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  • Seven Dragons place; four qualify for state

    With one regional champion, two runners-up and one fourth-place finisher, HHS will be well-represented at the Colorado State Wrestling Championships this weekend. Action begins Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Pepsi Center in Denver and continues through the cha...
  • Four win tickets to the big show

    Seniors Mark Edmonds and Broc Pelle, junior Jesus Hermosillo and freshman Dylan Kotch earned their way to the Colorado State Wrestling championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver Feb. 16-18. Pelle at 170 lbs. won a regional championship Saturday, Feb. 11...
  • Boys drop 3 straight games

    Holyoke boys’ basketball team had a tough go the last three home games. They played host to Dundy County, Haxtun and Burlington and came up short in all three games. The five-game home stand will come to an end Thursday, Feb. 16 when the Dragons host A...
  • Knights of Columbus free throw winners named

    Kids ages 10-14 participated in the Knights of Columbus free throw contest Sunday, Feb. 12 at HHS. This year’s contest drew 13 participants. Contestants shot 15 free throws for the local competition and 25 for the district competition. Because Holyoke...
  • JV grabs 3 wins

    Holyoke’s boys’ JV basketball team marked up three more wins this past week. Tuesday, Feb. 7 they downed Dundy County 67-41. Thursday, Feb. 9 they beat Haxtun 52-40 and Monday, Feb. 13 the squad earned an impressive 62-22 victory over Burlington. Aga...
  • Boys C team wins 2

    Holyoke boys’ C basketball team came away with two nice victories last week. They knocked off Dundy County 52-19 Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Haxtun 33-28 Thursday, Feb. 9. The Dragons’ defense really showed up to play last Tuesday as Holyoke held a gigantic ...
  • Lady Dragons dominate Haxtun, Dundy County; fall to Cougars

    After a busy week of basketball, the Lady Dragons finished with two big wins over Dundy County, Neb. and Haxtun and a loss to Burlington. Coach Arlan Scholl said the girls are showing steady improvement, and he felt good about getting two quality wins la...
  • Girls' C team loses two

    In two home basketball games last week, the girls’ C team lost to both Dundy County, Neb. and Haxtun. Holyoke C team 13, Dundy Co. 19 The Tuesday, Feb. 7 Dundy County game resulted in a 13-19 loss for the Dragons. Jentry Andersen led scoring in the...
  • HHS JV girls go 1-2

    Nearing the end of their basketball season, junior varsity girls finished a long home stretch with one win and two losses.   Holyoke JV 29, Dundy Co. 41 HHS faced Dundy County, Neb. Tuesday, Feb. 7, ending the game with a 29-41 loss. Holyoke led ...
  • JH girls keep busy

    Holyoke’s junior high girls’ basketball team has kept busy over the past few weeks. The team traveled to Haxtun Thursday, Feb. 2, hosted Sedgwick County Monday, Feb. 6 and traveled to Yuma Tuesday, Feb. 7. In Haxtun, all three teams fell to the Bull...
  • Preschool screenings scheduled Feb. 27

    Northeast Colorado BOCES, in conjunction with Holyoke School District Re-1J and Northeast Colorado Health Department, will be offering free developmental screening to children ages 6 months through 5 years, children who will not attend kindergarten next y...
  • La Leche League to meet

    “Happy mothers, breastfed babies” is the motto for La Leche League, an international breastfeeding support organization. A local La Leche League group is starting in Haxtun with their first meeting scheduled for Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. at Haxtun Community ...
  • 19 students headed to State FBLA

    Nineteen Holyoke FBLA members qualified for the State Leadership Conference after competing at the district level last Wednesday, Feb. 8. Over 500 students from 11 schools competed at the District IV Leadership Conference at NJC in Sterling. The theme fo...
  • New FSA help now available

    The USDA Farm Service Agency is working harder than ever to assist new farmers and ranchers to succeed. FSA state executive director Trudy Kareus recently unveiled a new Land Contract Guarantee Program and several other tools designed to help beginning fa...
  • Credit Union annual meeting Feb. 20 at HHS

    Holyoke/Imperial Community Federal Credit Union will hold its annual meeting Monday, Feb. 20 in the HHS auditorium. Prior to the meeting, credit union members are invited to a light meal in the high school old gymnasium beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting wi...
  • Business Briefs

    Jason Tedder has joined the sales staff at Viaero Wireless in Holyoke. He’s based in the local store on a full-time basis. If you have information for Business Briefs, call the Enterprise at 854-2811.Holyoke Enterprise February 16, 2012...
  • Extension Corner

    Dark chocolate— The sweet for your sweetie? With Valentine’s Day this week, the conversation about chocolate is completely appropriate. The University of California, Berkeley reports in their Wellness Letter that chocolate derived from the seeds of t...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Those pesky bears Back in the summer, when I set out to work in my garden, I would have my 4-month-old Alina in her car seat (because I couldn’t hold her and weed at the same time) and my 2-year-old Melise trailing behind me. Getting them out the door...
  • It's the Pitts

    No-till housekeeping Just because I wrote a column idea in the dust on a piece of furniture because I didn’t have a pencil and paper handy, my wife thought I was making a critical comment about her housekeeping. “If you don’t like the way I clean h...
  • Peekin' into the past

    Five Years AgoFeb. 15, 2007 Final steps are being taken to officially make Las Mangas, a village in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Holyoke’s Sister City, according to council member José León at the Feb. 6 City Council meeting. Troy Bishop of Holyoke, employ...