New teaching staff for the 2017-18 year at Holyoke schools are pictured from left, front row, Kathleen Kropp, Jade Goldenstein, Hannah Petersen and Karen Ortner; and back row, Tina Rana, Tancy King, Zach Kubik and Jimmy French. — Johnson Publications

One of the larger pieces at Phillips County Museum, this stage curtain was one housed at the McKelvey School, District No. 12. It was a one-room school located 8 miles south and 1 mile east of Paoli, and the curtain was there from 1952-1961, when the school was discontinued. — Johnson Publications

Local

    In less than a week, the highly anticipated Great American Eclipse will darken the sky. Some eclipse chasers have had Monday, Aug.

Wiggins, played by Tristen Ferguson, makes a quick run for it with Wainwright’s briefcase — the key to the entire case. — Johnson Publications

     They were constantly told they couldn’t do something because they were just kids or because they were girls, but the Baker Street Irregulars weren’t about to sit back and let the worthless adu

     Mothers of Preschoolers is once again organizing in Holyoke, and a get-acquainted ice cream social is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. at Holyoke City Park.

Sports

High school boys golf returning letterwinners are pictured from left Brycce Wilber from Julesburg, Mason King, Trey Bennett and Eli Meakins from Haxtun. — Johnson Publications

     After exploring all possible options for a coach for the boys golf program, HHS athletic director Sandra Rahe was almost ready to suspend the program this year when Dale Berg stepped in to off

Preston Taylor

    Hastings High School senior and 17-year-old motocross racer Preston Taylor qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 36th annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur Natio

Sandi Olson is biking from her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, to New York on a memorial ride for her late husband who just passed away from pancreatic cancer. — Johnson Publications

     The many thunderstorms in the Wauneta, Nebraska, area have not only brought in much-needed moisture but have also caused some damage to dirt roads and, for a while, caused the highway to be a

Ag & Business

Jaime and Elvira Parra have e a seat and take in their newest business venture, Los Parra’s, located on North Interocean Avenue in Holyoke. — Johnson Publications

     The dining room has been full and the kitchen working hard to keep up with demand at Los Parra’s since opening its doors earlier this month. Word spread quickly around Holyoke Aug.

Kelley Sullivan is on board at The Holyoke Enterprise as a reporter, covering a wide variety of community activities. — Johnson Publications

     Kelley Sullivan now sports a byline in The Holyoke Enterprise, as she joined the staff last week as a reporter.

    Bacterial leaf streak disease is causing yield losses for corn growers in the Western Corn Belt, including western Kansas and Nebraska and eastern Colorado, where it is most severe.

School

New teaching staff for the 2017-18 year at Holyoke schools are pictured from left, front row, Kathleen Kropp, Jade Goldenstein, Hannah Petersen and Karen Ortner; and back row, Tina Rana, Tancy King, Zach Kubik and Jimmy French. — Johnson Publications

     With the 2017 school year starting Aug. 17, Holyoke schools have welcomed seven new teachers and an elementary school counselor on board.

A new speed limit sign reflects extended hours in the school zone on East Johnson Street. — Johnson Publications

     The 20 mph school zone speed limit on East Johnson Street south of Holyoke City Park and the elementary school has been extended from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Teacher Scott Dille is pictured at left with Boettcher scholar Austin Herman at a recognition program in Denver Aug. 11.

    Holyoke teacher and coach Scott Dille was recognized Friday, Aug.

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