Sam Distefano, playing the role of a rescuer, signals a team on the shore of the Lions Club Fishin’ Hole, while Dustin Carrick, playing the victim, lies prone on a rescue sled. The simulated rescue was conducted during a Jan. 11-13 training for Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department and other nearby rescue agencies. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Jessy Mosqueda works her way toward a pin over Arturo Miscles of Chase County, en route to a second-place finish at 106 lbs. at the Chase County Invitational in Imperial, Nebraska, Jan. 12. — Johnson Publications

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Sam Distefano, playing the role of a rescuer, signals a team on the shore of the Lions Club Fishin’ Hole, while Dustin Carrick, playing the victim, lies prone on a rescue sled. The simulated rescue was conducted during a Jan. 11-13 training for Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department and other nearby rescue agencies. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department members, and other rescue workers from the area, practiced getting themselves and one another safely off the ice last Sunday, Jan.

The Peerless Theatre’s closed captioning devices fit in the cup holders on the armrests of each seat in the auditorium. A flexible arm means that each device can be positioned as the viewer needs it. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990. In 2010, the Justice Department signaled that a rule about movie theaters would be forthcoming.

Veterinarian Dr. Tony Henderson, in center, and two of his sons, Dr. Ross Henderson, at left, and Dr. Ryan Henderson, are featured in a new Animal Planet show called “Hanging with the Hendersons.”

    It’s all in the family with the Hendersons at Lakewood’s Fox Hollow Animal Hospital, where an endearing family of vets has the treating and caring for animals in their DNA.

Sports

Age 6-7 division winner Genevieve Koberstein gets ready to pass the ball as Holyoke Recreation Director Victoria Dunker looks on in the background. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Holyoke’s second Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge drew 23 kids from Holyoke, Yuma and Wray on Jan.

Jessy Mosqueda works her way toward a pin over Arturo Miscles of Chase County, en route to a second-place finish at 106 lbs. at the Chase County Invitational in Imperial, Nebraska, Jan. 12. — Johnson Publications

    Six Dragon wrestlers placed in the Jan. 12 Chase County Invitational in Imperial, Nebraska, and coach Dusty McConnell called it an overall great tournament.

Dragon Slaten Burris eyes the basket in the Phillips County rivalry game with Haxtun in the Holyoke gym Friday, Jan. 11. Also watching the action are teammate Ethan Johnson, at left, and Bulldog Braden Anderson. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Dragon boys found themselves in a big hole to crawl out of in both weekend games that started the 2019 portion of the basketball season.

Ag & Business

After senior basketball player Kaylee Camblin had her turn on the court for the Phillips County Showdown Friday, Jan.

    Ballyneal Golf Club has earned its reputation as one of the premier destination golf clubs in the nation.

Optometrist John Bryant started seeing patients at Holyoke Family Eye Care last Monday, Jan. 7. He brings more than 40 years of experience to the job and will be filling in until a full-time optometrist starts work this summer. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    For most of his 40-plus years as an optometrist, John Bryant, O.D., served patients through his multiple successful practices in and around Denver.

School

    Northeastern Junior College in Sterling recently released its honor roll list for the 2018 fall semester, including several Holyoke students.

    As a new rule goes into effect Feb. 11, parents may wonder if the relaxed school lunch and breakfast requirements will impact their children in Holyoke schools.

    Seaboard Foods is now accepting applications from the class of 2019 high school graduates to award $1,000 scholarships, totaling $55,000.

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