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Five Years Ago
June 15, 2006

Beth Edwards, who moved to Holyoke with her family several months ago, offers “any service that can be recorded on film” with her business Image Photography.

Bob Bradley of Holyoke continues to make steady progress at Craig Hospital in Englewood after being injured in a fall from an electrical pole on April 17.

Venango Day is scheduled for June 18 in Venango, Neb. Events are scheduled throughout the day and include fun, food and games for every age group.


Ten Years Ago
June 14, 2001

Holyoke Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first of what it hopes to be an annual pre-harvest event in Holyoke June 15-17. The new event known as “Dandelion Daze” will feature several events and activities for all ages, including a car show, craft show, kids’ games and local sidewalk sales.

City crews complete the groundwork for the new wading pool earlier this week. The pool bottom will be poured and formed this week, and construction will hopefully be completed before the end of the season.

Jason Borland completes his Eagle Scout community service project by creating a wildlife refuge out of discarded Christmas trees.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
June 19, 1986

Tele-a-call, a program in which socially isolated people receive a phone call a day throughout the year, has been organized in Holyoke by Jack Tanksley, activities director of Prairie Vista Care Center.

Kathy McCormick, daughter of Neal and Irene McCormick of Holyoke, has been named a state finalist in the Miss American Coed Pageant to be held June 27-29.

This year, KN Energy, Inc. marks its 50th anniversary. The KN office in Holyoke has been open for 32 years.


Forty Years Ago
June 17, 1971

La Iglesia Evangelica has been set up at the Nazarene Church at Emerson and Morlan for the migrant workers. Pedro Herrera, a young Christian minister from Colegio Biblico in Eagle Pass, Texas, has been employed to minister at the church.

Joe Ortner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ortner of Holyoke, was elected state vice president of the Colorado Future Farmers of America at their state convention June 15.


Fifty Years Ago
June 15, 1961

Construction of an addition to Rainbow Cafe was started last week. The addition will house a dining room, according to Mrs. Merril Peterson, operator of the cafe.

A grocery department will be opened Friday at the Humble Service Station here. The business will be owned and operated by John Hendrix, who also operates the station, known as Hendrix Service.

Paul “Zeke” Garretson, formerly of Haxtun, has been hired by the Holyoke School District as head basketball coach for the 1961-62 school term.


Holyoke Enterprise June 16, 2011