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Elna Johnson receives Nebraska Press Association’s highest award

Elna Johnson receives Nebraska Press Association’s highest award

Elna Johnson, longtime co-publisher of The Holyoke Enterprise, received the Nebraska Press Association’s highest honor Friday, April 17, when she was named Master Editor-Publisher. She received the award in front of her peers at the Nebraska Press Convention held in Lincoln, Neb., last weekend. ...

Grin and bear it

Grin and bear it

Pies in the face and more raise $5,500 at PIE Carnival Holyoke elementary P.E. teacher Scott Dille, pictured above, braces himself for a whip cream pie in the face from seventh-grader Emily Jelden. The pies were just one of the many popular attractions at last week’s Partners in Education Carn...

Re-1J to be recognized for achievement gap closure

Department of Education to present award at Emerald Awards program As one of two rural Colorado school districts to have experienced achievement gap closure for economically disadvantaged students over the last six years, Holyoke Re-1J will be recognized by the Colorado Department of Education. ...

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Kafka quilt wins local favorite vote

Kafka quilt wins local favorite vote

Three quilts have been on display at Creative Traditions in Holyoke as part of the Moda 2015 Piece and Comfort Challenge to recognize and honor the sacrifices that are made by this country’s military...

A cappella sextet brings energy to Holyoke stage

A cappella sextet brings energy to Holyoke stage

Swearing off instruments, the award-winning vocal band Six Appeal takes audiences on a journey that spans decades of music, performing classic oldies, current chart-toppers and catchy original tunes —...

Phillips County death attributed to hantavirus

Health officials from the Northeast Colorado Health Department have recently learned that a former resident of Phillips County, who died in January, died from hantavirus. The death, which was originally...

State School Finance Act passes first hearing

The School Finance Act — the bill that sets the amount of money each K-12 public and charter school should receive per pupil — passed its first hearing Thursday, April 16, at the state Capitol. This...

Baby Bear Hugs celebrates 20 years at June 12 event

Baby Bear Hugs is celebrating its 20th year of being a nonprofit. A celebration event is set for Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at Riverview Golf Course in Sterling. The 20th anniversary committee invites...

Wray art exhibit set

Wet year means more in pipeline

Ogallala Aquifer main focus of meeting with Kansas

Not much to say on RRWCD-Hutton talks on water rights

Volunteers needed for SCORE

Assessor details countywide reappraisal

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Loutensock leadership comes from love of learning

Loutensock leadership comes from love of learning

Leader Among Us A love of reading since childhood feeds K-6 technology teacher Laura Loutensock’s yearn to learn. Quick to delve into any new and interesting concept, she’s become a well-respected...

A heart to help: Kramer’s passions push kids’ potentials

A heart to help: Kramer’s passions push kids’ potentials

Heart Award A booming voice, an active mind and a compassionate spirit are powerful qualities Holyoke High School math teacher Maury Kramer has been blessed with. But what would these features be without...

Life Lessons: Ortner’s hands-on, action-packed classes give students skills to last a lifetime

Innovator of the Year Baking cakes, organizing spaces, tearing down walls, popping popcorn and evaluating presentations. Oh, and don’t forget lesson plans, teaching, grading papers, meetings and pouring...

Jokes told ‘just for fun’ at kids’ spring concert

Knock-knock jokes by the boatload, silly hats, glow sticks and more were all used in the name of fun Thursday night, April 16. Holyoke Elementary School’s first- and third-grade students filled the high...

FFA banquet highlights service, integrity

Holyoke High School’s FFA chapter celebrated an eventful year of hard work with its annual awards banquet Tuesday, April 14. Chapter adviser and HHS vocational agriculture teacher Clay Christensen...

Krogmeiers capture math/science medals

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Re-1J to be recognized for achievement gap closure

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HHS track team has tough time scoring at Akron meet

HHS track team has tough time scoring at Akron meet

Another large meet full of strong competition had the Holyoke High School track team struggling to capture many points at the Akron Invite Saturday, April 18. Dragon boys tallied five points in three...

Dragons 1-2 in 3 tight ballgames last week

Dragons 1-2 in 3 tight ballgames last week

With three very close ballgames and one rainout last week, the HHS baseball team finished 1-2 on the home field. The Dragons took the game to two extra innings against Merino Thursday, April 16, before...

Girls golf in another windy tournament

Lady Dragon golfers endured another windy day at the Burlington tournament Tuesday, April 14. Varsity golfers were Alex McCallum, who shot a 112, and Grace Dille, 118. With only two golfers, HHS didn’t...

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Fitness Club up and running

Fitness Club up and running

By 6 a.m. Sunday, local fitness enthusiasts were already hard at work at Holyoke Fitness Club, LLC, following a successful open house Saturday, April 18. Owner Trisha Herman said the open house marked...

AgFest to teach science behind ag

CSU Extension’s fifth annual AgFest is coming to the Phillips County Event Center Thursday, April 30. AgFest is an innovative, eclectic approach to help fifth- and sixth-grade students explore science,...

Bencomos receive first dollar of profit

Miriam Bencomo, pictured at left, accepts the first dollar of profit certificate for Carniceria y Abarrotes Aldama from Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executive director Mary Tomky. Bencomo and her...

Façade Loan Program aids small businesses

Northeastern Colorado Revolving Loan Fund announces a new program to assist in the exterior improvement and beautification of small businesses in the communities NCRLF serves. Funds have been earmarked...