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Five Years Ago
April 24, 2008

Major changes proposed for Holyoke School District for the 2008-09 school year are to move the sixth grade to the junior high and to create an alternative school to attract high school students who have dropped out or chosen online home-school options.

Holyoke Drug Company, along with most of their inventory and assets, will be purchased by Pamida Stores Operating Co., LLC from Erick Rumold and Benita Rumold in mid-May.

On Friday, April 18, the HHS Student Leadership class joined forces with Pine Ridge Gardens, Inc. of Merino to begin creating an aquatic ecosystem on the north side of the school.


Ten Years Ago
April 24, 2003

As a result of a 5-2 vote of the Re-1J board on April 15, junior high athletics will be held during seventh period, and those not involved in athletics will take a P.E. class at the same time.

April 15-16, about 66 members of the community attended the first in a series of three workshops presented by Richard Fagerlin, owner of Peak Solutions, a young business that provides workshops aimed at helping improve employee attitude, morale and productivity.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
April 28, 1988

The Holyoke Church of the Nazarene is planning a weekend Grand Opening celebration April 29-May 1 for the new church located at 635 W. Furry.

Local cooks who submitted recipes to the Holyoke Centennial cookbooks will be bringing those dishes to the official tasting supper Saturday, April 30.

Between 700-800 attended the 100th birthday party for the city of Holyoke at the Holyoke High School gym Sunday, April 24 to kick off the 100-day celebration planned in town.


Forty Years Ago
April 26, 1973

Field preparation and spring planting continued to be hampered by more moisture during the past week. New moisture moved into the area Tuesday and turned to snow on Wednesday.

Myrle Foster is celebrating 50 years of cutting hair in Holyoke. He arrived in Holyoke April 28, 1923, from Lynch, Neb., and by 4 p.m. that day was cutting hair in the barber shop owned then by Theo C. Steinigeweg. The shop changed ownership several times before Mr. Foster took over the ownership in April 1937 and has been in the same location since.


Fifty Years Ago
April 25, 1963

Highlighting Diamond Jubilee news this week is the announcement that the Jubilee headquarters will be opened April 29 in the community room at the new Sterling Savings & Loan Association building.

The first annual ladies’ marathon bowling tournament will be held at Holyoke Bowling Lanes on May 4 and 5.

Despite strong wind and dry conditions, firemen from several towns and many other volunteers were able to bring a grass fire under control Monday afternoon in the sandhills about 25 miles southeast of Holyoke. An estimated 300-400 acres of grassland was burned over.


Holyoke Enterprise April 25, 2013