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Five Years Ago
April 6, 2006

In the early hours of March 30, two bomb threats were received in Holyoke. The first came in just after midnight to Melissa Memorial Hospital, and nearly an hour later, at 1 a.m., the owner of a local motel/apartment complex received a call at her private residence. The second call was traced to a Sterling number. Similar calls had also been received in nearby counties.

Roberta Tonsing was elected Holyoke’s new mayor April 4 in a very close race against Cherrie Brown.


Ten Years Ago
April 5, 2001

Phillips County Economic Development Corporation holds its first annual meeting.

Former Holyoke police chief Barry Winckler recently returned to the Holyoke Police Department as sergeant after spending three years on the Littleton Police Department.

Construction along Highway 6 west of Holyoke began April 2. The new concrete roadway will extend west from Holyoke and tie in with the current concrete just east of Haxtun. The $7 million construction project is expected to take five months.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
April 10, 1986

HHS junior Brenda Harmon has been assigned as a member of the Teen Missions team going to Greece this summer.

Holyoke Supt. Dennis Krominga was well pleased with the turnout of 47 individuals who participated in the “Dare to be You” presentation at the HHS library. The program was set up by local school officials in an attempt to address the drug and alcohol abuse problem in Holyoke.


Forty Years Ago
April 8, 1971

Several break-ins were reported early last Thursday morning at the Amherst Co-op Oil Station, the Amherst Co-op elevator and Amherst Market.

Noel E. Rasmussen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noel Rasmussen of Holyoke, placed first in his division at the Fleming Good Time Hour talent show last week.

Connley Hale is elected president of the Holyoke Jaycee chapter.


Fifty Years Ago
April 6, 1961

Gene “Rocky” Rockwell announced this week he will soon open an auto body repair and glass shop in connection with Jim’s Wrecking Yard at the east edge of Holyoke.

Paul Hassler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hassler of Amherst and a graduate of Holyoke High School, recently returned to his home in Denver from Afghanistan where he was employed for several months.

L.H. Kropp, fund campaign chairman of the East Phillips County Red Cross chapter, reported yesterday that the fund drive is now almost completed and that the final total is expected to exceed $1,000.