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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
March 1, 2007

Phillips County Extension Office and Phillips County Arts Council make plans for growing a Community Garden.

A quilt by local Barb Holtzman has been recognized and chosen to be featured in a Museum of American Quilter’s Society exhibit.


Ten Years Ago
Feb. 28, 2002

The Peerless Center will be closing for three months in an effort to regroup financially and re-evaluate business practices. All revenue-generating activities will continue to be in operation.

Local Boy Scout Chris Gift attains Eagle Scout rank Feb. 23 at a special Eagle Award Ceremony.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

March 5, 1987

A farm equipment representative was in Holyoke last week, checking out the possibility of locating a parts-service store in the four-county area including Phillips County.

Over 400 individuals attended Dudden Implement’s John Deere Day in Holyoke. 1987 marks the 150th year of business for the John Deere company.


Forty Years Ago
March 2, 1972

Steve and Sheldon Harding, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harding of Holyoke, have finished first and second in the Bible quiz contest of the Eastern Plains zone of the Church of the Nazarene.

The irrigation well located just at the north edge of the present Holyoke cemetery has been completed and the pump has been installed and is ready for use.

Last weekend, one or more thieves broke into Holyoke High School through a window in the math room and made away with two American flags.


Fifty Years Ago
March 1, 1962

L.A. Biddle of Mead, formerly of Holyoke and a son of Elsie Biddle of Holyoke, has been designated Colorado State University’s “Stockman of 1962.”

A Chevron Oil Co. seismograph crew arrived in Holyoke from Montana early this week to start oil exploration work in this area.

A new cold wave drops temperatures to 17 degrees below zero in Holyoke Tuesday night.


Holyoke Enterprise March 1, 2012