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  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The terrible twos I never believed in the “terrible twos.” I heard somewhere that toddler tantrums result from the child’s inability to communicate their feelings. I believed that and was determined to be the amazing mom that always understood what...
  • It's the Pitts

    Famous last words Roger was a plunger, no, not in a janitorial sense but in a business one. He was a compulsive go-getter who, as often happens, married an exact opposite. Dorothy was definitely NOT a plunger, but a steady-as-she-goes conservative who l...
  • CO travelers warned of measles

    State health officials warn that measles outbreaks overseas, especially in Europe, may expose Coloradans traveling abroad. Officials are encouraging people traveling abroad to make sure they are up to date on their measles vaccinations. Infants and child...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoMay 25, 2006 An ordinance restricting the use of skateboards, rollerblades and/or bicycles on sidewalks and streets in the City of Holyoke was approved on first reading at the May 16 City Council meeting. A public hearing will be held at th...
  • Tweens influence family spending

    Tweens are a group of about 20 million youth between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. Collectively, they spend about $43 billion each year. Not only do they spend their own money, but they influence family spending on everything from cell phones to vacatio...
  • Preparing teens for the financial world

    High school youth, soon to enter the adult world, are faced with an array of new learning experiences. One of the more daunting and difficult experiences is the responsibility of managing their financial future. Whether a full-time student, a full-time e...
  • Asbury sentenced for sexual assault

    Former HJHS social studies teacher Kevin Asbury was sentenced in Phillips County District Court last Tuesday, May 17. Following a two-hour sentencing hearing, Judge Michael Singer sentenced Asbury, 46, to five years to life in the Department of Correctio...
  • Equine Herpesvirus confirmed in Colorado

    Nine cases of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) have been confirmed in Colorado, reported Colorado Department of Agriculture last week. Gale Wiebers said Holyoke’s CJRA rodeo set for June 4-5 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled due to the risk of sp...
  • Equine Herpesvirus confirmed in Colorado

    Nine cases of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) have been confirmed in Colorado, reported Colorado Department of Agriculture last week. Gale Wiebers said Holyoke’s CJRA rodeo set for June 4-5 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled due to the risk of sp...
  • Renquist ends 20-year career

    Susan Renquist will end a 20-year teaching career Friday when students walk out the front door of the elementary school in Holyoke. Renquist, who lives in Julesburg, said she has reached that point in life where she needs to spend some more time with her...
  • Performance, development, grading studied by school leadership team in 2010-11

    Student performance plans, professional development and a grading pilot were the three major topics covered by Holyoke School District Re-1J’s leadership team in 2010-11. Teacher Angie Powell reported on the leadership team activity at the May 17 schoo...
  • Performance, development, grading studied by school leadership team in 2010-11

    Student performance plans, professional development and a grading pilot were the three major topics covered by Holyoke School District Re-1J’s leadership team in 2010-11. Teacher Angie Powell reported on the leadership team activity at the May 17 schoo...
  • Memorial Day means more than barbecues and the start to summer

    For many, Memorial Day is a symbol of backyard barbecues, sales at the shopping mall and the official start to summer. But really, what should Americans be paying tribute to on this May holiday, besides, of course, a day off work? The origins of Memor...
  • Memorial Day means more than barbecues and the start to summer

    For many, Memorial Day is a symbol of backyard barbecues, sales at the shopping mall and the official start to summer. But really, what should Americans be paying tribute to on this May holiday, besides, of course, a day off work? The origins of Memor...
  • Facebook pages receive a big thumbs up

    770 billion. That’s how many page views Facebook receives every month. So it’s no surprise that Facebook is now the most visited site on the web. Some Enterprise readers are strong enough to admit they have a Facebook addiction, while others are sti...
  • Holyoke JH/HS choirs end year on a good note

    Holyoke junior high, high school and Select choirs celebrated the end of the school year with their annual spring concert Thursday, May 12 at HHS auditorium. Vocal students were under the direction of Marcia Dalton. Also helping out at the concert were M...
  • Bands entertain in spring concert

    Music filled the school as Holyoke band students entertained in their spring concert Tuesday, May 10 in the HHS auditorium. Under the direction of band instructor Stuart Potter, the concert featured the fifth-grade, sixth-grade, junior high, high school ...
  • Class opens opportunities for senior class members

    Editor’s note: This is the final article in a series of three, showcasing members of the senior class at HHS and their outreach into the community through a careers class. Fifty HHS seniors crossed the stage Sunday afternoon to receive their high schoo...
  • Feed My Starving Children event gets boost with grant

    Organizers for the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) mobile event in Imperial, Neb. this summer got a big boost in their fund-raising efforts last week with a $10,000 matching grant. The Southwest Nebraska Meals for God’s Children (SNMGC) will hold a FM...
  • Grade 5-6 camp offers wide variety

    In a little over a month, over 300 students will participate in the “Days of Discovery” SCORE camps presented by the Chase County Schools Education Foundation. Parents have until Monday, June 6, final registration day, to register their children, pro...