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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Sept. 6, 2007

Local Colorado U.S. Route 6 Heritage Corp. representatives Ken Oltjenbruns and Mary Tomky are happy to announce that they have officially received their nonprofit 501c3 status approval from the IRS.

Holyoke’s new video rental store, Silver Screen Video, owned by Mark Weinhaus of Fort Collins, will open Sept. 7 with over 1,500 titles available to rent.


Ten Years Ago

Sept. 5, 2002

Melissa Memorial Hospital will soon have a permanent CT scan on site to provide better service to the community.

About 300 people from throughout the area participated in Phillips County’s first annual Relay For Life, raising over $45,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Holyoke’s emergency medical service has moved its two ambulances into their new home on Hale Street, just north of Melissa Memorial Hospital.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Sept. 10, 1987

Dennis Hagemann, a mail carrier at the Holyoke Post Office, recently gained recognition when he was named to the National Safety Council’s Million Mile Club.

Official groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Holyoke Church of the Nazarene were held at the site Sunday, Sept. 6. The new church will be built in the 600 block of W. Furry on land donated by Lela Carruthers and her family.


Forty Years Ago
Sept. 7, 1972

Jerald A. Beavers assumed his duties as the new county welfare director for Phillips County Sept. 5.

Allen Vieselmeyer, local NC Plus Hybrids representative, was honored recently at a district sales meeting in Estes Park for recognition of sales during 1972.

Holyoke Boy Scout Troop No. 32 is participating in an environmental research study being conducted by the Denver Research Division.


Fifty Years Ago
Sept. 6, 1962

A severe hailstorm raked parts of Phillips County, including Holyoke, Saturday afternoon, inflicting thousands of dollars worth of damage to crops and buildings. Some of the hailstones were as large as eggs, perhaps even larger in scattered sections.

The Holyoke Presbyterian Church property has been purchased by Joel Biddle of Holyoke. Biddle said his plans are somewhat indefinite at the present time, but he expects to dismantle the church building if it cannot be sold intact and moved.



Holyoke Enterprise September 6, 2012