|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Heavy rains Monday night, June 11 caused flood-like conditions that washed out roads and caused several road closures in the area.
Holyoke Cooperative Association held its final meeting June 5 after closing the final chapter of its 87-year history with the unification of the new Grainland Cooperative Feb. 1.
Bill Bryan is serving as the new minister at Church of Christ in Holyoke and Westside Church of Christ in Imperial, Neb.
Ten Years Ago
Holyoke resident Bill Triplette began offering bug, rodent and pest control services through his new business, TNT Pest Control, June 8.
Gov. Bill Owens has issued a statewide ban on open fires and the sale/use of fireworks as wildfires continue to burn in the Rocky Mountains and very dry conditions continue in the rest of the state.
The Majestic Star Circus rolled through town June 10 for a single show at Phillips County Fairgrounds.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Local square dancers form Holyoke Guys and Dolls Club.
The Venango, Neb. community is preparing to enjoy some celebrations in honor of its centennial this coming weekend, June 20 and 21.
Seasoned Greetings is the name of a new spare-time business started by Caryl Harvey. The business specializes in singing telegrams and other special greetings.
Forty Years Ago
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Holyoke Housing Authority a low-rent public housing contract of $474,468 for the construction of 30 housing units for elderly citizens.
Holyoke Lions Club was presented the District Governor’s Plaque at the Colorado Lions state convention, designating them as the number one club in the district.
Holyoke’s migrant school opened last Monday with 67 children enrolled in the summer program.
Fifty Years Ago
A group of local people who are interested in promoting new industry for the Holyoke area have recently formed a new organization for the production of pork on a large-scale basis. The new venture is incorporated under the name of Holyoke Pork Producers, Inc.
The Sterling Savings & Loan Association is now accepting bids for construction of its new branch office in Holyoke, to be located at the southwest corner of Holyoke’s main intersection.
Dr. Calvin Kelly Jr., formerly of Champion, Neb., plans to open a veterinary practice here in the near future.
Holyoke Enterprise June 14, 2012