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Five Years Ago
April 19, 2007

High school senior Jared Sullivan was recently selected for the Western Golf Association Evans Eisenhower Scholarship. Through the caddie scholarship, he will receive a full-ride tuition scholarship to the University of Colorado at Boulder.

After 27 years of teaching, 26 of which have been in the Holyoke School District, José León has announced his upcoming retirement from teaching the Spanish language courses at Holyoke JR/SR High.

Ten Years Ago
April 18, 2002

Phillips County Pheasants Forever recently purchased 26 acres of land west of Holyoke to serve as a wildlife habitat in memory of Carolyn O’Neal, who died of cancer in August of 2000.

The Energy Information Administration predicts that the national average gas prices this summer will be $1.46 per gallon for regular gas, which is a five percent decrease from 2001’s average of $1.54 per gallon.

Over 300,000 trees and shrubs have been delivered to Phillips County by the Colorado Forest Service as part of a project organized by the Haxtun Soil Conservation District.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
April 23, 1987

The 99th birthday anniversary of the City of Holyoke will be celebrated April 24.

Scheunemanns Department Store will reopen April 24 after the April 7 fire at the Knight & Son building. The Jack & Jill grocery store is still waiting for a report from the structural engineer pertaining to the condition of the north wall of the building.

In its last step for completing plans to apply for designation as a Tree City USA, the Holyoke tree board sponsored an Arbor Day program in Holyoke April 15.

Forty Years Ago
April 20, 1972

HHS senior Nolan Oltjenbruns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Oltjenbruns of Amherst, was one of 40 Colorado high school seniors to be awarded a scholarship by the Boettcher Foundation.

The south building of the former Zeiler Creamery has been completely remodeled, and last Thursday night was the first dinner meeting to be held in the Holyoke Lions Club’s new den.

Dennis Oliver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oliver of Holyoke, was elected to the student senate from the division of business at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.

Fifty Years Ago
April 19, 1962

The third and final suspect in a $22,863 robbery at the Enders, Neb. bank Saturday morning was picked up by authorities yesterday in a sparsely populated sandhill area approximately 15 miles northwest of Wray.

The O.K. Rubber Welders business in Holyoke, owned and operated the last 18 years by Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Osburn, has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Knight, who took over the business Monday.

Holyoke Enterprise April 19, 2012