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  • NJC to hold Trick or Trot run Oct. 27

    The athletic department at Northeastern Junior College will hold a Trick or Trot Race on Saturday, Oct. 27. A fun format, the race, which features a choice of one mile, 5K or 10K runs, will offer prizes for not only the fastest times, but also the best c...
  • School menu

    Oct. 22-26 Elementary Breakfast Monday, Oct. 22: Breakfast burrito or cereal choice with yogurt, fruit cocktail, milk. Tuesday, Oct. 23: Pancake with syrup or bagel with toppings, peaches, milk, juice. Wednesday, Oct. 24: Sausage gravy with biscuit or...
  • Smoking stats more startling than expected

    Despite the negative health implications of smoking tobacco, millions of people continue to light up each and every day. While past generations may have been able to claim ignorance as to the effects smoking has on the body, nowadays ignorance is no excus...
  • Drumroll Please

    State Fair Last weekend I ticked another item off my nonexistent bucket list: I went to a state fair. Ever since Holyoke High performed the musical “State Fair,” a little part of me has wondered what it would be like to attend an actual state fair. ...
  • Another Perspective

    Vegetable provides more than nutrition Despite the drought and some gardeners saying that produce just didn’t set on this summer, others found tremendous success in veggie production. I saw a picture of a heapin’ pile of cucumbers recently, the fina...
  • Extension Corner

    Adults needed as volunteers in 4-H program Over 11,000 adults shared a most precious gift—their time—with Colorado 4-H youth in 2010-11. Those numbers have steadily been increasing, and we are fortunate to have over 25 adult volunteers in the Philli...
  • It's the Pitts

    Some sort of sign Recently, I was working a charity auction when I asked a novice bidder if he wanted to bid again. He was trying to give me some sort of sign, but I had no idea what he meant. Was he through bidding, did he want to cut the bid in half, o...
  • Get out and vote

    I have been talking with people and read various online posts, and sometimes I hear the following: “My vote doesn’t matter.” We only have to look back to the last election cycle to prove that your vote does matter. The vote difference in the 2010 ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoOct. 18, 2007 Jan Stoddard recently opened up her own insurance business, Stoddard Insurance, located at 114 E. Denver St. Three Holyoke eighth-graders, Jordan Zeiler, KrisAnna Ham and Austin Killin, attended a National Young Leaders State...
  • Lil’ punkins carve out fun at punkin patch

    Warm, sunny October weather made last weekend the perfect time for a trip to Pumpkins and More A-Maiz-ing Farm southeast of Holyoke. Sharon Greenman and her granddaughter Sophie, pictured above, pick out the perfect jack-o’-lantern from the pumpkin patc...
  • Lil’ punkins carve out fun at punkin patch

    Warm, sunny October weather made last weekend the perfect time for a trip to Pumpkins and More A-Maiz-ing Farm southeast of Holyoke. Sharon Greenman and her granddaughter Sophie, pictured above, pick out the perfect jack-o’-lantern from the pumpkin patc...
  • Corn and beet harvest progressing

    Following the area’s first snow, local farmers are back in the fields and diligently working to harvest corn and sugar beet crops. Steve Bahnsen of Paoli Farmers Co-op said Tuesday morning that corn harvest was around 75 percent complete. Steve Young o...
  • Corn and beet harvest progressing

    Following the area’s first snow, local farmers are back in the fields and diligently working to harvest corn and sugar beet crops. Steve Bahnsen of Paoli Farmers Co-op said Tuesday morning that corn harvest was around 75 percent complete. Steve Young o...
  • Re-1J schools accredited with performance plans

    Both Holyoke Elementary School and Holyoke JR/SR High were accredited with performance plans for 2012-13. The accreditation was made by the Re-1J Board of Education at its Oct. 9 meeting. The performance plan level is the highest in the state, over impro...
  • Re-1J schools accredited with performance plans

    Both Holyoke Elementary School and Holyoke JR/SR High were accredited with performance plans for 2012-13. The accreditation was made by the Re-1J Board of Education at its Oct. 9 meeting. The performance plan level is the highest in the state, over impro...
  • Around Town

    Veteran info needed soon The Holyoke Enterprise is again featuring a special Veterans Day salute for both past veterans and current troops in the Nov. 8 edition of the newspaper. Please submit the name, rank, branch, location and years of service for an...
  • Holyoke Enterprise Community Calendar

    Holyoke Enterprise October 18, 2012...
  • Steve Starkebaum honored as ‘Friend of 4-H’

    Recognized for his continued support of Phillips County 4-H, long past the years of his own children being involved, Steve Starkebaum was honored as this year’s Friend of 4-H. Recognition was given at the Oct. 7 4-H Achievement Program at the Haxtun Co...
  • It was the ‘Year of the Dragon’ during 2012 HHS Homecoming celebration

    Jesus Hermosillo, pictured at left, and Erin Vieselmeyer were crowned king and queen of the HHS Homecoming during halftime of the Dragon football game Friday night. Other attendants were Ben Martinez, Lindsay Helgoth, Brett Cumming and Elissa Baker.Member...
  • Young Americans rock the house at HHS concert

    Around 150 area students came alive on stage Tuesday night, Oct. 2 when they performed with the Young Americans during their 2012 International Music Outreach Tour. The line of parents, family and friends stretched outside the door and down the street, an...