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McCleary named Re-1J dist. supt.

John McCleary, 43, has been selected as the next superintendent of Holyoke School District Re-1J, beginning July 1. A two-year contract was approved at the March 3 school board meeting. McCleary’s first-year salary was set at $95,000, plus housing in the district house. Board members noted the...

Event Center becomes Casino Royale for MMHF fundraiser

Event Center becomes Casino Royale for MMHF fundraiser

Tuxedos, sleek dresses and a few clowns reminiscent of characters from the James Bond legacy filled the room for a stylish and thrilling evening at the Saturday, Feb. 28, Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy Event. Above, a lively bunch of attendees show their excitement during the dan...

New program aims to support diabetics with healthy shopping

In conjunction with the comprehensive diabetes management program that Melissa Memorial Hospital has been offering the past several months, a new supportive shopper program was announced at the East Phillips County Hospital District board meeting Tuesday, Feb. 24. Nurse practitioner Judy Weimer wi...

Local RadioShack closing announced

After RadioShack Corporate filed bankruptcy recently, PC Telcom announced to its employees last Friday, Feb. 27, the plan to close the company’s local RadioShack franchise around May 1. An inventory liquidation sale was set to begin Wednesday, March 4, at the store located on the north side of 2...

Compressor site is cause of noise, odor complaint

Complaints of noise and odor from a new compressor site on the south side of the county have been reported to Phillips County commissioners, they said at their Feb. 27 meeting. At the same time, commissioners have received a recommendation from the Phillips County Board of Adjustments for approval...

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Bond, MMHF supporters drive record Legacy Event fundraiser

Bond, MMHF supporters drive record Legacy Event fundraiser

Poker tables and martinis tied together the James Bond 007 theme for this year’s fifth annual Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Legacy Event. Saturday, Feb. 28, the Phillips County Event Center...

Marcum joins Holyoke P.D.

Another new face has joined the ranks of Holyoke Police Department. Joe Marcum began work as Holyoke’s newest police officer last week. Born in Denver, Marcum moved around the country while growing...

U.S. Supreme Court ruling favors Nebraska on imported water supplies

Nebraska still liable for $5.5 million settlement “This is a huge win for Nebraska.” That’s how Upper Republican Natural Resources District Manager Jasper Fanning described the opinion released...

McCallum is Marine boot camp graduate

Pvt. Trae McCallum, 21, of Holyoke, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego last Friday, Feb. 27. He successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic...

Board of Health welcomes new member, reorganizes

Northeast Colorado Board of Health welcomed a new commissioner to their membership during their February meeting in Sterling. Newly-elected Sedgwick County Commissioner Mark Turner replaced outgoing...

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Students have a ball with Gashouse Gang weekly

Students have a ball with Gashouse Gang weekly

Some Holyoke Elementary School fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students have been closely following the Holyoke Enterprise’s Gashouse Gang reading serial in their reading groups with great delight. The...

Seuss on the loose

Seuss on the loose

Students at Holyoke Elementary School started off Monday with a high five from Cat in the Hat before settling down to hear “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” read by Principal Kyle Stumpf, all in celebration...

Bands and choirs combine for big performance

As the country enters Music in Our Schools Month this March, Holyoke schools showcased their music program at the annual Smorgasbord Concert Friday, Feb. 27, in the HHS auditorium. Bands representing...

McCleary named Re-1J dist. supt.

John McCleary, 43, has been selected as the next superintendent of Holyoke School District Re-1J, beginning July 1. A two-year contract was approved at the March 3 school board meeting. McCleary’s...

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Dragon boys go 3-0 to win district championship

Dragon boys go 3-0 to win district championship

Dragon basketball boys pushed strong through the district tournament last week, knocking out rival Haxtun Tuesday, Feb. 24, on the home court, and beating Merino at NJC Thursday, Feb. 26. In the district...

Boys regional action begins Fri. in Greeley

Boys regional action begins Fri. in Greeley

Holyoke High School boys’ basketball team will hit the road Friday, March 6, to begin 2A regional tournament action. The District 2 tournament wrapped up Saturday, Feb. 28, with the Dragons winning...

Lady Dragons post-season hopes foiled in first round

A season-ending loss was dealt to the Holyoke girls’ basketball team Tuesday, Feb. 24. On the road in Wray for first-round district tournament action, the Lady Dragons fell to the Eagles 29-48. “Our...

Vieselmeyer to play V-ball at Concordia University

Holyoke High School senior Megan Vieselmeyer recently signed to play volleyball next fall with the Concordia University Bulldogs in Seward, Neb. Pictured at the signing session are Vieselmeyer and her...

PeeWees take to local mats Sat.

Holyoke Wrestling Club will host its annual PeeWee tournament Saturday, March 7, starting promptly at 9 a.m. at HHS. Organizers are hoping for close to 400 wrestlers from Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas....

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Ag Forum attracts good crowd

While Denver-area drivers and businesses might have bemoaned last Thursday’s snowstorm, it was a welcome sight to those in attendance at the 24th Annual Governor’s Forum on Agriculture. The weather...

Holyoke Fitness Club to join main street

Trisha Herman, owner of the newly formed Holyoke Fitness Club, LLC, is excited to announce plans are under way for a new exercise center at 123 S. Interocean Ave. in Holyoke. The prime downtown location...

CHS shares cash returns

About 1,168 eligible patrons of Grainland Cooperative will share in the distribution of $3.4 million during 2015 based on business they’ve conducted with the company. “We’re extremely proud that...

Extension services offering landscape seminar March 11

Colorado State University Extension services will be hosting a landscape seminar Wednesday, March 11, at the Sedgwick County Fairgrounds in Julesburg. The event will provide information for people interested...

USDA announces deadline extension

United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday, Feb. 27, that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014...

Local RadioShack closing announced