Holyoke FFA members at the Colorado State FFA Convention are pictured from left, front row, Jalen Hunter, Taylor Hendrix, Emma Roll, Kaylee Camblin, Brenna Sullivan, Jillian Hunter and adviser Shauna Brown; and back row, Alex Vieselmeyer, Holden Redman, Corben McCallum, Tristen Roll, Trent Huffman and Colby Purkeypile.

Chas Lengfelder is pictured at right after taking his oath of office as a newly appointed member of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. Board president Pat Wiebers, pictured at left, administered the oath. — Johnson Publications

Honorary survivor Christi Anne Gibson, center, is joined by her family to lead the survivor lap at the start of the 2018 Relay For Life of Northeast Colorado on Saturday, June 9, at Columbine Park in Sterling. — Sterling Journal-Advocate photo

Local

    When City Superintendent Mark Brown reported that Holyoke has a “really big problem out at the sewer lagoons,” he had the full attention of the city council.

    The Holyoke Enterprise earned three awards in the National Newspaper Association 2018 Better Newspaper Contest and Better Newspaper Advertising Contest.

Honorary survivor Christi Anne Gibson, center, is joined by her family to lead the survivor lap at the start of the 2018 Relay For Life of Northeast Colorado on Saturday, June 9, at Columbine Park in Sterling. — Sterling Journal-Advocate photo

    Dozens of residents from Logan and Phillips counties gathered at Columbine Park on Saturday, June 9, to “Strike Out Cancer” at the annual Relay For Life of Northeast Colorado.

Sports

Winners of Holyoke’s Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge are pictured from left, Ian Hernandez, Isaac Poe, Aubrey Poe, Colby Weber and Caiden Krueger.

    Five competitors in the local Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge have earned the opportunity to go on to the July 16 sectional event in Windsor.

    In the second Northwest Kansas Swim League meet of the season, Holyoke Swim Club finished second and boasted two new records.

Ivan Wiebke, in front, reaches for the ball in a friendly tennis match last Thursday, while game partner Charlie Harvey watches from the back. — Johnson Publications

    While hobbies may come and go, tennis is one that has stuck around for a couple of Holyoke men.

Ag & Business

Sheila and Dave Johnson are pictured at Holyoke Cleaners, a local business they’ve owned for more than 19 years and one that they plan to close this month. — Johnson Publications

    “It’s a wash-and-wear world,” said Holyoke Cleaners owner Dave Johnson when announcing that he and his wife Sheila plan to close their business, Holyoke Cleaners, at the end of the month.

    Colorado is the No. 1 producer of millet in the U.S., and growers are interested in enhancing research and marketing opportunities.

Recent CU graduate Max Levy joined the Holyoke Enterprise staff this week as a reporter. — Johnson Publications

    Straight out of college, Max Levy (pronounced leevee) joined The Holyoke Enterprise as a staff reporter Monday, June 11.

School

Holyoke FFA members at the Colorado State FFA Convention are pictured from left, front row, Jalen Hunter, Taylor Hendrix, Emma Roll, Kaylee Camblin, Brenna Sullivan, Jillian Hunter and adviser Shauna Brown; and back row, Alex Vieselmeyer, Holden Redman, Corben McCallum, Tristen Roll, Trent Huffman and Colby Purkeypile.

    Last week was exceptionally busy for Taylor Hendrix, a recent HHS graduate and newly elected state FFA officer.

Chas Lengfelder is pictured at right after taking his oath of office as a newly appointed member of Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education. Board president Pat Wiebers, pictured at left, administered the oath. — Johnson Publications

    Chas Lengfelder is a new member of the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education, filling the vacancy that occurred with the recent resignation of Dennis Herman.

    Nicolas and Allie Balog of Holyoke both earned master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction at the University of Northern Colorado’s graduation ceremony Friday, May 11, in Greeley.

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