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Five Years Ago
July 17, 2008

Deana O’Gorman recently began her job as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Melissa Memorial Hospital.

On Monday, July 14, a gustnado lingered on the ground north of Amherst for closed to 30 minutes.

Blake Marvin, last year’s opener for Lonestar at the Chase County Fair, will be returning to the area once again this summer, this time to star as the main entertainment at the Phillips County Fair.


Ten Years Ago

July 17, 2003

Ervin “Erv” Byrkit has been appointed to be the newest member of the three-person Heginbotham Trust, following the death of member Ted Clark.

Phillips County Players will present the comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” July 26-27 at the Peerless Theatre.

As wheat harvest wraps up for another year, area co-ops are reporting that the amount of wheat brought in this year is two to three times more than the amount received last year.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

July 21, 1988

A historic designation commemoration of the W.E. Heginbotham home (Heginbotham Library) at 539 S. Baxter in Holyoke is being planned for July 24. The library was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on March 3.

Tammy Harmon, a missionary to teenagers, is in the process of organizing a non-denominational youth organization in Holyoke called Youth Challenge.

Butch Stone, president of Stone Motors Inc. in Julesburg, announced recently that a satellite operation of the Julesburg business will be opening in Holyoke soon.

Pam Brown recently opened The Brown Frame Company, offering custom framing using a variety of techniques.


Forty Years Ago

July 19, 1973

Knight and Son Carpet Center, owned and operated by Roy Knight and his son Pete and located in the old Safeway building, will hold their grand opening the week of July 21-28.

A gold emblematic pin has been awarded to Mrs. Letta Hanson of Holyoke by Royal Neighbors of America, fraternal benefit society with headquarters in Rock Island, Ill., in recognition of her record of serving 10 or more years as recorder of Royal Neighbors Camp No. 2496.

Saturday, July 21 will be circus day in Holyoke, with Fisher Bros. Circus offering two performances at the fairgrounds.


Fifty Years Ago

July 18, 1963

Ralph Anderson, who is putting up a dandy new building to house the Gambles store, planted a time capsule in the front of the structure yesterday morning before Bennie Knigge completed the brick wall.

The Dairy King in Holyoke has been sold by Wm. F. “Red” Kramer to Mr. and Mrs. Lynn A. Denney, recently of Kimball, Neb. The new owners assumed operation of the business on July 14.

Pastor Reuben Johnston has been named minister of the Holyoke Seventh-Day Adventist Church, succeeding Pastor Ben Z. George.


Holyoke Enterprise July 18, 2013