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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Aug. 23, 2007

So far, the energy boom that has hit western states such as Texas, Wyoming, Utah and western Colorado has had relatively little effect on Phillips County, but this could soon be changing.

Eighteen home gardens from Amherst to Haxtun in Phillips County were featured in the first annual Parade of Gardens Sunday, Aug. 19.

Ten Years Ago
Aug. 22, 2002

A countywide disaster drill was staged on Wednesday night, Aug. 14 to test the effectiveness of a new countywide disaster plan which is currently being developed. It was the largest drill to be staged in Phillips County and was also the first to involve hazardous materials and the first to involve multiple agencies.

HHS cheerleaders won top honors and $200 for their first-place prize in the Chase County Fair cheerleading contest in Imperial, Neb. Aug. 17.

New teachers in the Holyoke School District are Lynn Schneider, Debbie Owens, Jennifer Kropp, Tanisha Kelsch, Jamie Marin and Melissa Sheehan.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Aug. 27, 1987

Nancy Kennedy has been hired to teach K-8 vocal music in Holyoke as the only new teacher added to the staff for the 1987-88 school year.

Betty Tanksley announced that as of Sept. 1 she will be turning over Prairie Vista Care Center to Pinion Management, a Colorado-based company.

Barb Brown, Ardis Conklin and Susan Ortner were the first three Re-1J school staff members honored in a staff recognition program which was initiated during the 1986-87 academic year. They received special recognition at the annual back-to-school picnic Aug. 20.

Forty Years Ago
Aug. 24, 1972

The Insights, one of the outstanding trios in this area, will be at the Nazarene Church Aug. 25-27.

Mrs. Gordon Hansen of Holyoke has been selected as one of the outstanding young women of America for 1972 and will appear in the annual biographical compilation Outstanding Young Women of America.

Gene Wells Motors is selling the last of their 1972 Dodge Sweptline custom pickups for $2,739.

Fifty Years Ago
Aug. 23, 1962

The noted Crew Cuts, a vocal group, will headline the show tomorrow night at the 77th annual Chase County Fair in Imperial, Neb.

The Holyoke 4-H Saddle Club, which has performed at the Phillips and Sedgwick county fairs the past two years, has been invited to participate in the Hub City Roundup and Rodeo at Limon next year.

Holyoke Enterprise Aug. 23, 2012