|Peekin' into the Past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Walt Heinitz, line superintendent at Highline Electric Association, retired Jan. 31 after nearly 35 years as a Highline employee.
In this year’s City of Holyoke regular municipal election on April 8, voters will be asked to vote on the TABOR issue of whether to increase the sales tax by half a percent to 5.9 percent.
Nearly 300 county residents attended the Taste of Agriculture event Feb. 4, bringing in over $1,200 in funds for the new Phillips County Event Center.
Ten Years Ago
Members of Holyoke City Council approved a contract last week with Armstrong Consultants to create a spill prevention, control and countermeasures plan for the Holyoke Municipal Airport.
Rita Kleve of Holyoke received first-place honors in the Crops Division of the annual “Colorado... It’s AgriCultural” photography contest sponsored by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
S&S Auto Sales, Inc. has opened east of Holyoke on the southwest corner of Highway 6 and the airport road. The business handles sales of used cars and light trucks and is a branch of S&S Auto Sales in Sterling. Harley Hutt of Venango, Neb. is manager of the new Holyoke office.
Keith Austin has been hired to assume the role of executive director of Sunset View Homes in Holyoke, as current director Lloyd McGivney plans to retire.
Country music standout Louise Mandrell has contracted to provide the entertainment at the Aug. 2 performance at the Phillips County Fair. The show is being sponsored in conjunction with the Holyoke Centennial and will mark the end of a 100-day celebration of Holyoke’s 100th birthday.
Forty Years Ago
Chuck Nilsen, magician and ventriloquist, will present a program Friday at 1 p.m. at the Holyoke High School gym.
Betty Kiester of Haxtun is Colorado’s Heart Mother of the Year.
The Kordsmen, who present the Gospel message from coast to coast, will give a concert at the Holyoke Christian Church Feb. 25. Marc Hiatt, a 1971 graduate of Holyoke High School is the piano player for the Kordsmen.
Fifty Years Ago
Prompt action by a resident of the A.C. Hotel and members of the Holyoke Fire Department averted possible tragedy and destruction of the hotel early Thursday morning.
Dr. Dillard Griffith and Dr. Paul Gregory, who plan to open medical practices in Holyoke on July 1, were here Saturday with their wives to solidify plans for their move to Holyoke.
Nine-year-old Atilla Galamb, musical child prodigy, will be the featured performer at a National School Assembly program at Holyoke High School Feb. 21.
Holyoke Enterprise February 14, 2013