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Five Years Ago
Aug. 9, 2007

After spending a mere 10 days with his first child, Sophie, Jason Greenman had to say goodbye. He left July 20 for his second deployment to Iraq, scheduled to last 15 months.

Thirteen NE Colorado students take a mission trip with project director Toby Anderson of Haxtun to Tijuana, Mexico from July 28-Aug. 4.

George Dalton makes a miraculous recovery from a heart quiver and praises local heroes, trauma team members and a community that genuinely cares.

Ten Years Ago
Aug. 8, 2002

Melissa Memorial Hospital receives a prestigious trauma award from the Denver Health Medical Center for the efforts to save Heather Martin in a hunting accident last November.

Phillips County officials will no longer have to rely on outdated technology, as the county invested in a new computer system designed specifically for small government offices.

Arlene and Tiffany Harms make a medical mission trip to Belize July 7-15.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Aug. 13, 1987

Two days after filming sharks in Tahiti, free lance filmers Lionel Isy-Schwart and Jean-Claude Guiter from Paris, France were in Holyoke filming the Phillips County Fair Rodeo.

Venango Farmers Coop took Grand Champion honors in the 1987 Phillips County Fair Parade, and thus won the trophy donated by the Phillips County Commissioners.

Carroll Bussell is Holyoke’s new mayor. The appointment fills the vacancy left in the mayor’s office by the recent death of Mayor Loren Walter.

Forty Years Ago
Aug. 10, 1972

A U.S. Army hospital helicopter landed at the Holyoke airport to pick up Raul Fernandez, who recently suffered a heart attack.

The Holyoke swim team won the team title at the Sterling Country Club by defeating Sterling, Scottsbluff, Neb. and Grant, Neb.

Three test wells for oil and gas are being drilled in the area by Allison Drilling Co.

Fifty Years Ago
Aug. 9, 1962

Construction of Holyoke’s new “pork factory” is well underway. It is located on a five-acre strip of land across the road west of the airport, about a half mile from the east edge of town.

A fire at the Stein Implement Co. Friday morning resulted in damage and loss estimated at $15,000, and a car was ruined by fire at the Donald Banjoff home late Saturday night. It was believed the blaze was started by a defective drop cord that Stein had used while working on his car.

Holyoke Enterprise Aug. 9, 2012