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  • 30 percent pay increase approved for elected officials in Phillips Co.

    In the future, newly elected Phillips County officials will be getting salary increases of 30 percent, reported county commissioners at their Oct. 30 meeting. Earlier this year, the state Legislature approved 30 percent salary increases for elected count...
  • 30 percent pay increase approved for elected officials in Phillips Co.

    In the future, newly elected Phillips County officials will be getting salary increases of 30 percent, reported county commissioners at their Oct. 30 meeting. Earlier this year, the state Legislature approved 30 percent salary increases for elected count...
  • Around Town

    Veterans Day breakfast, program Wed. Veterans Day activities are planned in Holyoke for Wednesday, Nov. 11. From 7-8:30 a.m., students will serve breakfast to veterans and their families in the HHS commons area. A program will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the ...
  • Art therapy empowers special needs students

    “Happiness of the mind and soul” is the driving theme behind Brianna Farnes’ art therapy-based sessions at Enchanted Moments Art and Photography in Holyoke. “The people I see probably don’t have a lot of therapies that are fun and exciting,” ...
  • Ladies work on getting FAT for the holidays

    Yes, there happened to be a dessert buffet filled with goodies from Heidi’s Coffee and Bake Shop, The P Pod and Mad Moose Cheesecakes at the Circle of Friends event last Sunday, Oct. 25. But ladies were not only filling up on sweets but were also fillin...
  • Step by step, Todd Becker’s story shows power of choices

    Senior pictures. Enclosed with that well-deserved graduation announcement, senior pictures usually symbolize a celebration, the beginning of a new chapter, new life. But the image of 18-year-old Todd Becker’s photo sitting in front of his casket is one...
  • Girls finish regular season with 3-1 volleyball win over Wiggins

    After a loss to Haxtun last Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Lady Dragon volleyball team bounced back to grab a big win over Wiggins Friday, Oct. 23, to round out their regular season. This gave the team a lot of momentum going into districts, said coach Vanessa Th...
  • Former Super Bowl player presents gold ball to Haxtun

    Bill Brundige’s football career started in Haxtun as a Fightin’ Bulldog, and on Friday night, Oct. 23, he returned to the place where it all began to present his high school with a commemorative golden football. The ball, which will be placed in the ...
  • Dugan is new student teacher at elementary

    A new face joins the ranks this semester at Holyoke Elementary as Tamara Dugan carries out her student teaching in Crystal Rigel’s sixth-grade classroom. Dugan, a 23-year-old native of Sterling, is completing her degree in elementary education at Color...
  • A happening Halloween in Holyoke

    With leaf-raking outside and scary movie marathons inside, Halloween has once again come to Holyoke, bringing with it costumes, decorations, and of course, plenty of parties. Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6:30-8 p.m., First Christian Church is hosting a Fall C...
  • King presented All-State BOCES Award recognition

    Jon King is pictured with the All-State BOCES Award which he received from N.E. BOCES Executive Director Bret Miles at the Oct. 20 meeting of the Re-1J Board of Education. There are 21 Board of Cooperative Educational Services units in the State of Colora...
  • HHS football loses 14-41 to Wiggins

    It was a cold game and a hard loss for Dragon football Friday, Oct. 23, against the Wiggins Tigers on Max Bernard Field. “We had a good first half, but things just didn’t go our way second half,” said coach John Zilla of the game. “We did some th...
  • Beavers, Lenhart named for All-Conf. softball recognition

    District IV All-Conference softball selections were announced this week, with HHS senior Roni Beavers earning All-Conference honors and senior Kaitlyn Lenhart recognized with an honorable mention. Team standings in District IV found Burlington in first p...
  • JH boys’ basketball opens with 3 wins

    Opening the junior high boys’ basketball season at home with Burlington Monday, Oct. 26, the Dragons were victorious in A, B and C team action. Holyoke A team earned a 40-22 win. Coach Jim Yakel noted that the team played good man-to-man defense and ap...
  • Charlotte Walker joins Johnson Publications team this week

    New Holyoke resident Charlotte Walker has joined the Johnson Publications team this week and will be handling sales for both the Holyoke Enterprise and the Grant Tribune-Sentinel in Grant, Neb. Enterprise publisher Brenda Brandt said she looks forward to...
  • Derek Russell joins Lighthouse with specialty in ag properties

    Lighthouse Real Estate has added a third member to its team. Derek Russell, a broker associate, will be working with the business with a focus on agriculture properties. Russell, who lives in Imperial, Neb., works with ag listings with Colson Agency in I...
  • Osborne in top 3 in national business test

    Logan Osborne, a junior at Holyoke High School, placed third in a nationwide wealth management test. The wealth management class is offered at HHS as part of the High School of Business courses. It is the first of the four-year, eight-part program, which...
  • Sustainability-focused Ag Classic set for Dec. 7-9 in Loveland

    Farmers, lawmakers, agribusiness representatives, the media and general public are all invited to attend the 2015 Colorado Ag Classic, an event that serves as the joint annual conference of Colorado Corn and Colorado Wheat and each year draws hundreds of ...
  • Cattle owners reminded to test for bovine trichomoniasis

    The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for bovine trichomoniasis. Ranchers who co-mingle their herds have a higher risk for trich. One way to reduce the risk of this disease is to test bulls annually. So far this ...
  • Child care training set for Nov. 6-7

    While the economy in Northeast Colorado is struggling to recover, child care continues to be one of the most important issues faced by today’s working families. Having a job is one thing. Having a job and being able to find child care that works for you...