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Five Years Ago
Nov. 30, 2006

Baby’s 1st Steps will be changing its name to Baby Bear Hugs in the next few months to match the name to that of similar programs in the region.

Imperial, Neb. will be the site of one of three ethanol plants to be built by Central Bio-Energy, LLC, headquartered in Grand Island, Neb.

Talk of raising green fees and membership dues at Holyoke Municipal Golf Course were topics of conversation at the Holyoke City Council meeting Nov. 21.

Ten Years Ago
Nov. 29, 2001

Betty McBee announced she will be closing Paoli Glass Station at the end of this month.

Stacy Telk informed City Council members last week of her desire to build a new dog shelter for strays in Phillips County.

Holyoke received about 10 inches of snow in a storm that blew through the area Nov. 25-26, causing blizzard-like conditions and forcing schools to close throughout the area.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Dec. 4, 1986

Construction of the new incinerator at the county landfill is now complete and the burner is operational.

Glenn and Irene Heimer are honored on their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 26.

Twenty-two preschoolers at Dragon’s Wagon Preschool in Holyoke raised $570 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in a Nov. 17-21 hop-a-thon.

Forty Years Ago
Dec. 2, 1971

Approval has been received by Holyoke Housing Authority to ask interested persons for bids on land for construction of a senior citizen low-cost housing project.

The Sex Education Curriculum Research Committee adopts the “Your Life and You” program for 5th-8th and 11th-12th grades.

Fifty Years Ago
Nov. 30, 1961

Groundwork for Holyoke’s first traffic lights was finished Tuesday and the job is expected to be completed within a few days.

Mary Watts has been named an HHS correspondent for Co-ed magazine for the 1961-62 school year, and Joyce Randall has been selected as a member of McCall’s magazine’s teen fashion board for the same period.

The Phillips County Sheriff’s office reported this week that a burglary ring that had netted approximately $2,000 in cash and merchandise in nine towns in Phillips County and four Nebraska counties in the last two years has been broken with the arrest of four youths from this area.

Holyoke Enterprise December 1, 2011