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  • Drumroll Please

    A different type of technology trend Last week I logged on to view the e-edition of the Enterprise and I was instantly drawn to an iPhone graphic paired with the headline “From luxury to necessity: cell phones dominate everyday life.” Boy, did that h...
  • It's the Pitts

    Dead giveaway There has been a marked increase in trust funds for pets after the “Queen of Mean,” Leona Helmsley, died and left a $12 million trust fund for her Maltese Poodle and Florida heiress Gail Posner left her $8.3 million Miami mansion, plus ...
  • The Laughing Mom: humorous tales of motherhood

    My secret identity Dear readers, I sit quietly at my computer to write these columns, tucked in the corner of a room near a window where I can see the chickens wandering in and out of the lilac bushes. I always write while my 2-year-old daughter, Melise,...
  • Peekin' into the Past

    Five Years AgoApril 13, 2006 Holyoke Elementary School could temporarily house the preschool, as construction of the new facility at the Phillips County Fairgrounds necessitates Dragon’s Wagon Preschool seek temporary headquarters for at least the 2006...
  • Ballpark seating to receive facelift

    City employees have been busy assembling new sets of bleachers for the Holyoke ballpark. The old bleachers will remain in use until the new sets are completely assembled and ready to be placed. City crews had already finished two sets and placed them near...
  • 'Sound of Music' to hit the big screen April 13

    The plains are alive with the Sound of Music! Phillips County Arts Council in conjunction with the Peerless Theatre are bringing locals the unique opportunity to watch one of the most beloved musicals of all time on the big screen. Sound of Music will be...
  • Track competes at Burlington

    Warm, spring weather greeted Holyoke tracksters at the April 2 track meet in Burlington. Senior Heather Duester came away with two individual first-place honors in the 200 and 400 meter races. In triple jump action, senior Marci Vasa also claimed first p...
  • Holyoke girls' golf team opens season at Burlington Invite

    Holyoke girls’ golf team traveled to Burlington Friday, April 1 to begin their 2011 spring season. Out of the six girls, four stepped onto the course for their first-ever tournament action, according to coach Garrett Gordon. Kelsey Kramer, Caity Kramer...
  • Dragons split with Merino

    Holyoke suffered its first loss of the baseball season in a low scoring game in Merino Saturday, April 2. The team didn’t let it get to them as they came right back and smacked the Rams 28-4 in game two. “We crawled off the bus very lethargic and did...
  • JV baseball team begins season

    Holyoke junior varsity baseball team began their 2011 season with a pair of losses against Haxtun Monday, March 21. The Dragons fell 3-4 and 2-9 to county rival Haxtun. Trevor Dalton and Tanner Smith shared pitching duties in the first game with Dalton ...
  • Zach Krueger named RMAC player of the week

    Senior Metro State outfielder Zach Krueger earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the week honors for his efforts on the baseball diamond March 25-26. Krueger hit safely in all four games as Metro State swept Colorado Christian on the road. ...
  • 2 play in All-Star games

    Two HHS seniors participated in the NJC All-Star games Sunday, April 3 in Sterling. Kaylee Groshans and Brian DeBoer represented Holyoke at the games which brought areas seniors together to play one last time in their high school career. The day is all ...
  • Four wrestle in Midwest Classic

    Four Holyoke youth competed in the Midwest Classic Nationals at the Viaero Center in Kearney, Neb. last weekend. The huge tournament featured over 1,800 youth, competing on 14 mats. On Sunday, April 3, Mark Edmonds and Brian Strong wrestled in the 18 an...
  • Holyoke fourth-grader's essay and art win at state level

    Holyoke fourth-grader Brenna Sullivan was notified Monday, April 4 that her essay and art work she entered in the Family Community Education (FCE) Club’s “Character Counts” essay and artwork contest took first place at the state level. Sullivan’s ...
  • Survivor Mimi Weaver looks back on breast cancer battle

    If there was one thing Mimi Weaver could tell people following her diagnosis of cancer, it would be to trust your instincts. If she hadn’t, this story could possibly be much different. Mimi found a lump in her breast in 2006 but at first didn’t give ...
  • Online health and wealth challenge to begin Sunday

    Just in time for warm spring weather and more time spent outdoors, the Cooperative Extension system is launching an online Small Steps to Health and Wealth (SSHW) Challenge called “Spring 2011 SSHW Challenge.” This free five-week program, open to any...
  • Nine students complete EMT class

    Nine students completed a four-month EMT-Basic class Saturday, April 2 after finishing their national registry practical testing. The students will now prepare for the national registry test to become certified EMTs. Students participating were from Holyo...
  • Bill would require consent of historic water structure users

    Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, is quickly marshaling through a bill that would require consent of users of historic water structures when the state historical society wants to place the structure on a historic register. House Bill 11-1289 passed the ...
  • Fish get new woody habitat at Enders Lake

    Nebraska Game and Parks workers were joined by angler Rex Walgren of Wauneta, Neb., center, in creating new fish habitat in Enders Lake by dumping 170 cedar trees in the lake.  —Imperial Republican photoFish and anglers at Enders Lake, Neb. will all...
  • Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging is scheduled for April 21

    Elder Financial Exploitation is the theme for the 2011 Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging which is Thursday, April 21 at The Ranch near Loveland. The conference is for anyone who comes in contact with older adults and may have concerns whether the indivi...