|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
With the bylaws approved and officers appointed, the new Partners in Education organization is ready to get parents and community members more involved in the school system.
Angel Sebastian Gutierrez Cid took first baby of the year honors when he was born at MMH Jan. 10 to Mario Gutierrez and Leonor Cid of Holyoke.
Ten Years Ago
Family Nurse Practitioner Kathy Meyer announced this week that she is resigning her position with Holyoke Family Practice on Feb. 7. She has accepted a position as a nurse practitioner with the Chase County Clinic in Imperial, Neb.
After spending eight years in schools in Sedgwick County, Susan Renquist of Julesburg is taking on the role of English as a Second Language teacher for Holyoke Elementary School. Renquist began her new position Jan. 2 and fills the position vacated by Debbie Carlstrom.
Lincoln Hayes, a senior at Holyoke High School, won the District 4 Voice of Democracy contest and will now move on to the state competition. He is one of five finalists in the state.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Numerous cancellations were seen in the Holyoke area Monday and Tuesday due to the blizzard that hit town around 8 a.m. Monday. Holyoke weatherman Dale Anderson reported that the Monday snow report taken at 7 a.m. Tuesday indicated about .8 of an inch of moisture and about 10 inches of snow.
BIGFOOT, the world-famous “monster truck” will be in Holyoke July 3 and 4 as part of the Centennial Motor Sports Spectacular, scheduled with numerous other Centennial celebration events that weekend.
Forty Years Ago
A committee has been formed in Phillips County to circulate a petition asking President Nixon to continue the Rural Environmental Assistance Program.
A propane heater exploded yesterday in one of the units at the Holyoke senior citizen housing project, tearing out one wall and severely damaging two others. William Lakin and James Drescher, Holyoke teachers who were working on the unit at the time, were severely burned about the face and hands.
Fifty Years Ago
Snow and a cold wind last Thursday ushered in a bitter arctic front that sent temperatures tumbling far below the zero mark over the weekend across a large section of the Rocky Mountain and High Plains regions.
Bottles, many of them broken, and other trash are becoming a problem here. The Town of Holyoke is offering a reward of $100 for information leading to the conviction of anyone throwing such things upon the streets.
Holyoke Enterprise January 17, 2013