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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:16

Five Years Ago
March 20, 2008

Next weekend, March 28-29, when HHS presents “The Music Man,” it will be Clark Ginapp’s last production in the school system. He has directed 70-plus shows in the last 30 years at HHS.

After 15 years of ministering at First Christian Church in Holyoke, Pastor Jim Blake has decided it’s time to retire from the church to work full-time at Gerk Funeral Home.

Holyoke’s 25th annual Community Night, sponsored and hosted by Holyoke Chamber of Commerce, draws nearly 500 people Monday night, March 17.


Ten Years Ago
March 20, 2003

The city will not have to drill a new well, according to city superintendent Mark Brown. The city was able to salvage the current well at the city park with minimal damage after the submersible pump and piping had broken and fallen into the well.

Tina Kramer won a Buick Park Avenue, donated by Stone Motors, in the Peerless Center car raffle at Community Night.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
March 24, 1988

A letter of resignation from Holyoke City treasurer Nancy Lockwood was accepted “with regret” by the local city council at its March 15 meeting. Lockwood will be moving to Fort Morgan where her husband Ernie has been named plant manager of the Jack’s Bean location there.

Game booths will be set up from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 25 in the HHS old gym for the 4-H Penny Carnival, sponsored by Phillips County 4-H Council.


Forty Years Ago
March 22, 1973

Holyoke Bean and Seed Co. has purchased the old “Denver” elevator from Reimer-Smith Grain Co., located across the highway east from the Burlington depot.

A tour of inspection of the 30-unit senior citizen housing project was conducted Tuesday by members of Holyoke Housing Authority and the new executive director, Mrs. Clinton Keasling.

Gordon Friede and his Chamber of Commerce committee has finished building the redwood planters, and it shouldn’t be long before we have trees in the business district.


Fifty Years Ago
March 21, 1963

The Holyoke Police Department is calling attention to parking violations and urges all drivers to park correctly and in the right direction. The department says, “Help prevent accidents. Parking in the wrong direction, even in front of your home, can cause an accident. It is a traffic violation and subject to a ticket.”

A mobile X-ray unit will be in Phillips County four days next week to offer free chest X-ray examinations to the public.

A special educational program on mouth-to-mouth resuscitation will be presented next Tuesday evening, March 26, at the Amherst school gym under auspices of the Amherst Fire Department.


Holyoke Enterprise March 21, 2013