|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Dr. Maria L. Soto has joined the staff at Melissa Memorial Hospital as the new family practice physician.
A total of 23 teams participated in this year’s Relay For Life event Aug. 24-25. An unofficial tally of $47,000 was raised this year, bringing the Phillips County Relay six-year total to over $263,000.
Residents, staff members and visitors at Regent Park Nursing Home and Carriage House enjoyed a fun Hawaiian luau Aug. 23 at the joint facilities.
Ten Years Ago
On Aug. 27, the first case of equine West Nile Virus was confirmed in Phillips County, and a second horse in the area is being tested for the virus.
A tree at Holyoke Golf Course was struck by lightning Aug. 20. The lightning strike also damaged eight sprinkler control boxes at the golf course.
Verle Bend recently became the new resident pastor of Fairfield Covenant Church near Paoli.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Marshall Thompson officially became the new owner of Scormor Lanes on Sept. 1, having purchased the business from Sharon Burt.
Holyoke is slated to receive a new FM radio station, according to communications specialist Jim Price, if the FCC amends its FM Table of Allotments.
A bike-a-thon to benefit Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke is being planned for Sept. 12, as sponsored by Iota Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
Forty Years Ago
Holyoke Boy Scout Troop 32 attended a historic trails campout this month at Beecher Island, south of Wray. The troop spent three days at the historic site where the last big Indian battle took place in Colorado.
The inter-squad soap game will be held tomorrow (Friday) night on the local gridiron. Admission to the game is one bar of soap per person.
Fifty Years Ago
Under a ruling of the Colorado High School Athletic Association, all football players will be required to wear a protective mouthpiece this year.
A portion of the brick wall on the north side of the Gambles store tumbled down about 9 a.m. Friday. It formerly joined another building on the north, which has been removed to make room for a new branch of Sterling Savings & Loan, and the exposed wall was apparently weakened underneath by a light shower Thursday night.
Holyoke Enterprise August 30, 2012