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  • Public health is public wealth

        Why don’t we eat enough fruits and vegetables? What is it about these colorful, earthy foods that give them such a bad wrap? We’ve been told for years by health professionals to get in our five-a-day, which is really five-to-nine-a-day now, but...
  • Psychobabble

        Recently a 14-year-old male chimpanzee named Travis was shot to death after violently attacking a long-standing human friend. The victim, a woman in her 50s, suffered significant injury to her face, the mutilation of both hands and quite possibly p...
  • Legionnaires, Auxiliary commemorate 90 years of history

        “There is a special comradeship among men who have been shot at.”  —Unknown    Members of the American Legion Post 90 and Ladies Auxiliary met at the Vets Club Monday night, March 9 to celebrate the Legion’s 90th birthday party.   ...
  • Gohl retires after 38 years with John Deere

        John Deere was the theme when 38-year J.D. employee Harlan Gohl opened his retirement farewell gifts at an open house Friday afternoon, March 6 at MV Equipment in Holyoke.    Starting his employment for two years in Wauneta, Neb., Gohl has worke...
  • Darci Tomky joins staff at Holyoke Enterprise

        Darci Tomky, who has been a valued fill-in interim staff member at the Holyoke Enterprise for close to six months, has recently accepted full-time employment on the newspaper staff.    Among her many duties will be advertising design, commercial...
  • Levi Williamson joins Sterling law firm

        Baxter W. Arnold and Alexander L. Wright of the Sterling law firm Arnold, Ross and Wright, LLC, are pleased to announce that Levi D. Williamson has become a member of the firm, and the name of the firm has changed to Arnold, Wright & Williamson, LL...
  • HHS claims 2nd place in Academic Bowl

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  • Elementary students explore the Penny Harvest grant making process

     With 1,020 pounds of pennies collected, Holyoke elementary and high school students have dived into the second phase of the Penny Harvest philanthropic project. The students have the opportunity to award a $1,000 grant to a non-profit organization. N...
  • Dragons take regionals; headed to state tourney

        Holyoke’s Dragon basketball team will be going to the state tournament in Pueblo, March 12-14, after eeking by with a two-point victory in overtime over Limon, 37-35, at Sterling High School on Saturday, March 7.    To make it to Saturday’s ...
  • Lady Dragons end season at regional tournament

     The HHS Lady Dragon basketball season came to a close in a tough loss against Limon in the first round of regional action on Friday, March 6. Traveling to Standley Lake High School in Westminster, Holyoke fell to the Limon Badgers 35-40. “The los...
  • Boys #1 seed in state tourney

        Holyoke’s boys’ basketball team won a regional championship Saturday afternoon and earned the #1 seed in the 2A State Basketball Tournament.    Slated for Massari Fieldhouse at CSU-Pueblo March 12-14, the state tourney’s “Great Eight” ...
  • HJHS girls win east division b-ball tourney

        Coach Harvey Eurich came out of retirement to lead Holyoke’s junior high girls’ basketball team to an east division LPAA championship Tuesday, March 3.    The Lady Dragons kicked off the tourney with a 29-15 win over Haxtun and claimed the c...
  • Ten inducted into HHS Honor Society chapter

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  • CSAP, parent-teacher conferences on school schedule next week

        Parent-teacher conferences and grade 6-10 CSAP testing are scheduled in Holyoke School District Re-1J next week. There will be no school at the end of the week, on Friday, March 20.CSAP info    CSAP testing is scheduled for students in grades 6-...
  • Hospital board prepares for new Colorado provider fee legislation

        Preparations are already being made by the East Phillips County Hospital District (EPCHD) Board for new provider fee legislation introduced by Governor Bill Ritter during the last week of February.     The new legislation was discussed at the EP...
  • 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...