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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
April 20, 2006

Two seniors from Bear Creek High School in Lakewood are learning what farm life is all about while they stay with farmers Jim and Mary Tomky in Amherst as part of the Senior Field Studies program at their high school.

Phillips County commissioners received a $307,000 challenge grant from the Gates Family Foundation to go toward the Phillips County Event Center project.

Portfolios and oral presentations were judged April 12 in the Project Citizen program conducted in Dawn Strand’s eighth grade language arts class. Issues deemed significant by six groups of the students have been researched thoroughly, with portfolios established in defense of the designated projects.


Ten Years Ago
April 19, 2001

High winds and heavy, wet snow caused blizzard conditions in Holyoke and the surrounding area last week, forcing schools to close and leaving some residents without power for nearly a week.

B&D Collections and Recovery began offering its services to local businesses and banks last week. The business is operated by Bert and Deana Edmonds from their home near Holyoke.

Dr. James Armbruster, DMD, announced last week that he will be closing the Holyoke office of his dental practice sometime in May.

Jackie Reynolds is hired as the new director for Phillips County Department of Social Services.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
April 24, 1986

With the installation of new weather-observing equipment in the yard of Dale Anderson of Holyoke, the city can now look forward once again to a weekly weather report, including high and low daily temperatures and precipitation records.

Neil Hassler of Holyoke was honored at an appreciation dinner for his 25 years of service to the State Highway Department.

Missions Outreach, Inc. has announced that Todd Tuell has been accepted to serve on a work/witness team in France this coming summer.


Forty Years Ago
April 22, 1971

Lanckriet Plumbing and Heating, owned by Leo Lanckriet of Julesburg, has opened for business in their new store at 146 N. Interocean Ave.

Local Boy Scouts help with the clean-up project at the Public Marina Colorado picnic and camp area near Sterling last weekend.

Holyoke High School’s 1971 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow is senior Margaret Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ferguson of Holyoke.


Fifty Years Ago
April 20, 1961

Charles C. Steward of Cheraw has been hired as superintendent of School District Re-1J for the 1961-62 term. He will succeed Joe Lynch, who has been superintendent since 1953.

An alley paving program and a plan to help a number of property owners to tap into the town sewer system have been approved by the Holyoke Town Council.

Richard Heermann of Holyoke was elected zone president of the Lutheran Walther league at a zone meeting Sunday in Sterling.