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Five Years Ago
Nov. 23, 2006

Melissa Memorial Hospital executive employees and physicians officially broke ground on the new hospital building project Nov. 18 in a special ceremony on the land at 1001 E. Johnson St.

Study Club, formed by girls’ basketball coaches Amanda Gordon and Dave Rice, is offered to all HHS students looking for additional help in school.

The Town of Haxtun could receive up to $500,000 in governmental funds to help establish infrastructure for a proposed ethanol plant. If plans for the plant progress, it will be built near Haxtun in 2007 by Phillips County investors.


Ten Years Ago
Nov. 22, 2001

Phillips County Economic Development Corporation has created a contest to find a logo and slogan that captures the essence of Phillips County and tells the story of how the county and its residents want to be remembered.

Holyoke received national attention Nov. 12 when late night talk show host Jay Leno included a blooper in his “Monday Night Headlines” segment of a misprint from Colorado Country Life.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Nov. 27, 1986

A 67-year span of theater-going in Holyoke will come to an end Dec. 29, as Ralph and Linda Statz have announced they will be closing the Peerless Theatre after the show that evening.

Art Schmidt celebrates his 90th birthday Nov. 30.

The first step of a four-year feasibility study on the transfer of water from the North Platte to the Frenchman River Basin is expected to start during the next few months.


Forty Years Ago
Nov. 25, 1971

John Vasa of Holyoke was elected president of the Nebraska-Colorado Beet Growers Association at their annual meeting held Nov. 18.

Dr. M. Harold Daniels, district superintendent of the Colorado district of the Church of the Nazarene, will be the Life in Christ speaker at the Holyoke Church of the Nazarene Dec. 1-5.


Fifty Years Ago
Nov. 23, 1961

The Phillips County Rural Health Association was discontinued at a regular meeting Monday in Amherst.

Ardie Peterson, 17, a senior at Holyoke High School, has been named a Co-ed magazine correspondent for the 1961-62 school year, according to an announcement by the editor of Co-ed, a national magazine for teenage girls.

A large new fire truck was purchased by the Rural Fire Protection District for use by the Amherst Fire Department.


Holyoke Enterprise November 24, 2011