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Five Years Ago
April 10, 2008

Tim Bartels of Scottsbluff, Neb., recently purchased the former Pix grocery store building at 128 S. Campbell Ave. and is in the process of remodeling and adding new areas. Bartels, owner and manager of Holyoke General Store, has announced the opening of the new store this summer.

Pat and Danette Vasa have purchased Schmidt’s restaurant from Carol Schmidt. The Vasas have decided to call their new restaurant the Pizza p.a.d.

David Nygaard is elected to a four-year term as mayor.


Ten Years Ago
April 10, 2003

Kameron and Donna Knight, owners of NAPA S&W Auto Supply in Holyoke, recently announced their plans to purchase Carquest Auto Parts from Dennis and Joyce Weaver. The sale will be effective April 15 and NAPA will be relocated some time in late May.

A Sunday morning structure fire three miles west of Holyoke completely destroyed an outbuilding at the home of Joe and Sheryl Bornhoft, just off Highway 6 at County Road 33. The building was used by Joe for his auto body, paint and glass business.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
April 14, 1988

JoAnne Freeman and Carolee Palser recently joined the staff at Prairie Vista Care Center in Holyoke as administrator and health service supervisor, respectively.

Three Frenchmen, visiting in Colorado April 5-May 10 as part of a Rotary group study exchange team program, were in Holyoke April 11. A group in Holyoke is in the process of trying to see what interest there is in chartering a Rotary Club here.


Forty Years Ago
April 12, 1973

Arkie’s Sales and Service in Holyoke, owned and operated by George Arkulari for the past several years, has been purchased by Dudden John Deere Implement of Venango, Neb.

Late last Friday night, the area was hit by a new snowstorm accompanied by strong winds that brought an additional 6-8 inches of new snow and caused considerable drifting before it subsided late Saturday night.

Construction of the low-rent housing project at 338 W. Kellogg is progressing satisfactorily, considering the inclement weather which has plagued the work most of the winter. As of April 3, the project was 61.17 percent completed.


Fifty Years Ago
April 11, 1963

Carl Zetterquist, recently of Pueblo, has been appointed by the Colorado Highway Patrol as the new patrolman for the Holyoke area. He will succeed Ted Liles.

Pam Colver, daughter of the M.O. Colvers of Holyoke, is a member of the Shark Club, a swimming organization at CSC in Greeley, which will present its annual water pageant April 10-12.

A unique program and display of antique guns will be presented by Ray Sullivan at an assembly at Holyoke High School April 16.


Holyoke Enterprise April 11, 2013