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The top live auction item, which sold for $8,700, is a Fender electric guitar signed by all five of the Rolling Stones. Foundation board member Tina Looka shows off the instrument to the Legacy Event crowd. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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Cowboy boots notwithstanding, Michael Brauer sprints down the aisle in Tuesday’s 60-second shopping spree at Holyoke Marketplace, moving on from meats to cheeses. The three participating shoppers filled their carts with groceries totaling over $550 in one short minute. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

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Holyoke’s state qualifiers for the 3A state girls swim meet are pictured from left, front row, 400 freestyle relay first alternate Summer Martin and Lali Marquez; and back row, Rylee Schneller, Haley Van Overbeke and Traeli Hutches. Not pictured are other relay alternates Jackie Valenzuela, Josie Schlachter and Danielle Wilkening. — Photo by Michelle Van Overbeke

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The top live auction item, which sold for $8,700, is a Fender electric guitar signed by all five of the Rolling Stones. Foundation board member Tina Looka shows off the instrument to the Legacy Event crowd. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

It just keeps getting bigger and better, and the 10th annual Legacy Event certainly didn’t disappoint.

“If your loved one was fighting for their life ... would 13 minutes be OK with you?”

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Cowboy boots notwithstanding, Michael Brauer sprints down the aisle in Tuesday’s 60-second shopping spree at Holyoke Marketplace, moving on from meats to cheeses. The three participating shoppers filled their carts with groceries totaling over $550 in one short minute. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Many tried to guess the five-digit combination for the prize vault at the Feb. 1 Farm and Home Show at Phillips County Event Center.

Sports

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Holyoke’s state qualifiers for the 3A state girls swim meet are pictured from left, front row, 400 freestyle relay first alternate Summer Martin and Lali Marquez; and back row, Rylee Schneller, Haley Van Overbeke and Traeli Hutches. Not pictured are other relay alternates Jackie Valenzuela, Josie Schlachter and Danielle Wilkening. — Photo by Michelle Van Overbeke

Three relay races and four other individual swimming events will see Holyoke competitors in the 3A state girls swim meet Friday and Saturday, Feb.

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Coaching with fierce intensity at the Feb. 8 conference swim meet, HHS coach Aly Brinkema was later named Tri-Valley Conference Coach of the Year. — Photo by Michelle Van Overbeke

Holyoke girls swimming coach Aly Brinkema is clearly admired by her student-athletes at HHS.

Earning four wins by pins at the Eaton dual wrestling tournament Saturday, Feb. 8, 170-lb. Dragon senior wrestler Luis Chafino is ready for the weekend regionals.

Ag & Business

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Healthy, reheatable, simple, fast and fully customizable. Grain bowls are a great meal for busy people.

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Large grain storage facilities usually have towering concrete elevators that can pose a danger if federal regulations are not adhered to. — Johnson Publications photo

According to researchers at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, more than 900 cases of grain engulfments have been reported with a fatality rate of 62% in the past 50 years.

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Texas A & M scientist Dmitry Kurouski (left) and his research assistant, Lee Sanchez, test out a Raman spectroscope.

In the not-too-distant future, a corn producer will be able to walk into the field and check the crop for nutrient value, disease and other factors using a device the size of a cellphone.

School

The Don Fix Memorial Scholarship is available for the graduates of Haxtun and Holyoke high schools. It is also available for eligible students already attending college or trade schools.

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Holyoke High School knowledge bowl participants are pictured from left, Kailar Hayes, Johny Quintana and Diego Jimenez.

A team of three Holyoke High School sophomores placed first in the 2A division of the regional knowledge bowl at Valley High School Monday, Feb. 10.

Holyoke High School was well represented Thursday, Feb.

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