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Five Years Ago
Feb. 15, 2007

Final steps are being taken to officially make Las Mangas, a village in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Holyoke’s Sister City, according to council member José León at the Feb. 6 City Council meeting.

Troy Bishop of Holyoke, employed by Grainland Co-op, was recently recognized by Croplan Genetics as a member of the Eagle Squadron, which represents the top 10 percent of over 3,500 seed salespeople nationally in the cooperative system.


Ten Years Ago
Feb. 14, 2002

Two people were arrested late Friday evening, Feb. 8, following a high-speed chase along Highway 6 which started in Imperial, Neb. and ended about two miles west of Haxtun. A third suspect has turned himself in to Nebraska authorities. The three suspects entered Pizza Hut in Imperial, spraying the employees with pepper spray and taking about $500 from the cash register, with the first two suspects stealing an employee’s car and fleeing along Highway 6 and the third taking off with the money in the group’s original vehicle.

Jimena Vega, daughter of Mario and Yadira Vega of Holyoke, was born Feb. 5 as Holyoke’s first baby of 2002.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Feb. 19, 1987

The HHS track is being remodeled to convert the track from a six-lane 440-yard track to an eight-lane 400-meter track.

A new stamp vending machine has been installed in the lobby of the Holyoke Post Office for the convenience of customers when the main office is closed.

Ed Gamewell of Coos Bay, Ore. recently donated a saddle, bridle, spurs and other similar items to the Phillips County Museum in Holyoke.


Forty Years Ago
Feb. 17, 1972

Mrs. Dale Smith, business and office instructor at Holyoke High School, was awarded the “Educator Award” by the Colorado Advisory Committee for Business and Office Education at its first annual awards banquet in Denver.

The 1970 census of housing counted 1,644 housing units in Phillips County, and 1,431 households had at least one TV set, 446 had air conditioning, 1,365 had a clothes washing machine, 1,019 had a clothes dryer, 512 had a dishwasher, 1,566 had complete kitchen facilities and 1,545 had complete bathrooms.

The Re-1J district school board adopted the following dress code for grades kindergarten through eighth: Hair shall be neat, clean and well-groomed; shirts buttoned, except top button, and tucked in if not squared bottom; no tank shirts or sleeves cut out of shirts; no curlers or scarves, caps, hats or inappropriate head gear to be worn in the building; no cutoffs and no shorts; girls’ skirts and dresses shall be appropriate length and consistent with good taste; and no heavy medals or chains shall be worn around the neck.


Fifty Years Ago
Feb. 15, 1962

Springlike weather returned to the region late last week, with the mercury soaring to a summery 80 degrees on Sunday.

Siamese Hereford calves joined together at the pelvis were born Monday night out at the Rudy Brandt place, north and east of Lamar.


Holyoke Enterprise February 16, 2012