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Five Years Ago
March 27, 2008

With new regulations taking a toll on above-ground gas plants in the area, Grainland Co-op is eliminating the Amherst and Haxtun bulk plants and creating a huge underground bulk plant in Holyoke.

A new part-time code enforcement officer will be hired this summer to help the police department with ordinance enforcement. The new officer will focus specifically on the weed, junk and animal ordinances.


Ten Years Ago
March 27, 2003

A group of about 30 residents and officials from throughout the county attended an informational meeting to learn more about a housing needs survey that will begin soon for Phillips County.

Junior high sports practice during the last period of the school day was recommended for 2003-04 at the March 18 meeting of the Re-1J school board.

Matt Brasby of Brasby Construction was recently recognized as the top salesman in Colorado in 2002 by Grain Systems Inc. of Assumptions, Ill. GSI manufactures a full line of grain bins and grain handling equipment.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
March 31, 1988

While the mercury rose to a high of 84 degrees Sunday, March 27, snow flurries were reported through much of the day Monday, March 28, amounting to only a trace of moisture.

Holyoke’s Jazzercise class held its fifth anniversary party Saturday, March 26 as a benefit for BeCause. A total of $142 was raised for the benefit, and 21 participated in the session.

New postage rates will go into effect with mail deposited Sunday, April 3. First-class mail will cost 25 cents for the first ounce, an increase from the current 22-cent rate, which was implemented three years ago.


Forty Years Ago
March 29, 1973

Randy Boyd, Kevin Lock and Danny Ortner took part in the Colorado Wrestling Coaches Freestyle Tournament held in Denver recently.

The HHS junior class will present the comedy “It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Girl” Friday night, March 30, in the high school gym. Members of the cast are Brad Brackhan, Rick Krueger, Candy Leathers, Scott Murray and Joyce Pomeroy.


Fifty Years Ago
March 28, 1963

Several chapters of the “Brothers of the Brush” have been organized, and more are expected to be started soon. Any man in the community who wishes to raise a beard to promote the Holyoke Diamond Jubilee is invited to join.

Jack Holtzman has assumed the duties as meat-cutter at the local Safeway store, succeeding Edgar DeLeeuw, who left early last week for Minnesota.


Holyoke Enterprise March 28, 2013