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  • Transportation bill, economy dominate town hall discussion

        Gathering at the Pizza p.a.d. Thursday morning, Feb. 26, a group of about 15-20 people came to the town hall meeting with State Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg for an update on the current legislative session and to voice their own concerns on state issues....
  • Courthouse heating system is commissioner topic

        Plans are being initiated to fix the heating system at Phillips County Courthouse after the steam boiler failure in December. Phillips County Commissioners announced during their meeting Friday, Feb. 27, they have decided to issue requests for prop...
  • New fertilizer facility improves speed, accuracy

        Keeping up with the changing trends in agricultural technology and customer needs can be challenging, as Grainland Coop’s agronomy manager Roger Gordon can attest.    In the spring of 2008, the Coop’s liquid fertilizer plant, located northea...
  • Barnyard Day is something to cluck about

         On Thursday, Feb. 26, children were invited to Holyoke High School’s ag shop for FFA’s Barnyard Day. Karlie Martin, Grace Hubbard and Tyson Mosenteen encounter a chicken among the many other animals featured at the event.­­...
  • FCCLA Student Body project teaches fifth graders about healthy choices

     FCCLA members Kimberly Peña and Heather Duester sponsored an exercise event for Holyoke Elementary fifth graders on Monday, March 2. The goal of their program was to teach students about the importance of exercise and healthy choices.  Peña and D...
  • Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind

    Snoring and sleep apnea    In the mouth and the throat there are soft tissues—adenoids, extra lining of the nose, mouth and throat, septum in the nose and the soft tissue of the back of the tongue and throat—and all of these tissues can cause a per...
  • It's the Pitts

    Who Died? (Best Of) There are words in the English language that excite the reader or listener like no other. I am referring to phrases such as “estate sale,” “complete dispersal” and “clearance sale.” But it has come to my attention that pe...
  • Holyoke Enterprise here to stay, Scoop'n the News

        All industries are facing current change in the nation’s recession, as economic conditions drive many decisions for doing business in a different way to stay afloat.    But last Thursday’s announcement that Friday would see the last publicat...
  • Phillips Co. Republicans promote involvement

        Starting early to strategize election wins in 2010, Phillips County Republicans gathered a large turnout at the annual Lincoln Day Soup, Salad and Pie Social Sunday, March 1.    More than 90 attended the event, which was held at the Haxtun Commu...
  • Cornstalk bales stack up in northeast Colorado

     The ethanol industry has done more than affect trips to the gas pumps. This time of year in northeastern Colorado, farmers are stacking up cornstalk bales. In a growing trend, livestock producers use these cornstalks to mix as filler with ethanol bypro...
  • Music department shares talent in annual Smorgasbord concert

        Band students in grades 5-12, as well as junior high and high school choir members, entertained at the annual Smorgasbord Concert Monday, March 2 in the HHS auditorium.    Pat Wiebers is the director for the fifth grade, sixth grade, junior high...
  • HHS boys, girls in regionals

        Basketball season is extended this week for Holyoke boys’ and girls’ teams, as both qualified for regional competition Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7.    HHS boys won the district championship to advance to the Region 2 tournament at Wal...
  • Dragons are dist. champs; advance to Regionals

        Earning the title of district champion, the Holyoke Dragon basketball team beat the Akron Rams, 48-35, at the Northeastern Junior College campus in Sterling on Saturday, Feb. 28.     Winning the district championship also means the boys will adv...
  • Dragons are dist. champs; advance to Regionals

        Earning the title of district champion, the Holyoke Dragon basketball team beat the Akron Rams, 48-35, at the Northeastern Junior College campus in Sterling on Saturday, Feb. 28.     Winning the district championship also means the boys will ad...
  • Girls claim dist. runner-up, advance to Regionals

     With three district games last week, the Holyoke Lady Dragon basketball team earned district runner-up honors and will be advancing to regionals.  In the district championship game on Saturday, Feb. 28, the Dragons fell to Wray 46-60. In district act...
  • Girls claim dist. runner-up, advance to Regionals

     With three district games last week, the Holyoke Lady Dragon basketball team earned district runner-up honors and will be advancing to regionals.  In the district championship game on Saturday, Feb. 28, the Dragons fell to Wray 46-60. In district act...
  • With a quack quack here, and a quack quack there...

             This might not be Old MacDonald’s farm, but there were certainly plenty of animals to be found at FFA’s annual Barnyard Day. Alex Bohlender looks on as fellow first grader Tony Dominguez gets up close...
  • With a quack quack here, and a quack quack there...

             This might not be Old MacDonald’s farm, but there were certainly plenty of animals to be found at FFA’s annual Barnyard Day. Alex Bohlender looks on as fellow first grader Tony Dominguez gets up close...
  • Rocky Mountain News final edition printed during CPA convention

        Newspaper personnel from across the state gathered at the 2009 Colorado Press Association (CPA)annual convention at the Brown Palace in Denver Feb. 26-28, celebrating 131 years in newspapers.    Ironically, at the onset of the convention Thursda...
  • Phillips County Family Education Services receives El Pomar grant

     Phillips County Family Education Services (PCFES) received $16,667 in a grant awarded by El Pomar Foundation’s Northeast Regional Council. They are one of 16 nonprofit organizations that were granted a total of $188,000 in a presentation in Sterling ...