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As a result of one of the numerous lightning strikes in the area Sunday night, fire cut a swath through a wheat field on the south side of County Road 20 between roads 27 and 29. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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Those at the June meeting of Holyoke’s new garden club are pictured from left, front row, Linda Langelo and Deonna Johnston; and back row, Anam B.,  Jayne Locas, Peggy Vasa, Laura Bittner, Gail Schlachter and Annette Shaw. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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As a result of one of the numerous lightning strikes in the area Sunday night, fire cut a swath through a wheat field on the south side of County Road 20 between roads 27 and 29. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Shocks akin to those received when touching an electric fence were felt by several local people when lighting struck close by Sunday evening, June 28.

The body of a white male between the ages of 50-60 was found on a rural abandoned farmstead near county roads 57 and 40 in northeast Phillips County Saturday, June 13.

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As part of last week’s art camp hosted by the City of Holyoke recreation department, participants in kindergarten through second grade spread colorful paint on a long sheet of bubble wrap.

Sports

Kicking off the Fourth of July weekend, Phillips County Raceway at the fairgrounds in Holyoke will be the site for entertainment Friday, July 3.

Several local organizations have announced plans for youth and family events to keep busy this summer while also practicing safe social distancing.

 

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ASCS sprint cars take off in a heat race at Phillips County Raceway Friday, June 19. The sprints joined the regular race divisions for a full evening of racing action in Holyoke. Next up for PCR is the Independence Blowout on Friday, July 3, at 7 p.m. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

A decent crowd, good car count, cooperative weather and phenomenal race track made for a fine evening of stock car racing at Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke Friday, June 19.

Ag & Business

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On Friday, June 26, a wheat farmer maneuvers around a power pole during the first days of harvest a couple of miles west of Holyoke along Highway 6.

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Who among us hasn’t had a close call on the road? Maybe someone cut a yellow light just a little too close for comfort or an animal jumped onto the road out of nowhere.

Both the dental and optical clinics at Melissa Memorial Hospital are closing permanently, MMH announced earlier this week.

School

Creating return-to-school options and plans with teacher and parent input no later than Monday, July 27, is the goal of the Holyoke school administration.

Given the timing of Colorado’s school entry immunization bill, which was signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on June 26, there a lot of uncertainties and misconceptions about what it means.

After delayed passage of the School Finance Act in Colorado due to the coronavirus shutting down legislative activity, Holyoke School District finalized its June budget for 2020-21 and appropriated

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