|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Ballyneal Golf and Hunt Club recently opened two new facilities—the Terrapin Lodge and the Meadowlark Lodge—to accommodate for an ever-growing membership.
Holyoke City Council introduced a new ordinance at their July 15 meeting to annex the O’Neal land south of City Park. The land will be the site of the proposed Pamida store.
City of Holyoke is planning a future addition of a Jet A fuel storage and dispensing system at Holyoke Municipal Airport to accommodate for more jet traffic at the airport.
Ten Years Ago
The Mike Vasa family of Holyoke is taking a shot at growing barley for the Coors Brewing Company in Golden, which will be used for making Coors beer, which is distributed nationwide by the country’s third-largest brewer.
Phillips County remains free of West Nile Virus after recent equine test results come back negative.
City of Holyoke recently received a $3,900 Great Outdoors Colorado grant for a new batting cage at the local baseball field.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
The bell display at the mini park by the stoplight has received the final touches and will be dedicated at the special centennial program July 30.
A workshop pertaining to the ins and outs of starting a community youth teen center is being coordinated by the Teen Center Task Force in Holyoke and will be held Aug. 8.
As Holyoke’s 100-day centennial celebration nears the end, a special Old Fashioned Saturday program is planned for July 30.
Forty Years Ago
The Holyoke Police Department has been trying out the new radar gun used to determine auto speed. The gun, which is also portable, can determine the speed of an auto traveling either direction from a police car.
July 18, 10 tenants of the Holyoke Housing, along with Mrs. Clinton Keasling, Jule Church and Larry Endres, met for a short business meeting and decided to name the housing “Sunset View Homes.”
Wheat harvest in the eastern half of Phillips County has been completed, with the exception of a few isolated fields due to the rain that moved into the area last Thursday.
Fifty Years Ago
Phillips, Sedgwick and Logan counties would be joined and become one county under a proposal to reduce the number of Colorado counties from 63 to 30.
The recently-chartered Holyoke Bank and Trust Company is now open for business and has set up temporary headquarters in the former post office building while changes are made in the former Holyoke Industrial Bank building to accommodate the new commercial bank.
Eighteen Holyoke Cub Scouts and 14 fathers took part in the annual Cub-Dad Weekend activities Saturday and Sunday at Jumbo Reservoir near Sedgwick.
Holyoke Enterprise July 25, 2013