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Five Years Ago
March 6, 2008

An open house will be held March 7 to celebrate the move of Melissa Memorial Hospital and the Family Practice Clinic to their new facility at 1001 E. Johnson St.

Ballyneal Golf Course was recently named No. 13 in GolfWeek’s Best Modern Golf Courses of the United States list for 2008. Ballyneal is also the highest Colorado course listed.

A group of youngsters has come together to create their own newspaper at the school, named The Dragon Kids’ News, thanks to the brainchild of third-grader Austin Herman.


Ten Years Ago
March 6, 2003

A new joint operating agreement being proposed by county officials could lead to a single countywide trash collection and disposal service if approved by Holyoke, Haxtun and Paoli officials.

About 25 employees from PGS Onshore Inc. have been conducting seismographic mapping of areas west and north of Holyoke to try to identify areas which are most favorable for oil or natural gas.

After several years without an annual art show, Phillips County Arts Council has made plans to reinstitute the show that was sponsored annually by the Holyoke Art Guild from the 1960s until 1998. The art show will be held March 28-30.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
March 10, 1988

The First National Bank of Holyoke recently added the feature of sliding outside doors which automatically open for the customer.

Candidates for the April 5 City of Holyoke mayoral election include Larry Thompson and Fred Riley.


Forty Years Ago
March 8, 1973

Burt A. Randall of Holyoke was honored recently in Denver as Great Western Sugar’s high sugar beet producer in the Sterling factory area at the annual Agricultural Awards banquet to honor Colorado’s top sugar and corn producers.

Elwin Poe was honored recently at the Denver Agricultural and Livestock Club annual agricultural achievement awards banquet as the Phillips County winner of the Colorado Corn Production Achievement Award.

The $110 million Eisenhower Tunnel under Loveland Pass will be opened to the public today.


Fifty Years Ago
March 7, 1963

The biggest snowstorm of 1963 brought needed moisture to a section of the Rocky Mountain region and High Plains over the weekend. Snowfall in Holyoke, lighter than in many other sections, was estimated to be between four and five inches and left .35 inches of precipitation.

Roy Weers, Holyoke representative of Standard Chemical Mfg. Co. of Omaha, Neb., has been awarded a trip to Omaha to attend the nation’s first “hog college” tomorrow and Saturday.


Holyoke Enterprise March 7, 2013