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  • Farmers just can’t win this year

    Rain is always welcome in this part of Colorado—especially this year when conditions have been very dry. Thursday afternoon, July 12, Mother Nature decided to throw a twist into the action when she brought the area rain. She brought a bunch! While only...
  • Farmers just can’t win this year

    Rain is always welcome in this part of Colorado—especially this year when conditions have been very dry. Thursday afternoon, July 12, Mother Nature decided to throw a twist into the action when she brought the area rain. She brought a bunch! While only...
  • Roll reigns as PC Fair queen

    Decked out in her blue jeans and favorite belt buckle, 2012 Phillips County Fair Queen Alyssa Roll is ready for an exciting week of “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” fair activities. 4-H contests begin next Tuesday, July 24, and fair competitions and e...
  • Roll reigns as PC Fair queen

    Decked out in her blue jeans and favorite belt buckle, 2012 Phillips County Fair Queen Alyssa Roll is ready for an exciting week of “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams” fair activities. 4-H contests begin next Tuesday, July 24, and fair competitions and e...
  • Virgil and Eloise Harms honored as Phillips County Fair grand marshals

    Surprised and honored are the words Virgil and Eloise Harms used when they heard they would serve as this year’s Phillips County Fair Parade Grand Marshals. “I think it’s an honor; I really do,” said Eloise. With much pride for their county and ...
  • Brandt gives hope on Haiti mission trip

    Sleep, rise, lounge, play, eat, repeat. Such is the norm for the people in the Third World country of Haiti. When people don’t have the means, money or motivation to make a life for themselves, simplicity is really the only choice. While such poverty d...
  • Firefighters give kids chance to cool off

    Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department held its 3rd annual Family Fun Day Wednesday, July 4 at Homesteaders Park. As the temperature crept up to triple digits, kids and their families took to the park for a chance to cool off. A large slip-n-slide was a m...
  • Blue Jeans and Country Dreams

    Phillips County 4-H members are getting excited about this year’s fair, so they sat down to answer a few questions about their “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams!” Look for more interviews next week before the Phillips County Fair, July 24-29. We want ...
  • Holyoke to look into trailer park health and safety issue

    Holyoke City Council members tabled discussion and will look into an ordinance dealing with dangerous properties. During the regular meeting Tuesday, July 3, council members were told there is an issue with a trailer home located at what is known as the ...
  • I'm Just Cookin'

    Taco Tuesday is here! Ever feel like you’re feeding an army? I helped set up meals for our Fellowship of Christian Athletes youth group last year, and trust me, I know how hard it is to feed 40 high school boys. (Not to mention how you fit them all in ...
  • Brown recognized for 50 years as Lion and letter carrier

    June was an eventful month for Richard Brown of Holyoke as he was recognized for50 years of dedication to the Holyoke Lions Club and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association. At the start of the month Brown attended the Colorado Rural Letter Carrie...
  • Trees at the school are cursed

    Not quite three months ago, a large tree toppled over just north of the Holyoke School District Administration Building due to high winds. It seems the tree tipper returned this past weekend. When the sun rose Sunday morning, July 8, another uprooted tree...
  • Lamar, Neb. gearing up for 125th activity

    A big celebration is in the wings for this Sunday, July 15, in Lamar, Neb. The community will cele­brate its 125th anniversary, or quasquicentennial, with a potluck meal, program and displays beginning at 5 p.m. at the community’s fire hall. Laid out...
  • Blizzard of ’49 recalled

    Editor’s Note: This story features some of the community history of Lamar, Neb. in anticipation of its 125th birthday celebration Sunday, July 15. Ralph Radcliff’s parents were Grace and Keith Radcliff, who owned and operated Radcliff’s Grocery in L...
  • School Board retreat and meeting July 17

    Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education will meet Tuesday, July 17 in Holyoke JH Room #218. A board/administrator retreat is set from 6-8 p.m., with the regular meeting at 8 p.m. Included in the meeting agenda is a construction project report ...
  • 11 earn season-end trophies; 6 more records fall

    Eleven Holyoke swimmers ranked in the top six in their age divisions to claim high-point trophies for the six-meet season of Northwest Kansas Swim League (NWKSL). The league meet July 6-7 in Goodland, Kan. marked the end of a very successful season for H...
  • Saints’ Drescher holds mini camp

    Justin Drescher of the New Orleans Saints was in Holyoke last week visiting his grandmother Susanne Drescher for the 4th of July holiday—something that has sort of become a tradition. While in town, he took a couple hours of his time to hang out with so...
  • July 4 races cut short

    Mother Nature cut the July 4 races short at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke. The sprint cars are pictured during heat racing action last week.  —Enterprise photoThe skies opened up during main event racing action last Wednesday, July 4 at Phillip...
  • Smith honored as student-athlete

    Marissa Smith, a women’s track and field athlete at Colorado State University, was one of 56 CSU student-athletes to earn Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors for their work in the classroom during the 2011-12 academic year. The Mountain West Scholar...
  • FBLA report places seventh; Redman serves as national officer

    Three students represented Holyoke Future Business Leaders of America at the National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas June 27-July 3, bringing home one trophy for their FBLA chapter. Kaylee Ham and Cierra Prelle competed against the top one p...