|Peekin' into the Past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Clyde Duester and Harlan Gohl were recently recognized for their achievements in a John Deere University training program. Duester achieved master level recognition and Gohl earned advanced level honors as service techs for Valley Implement Co.
The first 15 lots in the new Prairie Crossing subdivision were given final approval by Holyoke City Council March 21.
Ten Years Ago
After a one-year absence, Roberta Tonsing will once again sit on the Holyoke City Council, filling the vacancy left by Steve Brown who resigned last month.
Jean Clayton opens her new business called Paws Pet Sitting.
Jim Pfau uses illusions to teach children the message of salvation in his ministry “Illusion with a Gospel Message.”
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Phillips County’s David Sprague has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the 4th Congressional District.
Leilani Sperber is serving as the NJC Women’s Resource Center Outreach service provider for Phillips County, offering vocational and career guidance to all people in the county.
Holyoke fourth-grader Bryan Elder competed with the Colorado All-Star swimming team March 15 and 16 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Forty Years Ago
Dan Gracey, a Holyoke senior, has been named to the North AA-A all-state basketball team.
Holyoke High School home economics II class visited Holyoke Cleaners as part of their study on fabrics and their care.
The Delamont Singers from Tulsa, Okla. will be appearing in Holyoke at First Baptist Church.
Fifty Years Ago
A.T. “Rats” Rathjen, well-known manager of Foster Lumber Company yard in Holyoke, will retire from the company at the end of this month. Succeeding him will be William “Bill” Fehrenbach of Stratton, Neb.
A Holyoke Alumni Association was organized Monday evening at a meeting of about 20 HHS alumni, and plans are being made for future alumni events.