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  • Students compete in online math contest

    This fall, students at Holyoke Elementary School participated in an online math contest against other elementary schools to answer math problems on the Sumdog.com website. From Oct. 3-13 Holyoke Elementary had 285 students participate, answering 323,652 ...
  • One-ring act is crowd pleaser

    A packed crowd witnessed a great show Wednesday night, Oct. 12 at the Family Big Top Circus. The tent went up Wednesday morning and was packed full for the night show. Jordan Dresdner and his amazing balancing act was one of many that drew cheers from t...
  • Dragons to State softball for 2nd straight year

    HHS softball is state-bound for the second straight year. The Lady Dragons pulled off a phenomenal 3-2 win over Limon in district tournament action in Burlington Saturday, Oct. 15 to advance to the regional/state tourney at the Aurora Sports Complex Fr...
  • Dragons drop 2 games to Burlington to claim #2 seed in district tournament

    Regular-season softball action ended in two disappointing losses for the Dragons Wednesday, Oct. 12. HHS fell to Burlington 4-6 in eight innings and 9-13 in ball games which were postponed from Oct. 8 due to weather conditions. Burlington finished 10-0 i...
  • It takes everyone to get the job done

    Holyoke softball faced Burlington Wednesday, Oct. 12 in Holyoke to decide the No. 1 seed in the district tournament. Despite a great effort, the Lady Dragons were defeated in both games, 4-6, 9-13. Pictured above, Brooke Parker connects with a ball agains...
  • Directions to state softball offered

    Those wishing to travel to the state softball tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22 to watch the Holyoke Dragons are given a couple of different options as offered by Google Maps. For the route using toll roads: —travel towards Denver on Intersta...
  • Yuma runs by Holyoke in the fourth quarter

    The same things that have plagued the Holyoke Dragon football team this year came back to bite them at the heels Friday night, Oct. 14. Holyoke traveled to Yuma to face the Indians­—a team they knew they could beat if they showed up and did what they ...
  • Pumpkin contest to be held during Holly Daze

    A Jack O’ Lantern competition will take place at Holly Daze Saturday, Oct. 29 at Holyoke High School in the old gym. There are two categories to enter. Children ages 7 and under can enter the category of decorating a pumpkin while children ages 8-13 ca...
  • Students learn dos and don'ts of fire prevention

    Six members of Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) spent Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 11 at Holyoke Elementary School teaching students about fire safety. HVFD also visited Dragon’s Wagon Preschool during National Fire Prevention Week Monday, Oct. 10 ...
  • Truth be told: myths, facts about suicide outlined

    In my last article, I introduced you to common statements made by individuals contemplating suicide. Now that you are aware of what you might hear from someone in distress, here are some tips to prepare you for asking the suicide question. —If in doubt...
  • MADD Colorado announces partnerships to combat dangers of drugged driving

    Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Colorado has partnered with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) in raising awareness of the dangers of drugged driving, as well as the local services available to victims. A...
  • Maintaining healthy weight is good for new mothers and their babies

    New mothers need to be aware that maintaining a healthy weight is important for both themselves and their babies. Colorado’s Women Infants and Children (WIC) program can help by assisting mothers in maintaining a healthy weight during and after pregnanc...
  • New state-of-art car wash now open

    “It’s quite a machine,” Arlan Scholl said of the new car wash system that was recently installed at Scholl Service Center at 625 E. Denver St. in Holyoke. Work began in July and was completed last week with some small tweaking still being done ...
  • Living well promoted in Phillips County

    Recent news about listeria and cantaloupe has heightened the awareness that all produce needs to be washed well before eating. But, what about produce you don’t plan to eat such as the pumpkin for a jack-o-lantern? Have you thought about washing it? A ...
  • Disaster assistance available from SBA

    Small nonfarm businesses in the following 10 Nebraska counties and neighboring Colorado counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “These loans offset economic losses because ...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoOct. 19, 2006 An Oct. 13 fire results in the total loss of a house and its contents at the residence of Juan Rojas at 606 S. Campbell. Due in most part to Mother Nature, corn and beet harvest have had a slow start in Holyoke. HHS seniors ...
  • Drumroll Please

    Reckless in Texas Nearly every day I’m at work I am called upon to save one of the little girls from such tragedies as bug bites, scraped knees and hurt feelings. Recently, however, I found our roles reversed as my seven girls came to my rescue. To ap...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    Jungle gym dare devils At the end of last summer I took my daughter Melise to the park to meet with another mother and her toddler. The two little girls were so excited to be friends and play together. Us mothers were so excited to have another adult to ...
  • It's the Pitts

    Sanitized but not immunized I’m sure you’ve heard the theory that drugs for humans are losing their effectiveness because we have overused them to the point that the bad bugs and bacteria are developing an immunity to our best medicines. I don’t k...
  • Reader applauds local paper

    Dear Editor: I noted with pleasure that the Holyoke Enterprise recently received a number of awards from the National Newspaper Association. Hats off to Brenda, Chris, Ashley and Darci for their hard work and excellent writing. Additionally, Brenda Bran...