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  • Extension Corner

    4-H gearing up for a new year Did you happen to see the large hay bales, which were all sporting assorted 4-H decorations, sitting around town last week? Or maybe you heard local students promoting 4-H on the radio? If you noticed just a bit more green ...
  • It's the Pitts

    The theoretical burger The cattle business has been my lunch ticket forever so you can imagine how horrified I was to read that Dutch scientists are working on making a lab-burger that, theoretically at least, could provide an alternative to beef. I rea...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The blueberry caper A few weeks before Melise’s third birthday, I asked her what kind of cake she wanted. She said she wanted blueberry cake. Hmm. It’s not the standard cake flavor, but what do expect from an almost-3-year-old? I figured I could com...
  • Parents should teach children money skills

    Money matters, and money management skills are even more important—at any age. With the help of parents, friends and teachers, children can develop essential financial skills that will be an asset throughout life. Nearly half of parents believe that sc...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoOct. 12, 2006 East Phillips County Hospital District received a commitment from HUD for a loan in the amount of $16.5 million for the Melissa Memorial Hospital building project. Thirty Holyoke students in grades 4-11 participated in the Yo...
  • Scheunemanns celebrates 112 years

    Holyoke’s main street landscape has changed considerably in the last century, with hitching posts replaced by paved parking spots and dozens of colorful business storefronts calling downtown home over the years. Despite all the changes, one family-owne...
  • Overtime to continue for two full-time officers

    Holyoke City Council members voted during their Tuesday, Oct. 4 meeting to extend overtime pay for Holyoke Police Department officers. The city is down to two full-time officers, and the two part-time officers will be very limited during the month of Oct...
  • School sees increased pupil count

    Tentative numbers from the Oct. 1 school count show Holyoke School District with 593 students, an increase of 19 from last year’s count. It’s the most students in the district since 2005-06. A report on enrollment history and class sizes was presente...
  • Ballots mailed this week

    Phillips County “active” voters will receive their mail-in ballots for the Nov. 1 election soon. County Clerk and Recorder Beth Cumming said they will be mailed no later than Friday, Oct. 14. If “active” registered voters have not received a ball...
  • Ballots mailed this week

    Phillips County “active” voters will receive their mail-in ballots for the Nov. 1 election soon. County Clerk and Recorder Beth Cumming said they will be mailed no later than Friday, Oct. 14. If “active” registered voters have not received a ball...
  • Homecoming king, queen to be crowned Friday night

    Students at HHS are busy enjoying homecoming week using the theme “Fear the Flame.” King and queen candidates are pictured from left, Emily Bradley, Broc Pelle, Erin Lebsack, Alex Quintana, Whitni Redman and Austin Killin. Crowning will take place at ...
  • HHS softball team now 14-1

    It was a great day for HHS softball Saturday, Oct. 1 when the Lady Dragons hosted Limon and won both ends of the doubleheader. Holyoke took the first game 1-0 and won the second 8-7. The wins boost the season record to 14-1. This Saturday, Oct. 8, Holy...
  • Roger Koberstein honored as 'Friend of 4-H'

    Roger Koberstein won overwhelming support by the Phillips County 4-H Council when he was named 2011 Friend of 4-H. “It would be hard to mention everything he does for Phillips County 4-H,” said 2010-11 Council president Janna Smith when announcing th...
  • 'Fear the Flame' sparks homecoming fun

    Homecoming week has invaded the hallways and hearts of everyone at Holyoke High School. Above, juniors Brett Cumming, Erin Vieselmeyer, Chandler Gerk and Molly Brandt camp out in their hallway Monday morning, Oct. 3 before classes begin. Below, sophomore...
  • Operation PC Cares in need of donations

    Volunteers for Operation Phillips County Cares boxed up and sent three boxes of supplies Saturday, Oct. 1 to servicemen/women with ties to Phillips County serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The project, which began nearly four years ago, has sent packages ...
  • Music Among Friends to be at Wages Church

    All music fans should note “Music Among Friends” is coming up soon at Wages Community Church. Sunday’s event, Oct. 9, features music by Frank Salvador, Althea Riley and Rick Riley at 3 p.m. Rich Van Winkle will be ministering Monday and Tuesday, O...
  • College student news

    Morgan Eurich recently received an NJC faculty association scholarship. Eurich is currently in the wind technology program. He also studied business at NJC. Each year the Faculty Association will select two full-time students for these scholarships. Stu...
  • Girls fight back in Wiggins game

    Holyoke’s Lady Dragon volleyball team demonstrated exactly what they are capable of during last week’s match in Wiggins. The girls didn’t come home with a win Friday, Sept. 30, but they certainly didn’t give up without a fight. Holyoke took the f...
  • Everyone gets involved with Homecoming activities

    Language arts teachers Angela Powell and Heather Bieber dressed as grammar princesses Tuesday on twin day. Many faculty and staff joined in on the fun and dressed as twins.      —Enterprise photoJunior high students have joined in the...
  • HHS Dragons battle Wiggins in first conference game of season

    Coach Kyle Bules said it was probably the best football game the Dragons have played so far this year, even though they fell 12-19. “It was the hardest they’ve played this year for sure,” Bules said of the Dragon players. “We brought the fight to ...