society. Many games and beverages are based on their popularity, and despite being used by evil to tempt Adam and Eve, apples have generally been known as a good thing. This past summer and fall, apples have been in high abu...
  • Corn harvest speeds up; beets are stalled

    After a long waiting game, corn farmers have finally gotten the hard cold snap they have been needing to stop the corn’s growth and finally get on with their harvest. Steve Young at Grainland Cooperative said that with such a prolonged growth without a...
  • Red’s presented first dollar by Chamber

    Owners Olga and Jeff Sullivan, pictured at left, accept their first dollar of profit certificate for Red’s Liquors LLC from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky. The Sullivans opened Red’s Liquors Oct. 10.  —Enterprise photo...
  • Average crop revenue election payments issued for 2013 crops

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Leland Swenson announced on Oct. 28 that FSA has begun distributing Average Crop Revenue Election payments for revenue losses associated with certain crops in Colorado. Discontin...
  • Corn growers excited about USDA production history tool

    It was music to the ears of producers across Colorado when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it would make available a critical crop insurance tool in 2015, rather than waiting to implement it in 2016, as the USDA had originally said it would d...
  • Kan., Colo., Neb. reach water agreement

    Kansas has reached agreements with Colorado and Nebraska to allow for 100 percent credit for augmentation efforts to bring the latter two into compliance with the Republican River Compact. The three states met as the Republican River Compact Administrati...
  • Kansas approves 100 percent credit for augmentation pumping

    Action taken by Kansas two weeks ago indicates the stalemate on water issues in the Republican River Basin that Kansas has with Nebraska and Colorado could be coming to an end. During a meeting of the Republican River Compact Administration Oct. 22 in De...
  • College news

    Ella Stewart was selected as Eureka College’s recipient of the 2014 Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate Award. The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement, campus leadership and extracurricular activities among Illinois college and un...