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Five Years Ago
Jan. 10, 2008

Phillips County Historical Society is hosting a coffee-tasting event Jan. 13. Everyone is invited to taste-test coffee from around the world and hear a “History of Coffee” presentation.

Lorin Brandon, DPM, will have a Holyoke podiatry clinic at Melissa Memorial Hospital starting Jan. 29.

Only 46 days in 2007 marked temperatures of 90 degrees or hotter, making it the coolest year in the last three.

Ten Years Ago
Jan. 9, 2003

Efrain Flores, son of Victor Garza and Maria Ruiz, was born Jan. 5 as Holyoke’s first baby of 2003.

Nancy Sanders, who provided general medical services in Holyoke from 1995-1997, has returned to work at the Family Practice Rural Health Clinic and Melissa Memorial Hospital.

Only 13.19 inches of precipitation were recorded for 2002, making it an extremely dry year.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Jan. 14, 1988

HHS junior Chris Austin was among the 22 Colorado delegates selected to attend the 66th National 4-H Congress in Chicago in early December.

The “Ramses II: The Great Pharaoh and His Time” exhibit will be showing through March 31 at the Denver Museum of Natural History.

A Smokeeter LS unit will be installed in the HHS commons area to exhaust smoke from the smoking area by the south doors in the commons area.

Forty Years Ago
Jan. 11, 1973

Naomi Lynn and Heidi Ann Sperry, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Sperry of Haxtun, born Jan. 4, claim the honor of first babies born at Melissa Memorial Hospital in 1973.

Mr. and Mrs. George Sumpter have sold the Sumpter’s Variety store in Holyoke to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gorsuch. The store name will be changed to Holyoke Variety.

Fifty Years Ago
Jan. 10, 1963

Two physicians, Dr. Paul Gregory and Dr. Dillard Griffith, will establish general medical practices in Holyoke on July 1, the Medical and Nursing Home Planning Committee has announced.

A new auto parts store is being opened this week in the former Standard Drug building on North Interocean Avenue, between Smythe’s Department Store and the Ben Franklin store. Owner and temporary manager is Larry Anson of Denver, and the business will be known as Holyoke Auto Parts, associated with NAPA.

Phillips County Sheriff Harry Elsam said this week that Fred Thietje has been hired as undersheriff, effective about Jan. 21. Thietje will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Harry Clements.

Holyoke Enterprise January 10, 2013