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  • Nominations begin June 15 for FSA county committees

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins Sunday, June 15. “County committees are a vital link between the farm community and the U.S. Department of Agricultu...
  • Field Days in area June 17

    Wheat farmers are invited to the two Wheat Field Days being held in the area next week on Tuesday, June 17. The Julesburg location will meet at 8 a.m. for breakfast first and then the field tour at the Jim and David Carlson farm. From Julesburg, go sout...
  • Class of ’04 celebrates 10-year reunion

    Holyoke High School Class of 2004 gathered last weekend in Holyoke for their 10-year reunion. Classmates are pictured Saturday, June 7, from left, front row, Brady Haynes of Fort Collins, Brady Dirks of Holyoke, Amanda Johnson Skinner of Holyoke, Margaret...
  • School board plans meeting, retreat

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, June 17, in the board meeting room at HJHS, Room No. 218. A short business meeting is scheduled at 5 p.m., followed by a board retreat from 5:30-10 p.m. Meeting agenda items include appr...
  • Vondy to assume new role at EWC in Wyo.

    Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyo., has announced that David Vondy has been hired as the director of athletics and fitness center. He will begin at EWC July 1. Vondy previously served as an educator and coach, as well as athletic director, at Ho...
  • College news

    Becca Brandt has been named to the Dean’s List for having a 4.0 during 2014 spring semester at Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. To be eligible, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.7-4.0 on a 4.0 scale and be registered for full-time cours...
  • Locals win in state trapshooting event

    Thom Simpson and Gary Fiscus of Holyoke were recent winners in the Colorado State Pacific International Trap Shooters Association Shoot. At the Pawnee Sportsman’s Club near Briggsdale, the shoot was held May 30-June 1. Subscribe to our e-Edition to ge...
  • Cold is biggest opponent for swimmers at Saturday meet

    Even though it is called summer league, swimmers were reminded of winter as temperatures dropped into the 50s at the second Northwest Kansas Swim League meet of the season on Saturday, June 7, in Burlington. While all individual events still ran as sched...
  • Season opens

    Following the softball and baseball teams that began their summer seasons in late May, the youngest group of summer ball players hit the field Wednesday, June 4 for the start of the T-ball and machine pitch season. Roughly 34 kids ages 5-7 make up the Ho...
  • Fun run benefits Backback Program

    The more color the better in the inaugural Color Me for Hunger Free Fun Run Saturday, July 26. Runners and walkers of all ages will find themselves covered in all colors of the rainbow as they cross the finish line of this 5K race, kicking off at 11 a.m....
  • Adult softball re-established in Holyoke for co-ed league

    After a four-year hiatus, adult league softball has returned to Holyoke. A co-ed adult slow pitch league is slated to begin Monday, July 7, ending with a tournament Aug. 6-7. Registration is due by Monday, June 23, and those who are out of high school ar...
  • Summer scores

    Tuesday, June 3 Holyoke 9-12 softball 7, Haxtun 13. Holyoke 13-15 softball 13, Haxtun 19. Wednesday, June 4 Holyoke-4 PW 7, Haxtun 2. Holyoke-3 PW 5, Holyoke-2 PW 2. Holyoke LL 10, Haxtun 2. Holyoke BR 6, Haxtun 7. Thursday, June 5 Holyoke 9-12 softb...
  • Raceway to honor Phillips County fan appreciation

    Phillips County Raceway salutes residents of the county in fan appreciation recognition at the Saturday, June 14, races. A special low price for all Phillips County residents with an ID will be offered at this week’s races. Not to ignore the out-of-co...
  • Trooper Tips—Move over to keep roadsides safe

    As we kick off summer and the heightened travel season, it seems like an appropriate time to remind people about the “Move Over” law. Already this year there have been 22 Colorado State Patrol vehicles struck. This number has already surpassed the to...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoJune 11, 2009 Grainland Co-op president/CEO Harlan Stern will be retiring July 1 after 31 years of leading the local co-op. Holyoke City Council is moving forward in its pursuit of grants to fund a walking path that would be located on the...
  • Around Town

    Fire triggers sirens Sirens rang out Friday, June 6, at 3:55 p.m. for an unreported controlled burn approximately one mile northeast of Holyoke at Highway 23 and Phillips County Road 41.  Holyoke Enterprise June 12, 2014...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H contests encourage life skill development 4-H’s overall mission is to help young people become positive, contributing members of society as they reach adulthood. There are a variety of 4-H activities that help support the overall goal of positive y...
  • It's the Pitts

    Pencil breakers I was reading a couple western lifestyle magazines recently and I really must say, I’ve never seen so many ugly boots and beautiful ranches in my life. The reason I read these magazines is to see the real estate ads for ranches I’ll ...
  • Thinking About Health

    Taking unnecessary antibiotics can be harmful How many times have you walked away from the doctor’s office with a prescription for an antibiotic to treat a cold? Probably many. Over the decades, we’ve been conditioned to believe that antibiotics are ...
  • 14th Annual Dandelion Daze rolls into town Sat.

    Now in its 14th year, the annual Dandelion Daze car show, scheduled for Saturday, June 14, at the Phillips County Courthouse lawn, has expanded to much more than a car show, incorporating several attractions for participants of all ages. Adding to the an...