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  • Rising above expectations

    Around 220 people got a good glimpse of the impressive new shuttle loader facility and circle track at CHS Grainland’s open house Thursday, May 28. “The system is working better than we dreamed it could,” said Rick Unrein, CHS Grainland genera...
  • Around Town

    Rodeo set for this weekend The CJRA rodeo will be in Holyoke this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7, beginning at 9 a.m. each day at the Phillips County Fairgrounds. Open team roping is also set for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Grandstand admission is free....
  • Hospital board is confronted with community concerns

    A full board room had the East Phillips County Hospital board greeted with several concerned Holyoke citizens at its Tuesday, May 26, meeting at Melissa Memorial Hospital. Main worries community members expressed were in regard to the walk-in clinic, sche...
  • Hospital board is confronted with community concerns

    A full board room had the East Phillips County Hospital board greeted with several concerned Holyoke citizens at its Tuesday, May 26, meeting at Melissa Memorial Hospital. Main worries community members expressed were in regard to the walk-in clinic, sche...
  • Supt. transition moves steadily

    Transition in the Holyoke School District Re-1J superintendent position is moving smoothly as John McCleary prepares to take the reins July 1. Reporting at the May 19 school board meeting, McClearly said he feels they’ve had an excellent transition pro...
  • One cent postal increases set

    Very minimal postage rate increases are set to go into effect Sunday, May 31. A raise of one cent will affect the cost of mailing letters over one ounce and postcards. It is important to note that the cost of first-class stamps will not be changing from ...
  • Film premiere includes local talent

    It has been just shy of a year since filming began in Haxtun for the indie Hitchcockian thriller “At Granny’s House.” Now after several months of post-production work, “At Granny’s House” will be premiering Saturday, May 30, at the Peerless T...
  • General Assembly reviews 51 bills on education

    The 2015 legislative session was not lacking for drama on the issue of education. The General Assembly reviewed 51 bills on K-12 and higher education during the session. The bills included rural school reporting requirements, statewide assessments and whe...
  • Students present birdhouse projects to Ballyneal Golf Club

    On the last day of school, Friday, May 22, the fourth-grade class at Holyoke Elementary School presented the birdhouses they had made on Earth Day to representatives of Ballyneal Golf Club. Ballyneal Superintendent Lance Lauer and Assistant Superintenden...
  • Attendance rewarded

    Kindergartners who had three or fewer absences and no tardies during the school year were recognized at a special breakfast for their families Thursday, May 21. Teachers Kerri Gardner, Cynthia Bahler and Tressa Amann emphasized the entire family deserved ...
  • Awards given to 4th-grade entrepreneurship winners

    Holyoke Elementary School’s fourth-grade class learned valuable entrepreneurship skills during the recently-ended school year. The fourth-grade entrepreneur unit teaches economy and financial literacy. Students become entrepreneurs by making a product ...
  • 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...