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Five Years Ago
Oct. 9, 2008

Claudia Powell has joined the staff of Melissa Memorial Hospital as the Director of Nursing. She began her new job Sept. 29.

Melissa Memorial Hospital has adopted the Colorado Hospital Association’s Principles for Non-Payment for Serious Preventable Events, showing it’s committed to providing the best possible health care for the community.


Ten Years Ago
Oct. 9, 2003

Emergency service agencies in Phillips County will be better prepared to deal with major emergencies and disasters with the final adoption of the Emergency Operations Plan by the Phillips County commissioners on Sept. 15.

The building formerly home to Holyoke’s bakery is now the office building of D. Scott Realty. Located just east of its former location at 114 E. Denver, the realty office is now at 130 E. Denver St.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

Oct. 13, 1988

What started as a hobby of watching the clouds and weather in general at the age of 7 has turned into a volunteer service for Holyoke’s Brandon Beck, now 14. He officially began his duties as Holyoke’s weather watcher for KCNC Channel 4 out of Denver on Aug. 28.

As of Oct. 17 at 6 a.m., the 439- telephone prefix, which is currently used for the Amherst area, will be discontinued. Phillips County Telephone Company has reassigned 854- prefixes to 83 phone numbers which previously used the 439- numbers.

Fairfield Covenant Church held its centennial celebration on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Trinity United Methodist Church in Lamar, Neb., celebrated its 100th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 9.


Forty Years Ago

Oct. 11, 1973

Diane Murray of Holyoke is a member of the women’s varsity field hockey team at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.

The Re-1J District school board at its regular meeting Oct. 2 voted that the district establish a trust fund in accordance with the trust document drawn up by Carl Absmeier. The fund shall be called the Dale and Dorothy Reimer Trust.


Fifty Years Ago

Oct. 10, 1963

A Great Western Sugar Co. spokesman said here last week that plans for sugar beet production in this area are moving forward and that it seems very likely that a beet dump will be built in Holyoke.

With a vote of five to four, the Colorado Game, Fish and Parks Commission, meeting Friday in Golden, rejected a motion to cancel the Phillips-Sedgwick County experimental hen pheasant season next month.


Holyoke Enterprise October 10, 2013