A photo and a rose honor Cassidy Hale in the memorial garden at the 2018 Donor Dash in Denver. Maggie Busch and Jackie, Tayler and Randy Hale, pictured from left, completed the 5K run/walk to honor Cassidy and other organ and tissue donors, to celebrate the lives of transplant recipients, and to recognize those who continue to wait for a lifesaving transplant.

David Kurtz, senior architect with Neenan Archistruction, pencils in benefits and drawbacks on several facility plan options for Holyoke School District Re-1J at the April 16 school board meeting. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Holyoke municipal judge Tammy Kelley replaces 37-year veteran judge David Colver and was scheduled to hold her first day of court Wednesday, April 24. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Holyoke FCCLA members who attended the state leadership conference are pictured from left, front row, Brenna Gatton, Kassidy Porter, Ashlyn Marcum, Tayler Hale and Chloie Metzger; middle row, Kyra Loutensock, Anna Chaney, Kyleigh Jaeger and Lauren Bergner; and back row, Yeidi Juarez, Rylee Oakley, Amy Mackay and Shyanne Conde. Not pictured is Savannah Burris.

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A photo and a rose honor Cassidy Hale in the memorial garden at the 2018 Donor Dash in Denver. Maggie Busch and Jackie, Tayler and Randy Hale, pictured from left, completed the 5K run/walk to honor Cassidy and other organ and tissue donors, to celebrate the lives of transplant recipients, and to recognize those who continue to wait for a lifesaving transplant.

    There are two people out there in the world who, though they never knew Cassidy Hale, have sight because of her donated corneas. Two others have beating hearts because of her valves.

Mason Cook, at left, and Yurem Chavez wasted no time in the search for some prized candy at Holyoke’s Easter egg hunt last Saturday, April 20, at Phillips County Courthouse.

    Police chief Doug Bergstrom, clerk/treasurer Kathy Olofson, superintendent Mark Brown and attorney Al Wall were reappointed by Holyoke City Council at its April 16 meeting.

Sports

Members of the 2019 Holyoke High School track and field team are pictured from left, front row, Jacky Mosqueda, Anna Chaney, Emily Jelden, Yeidi Juarez, Shyanne Conde, Rylee Oakley, Josie Herman, Lauren Bergner, Alec Sprague, Emma Roll, Wendy Chaparro, Ruby Granados and Jessy Mosqueda; second row, Carlos Legarreta, Jalen Hunter, Jillian Hunter, Emali Torres, Correy Koellner, Marcus Case, Victoria Race, Shianne Willmon, Ashley Rahe, Gage Sprague and Taeryn Trumper; third row, Aaron Sierra, Emma Oakley, Johnny Quintana, coach Amanda Skinner, coach Corey Koberstein, coach Cindi Beavers, coach  Dani Coons, Lauren Herman, Levi Ford and Juan Diaz; fourth row, Emmanuel Vasquez, Michael Ramos, Alexis Vega, Miguel Soto, Kristin Vieselmeyer, Cade Killin, Aidyn Shafer, Ethan Johnson and Kaison Kinnie; and back row, Kyleigh Jaeger, Mason Vernon, Isaiah Gifford, Joe Beckner, Jaime Avila, Ethan Andersen, Luis Chafino and Miles Sprague.  Not pictured are Chase Beckner, Kylie Purkeypile and coach Bryan Beckner. — Jim Powell Photography

    Dragon tracksters continued to make a name for themselves at the Dick Evans Invite in Wray last Tuesday, April 16.

    Holyoke track and field continued to cut times and earn new personal bests at the Platte Valley Invite in Kersey last Saturday, April 20.

An unfazed Caleb Deaver digs out the low throw to first, keeping a Merino runner from prematurely gaining any ground. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    After a pair of hefty wins over Akron earlier in the week, Holyoke High School baseball swept another team of Rams in an April 20 doubleheader with Merino.

Ag & Business

    Phillips County real property owners will receive their 2019 notice of valuation in early May, and, for the first time in several years, most will see sharp increases in their official property

    Eligible farmer-owners of CHS retail businesses based in Colorado shared in the recent distribution of cash patronage and equity based on business done with the co-op.

    Wednesday, May 1, is the second in a series of Seed Saving Workshops with gardening techniques in support of Burlington’s Seed Lending Library.

School

Seventh-grader Krista Noffsinger and Rhonda Mehring-Smith have fun while learning how to use watercolor paints during the art class’ first watercolor lesson. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    It’s hard to go unnoticed in the classroom of Holyoke JR/SR High School art instructor Rhonda Mehring-Smith.

Just as she pushes herself to face new challenges, Carly Daniel encourages Sadee Mosenteen — and all of her students — to push through difficult work. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Practice may make perfect, but too much routine can lead to complacency.

In a classroom where every concept coincides with an action or a tune, a conversation about adjectives spurs Melanie Wheeler, pictured in center, to lead her students in a song, complete with hand motions. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Wobble stools, pillows and exercise balls.
    A soft, fuzzy rug.
    Physical activity, songs, actions and movement.
    An ordinary table with the legs shortened.

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