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The Dragons take the field for the second half of Saturday’s 1A state quarterfinal game at Limon. Although the Dragons lost 41-15 and were eliminated from the playoffs, they ended the season with a 5-2 record. Coach Dusty Sprague said he is proud of the way the team handled all the challenges the 2020 season threw at them and the way they continued to battle. — Jessica Cumming

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First Lady Grace Coolidge is pictured with White House pet Rebecca the raccoon at the 1927 White House Easter Egg Roll. Rebecca was originally intended to be Thanksgiving dinner in 1926, but the Coolidges adopted her as a pet instead. They took her on walks on the White House grounds, allowed her to roam the Executive Mansion and even took her with them on a vacation to the Black Hills. — Source: Library of Congress

Local

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Holyoke mayor and three city council members were sworn in at the Nov. 17 Holyoke City Council meeting.

Phillips County will remain at Safer at Home Level Orange: High Risk with a local public health order in effect beginning Monday, Nov. 23, at 5 p.m.

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The Montelongo family from Fountain is one of five families being recognized by the Colorado Department of Human Services during National Adoption Month. When Thomas and Jeanette Montelongo married two years ago they both had children who were young adults or teens. At the beginning of last year, they decided to fill their empty nest through adoption from foster care. After first seeing their son Isaiah on the Colorado Heart Gallery, Thomas and Jeanette knew he would be a perfect addition to their family. They started the process of becoming foster parents with him in mind. This summer, Isaiah’s adoption was finalized, and the family continues to foster with hopes of adopting again.

In celebration of November’s National Adoption Month and to encourage more Coloradans to adopt from foster care, the Colorado Department of Human Services recently recognized five adoptive families

Sports

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The Dragons take the field for the second half of Saturday’s 1A state quarterfinal game at Limon. Although the Dragons lost 41-15 and were eliminated from the playoffs, they ended the season with a 5-2 record. Coach Dusty Sprague said he is proud of the way the team handled all the challenges the 2020 season threw at them and the way they continued to battle. — Jessica Cumming

Holyoke Dragon football came to an end this season after a 41-15 loss to the No. 1 Limon Badgers in the state quarterfinals Saturday, Nov. 21. The Dragons ended their season with a 5-2 record.

For the third straight year, the Dragon football team is in the 1A state playoffs which start this weekend.

Playing in winds gusting up to 50 mph at Wiggins on Saturday, Nov. 14, Holyoke’s football team shut out the Rye Thunderbolts 56-0 to end the regular season.

Ag & Business

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Pictured from left are Sherry Simms, Bob Brandt, Cherrie Brown, Steve Brown and Zach Young.

Four awards were presented for service to the Peerless Theatre/Center at the Nov. 19 annual meeting of the Golden Plains Recreation Center.

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Shawna Mason is the new general manager of Paoli Co-op. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Even in the midst of corn harvest, Shawna Mason experienced a smooth transition to her new role as general manager of Paoli Co-op.

Phillips County is now accepting applications from Phillips County businesses for available coronavirus relief funds.

School

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Clark Ginapp taught his student actors to act and react always. But off stage, when someone dies unexpectedly, how are we supposed to react? For many of Mr.

Progress is being marked as the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education studied timelines for the Building Excellent Schools Today project, as well as the energy performance contract at th

Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the Holyoke community and the number of students and staff who needed to quarantine, Holyoke School District is conducting learning remotely using C

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