|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Jennifer Boettner of Estes Park was offered a one-year contract as principal of Holyoke Elementary School at the May 22 meeting of the Re-1J Board of Education.
Landman Brett Murray gave a presentation at the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting May 22 on the benefits of economic development of natural gas to Phillips County.
Holyoke High School’s NHS chapter raised more than $1,000 at the first annual dodge ball tournament April 27 to help families who lost their homes in recent tornadoes.
Ten Years Ago
Strong winds gusting up to 70 mph swept through Holyoke on Tuesday, May 21, causing damage to crops, homes and trees throughout the area.
City Council members began what may be a lengthy process of purchasing and annexing land south of Johnson Street in order to expand the existing Holyoke City Park.
Alice Mort retires from her position as a teacher’s aide at Holyoke Elementary School after more than 20 years at the school.
Saturday, May 25 marked the grand opening of the new wading pool which the city built with GOCO grant funds.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Long’s Lock and Key is once again a Holyoke business after owners Forest and Joan Lock return to Holyoke from Rupert, Idaho.
Neal and Carol Holmes opened the doors of their Jack and Jill grocery store May 31, after being closed since April 7 to replace the north wall that was damaged in the fire at the neighboring Knight and Son building.
Forty Years Ago
Max G. Smith has been appointed postmaster in Amherst.
PEO chapter BM celebrates its 50th anniversary.
A twister hits the William Enninga farm located three miles north and two miles west of Holyoke last Thursday evening, damaging two buildings on the property.
Fifty Years Ago
Holyoke’s up-and-coming golf club has purchased a building 10 or 12 miles east and south of town and plans to move it in east of the VFW Post soon and remodel it into a clubhouse.
Burglars broke into the Yuma Farmers M & M Co-op elevator Monday night, May 21, and got away with about $1,300 from the safe.
Holyoke Enterprise May 31, 2012