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Five Years Ago
Nov. 2, 2006

East Phillips County Hospital District has set Nov. 18 as a tentative date for the initial groundbreaking ceremony.

Stephanie Murphy has taken over ownership of Body Works, a local fitness spa and salon.

LifeLight Tours is bringing Christian recording artists Casting Pearls and Foolish Things as well as Columbine High School shooting survivor Crystal Miller to Holyoke.


Ten Years Ago
Nov. 1, 2001

Dr. Travis Ptomey joins Brandt Chiropractic Clinic.

Two herd bulls from Martin Elk Ranch near Holyoke which were tested by the state veterinarian for chronic wasting disease were not infected, and the quarantine on the herd will be lifted.

Healthcare officials prepare for threat of bioterrorism after several recent cases of anthrax in the United States.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Nov. 6, 1986

After 28 years in the grocery business, with the last 20 of those being in Holyoke, Ward and Joyce Riegel announced their retirement this week. They have sold their half of the Shop-All corporation to their associate, Jim Vincent of Yuma.

Construction of the new incinerator at Phillips County Landfill is now under way. The project is expected to be completed by mid-November.


Forty Years Ago
Nov. 4, 1971

A fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous has been formed in Holyoke for the purpose of helping the person with a drinking problem that he or she cannot control.

Tony Klatka has been invited to perform on trumpet with the Berklee College of Music recording band at the New York State Music Educators conference on Nov. 28.

Joe Ortner has been named a 1971 Burlington Northern Award winner.


Fifty Years Ago
Nov. 2, 1961

In a business change effective yesterday, LaVonne’s ladies ready-to-wear shop, owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lockwood, was closed and the building which housed that business was leased to Wayne’s Grocery, owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Shew.

The north-south runway at the Holyoke airport is being widened from 80 to 100 feet, and runway lights are to be installed soon.



Holyoke Enterprise November 3, 2011