|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
After sustaining significant structural damage during last winter’s snow storms, the building housing PC Telcom has become “unlivable.” The business’ new “temporary” location will be in the Hassler Crop Insurance building.
Local runners Ryan Baumgartner and Marissa Smith earned first-place medals in the 2K event at the 10th annual Greeley Turkey Trot Thursday, Nov. 22. Smith placed first in the 16-19 female division and took first overall for both boys and girls. Baumgartner took first in 16-19 males.
Ten Years Ago
Clint Goldenstein of Holyoke was recently hired to fill the new state health department’s position of regional health planner through the Northeast Colorado Health Department. He is responsible for assessing and implementing health department preparedness and working with other regions in planning for bioterrorism.
Although late in the season, corn harvest is expected to wrap up this weekend.
Richard and Cathy Starkebaum of Haxtun were honored Nov. 20 at the Colorado Association of Conservation District’s annual meeting as Colorado Conservation Family of the Year—Farm Division.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
A Senior Friend program is being introduced at Prairie Vista Care Center in Holyoke. Scheduled visits will be set up with Prairie Vista residents and community senior citizens who are limited in their ability to participate in community functions and activities.
Construction on the Goddard Bridge a mile and a half west of Holyoke on the Pole Road will begin the week of Dec. 14. The old bridge will be torn out, starting the week of Dec. 7.
A new IRS law now requires that parents who declare their children ages 5 and over as dependents on their 1987 tax returns must list their children’s Social Security numbers.
Forty Years Ago
The Colorado Division of Highways has made application to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for authority to install automatic flashing light signals supplemented with short arm gates and an audible warning device at the existing grade crossing of Burlington Northern Railroad on State Highway 385 within the town limits of Holyoke.
Mary Angeli of Holyoke played left inner on the girls’ varsity field hockey team at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.
Fifty Years Ago
Carl E. Ferguson of Holyoke, who last year was cited for his long service to education as a school board member, was presented with an award and plaque at the recent convention of the Colorado Association of School Boards in Denver. Ferguson has served continually as a board member since 1934.
The new building of American Legion Post No. 90 of Holyoke will be formally dedicated at a ceremony in the building’s auditorium Saturday, Dec. 1.
R.E. “Doc” Heinz, who has been associated with the Jack & Jill store in Imperial, Neb. for a number of years, has taken over management of the Jack & Jill store owned by Key Markets, Inc. at Holyoke, where he has been for several weeks.
Holyoke Enterprise November 29, 2012