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  • Skatepark receives facelift from volunteers

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  • Cancer survivor Amy Kropp takes life day by day

    “Take life day by day,” is what cancer survivor Amy Kropp has told herself the past eight months, determined not to let her fight against cancer get the best of her. Of course she had her moments, but Kropp kept her spirits up focusing on the fact tha...
  • First day of school: a time to see old friends

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  • First day of school: a time to see old friends

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  • Seven new teachers begin school

    Seven new teachers began the 2009-10 school year in Holyoke this week as classes began in the Re-1J School District on Tuesday, Aug. 18. New teachers reported on Aug. 12. New to Holyoke Elementary School are Shelby Lingbloom, David Bloemker, Mandy Krause...
  • Relay for Life celebrates 25 years

    This year marks Relay for Life’s 25th anniversary, and Phillips County is joining in on the tradition with the Aug. 21-22 event at the Phillips County Courthouse. The annual Relay is one way community members honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the ...
  • Principal, alternative school director hired

    Two weeks before the first day of school for students, Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education officially hired Kyle Stumpf as Elementary School Principal and Clark Ginapp as Alternative High School director. Action was taken at the board’s Aug...
  • Stumpf makes quick transition

    Holyoke School District Re-1J hired Kyle Stumpf as the new elementary principal last week. Just two days after he was hired, Stumpf was in his office in Holyoke ready to get things moving. Stumpf was born and raised in Merino. After high school, the oppo...
  • Homestead Farms: healthy living at its finest

    Natural, old-fashioned, respectful, great care, love and herd health. All words used on a farm where the animals are number one. Travis and Tawnina Uptain are the owners/operators of Homestead Farms, located about six miles south and six miles west of Hol...
  • Coyote attack brings rabies close to home

    Even with reports of terrestrial rabies affecting skunks and other carnivores in northeast Colorado, it’s hard to picture rabies impacting the Holyoke community, but a recent incident brings the matter a little closer to home. While doing chores on his...
  • Holyoke students head back to school Tuesday, Aug. 18

    Summer always seems to go quickly, and students and parents are reminded the 2009-10 school year will be here soon. Students are scheduled to start school Tuesday, Aug. 18. The annual Back-to-School night will be Monday, Aug. 17 from 5-6 p.m. giving stud...
  • Jackie Vasa studies in Spain

    A rising junior at University of Nebraska Lincoln, Jackie Vasa spent four weeks in Toledo, Spain this summer on a study abroad program. While there, she fulfilled requirements for six Spanish credits and lived out her longtime dream of studying abroad. V...
  • Hats off to Eastern Colorado Transportation Commissioner

    Dear Editor: As a construction material supplier and road building contractor in Eastern Colorado for the past 55 years, our company understands the importance of making sure the limited road improvement dollars are used for the maximum benefit and that ...
  • Variety of events appreciated

    Dear Editor: I had the opportunity this week to sit down and read the Holyoke Enterprise. The Holyoke community is most fortunate to have such a wide array of cultural events taking place. I hear often of the Paquimé Dancers. These fine performers are m...
  • Another Perspective

    Saga of the banana cream pies I needed to provide a couple desserts for a luncheon, so why not double the recipe to make it easier? On second thought, my favorite recipe takes more time with separate layers so I’ll make one Chocolate Butterfinger Delig...
  • Psychobabble

    During times of economic uncertainty, issues related to mental health rise to the surface. Financial strain, employment instability, loss to investments or retirement plans....all of which in turn impacts marital relations, substance abuse, physical heal...
  • It's the Pitts

    It’s Not My Fault (Best Of) Have you noticed how nothing is nobody’s fault any more. An accused mass murderer is not guilty because his daddy whipped him when he was a pup. Or his mother took away his teddy bear. If a politician gets caught with his ...
  • CSAP test results provide data to drive improvement

    Results from 27 Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) tests taken by students in grades 3-10 were released for all Colorado school districts last Friday, Aug. 7. “While the summary results are important, we will know much more about what these res...
  • Community theatre returns to Phillips County in fine fashion

    Hijinks and hilarity hit the stage last weekend when Phillips County Arts Council brought back community theatre. It was a weekend of fun Aug. 7-9 when The Curious Savage was performed in Haxtun Friday night and at a dinner theatre in Holyoke Saturday ev...
  • Gymnastic skill showcased in 'A Summer to Remember'

    Twenty-seven gymnasts demonstrated their skills with enthusiasm and confidence when they performed in A Summer to Remember Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Megan’s Gym. HHS seniors Megan Colglazier and Kendra Timm have been teaching gymnastics class this past spring...