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  • Second blast of snow rolls through area

    Holyoke received its second snowstorm of the season Wednesday, Nov. 2. Residents woke to a very sticky snow Wednesday morning. It was so sticky that street signs and trees, like the ones pictured below, were covered up. Streets, however, weren’t covered...
  • Family service ties four wars together

    It’s not too often a family can tie World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War and the War in Iraq together. For the Reynolds and Wisdom families—they can. Their service dates span over 90 years, and the family members are humbled by the service they...
  • Family service ties four wars together

    It’s not too often a family can tie World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War and the War in Iraq together. For the Reynolds and Wisdom families—they can. Their service dates span over 90 years, and the family members are humbled by the service they...
  • Clever costumes judged in annual Lions Club contest

    Twelve divisions of costumes were judged in the Holyoke Lions Club annual contest Monday, Oct. 31 in the HHS old gym. Bumblebees, trains, peacocks, psychos, fireflies and more invaded the gym, giving the audience a lot of laughs and the judges a lot of ha...
  • Go Big Green: How has Holyoke "Gone Green?"

    Anyone who lives in Dragon country is accustomed to cheering “Go Big Green” at just about any Holyoke sporting event. The color green has become a symbol not only for the Dragons but for companies and organizations all across Holyoke. It has defined...
  • Ken Oltjenbruns pops balloon mystery

    It didn’t get quite as much attention as “Balloon Boy,” but a balloon flying across the skies of northeast Colorado did turn some heads when it was spotted around Holyoke a month ago. The Holyoke Enterprise printed a picture of the unidentified ball...
  • Holly Daze breaks vendor record

    The 48th Annual Holly Daze broke a new record last Saturday, Oct. 29 with more vendors than ever before. The craft and gift show, sponsored by Jolly Dozen FCE Club, boasted 78 vendors from Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming. Marianne Sullivan said all...
  • Time to carve, paint and decorate

    “I got a big one!” “Thank you!” “This is heavy!” Students were saying all sorts of things as they lined up to get their mitts on their bright orange pumpkin Thursday afternoon, Oct. 27. Six businesses came together to purchase pumpkins from ...
  • Challengers 4-H Club collects canned goods for food pantries

    Challengers 4-H Club traveled the town Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30, in a Trick or Treat for Canned Goods Drive to collect items for the local food pantries at Zion Lutheran Church and First United Methodist Church. Challengers who helped Sunday are picture...
  • Dragons fall to Wray in season finale, finish 2-7

    A defensive battle in the first quarter led to back-and-forth scoring in the second. At halftime, the Holyoke football team and crowd were fired up despite the chilly temperatures. In the second half however, Wray took charge on their way to a 54-27 victo...
  • Close two-point game ends Holyoke's volleyball season

    Holyoke volleyball girls ended their season sooner than expected last week when they lost a district pigtail match with Yuma Tuesday, Oct. 25. It was a hard-fought battle for both the Dragons and the Indians in Yuma Tuesday night as the evenly-matched te...
  • HHS players selected for All-State softball games

    Seniors Laura Gerk, Karci Lockwood and Ashley Campbell (pictured above), all members of the HHS Lady Dragon softball team this fall, have been chosen to participate in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports (CCGS) All-State Softball Games. Additionally,...
  • Snuffy is making the rounds

    City of Holyoke employees have been busy making the rounds sucking up leaves using their homemade “Snuffy” device. The city offers this unique service during the fall when leaves litter yards and streets. Residents are asked to rake leaves into the gu...
  • Haunted house draws screams

    Carrie Anderson, pictured above, was busy putting finishing touches on Phillips County Extension’s haunted house Friday afternoon, Oct. 28. The haunted house was held in the boy scout building at Phillips County Fairgrounds and was open Saturday, Sunday...
  • Xandra Lock on Ark. state champ VB team

    Xandra Lock, a sophomore at Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Ark., was a member of the school’s Class 5A state champion volleyball team. Additionally, Lock was named Most Valuable Player of the state tournament. Class sizes for Arkansas schools go ...
  • FFA, FCCLA, FBLA team up for Vets Day meal

    Holyoke FFA members are teaming up with Holyoke FCCLA and FBLA members to offer a Veterans Day dinner in honor of all Phillips County veterans. The meal will be held Friday, Nov. 11 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Vets Hall in Holyoke. All veterans and their fam...
  • Extension Corner

    4-H leadership opportunities are endless County fair and state fair are over for the year. 4-H projects have been put away. 4-H market animals have made their way into freezers all across the state, while breeding projects have probably been turned out ...
  • It's the Pitts

    The golden calf I just heard about a Hereford cow in England who gave birth to her second calf in three months. I’m not talking about a twin, I’m referring to a miracle known as “superfecundation.” It sounds dirty to me, but it means that a seco...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    The pumpkin patch I had no real plans to carve a pumpkin up this year, but my 3-year-old Melise was suddenly insistent that we get one. I truly had no idea where the nearest pumpkin patch would be! So one day as I picked Melise up from day care, I asked...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoNov. 2, 2006 East Phillips County Hospital District has set Nov. 18 as a tentative date for the initial groundbreaking ceremony. Stephanie Murphy has taken over ownership of Body Works, a local fitness spa and salon. LifeLight Tours is br...