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Five Years Ago
Dec. 27, 2007

At their Tuesday, Dec. 18 meeting, City Council members discuss the possibility of discontinuing parking permits for truck drivers to park on residential streets.

Kansas officially notified Nebraska last week that they want actions taken to bring Nebraska into compliance with the Republican River Compact Settlement. Colorado was also sued by Kansas in the same suit as Nebraska and is also a party to the 2002 RRCS. Colorado’s first compliance test won’t be until next year.

Ten Years Ago
Dec. 26, 2002

First Baptist Church’s live nativity recounted the Christmas story at the Phillips County Fairgrounds last Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Melissa Memorial Hospital’s ambulance service received one of 17 automatic external defibrillators placed with 15 agencies in northeast Colorado as part of the federally sponsored Rural Access to Emergency Devices grant program.

The Ramón Dominguez family has opened Arcety D. Miscelania next to their business, Arcety Dominguez Motors. The new store currently offers men’s and women’s apparel and is located at 440 E. Denver St.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Dec. 31, 1987

An Intoxilyzer 5000 was recently purchased, and a special room has been built in the Phillips County Jail for the unit. By use of a breath test, the new unit determines blood alcohol level. The new room will also include a one-way window where individuals may identify suspects.

After 41 years of service for the Amherst Co-op, Vernell Meinte will officially retire Jan. 1. Fred Kropp, who has been employed by the co-op since June 1980, will assume Meinte’s position as manager of the Lamar branch of the Amherst Co-op Elevator.

Joe and Wynona Baker of the Burge Motel have expanded the scope of their business to include elderly boarders who are basically independent but require a certain degree of daily attention.

Forty Years Ago
Dec. 28, 1972

Art Vollmer received the “Pride in Excellence” award at the Holyoke Post Office Christmas dinner party Dec. 20.

The board of directors of the Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union voted to declare a six percent dividend on 1972 savings accounts at their meeting on Dec. 13.

Raymond Hargreaves of Holyoke was the winner of the $100 in scrip and the Christmas tree awarded last Saturday in the final Christmas holiday drawing sponsored by Holyoke merchants and the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.

Fifty Years Ago

Dec. 27, 1962

The East Phillips County Medical and Nursing Home Committee is prepared to receive donations of money to be used in carrying out the objectives of getting one or two doctors and a nursing home for the Holyoke community as soon as possible.

Perhaps of interest to collectors is the fact that the price of uncirculated “O” (New Orleans mint) silver dollars has dropped from $650 each to $50 each.

Holyoke Enterprise December 27, 2012