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  • CEO explains MMH OB change

    Dear Editor: Last Tuesday night, after months of contemplation as well as lengthy discussion and deliberation, our board decided that in the long-term interest of the district and the community we serve, as of right now, Melissa Memorial Hospital will no...
  • Drumroll Please

    Deep stuff Most days I consider my morning a success if I manage to get all the kids out the door with completed homework in their backpacks, uniforms intact and no milk mustaches or traces of jelly on their faces in time for school. I rarely get philos...
  • Extension Corner

    Walking as a way of life I have to say that I took part of the above title from an AARP Bulletin on the benefits of walking for an older person’s health. However, with over 20 years of research studies with numerous programs involving walking as the ma...
  • Local newspapers are alive and well

    Despite all the doomsayers out there writing obituaries for the nation’s newspaper industry, 150 million Americans—two out of three adults—read a local newspaper last week. Newspaper Association of America research from 2011 by Scarborough USA indi...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoOct. 5, 2006 Scholl Oil & Transportation recently installed an E85 gas pump for flex-fuel vehicles. With favorable majority votes Oct. 2 and 3, Amherst, Grainland (Haxtun and Fleming) and Holyoke co-ops will merge to form the new Grain...
  • The sights of fall are here

    Trucks loaded with beets were busy running through town last week as the early sugar beet harvest got under way. The beet pile, pictured above, north of Holyoke was rapidly growing as trucks lined up to off-load their crop. Corn farmers also took advantag...
  • The sights of fall are here

    Trucks loaded with beets were busy running through town last week as the early sugar beet harvest got under way. The beet pile, pictured above, north of Holyoke was rapidly growing as trucks lined up to off-load their crop. Corn farmers also took advantag...
  • Hospital board votes to do away with elective OB patients at MMH

    Following an executive session at the end of their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27, East Phillips County Hospital Board members voted to discontinue elective obstetrical (OB) services at Melissa Memorial Hospital and not accept new elective OB patients moving f...
  • Hospital board votes to do away with elective OB patients at MMH

    Following an executive session at the end of their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 27, East Phillips County Hospital Board members voted to discontinue elective obstetrical (OB) services at Melissa Memorial Hospital and not accept new elective OB patients moving f...
  • A nice day for a balloon ride

    It’s not every day folks of northeast Colorado see a hot air balloon slowly creeping through the air, but that is exactly what happened Monday afternoon, Oct. 3. This white balloon was spotted floating just east of Holyoke heading north. It is tough to...
  • A nice day for a balloon ride

    It’s not every day folks of northeast Colorado see a hot air balloon slowly creeping through the air, but that is exactly what happened Monday afternoon, Oct. 3. This white balloon was spotted floating just east of Holyoke heading north. It is tough to...
  • Enhancement project moving forward this fall

    Enhancement project plans at Phillips County Fairgrounds have been approved and are moving forward, reported commissioners at their Sept. 29 meeting. Funds from a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) enhancement grant will provide a path and park...
  • Enhancement project moving forward this fall

    Enhancement project plans at Phillips County Fairgrounds have been approved and are moving forward, reported commissioners at their Sept. 29 meeting. Funds from a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) enhancement grant will provide a path and park...
  • Scoop'n the News

    Holyoke City Council has opportunity to reinforce its open approachHolyoke City Council is once again faced with filling a vacancy. The opening on the council came with Jessica Cumming’s resignation at last week’s meeting. How will that process look?...
  • A penny saved is a penny earned

    Consumers get the scoop on coupon money-saving trends and tips for National Coupon MonthSeptember is National Coupon Month, but that doesn’t mean consumers have missed their chance to save. Consumer spending habits are certainly influenced by money-savi...
  • Enterprise brings home three Nat'l Newspaper Assoc. awards

    “We Believe in Newspapers” was the theme which echoed throughout the 125th annual convention and trade show of the National Newspaper Association (NNA) Sept. 22-24 in Albuquerque, N.M. Holyoke Enterprise publisher Brenda Brandt, who serves as the Col...
  • 4-H members share thoughts on organization

    4-H members all around the country will celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8. Five clubs in Phillips County are set to enjoy the 101st year of 4-H. 4-H members will gather Sunday, Oct. 2 at Phillips County Event Center for the annual achievement program ...
  • Dan Kafka honored with CASB McGuffey Award

    Holyoke School Board president Dan Kafka was recently honored by the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) when he was presented the McGuffey Award for his service. At a regional CASB meeting at NJC in Sterling Wednesday, Sept. 14, Kafka was recog...
  • School Board contemplates visit, outreach guidelines

    School visits by board members, as well as the potential attributes of focus groups, were targeted discussion topics at the Sept. 20 meeting of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. Discussion originated at a work session following the Sept. ...
  • Re-1J board to meet; budget info at 7 p.m.

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. in HJHS Room #218. Presentation of Budget 101 will be given at 7 p.m. that evening, with all candidates, board members and community members welcome. In the superintend...