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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Feb. 23, 2006

Hazen Schlachter begins his business High Planes Aviation, offering a variety of services including flight instruction, biannual flight reviews and aircraft rental.

Bill “B.J.” Johnston’s chrome yellow 1965 Comet Cyclone is one of the featured classics for the month of August in the Barnes Distribution 2006 Customer Appreciation calendar.

Ten Holyoke High School students along with two sponsors recently had a hands-on learning experience to learn about Colorado and its government during Colorado Close Up in Denver.


Ten Years Ago
Feb. 22, 2001

Amherst postmaster Elvira Krogmeier retires after 18 years as a postal employee.

Alyson Colver claimed a state title in the 100 freestyle event at the 4A-5A State Swim Meet, and Robbie Doman claimed State Wrestling championship honors in the 2A 145-pound weight class.

The Town of Amherst will soon have a new park, thanks to a $49,000 grant awarded to Phillips County by GOCO.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Feb. 27, 1986

Tom Hethcote is named director of Phillips County Department of Social Services.

Members of Holyoke Chamber of Commerce recently presented a First Dollar of Profit plaque to Holyoke Improvement Center.

“Yesterday—When We Were Young,” a ‘40s revue, will be the featured entertainment at the Holyoke Community Concert March 5.


Forty Years Ago
Feb. 25, 1971

A blizzard moved into the area last Thursday night. Between six and eight inches of snow picked up by high winds caused drifts up to 10 feet high.

Kathy Klute, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Klute of Holyoke, was elected state secretary-treasurer of the Colorado Future Homemakers of America.

Dragons finish number one in the 1971 Class AA Northeastern basketball conference.


Fifty Years Ago
Feb. 23, 1961

Three well-known Holyoke couples are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They are the Ernest Lipkers, R.E. Ensmingers and William Schiermeyers.

Commissioners of three northeast Colorado counties—Logan, Phillips and Sedgwick—have under consideration a proposal to construct a satellite television station to serve all residents of the area.