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First day full of emotion

First day full of emotion

Back-to-school emotions run the full gamut from nervous tears to cheers and everything in between. Paige Marlow, pictured above at right, has some first-day jitters as she prepares to enter Holyoke Elementary School for her first day of kindergarten Thursday, Aug. 20. Paige receives solid encour...

Spurious document lawsuit is settled

City still addressing open meetings violation suit filed by O’Neals A hearing in Phillips County District Court came to an abrupt end Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 19, when the City of Holyoke and Al Wall in his capacity as city attorney settled with Rupert and Claire O’Neal on a spurious document...

Babe Ruth tourney opportunity sparks need for updates

Discussion at the Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting of Holyoke City Council bumped up tentative plans for making improvements to the Holyoke Ballpark. Tom Bennett and Marcus Kammer were in attendance to request use of the ballpark for hosting the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament in July 2016. This request wa...

1st-day count sees 6-student decrease

Enrollment figures during the first few days of school in Holyoke School District Re-1J decreased by six students from the first-week figures recorded one year ago. Students started classes Thursday, Aug. 20, and additions and deletions to class lists were still in progress this week. As of Tues...


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My, my has that garden grown

My, my has that garden grown

Get creative when needing to use up all of those extra backyard veggies Colorado offers the full spectrum of seasons throughout the year, including a plentiful gardening season. But for some people —...

Rural Philanthropy Days coming to Holyoke next June

Since 2000, Rural Philanthropy Days has brought foundations and funding possibilities to rural Colorado once every four years under the Community Resource Center in Denver in conjunction with the Anschutz...

Courthouse windows offer glimpse into county history

The windows of the Phillips County Courthouse provide an analogy of a glimpse into the proverbial soul of local county government as they have become more transparent through a grant from the Colorado...

Kidney Smart webinar set for Thurs., Sept. 10

People with diabetes have an increased risk for developing chronic kidney disease, also known as chronic kidney failure — the gradual loss of kidney function. Those interested in this topic are encouraged...

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago Aug. 26, 2010 Mayor Pro Tem Orville Tonsing was voted to take over as mayor of Holyoke during the Aug. 17 City Council meeting following the resignation of David Nygaard at the Aug. 3...

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Quilt show scheduled for Haxtun Corn Fest

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Smiles, hugs, selfies and more captured on first day of school

Smiles, hugs, selfies and more captured on first day of school

John Krieger and his dad, Jeremiah, take time for a selfie before John heads to his first-grade classroom. —Enterprise photo To view the full article, consider an e-Subscription to the Enterprise....

School board work session to precede regular meetings

Starting immediately, a work session will precede regular meetings of the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Final approval for the agenda...

Re-1J school board to meet Tuesday, Sept. 1

Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Sept. 1, in the board meeting room at HJHS room No. 218. A new teacher reception is set for 6 p.m., with a work session at 6:45 and...

Dragon’s Wagon Preschool to start 35th year Sept. 8

Dragon’s Wagon Preschool will kick off its 35th year Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Phillips County Event Center location. Director Marcia Walter said there are currently a few open spaces, so those interested...

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Emily Bradley, Jose Canales and Rubi Canales Carrasco were recently announced as Pinnacol Foundation scholarship recipients. They are among 107 Colorado students to receive a Pinnacol Foundation scholarship...

First day full of emotion

1st-day count sees 6-student decrease

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Participation soars in mini triathlon, fitness challenge

Participation soars in mini triathlon, fitness challenge

Participation numbers showed a marked increase from last year in both the eight-week fitness challenge and the mini amateur triathlon competition day. Both are sponsored by Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation,...

Softball opens Tues. at Chase Co.

Softball opens Tues. at Chase Co.

HHS softball kicks off its 2015 season early next week when the girls travel to Imperial, Neb., Tuesday, Sept. 1, to take on the Chase County Longhorns in a doubleheader. With 15 on the roster, the team...

Golfers compete at Burlington, Sterling

Moving into its second week of competition, the HHS boys’ golf team teed off in the Burlington tournament Tuesday, Aug. 18, and in the Sterling tournament Friday, Aug. 21. Senior Xander Nelson placed...

JH volleyball opens Aug. 27 at Haxtun

Fifteen girls comprise the Holyoke Junior High volleyball roster as they look to open their season Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Haxtun Gymboree starting at 4:30 p.m. Havilah Andersen took over as head coach...

6 earn 100 percent weightroom attendance

Now in its third summer, the Holyoke weightroom challenge had high levels of participation, with students from grades 5-12 involved in the program. Out of the 54 days the weightroom was open this summer,...

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Karen Ortner is new Enterprise reporter

Karen Ortner joined the Holyoke Enterprise staff this week and will be handling reporting duties for the newspaper. Publisher Brenda Brandt cited that Ortner is well-rounded and adaptable with experience...

Gerks pass funeral home business to Tennant family

Gerks pass funeral home business to Tennant family

In the month of August, Gerk Funeral Home announced a change of ownership, handing over their businesses in Holyoke and Haxtun to Tennant Funeral Homes and Crematory. Owner Dave Tennant, along with sons...

Carper joins Lighthouse Real Estate as broker associate

Paula Carper has recently joined the Holyoke real estate field after passing the state and national exams and completing 168 hours of prelicensing classes. She earned her real estate license this month...

CCGA urges implementation delay, withdrawl of WOTUS rule

As the Aug. 28 implementation date approaches for the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the U.S.” rule, the Colorado Corn Growers Association and many others across the nation are demanding...

Vieselmeyer elected alternate

Brent Vieselmeyer of Amherst has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 132nd annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates Nov. 5 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland...

Ag nutrient program in the works