Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at a press conference in 1965. While visiting Memphis, Tennessee, to support a strike by black sanitation workers, on April 4, 1968, he was shot and killed by escaped convict James Earl Ray, sparking unrest and debate across the country. — Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-49864

Parkview Assisted Living in Imperial has a community coffee time once a week. These nine residents were seated around one of two tables enjoying fresh coffee, cookies and cake. A rousing discussion ensued about their memories of snow days at home when they were children. Seated from left were Mava Jane Hurd, Jan Huser, Wilber Kuenning, Dee Taylor, Harold Maris, John Osler, Kaye Barker, Elaine Hink and John Karns. — Johnson Publications

Local

Holyoke Elementary School volunteer crossing guard Jim Gribben, at left, pauses for a picture with fourth-grader Maelynn Frost. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    They say it’s better to give than to receive, but those who give will often find they receive more in return than they ever thought they would.

Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at a press conference in 1965. While visiting Memphis, Tennessee, to support a strike by black sanitation workers, on April 4, 1968, he was shot and killed by escaped convict James Earl Ray, sparking unrest and debate across the country. — Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-49864

    The evening of April 4, 1968, found presidential hopeful and New York senator Robert F.

    Due to the continuing partial federal government shutdown, the U.S.

Sports

Jesus Trejo wastes no time in pinning his Burlington opponent in 46 seconds in the 145-lb. match at Thursday’s dual. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    A nice-size crowd turned out to support the Dragon wrestling team in its only home action of the season Thursday, Jan. 17.

    Holyoke High School girls swim team defeated Valley and Estes Park 105-104 and 105-63, respectively, in a double dual at Valley last Thursday, Jan.

Senior Kaylee Camblin gets ready for the tipoff at Holyoke’s Pink Out home game versus Sedgwick County last Friday, Jan. 18. The Dragons won the game handily, 50-15. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    Holyoke High School girls basketball split its weekend lineup against Sedgwick County and Wray last Friday and Saturday, Jan.

Ag & Business

    Phillips County Economic Development Director Trisha Herman approached Holyoke City Council last Tuesday, Jan.

    Holyoke Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2019 community excellence awards.

In the surgery room at BarkWell, veterinarian Nicole Lenz makes preparations for the grand opening of her animal care center at 520 S. Interocean Ave. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

    After sitting empty for years, the brick building at 520 S. Interocean Ave. is having new life breathed into it by veterinarian Nicole Lenz.

School

    Megan Vieselmeyer was one of 278 students named to Concordia University, Nebraska’s honors list for the fall 2018 semester.

    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.

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