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Five Years Ago
Oct. 16, 2008

A delay in receiving the final plat for the new subdivision south of Holyoke City Park, which was recently annexed into the city, led to two Holyoke City Council meetings last week.

National Wind, LLC announced recently its partnership with landowners in Sedgwick, Phillips and Logan counties to form and capitalize NECO Wind, which will construct 400 megawatts or more of wind energy generation facilities under the management of National Wind.

Ten Years Ago
Oct. 16, 2003

Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education approved a program for 2003-04 with Interquest Detection Canines at its Oct. 7 meeting. Seven or more random visits in the year will be part of the agreement, in which trained dogs will be brought to the JR/SR high for search purposes.

The 2003 sugar beet harvest officially began Oct. 9. A total of 170,000 tons is expected to be harvested this year.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Oct. 20, 1988

Dr. Mark Young, a third-year resident in the North Colorado Family Medicine residency training program, is working this month in Dr. Chesnut’s office in Holyoke as an elective in his family practice residency program.

A crowd of just over 100 attended the open house for the new Phillips County ASCS office at 1280 S. Interocean, in the former Big Red’s building, on Oct. 14.

Forty Years Ago

Oct. 18, 1973

Foster Pratt, national president of the American Association of Retired Persons, has announced the formation of the Holyoke AARP Chapter #1480.

A heavy, wet snow hit the area early last Thursday morning to a depth of approximately 6 inches. Moisture content amounted to 1.13 inches.

In anticipation of the U.S. conversion to the metric system, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has just announced the publication of the “Metric System Guide—Volume 1.” This is the first and only such guide in the United States.

Fifty Years Ago

Oct. 17, 1963

Special ground-breaking ceremonies attracted a large crowd of distinguished guests and interested spectators on Wednesday morning, the event marking the first official construction act at the site of the future Sheridan Manor at 816 S. Interocean Ave.

The Holyoke High School band, marching in the CSC homecoming parade in Greeley on Saturday, made such a hit with officials of the college that it was extended an invitation to present the pre-game show at next year’s homecoming.

Donald Hawley, manager of the local Safeway store for the past seven and a half years, said this week that he has resigned from this position to accept a position with a different company. Succeeding Hawley as manager of the Safeway store is Gerald Ulrich, coming to Holyoke from Sterling.

Holyoke Enterprise October 17, 2013