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Five Years Ago
Dec. 6, 2007

Elisa Sagehorn, a senior at HHS, is among four other individuals and two projects that will receive a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award Thursday, Jan. 17.

Denise Swanson, manager for the Haxtun Conservation District, was named Outstanding Conservation District Employee of the Year at the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts’ annual meeting held recently in Colorado Springs. In addition, Haxtun Conservation District received the State Earth Team Volunteer Group Award for last summer’s Backyard Conservation Day Camp project.


Ten Years Ago
Dec. 5, 2002

The conservation and wildlife habitat improvement efforts of the Phillips County chapter of Pheasants Forever will receive national recognition when it is featured in the organization’s official magazine.

East Phillips County Hospital District board considers dropping the Colorado Indigent Care Program. Melissa Memorial Hospital is one of the few medical facilities in the area that is still providing the CICP program, and as such, they have been deluged with people from throughout the state who can’t afford to pay their medical bills.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Dec. 10, 1987

Claire O’Neal, Certified Public Accountant, opened a downtown office at 116 W. Denver St. this week, in the building which formerly housed “The Shaker Box.”

Holyoke area residents or former residents are invited to submit lyrics or odes about Holyoke to be used in a song to be presented at the 100th birthday of the town on April 24, 1988.

A nice-looking trophy is displayed in the lobby of the Holyoke Post Office as a result of the local office being named one of the top 10 in the Central Region in the stamp and philatelic product display contest.


Forty Years Ago
Dec. 7, 1972

Pvt. Richard Holyoke, 19, the great-grandson of Edward Holyoke, from whom Holyoke received its name, paid a visit to our town last weekend.

Tuesday night, the temperature skidded to 17 below zero. This was the second reading below zero for the week. Monday night the reading was 5 below.

Darris Cumming of Amherst was elected president of the Northeast Colorado Cattlemen’s Association at the group’s recent fall meeting.


Fifty Years Ago
Dec. 6, 1962

Holyoke’s new American Legion building was officially dedicated Saturday afternoon at a ceremony attended by a large crowd of Legionnaires, their wives and friends and other guests.

Type II oral polio vaccine clinics will be held in Phillips County Sunday, Dec. 9 for the second time this fall.


Holyoke Enterprise December 6, 2012