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Five Years Ago
May 22, 2008

Rita Kleve of Holyoke recently had a book published by CrossHouse Publishing of Garland, Texas. “The Cast of Characters as Recorded in the Old Testament” is a genealogical report of the Old Testament and is intended to be a Bible study aid.

The Phillips County Healthcare Foundation will be changing their name to Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation, effective July 1.

Every Holyoke Dragon trackster who competed in the 2A State Track and Field Championships May 16-17 brought home at least one medal.


Ten Years Ago

May 22, 2003

Holyoke’s two-man boys’ state track team, Dusty Sprague and Andrew Colglazier, pulled off a seemingly impossible win at the 2003 State Track meet May 16-17 to capture the fifth consecutive state championship for the HHS boys’ track team.

Tom Balding and Erica Brady, both of Holyoke, have opened an antique store called Five and Ten Antiques in the old dime store half a block north of the stoplight.

Jim and Susan Kienholz recently purchased Golden Plains Motel from long-time owners Larry and Sally Young. The Kienholzes officially took over the business on April 30.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
May 26, 1988

A horseshoe pitching contest in Holyoke will begin June 4 in the area south of Phillips County Museum. Additional contests will be held June 18 and July 30, during Holyoke’s centennial celebration.

This year’s HHS graduates sported new graduation caps and gowns, the boys in green and the girls in white.

Holyoke Future Farmers of America hosted its first annual Spring Livestock Show and Workshop on May 21 at the Phillips County Fairgrounds with area FFA and 4-H’ers invited to participate.


Forty Years Ago

May 24, 1973

Means Lake, located approximately six miles northwest of Holyoke, was filled almost to capacity a week ago from the flooding waters fed into the lake by the Frenchman Creek.

The Re-1J district school board voted to purchase a bus washer for approximately $590 at their May 16 meeting.


Fifty Years Ago
May 23, 1963

A public open house will be held at Holyoke’s new municipal building Tuesday afternoon, May 28.

With many Phillips County farmers still concerned about the lack of moisture, they were faced with a new worry yesterday—possible frost damage to wheat and barley.

Robert W. Hogan of Minturn has been hired by the Re-1J Board of Education as Holyoke Grade School principal for the 1963-64 term.


Holyoke Enterprise May 23, 2012