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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Wednesday, 23 January 2013 13:59

Five Years Ago
Jan. 24, 2008

Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and Phillips County Arts Council present an idea to Holyoke City Council at the Jan. 15 meeting to beautify the welcome signs located at the four entrances to town.

Over 100 landowners gathered Jan. 14 at the Peerless Theatre to listen to a presentation on trading carbon credits, hosted by the Haxtun and Sedgwick County conservation districts.

Ten Years Ago
Jan. 23, 2003

Local Republican official and former ESL instructor Deb Carlstrom recently joined the staff of newly elected Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave. Carlstrom officially started her new position as Musgrave’s executive assistant on Jan. 3 and will serve as the manager of the district office in Loveland.

With the potential threat of a biological attack involving smallpox looming on the horizon, health officials are being asked to develop a mass vaccination plan for each county in Colorado.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Jan. 28, 1988

Sixth-grader Bryan Elder was recently named the winner in the school logo design contest for Holyoke School District Re-1J. Superintendent Dennis Krominga noted that the logo will be used for various promotional materials for the local school district.

Scholl Oil and Transportation was recently expanded to include the newly opened Scholl Service Center at 625 E. Denver in Holyoke.

Clay Willmon was recently a lucky winner when his “Big Spin” in the Colorado Lottery netted him $1,500.

Forty Years Ago
Jan. 25, 1973

Duane Stroh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stroh of Holyoke, placed sixth in the Jr. Hereford heavyweight class at the National Western Stock Show in Denver this year.

Area weather for the most part has remained on the mild side during the past week. Harvest of corn has moved at a good pace the past week, with most of the corn harvested. Many sugar beet growers are plagued with muddy fields, and many acres of sugar beets still remain in the ground.

Fifty Years Ago
Jan. 24, 1963

Another new auto parts business has been opened in Holyoke—S & W Auto Supply—which is located in the north side of the Butane-Propane Service building on North Interocean Avenue. Owners of the business are E.L. Scott and L.X. Wernet, and E. Blaine Scott will serve as manager.

Calvin Kelly of Holyoke is awarded a “triplicate chevron” by the American Bowling Congress for bowling identical scores in each of a three-game series in league play, having scored 167 each time for a series total of 501 at the local bowling lanes.

Twelve members of Holyoke Boy Scout Troop 32 and several adults attended a “first aid-a-ree” Saturday evening in Sterling, where the boys competed in a first aid contest.

Holyoke Enterprise January 24, 2013