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  • 4th-grade financial literacy recognized

    For the third year, fourth-grade students at Holyoke Elementary School decorated piggy banks, with the help of art teacher Christina Martinez, as part of the financial literacy portion of their social studies curriculum. In conjunction with Colorado...
  • School board to meet next Tues. at 8 p.m.

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, June 2, at 8 p.m. in the board meeting room at HJHS, room No. 218. Meeting times change to 8 p.m. during the summer months.To view the full article, consider an e-Subscription to the Ent...
  • City looking to hire new code enforcement officer

    Holyoke’s City Council had a big change of pace as a light discussion on hiring a code enforcement officer made for a swift meeting Tuesday, May 19. Holyoke Police Chief Doug Bergstrom noted one interested individual had recently approached him about t...
  • Dandelion royalty, family fun return to Daze schedule

    Adding to the annual festivities offered at Dandelion Daze Saturday, June 20, the second holding of the Little Dandelion Royalty Talent Contest promises to add more fun and excitement to Saturday’s schedule. Preschool and kindergarten kids are invited ...
  • School’s out for summer!

    Students at Holyoke JR/SR/ High excitedly brought the 2014-15 school year to a close Friday morning, May 22. While some kids were clearing and cleaning their lockers, others anxiously waited in line to get the final checkoff from teachers, administrators...
  • Wray art to be featured

    The Prairie Winds Art Center June exhibit will feature the work of the Wray Art Guild. The guild was organized in 1966 by a small group of local artists to paint, learn and share their enthusiasm for life and art. Painting workshops were held in numerous...
  • Freezing temps impact wheat yields

    Freezing temperatures have affected many wheat fields within the Colorado High Plains Region this season. In fields where only some of the tillers have been damaged, there is still plenty of time for undamaged tillers to compensate and minimize any potent...
  • Tips offered for corn planting at low temps

    Since soil temperature, stand establishment and uniform emergence are all key considerations when attempting to determine an optimum corn planting window, early plantings are generally discouraged when significant acreages are involved. Agronomy professi...
  • Ag consultants available to assist producers

    The science of farming is becoming more complex each year. Farmers increasingly deal with unforgiving agricultural pests, some of which are developing resistance to current technology. In addition, new and improved farming methods are advancing at a rapid...
  • Briar Bergner earns 2 degrees in radiology

    Briar Kathleen Rose Berg­ner recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in radiologic technology from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. The following week, she graduated cum laude from St. Luke’s College, also in Sioux City, with an...
  • Krueger graduates summa cum laude

    Logan Krueger of Amherst graduated summa cum laude May 8 from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Neb., with an agribusiness degree. He is employed by Crop Production Services in the local area and hopes to farm in the near future. Krueger is a 2010 ...
  • Mattson earns science degrees at Colo. Mesa

    Geoffrey Mattson graduated May 16 from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental sciences and an Associate of Science degree in chemistry. He plans to continue working in Grand Junction as a junior anal...
  • Class of 1955 celebrates 60-year reunion

    Members of the HHS Class of 1955 gathered last weekend to celebrate their 60-year class reunion. Those attending are pictured from left, front row, Janice Kropp Temple of Lincoln, Neb., Naomi Martin Heermann of Holyoke, Ellen Worley Monasmith of Broomfiel...
  • Class of ’45 marks 70

    Members of the HHS Class of 1945 marked their 70-year class reunion and enjoyed dinner together Saturday evening, May 23, in Holyoke. They are pictured, from left, front row, Ardis Kropp Conklin of Holyoke and Bette Covert Linnenbrink of Holyoke; and back...
  • Sprint cars coming to town

    Sprint cars will join the regular IMCA divisions for an action-packed show at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke this Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. Blood Sweat and Tears’ Colorado Alliance Mod/Stock Tour will liven up the action. Race fans can also ...
  • MMHF fitness challenge and triathlon scheduled

    Now in its 11th year, the Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation Amateur Triathlon will kick off once again with an eight-week fitness challenge beginning Saturday, June 13, leading up to the triathlon competition day in August. MMHF has set the eight-week...
  • Track girls win highest GPA award in Colorado

    Holyoke High School girls’ track and field team members were recently rewarded for tying for the highest cumulative team grade-point average in varsity activity in the Colorado 2A division for the 2014-15 season. The girls were presented the Les Schwab...
  • Dragon Draft attracts 96

    Continued strength training is the summer goal for the Dragon Draft weightroom program. Monday, May 18, 96 students who will be in grades 5-12 next fall participated in the draft process where students were drafted onto teams. Team members will keep eac...
  • Kroeger named to All-Conference list

    HHS sophomore Gunnar Kroeger was recognized as a Lower Platte Activities Association All-Conference pick for his effort during the 2015 baseball season. Kroeger’s honor was announced at the May 18 spring sports award program at HHS. To view the full a...
  • Class of 1950 rallies for 65th-year reunion

    Members of the HHS Class of 1950 turned out in good numbers for their 65th-year reunion this past weekend. Members are pictured from left, front row, Helen O’Neal Schwisow of Panorama Village, Texas; Glendoris Krueger Ross of Holyoke, Jody Kropp Hinrich...