|Peekin' into the Past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
At least seven Holyoke businesses are out a total of $2,375 as a result of 13 fraudulent checks from a Venango, Neb. woman.
Harvey McCune and Laurie Scholl team up each Monday afternoon to lead Harvey’s Choir at Holyoke Health & Rehab.
Postage rates will increase Jan. 8 for the first time in three and a half years, with first class letter (1 oz.) mailing to go up to 39 cents.
Ten Years Ago
Colorado’s state sales tax drops from three percent to 2.9 percent following the passage of House Bill 1259 during the 2000 legislative session.
The new Phillips County Resource Center, located at the former KBC Trading & Processing office at 127 E. Denver St., nears completion.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Tony Klatka, an HHS graduate and now a professional musician, will serve as guest performer in presenting a trumpet solo, accompanied by the HHS band, at the Jan. 9 band concert.
Due to lack of volunteers, the school Safety Patrol at Highway 385 and Kellogg Street will no longer be operating during the months of January, February and March.
Col. Wayne L. Salyards of Holyoke graduates from Missouri Auction School.
Forty Years Ago
Approximately eight inches of snow blanketed the area starting late last Friday night and lasting through Sunday morning.
Dave McMillan is the new manager at Holyoke Safeway. Former Holyoke manager Henry Hebbel was named manager of Wray Safeway.
Air Force Master Sergeant Harold W. Warren, son of Mrs. Sylvia Warren of Holyoke, has retired after 20 years of military service.
Fifty Years Ago
Otto Fulscher of Holyoke, who has been identified with the livestock business for more than half a century, was named “Man of the Year in Livestock” this week by The Record Stockman, a weekly livestock newspaper published in Denver.
Amy Dinnell is the 1961 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow for Holyoke High School.
King’s Upholstery Shop was moved last week from the former Tighe Cafe building, adjoining the Holyoke Cleaners, to the old Foster Lumber Co. building across the street north of the present Foster yards.