|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
The Phillips County Healthcare Foundation surpasses their fundraising goal of $600,000 for the new Melissa Memorial Hospital.
Fourth of July activities have been planned at the fairgrounds, including a steak grill off, a monster truck freestyle exhibition, stock car races and fireworks.
Dragon’s Wagon Preschool receives a $50,000 grant for the new facility that is to be housed in the Phillips County Event Center.
The Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department won the overall championship in the six-man competition at the Colorado State Firefighters Association convention.
Ten Years Ago
Co-owners Leo Mailander and Teresa Mailander turned on the open sign at the new Subway restaurant.
Harvest prospects look dim after high winds, hail, heavy rain and a few twisters cause extensive crop damage.
The Phillips County Museum teaches youngsters about the pioneer days in the one-room school located at the museum.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
A bike-a-thon is scheduled for July 9 to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Sign-up for a family marathon is underway. The five-member teams will divide up to complete a three-mile run, six-mile bike ride, one-mile walk, a half-mile swim and a one-block tricycle ride.
“The Dusty Rose Revue” featuring vocalist Kitty Foye will be at the HHS auditorium as part of Holyoke’s centennial celebration.
Forty Years Ago
Temperatures reaching 102 degrees Fahrenheit aid in the rapid maturation of wheat as farmers gear up for harvest.
The Northeast Colorado Cowbelles present Harley Ross with a seven pound, six ounce beef roast for the birth of his son on Father’s Day. This is the first time a child has been born on Father’s Day since the Cowbelles started their beef promotion.
Fifty Years Ago
Owners of the Holyoke Industrial Bank have the go-ahead signal to convert to a commercial bank, Holyoke Bank and Trust Company.
Swimmers have been swarming to the swimming pool seeking relief from the hot temperatures. Temperatures have soared to 107 degrees with an average high of 102 degrees for the week.
The Game and Fish Department Day is planned for July 10. Members will talk to area farmers and representatives to determine the feasibility of permitting pheasant hunting for the fall season.
The Holyoke Enterprise July 4, 2013