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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Dec. 29, 2005

Michaela Worley is selected to be on the Coast to Coast softball team. The team will travel to Sydney, Australia and Honolulu, Hawaii for games.

Bob Statz retires from Holyoke Co-op after 30 years of service.

An ordinance restricting the use of skateboards in the City of Holyoke failed in a tie vote at the Dec. 20 City Council meeting.


Ten Years Ago
Dec. 28, 2000

New warning sirens are to be installed by the city on Jan. 3. The city will double the sirens from two to four and place one on each side of town.

Golden Plains Recreation Center recently completed a new construction at the Peerless Center which put the finishing touches on a three-floor elevator and lighting for additional rooms in the basement.

Dale Anderson, who has faithfully put up several flags throughout town daily since his retirement from the post office in 1982, was recognized last week by the City of Holyoke for his many years of volunteer service to the city.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Jan. 2, 1986

$1,000 is earned in a benefit for the families of Kathy Smith and Mitch Whittaker, who are both undergoing cancer treatment.

Colonel Frederick A. Fiedler, 2nd Bombardment Wing Commander, son of Ted Fiedler of Holyoke, has been nominated by President Ronald Reagan for promotion to brigadier general.


Forty Years Ago
Dec. 31, 1970

Merle Schauland, son of Rev. and Mrs. Theo. Shauland of Amherst, has been named to the Denver Post Class AA all state football team for 1970.

Clancy’s Band, formed by Clancy Stout of Holyoke, will furnish dance music New Year’s Eve at the Wray Elks Lodge.

Lt. John Andrew Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Clark of Holyoke, has completed the U.S. Air Force ROTC program at Kansas State University. He received his commission last week and will enter the Air Force pilot training in early February.


Fifty Years Ago
Dec. 29, 1960

Sharon Lynch was named Miss Holyoke High at the annual Snowball Dance sponsored by the high school Pep Club.

Poor attendance has resulted in a decision to cut back the hours at the Peerless Theatre; it will be closed three nights each week through January.