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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 13:54

Five Years Ago
Oct. 11, 2007

Holyoke City Council considers whether ordinance changes need to be made after complaints were brought to the city council at the Oct. 2 meeting by citizens being terrorized by a neighbor’s aggressive dog.

Holyoke Re-1J School Board members are reluctant to give the OK for the HHS track project committee to go forward in pursuing grant moneys for an all-weather track. Their concern is based on immediate needs in the district’s heating, venting and air conditioning system.

Makaila Stapleton, a seventh-grader at HJHS, has been nominated for a student ambassadorship by People to People International for 2008. She will share with 40 other students from Colorado in traveling and studying in Spain, France and Italy next summer.


Ten Years Ago

Oct. 10, 2002

In order to give local law enforcement officials the power to cite those who drink alcohol late at night in City Park, Holyoke City Council introduced a new “open container” law at its Oct. 1 meeting.

After four years of practicing medicine in Holyoke, doctors Saugato Sanyal and Saswati Gupta will be moving to Pennsylvania and will be leaving Melissa Memorial Hospital and Holyoke Family Practice Dec. 20.

Annie Austin was recently hired as the marketing and public relations representative for Phillips County Telephone Company.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Oct. 15, 1987

The Headquarters, a hair design center for men and women, recently opened in its new location at 145 E. Denver in Holyoke, with hairstylists Ron Koch and Laurie Sauder.

Corn harvest in this area has seen a good start this week, with the harvest expected to move into full swing by the weekend.


Forty Years Ago
Oct. 12, 1972

The possibility of forming a Toastmasters International Club in Holyoke will be discussed at a meeting to be held Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Above seasonal temperatures in the area has contributed to the excellent progress being made with the sugar beet harvest.

Wendell L. (Pete) Knight of Holyoke has been nominated for the Safe Driver of the Month award sponsored by The Denver Post, Colorado State Patrol and United Bank of Denver.


Fifty Years Ago
Oct. 11, 1962

Summery weather returned to the High Plains this week, with temperatures soaring to 91 degrees yesterday in Holyoke.

A monument dedicated to the memory of all war veterans is to be erected soon in the Phillips County Courthouse park. It is a gift from the late Mrs. Anna M. White and is in memory of both her and her late husband, Robert N. White.

Clarence “Clancy” Stout of Holyoke has announced that he has opened a piano repair shop. Stout said he will carry a stock of parts for pianos of most types and offers piano tuning, key covering, key leveling and action regulation.

Ground was broken Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7, for a major renovation program at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Holyoke. Plans include the placing of brick around the entire exterior and a large statue of the patron St. Patrick, to be placed in front of the church, facing the street.


Holyoke Enterprise October 11, 2012