|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Cost estimates and more for a running track facility in Holyoke will be provided by Donald Smith of Open Window Concepts, LLC of Lakewood.
HHS Honor Society is planning to host Holyoke’s first dodgeball tournament April 27 to benefit the Holly Tornado Relief Fund.
Adoption of a Force and Firearms policy for the Holyoke Police Department was approved unanimously by Holyoke City Council at its April 2 meeting.
Ten Years Ago
Thom Elliott was recently hired by Phillips County Sheriff’s office as the county’s newest deputy sheriff.
Two local hunters came home with top honors in the North American Gun Dog Association’s national competition April 5-7. Eldon Heermann and his dog Luke took first place in the Amateur Flushing Division, while local breeder Rich Cummings and his dog Blaze were the champions in the Open Pointing Division.
Holyoke resident Fred Besse opened a new business, “Buy the Yard,” in Sterling on March 20.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Amherst Cooperative Elevator recently purchased Kinnie Grain Company in Julesburg from Kenneth and Lucille Kinnie. The 875,000-bushel elevator will now be known as the Julesburg branch of the Amherst Co-op Elevator.
A Memorandum of Understanding for undertaking a study of the feasability of diverting South Platte River water to the Frenchman Creek drainage was signed by representatives of four northeast Colorado and four southwest Nebraska water districts last week in Holyoke.
Forty Years Ago
Bill McWilliams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest McWilliams, was named Colorado State Mr. FBLA at the 14th annual Future Business Leaders of America state leadership conference April 10-11.
Susan Paloucek was installed as state reporter and Linda Paloucek was installed as district representative at the annual convention of the Colorado Association of Future Homemakers of America, held April 6-7.
Fifty Years Ago
The Reed Music Studio of Holyoke has been closed and the owner, Howard Reed, will be associated with O. James Stevens in Reed-Stevens Music, Inc. in Fort Collins.
Bowl Down Cancer Week will give bowlers an opportunity to take part in an exciting “beat the champs” contest while helping in the battle against cancer. The local event is being sponsored by Holyoke Bowling Lanes in cooperation with the American Cancer Society.
Holyoke Enterprise april 12, 2012