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One-way streets set  in downtown Holyoke

One-way streets set in downtown Holyoke

New one-way streets were established in downtown Holyoke Tuesday, Dec. 9. Emerson Street between Interocean and Campbell avenues (from Subway and the community activities sign to Holyoke General Store) is now a one-way street going east. Emerson Street between Interocean and Baxter avenues (fro...

School board fine-tunes superintendent search process

Wording for the formal advertisement and timelines for the process were identified by the Holyoke School District Board of Education when discussing the superintendent search at a Dec. 11 work session following the regular board meeting that evening. The position will open July 1, when current sup...

Naughty or nice?

Naughty or nice?

Santa’s makin’ his list with help from millions of Elf on the Shelf scout elves this Christmas “He’s making a list and checking it twice. He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to town.” This 1934 classic Christmas song reminds girls and boys that Santa’...

Use of $60,000 from reserves authorized by school board

Noting they hope it’s the last year they’ll have to approve spending funds from the beginning fund balance, Holyoke School Board members authorized the use of $60,000 from reserves for a one-time staff salary payment as they approved the 2014-15 final budget. Very few changes were noted from t...

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Players present soulful, ‘smokin’ performance

Players present soulful, ‘smokin’ performance

Filling the HHS auditorium with stories, hymns and the joy of the Lord, Phillips County Players presented “Smoke on the Mountain” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12-14. “Smoke on the Mountain”...

Area church schedules set for the holiday

As the holidays rapidly approach, a number of Holyoke and surrounding-area churches will be hosting special services on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25. Fairfield...

21st Century hosting food drive

21st Century Equipment is conducting a food drive for the Zion Lutheran Church food pantry which supports local social services. They will be accepting donations through noon Wednesday, Dec. 24, and...

I'm Just Cookin' Holiday Recipe Swap

I got this recipe from another teacher many years ago. The Poor Man’s Turtles make great gifts to neighbors, friends and teachers!! You can make as many or as little as you want, but they might not...

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago Dec. 17, 2009 Nygaard Chiropractic relocated to the former RadioShack headquarters at 102 S. Campbell Ave. this week from its former location a block south at 143 S. Campbell Ave. Snow...

CDOT ‘roadmap’ now available for review, comment

St. Nicholas a true model for the generous Santa Claus

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Conklin wins district Voice of Democracy

HHS senior Anastasia Conklin was recently named the first-place winner in the District 4 Voice of Democracy competition. Her speech will now be entered in state competition. “Why Veterans are Important...

School board fine-tunes superintendent search process

Wording for the formal advertisement and timelines for the process were identified by the Holyoke School District Board of Education when discussing the superintendent search at a Dec. 11 work session...

Use of $60,000 from reserves authorized by school board

Noting they hope it’s the last year they’ll have to approve spending funds from the beginning fund balance, Holyoke School Board members authorized the use of $60,000 from reserves for a one-time staff...

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Swimmers vie with Windsor, Estes

Swimmers vie with Windsor, Estes

Dragon swimmers competed in a double dual at Windsor Thursday, Dec. 11, scoring dual points with both Windsor and Estes Park. Scores are being recalculated, but at presstime of this newspaper, it appears...

Rojo named outstanding wrestler at Banner County Invite Saturday

Eric Rojo’s commanding performance at the Banner County Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Harrisburg, Neb., Saturday, Dec. 13, earned him Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament honors. In addition...

Wrestlers dual at Yuma, Fort Morgan

Dragon wrestlers were on the road for two duals last week as they competed in Yuma Tuesday, Dec. 9, and at Fort Morgan Thursday, Dec. 11. Numbers were down due to injuries, illness and more, which resulted...

Dragon boys fall behind in first half, lose game to Akron

Holyoke’s varsity basketball boys battled a tough game in Akron Friday, Dec. 12, but ultimately fell to the Rams 56-72. “I thought that the kids came out focused and did a very good job attacking...

B-ball girls suffer big loss at Akron

Holyoke’s Lady Dragon varsity basketball team suffered a lopsided loss in Akron Friday, Dec. 12, falling 32-72. Coach Arlan Scholl said the team ran into a very talented, “hot shooting” Akron team...

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Hargreaves homestead on National Historic Register

Hargreaves homestead on National Historic Register

Occupied by the Hargreaves family for a little over 100 years, the 320-acre farm south of Holyoke was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Dec. 3, 2013. The Hargreaves farm was added...

New Peerless co-managers excited to lead operations

New Peerless co-managers excited to lead operations

A movie theater has always been a fun place to attend and to work. Ileana Rico and Braden Gift plan to keep it that way as the new co-managers at the Peerless Theatre. Rico has been working concessions...

Kotch receives first dollar of profit

Spencer Kotch, pictured at left, accepts a first dollar of profit certificate from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mary Tomky for his business Kotch’s Heating and Air.   —Enterprise...

Dairy margin protection app.deadline extended to Dec. 19

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the application deadline for the dairy Margin Protection Program will be extended until Dec. 19. The program, established by the 2014...