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Five Years Ago
June 5, 2008

Fairfield Covenant Church celebrated its 120th anniversary on Sunday, May 25. As an added bonus in the day’s festivities, historical markers for the Fairfield store and school were dedicated.

Jeremy Loutensock of Holyoke was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America on May 28.

Melissa Memorial Hospital director of nurses Marla Smith submitted her resignation to the board at the May 27 meeting.


Ten Years Ago
June 5, 2003

Dr. Bill Brown retires as Holyoke School District superintendent after 40 years in education as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent in several different schools.

Ardie Besse celebrates 40 years as a stylist at Ardie’s Beauty Barr and Boutique in Holyoke, having started her salon business in August of 1963.

Ten students from Highline School District, which closed in 1941, gathered for a special reunion on May 27 near the site of the old schoolhouse to recount their days together at Highline Country School more than 60 years ago.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

June 9, 1988

Dr. John Stoughton, M.D., will be working with Holyoke physician Dr. Myrlen Chestnut until June 15, finishing a rural rotation during his family practice residency program at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

The First National Bank of Holyoke will be celebrating its centennial with a special 100th birthday party and customer appreciation night on June 16 at the bank. It was established as Farmers and Merchants Bank in 1888 by John Heginbotham of Iowa.

A total of 54 vehicles were entered in categories of antiques, classics and show cars at the Holyoke Car Show held in front of Phillips County Courthouse Saturday afternoon, June 4.


Forty Years Ago

June 7, 1973

The Phillips County Commissioners announced today that there will be Revenue Sharing funds available to the Historical Society to start them on a fundraising campaign for a new county museum.

Holyoke’s chapter of Future Farmers of America received the gold emblem chapter award at the FFA state convention held in Sterling June 3-5.

Phillips County 4-H members will be calling on individuals and business organizations during the month of June to sell light bulbs as a fundraising project. The proceeds of the sale will be divided between the county 4-H Council and the individual clubs.


Fifty Years Ago
June 6, 1963

Phillips County farmers this week have been estimating their losses as a result of severe frost and drought damage to wheat and barley crops. Already hurt by drought, the crops were dealt an even more severe blow by heavy frost on the night of May 21.

Mrs. Florence Kepler was named Jubilee Queen at the coronation ball held Saturday evening, May 25 at the high school gym.

The Holyoke Chamber of Commerce has established an office in the small building between Foster’s Barber Shop and Holyoke Rexall Drug. The office will be open on a part-time basis.


Holyoke Enterprise June 6, 2013