|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Holyoke City Council is on the fence about whether to participate in a retirement funds loan plan. At the previous Nov. 20 council meeting, City Clerk Kathy Olofson brought up the possibility of giving City employees the option to take out loans against their retirement funds.
Nearly 7.5 inches of snow fell in Holyoke between Dec. 6 and 10.
Ten Years Ago
Alan Helm was recently hired as the newest CSU Extension agent for the Golden Plains Area. He began his new position at the Phillips County office on Dec. 2.
An opportunity for World War II veterans to receive their high school diplomas will be afforded local vets with the school district’s adoption of Operation Recognition. Superintendent Bill Brown told the Re-1J board at its Dec. 3 meeting that he will be recommending approval of the program at the Dec. 17 school board meeting.
Camp Machasay hosted an open house Saturday, Dec. 7 to give area residents an opportunity to meet the Youth Challenge staff and tour the facility.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
The survey and excavating of archaeological sites at Schlachter Farms in May was one of five projects to earn a Stephen H. Hart award at the 180th annual meeting of the Colorado Historical Society held Nov. 23 at the Colorado History Museum in Denver.
Starting Jan. 8, mammography services will be offered by Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke on an every-other-Friday basis.
Forty Years Ago
With sub-zero temperatures during the past week and the area completely covered with a heavy blanket of snow, Phillips County has taken on the look of Siberia.
Mrs. John Baldwin, trustee on the Holyoke library board, recently attended the Colorado Library Association meeting at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, where she was elected to serve as chairman of the state library trustees for the coming year.
Phillips County received its first payment of $26,324 in revenue sharing as prescribed under the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972. The Act provides funds to units of local government to be used only for “priority expenditures.”
Fifty Years Ago
It now appears possible that U.S. Highway 6 from Holyoke to the Colorado-Nebraska state line 13 miles east of here may be rebuilt in 1963-64.
The first fund drive for a new hospital in Haxtun will be conducted by the board of directors before Jan. 1, 1963.
Mrs. Jean Kauanui, an experienced scuba diver, will present an assembly program at Holyoke High School Dec. 19. The public is invited to attend.
Holyoke Enterprise December 13, 2012