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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Dec. 15, 2005

Brandt Chiropractic takes first place honors in the business tree decorating contest as a part of the Country Christmas festivities. The tree is appropriately adorned with the bones of the spinal column and pelvis.

Elementary Principal Nathan Lightle has proposed a new retention policy for grades K-6 that would give the principal the final decision to have a child repeat a grade. Lightle has also proposed a trial of all-day, every day kindergarten.


Ten Years Ago
Dec. 14, 2000

Jeanette Ruybal-Almeida opens La Familia Ruybal Mexican Restaurant. The restaurant was formerly Chalupa’s Mexican Buffet, owned by Steve and Joan Abbott.

Tracy Weaver was recently hired to replace Michelle (Heldenbrand) Finley as the new executive director of the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.

Debbie Huwa is honored with Baby Bear Hugs’ “Bearer Award” for being the most outstanding volunteer in the organization’s 11-county region.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Dec. 19, 1985

Tim Ortner and Russ Sprague will be going on an international trip to China and Japan Feb. 8-27, 1986 as part of the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program.

Robyn Statz is crowned Miss HHS 1985-86 at the Holyoke High School Snowball Dance.

Holyoke wrestlers place second in their home invitational tournament.


Forty Years Ago
Dec. 17, 1970

Randy, Tim and Joe Ortner all receive top honors for their FFA sugar beet programs.

Terry Gracey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Schmidt of Holyoke, a sophomore at McCook Junior College, was picked as the first MJC basketball star of the week for the 1970-71 season.

William and Elizabeth Radtke of Amherst celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 15.


Fifty Years Ago
Dec. 15, 1960

The Hofmeister Bros. Inc. food store here terminated business Friday evening and was re-opened Monday under new management. The business reverted back to its original owners, Otto Brethouwer and M.O. Powell, who have joined forces with the Jack & Jill food store organization.

Darlene King of Holyoke is unable to attend school this winter, so her classes “moved in with her” via a hook-up installed by Phillips County Telephone Co.