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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 08:00

Five Years Ago
Sept. 11, 2008

Holyoke General Store officially opened its doors to customers on Sept. 8 in the building that used to house Pix Super Foods.

In the midst of a busy bean harvest, Jack’s Bean Co. has been trying to complete construction on six new bins that it recently put up near the plant site southeast of the cemetery.


Ten Years Ago
Sept. 11, 2003

English credit for up to four semesters of English as a Second Language classes has been proposed by the HHS English department and ESL coordinators. Specific criteria for the requested graduation credit was presented at the Sept. 2 meeting of the Re-1J Board of Education.

Candi Rivera of Wray has been hired as the new director of nursing at Prairie Vista Care Center and began her duties on Aug. 25.

Holyoke sixth-grader Megan Colglazier earned several awards in the 4-H Talent Show at the Colorado State Fair, including Overall State Grand Champion for Intermediate Dance.

Local voters will have to wait until April to cast their vote for or against a proposed 1 percent city sales tax increase. Members of the Holyoke City Council voted at their Sept. 2 meeting to postpone the ballot measure until the city election in April.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Sept. 15, 1988

Mark Shaw recently opened Shaw Auto Service at 310 E. Denver St. in Holyoke, in the former Wells Motors building. The business will provide automotive service and repair mainly on light cars and light trucks.

Carol Schmidt, who started business as Carol’s Music Mobile five years ago, opened a studio for her music lessons at 137 W. Denver last week. The studio is just another branch of Carol’s Music Mobile.

An arm exercise wheel was recently purchased for the cardiac rehabilitation unit at Melissa Memorial Hospital with money from the Everett Jaycox memorial fund.


Forty Years Ago

Sept. 13, 1973

James H. Moore arrived in Holyoke this week to take over his duties as minister of the Holyoke Church of Christ.

Mr. and Mrs. Loran Prottsman of Holyoke were awarded a trip to Zurich, Switzerland as winners of the Champion Sparkplug sales campaign. Prottsman operates Holyoke 66 Service.


Fifty Years Ago

Sept. 12, 1963

The offices of Ben L. Garman and Carl J. Absmeier, Holyoke attorneys, were moved early this week to remodeled quarters “around the corner” in the former post office building.

Plans are under way for a softball tournament at the Pleasant Valley ballpark next week. Teams from Holyoke, Wray, Pleasant Valley, Amherst, Wagon Wheel and Wauneta are expected to enter the tourney.


Holyoke Enterprise September 12, 2013