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  • Cumming, Goldenstein earn Hon. Men. in Class 2A baseball

    HHS sophomore baseball players Brett Cumming and Jaydin Goldenstein were recently named to the 2A Honorable Mention list in Colorado baseball’s Best of the Best.         Brett Cumming     &nbs...
  • Swimmers 5th at Wray meet

    Holyoke Swim Club tallied 156 points to place 5th in the Northwest Kansas Swim League meet in Wray Saturday, June 11. Coach Adria Colver had high praise for the efforts of the local swim club. She said they had a strong meet with great technique. “The...
  • Results reported from Sunday races

    Phillips County Raceway was home to more exciting racing action Sunday, June 12. A welcomed addition to the lineup were the Rocky Mountain Lightning Sprints. Also for a change of pace, a BST two-seater modified race car was on hand to give rides to eager...
  • Holyoke PeeWees play ball June 15

    Green catcher Trey Bennett snags a wild pitch during Monday’s game.  —Enterprise photoGold player Mason King fires a pitch towards home during Holyoke’s Green and Gold PeeWee game.              ...
  • Remembering 1969 All-State team

    With the hopes of putting together a documentary remembering a 12-man Colorado North AA-A All-State basketball team, Steve Lebsack of Chicago, Ill. made a quick stop in Holyoke Friday, June 10 with his camera to grab some footage. Lebsack was a member of...
  • Youth volleyball camp scheduled July 5-7

    Holyoke High School volleyball players and coaches are planning a youth volleyball camp July 5-7 to raise money to attend a HS team camp later this summer at CU-Boulder. The camp will be held in the new HHS gym and will feature basic fundamental volleyba...
  • May moisture pushes farmers back a bit

    “We will never complain about receiving moisture in this area,” Randy Shaw of Grainland Cooperative said. While receiving moisture is always a good thing—receiving over five inches in the month of May caused slight issues for farmers in the area. A...
  • Phillips County Livestock Judging team has great year

    Members of the 2011 Phillips County Livestock Judging team had a great year, according to coach Tim Becker. Those making up the team were Trent Huffman, Taylor Hendrix, Ty Camblin, Kaylee Camblin, Austin Vieselmeyer, Wyatt McCallum, Sidney Stuckmeyer and...
  • Report analyzes balance of resources in Republican Basin

    The findings of a wide-ranging report on water consumption and availability across Nebraska’s portion of the Republican River Basin will be presented during upcoming meetings in Lexington, Neb. and Arapahoe, Neb. The public is invited and strongly enco...
  • CRP to increase bird habitat

    Colorado has been approved for 610 acres for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Habitat Buffer for Upland Birds Initiative, according to Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director (SED) Trudy Kareus. This program is aimed at increasing the ha...
  • Classified staff, extra-duty assignments approved

    Classified staff at Holyoke School District Re-1J, as well as extra-duty assignments for the 2011-12 school year, were approved at the June 7 meeting of the Holyoke School Board. Additionally, two new staff members were approved and one resignation was a...
  • Principals share year-end summaries

    Year-end reports were presented by Holyoke Elementary Principal Kyle Stumpf and JR/SR High Principal Susan Ortner at the June 7 meeting of the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. K-6 student count was at 314 on the last day of school in May...
  • School board budget hearing set June 21

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. in Holyoke JH Room #218. A budget hearing for the 2011-12 budget will be held at 7:40 p.m. that evening. Superintendent items on the regular meeting agenda include 201...
  • Junior/senior high spring honor roll announced

    Holyoke Junior/Senior High School recently announced the students recognized on the Superintendent’s and Principal’s Honor Rolls for the second semester of the 2010-2011 school year. High School High school students who earned a grade point average ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJune 15, 2006 Beth Edwards, who moved to Holyoke with her family several months ago, offers “any service that can be recorded on film” with her business Image Photography. Bob Bradley of Holyoke continues to make steady progress at Cra...
  • I'm Just Sayin'

    Motivation For those of you who haven’t been counting down the days from last year’s event, I just wanted to let you know Wednesday, June 22 is Colorado’s Bike to Work Day. Now don’t let this column fool you. I’m not trying to persuade you to ...
  • Extension Corner

    Is vinegar a solution to weed control? According to information provided by Purdue Extension, based on USDA research on using acetic acid or vinegar on common weeds such as Canada thistle, the results can be effective. With a 5-10 percent household conc...
  • School Board seats to open

    Dear Editor, These are challenging days for public education nationwide and here at home in Holyoke. Highly effective governance is needed now more than ever, which brings me to the purpose for my correspondence. Nov. 1, 2011 is the date for the regular...
  • Become a Hospice volunteer

    Dear Editor, You are invited to experience the most rewarding moments of your life by being a Hospice of the Plains volunteer. No time to spare? Reluctant or unwilling to visit one who is terminally ill? Working full time? Not a problem! Hospice volunte...
  • Politics, sex and religion in Uganda: cause for concern

    I applaud and support humanitarian efforts to feed, clothe and educate starving orphans here and abroad (I don’t know what “discipling” is, but I don’t think it’s edible). But anyone who contemplates “engaging Uganda” should look before the...