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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:30

Five Years Ago
Oct. 23, 2008

This year, Speer Cushion of Holyoke celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Todd Harding, a 1984 Holyoke High School graduate, and Brian Gary of K99 Good Morning Guys have been named Small Market Personalities of the Year by the Country Music Association.

Lou Encinias is the new pastor at Holyoke First Christian Church, replacing Pastor Jim Blake, who retired last spring.


Ten Years Ago

Oct. 23, 2003

Sydney Nelson, daughter of Elon and Lori Nelson of Holyoke, was selected as one of 50 winners in the National Family Community Education essay contest. Her essay and illustration is featured in a calendar published by the National FCE organization.

Colorado state treasurer Mike Coffman officially launched the state’s first online unclaimed property auction today, putting 14 items up for bid on the popular eBay Internet auction website.

Holyoke eighth-grader Rich Anderson took Best of Show honors with his New Zealand white rabbit at the American Rabbit Breeders Association show held in North Platte, Neb., on Oct. 18, winning top honors among about 200 other rabbits.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Oct. 27, 1988

Sherman E. Walrod, local attorney and assistant district attorney, announced recently that he will be retiring this year.

A Nov. 1 opening date has been set for a new Holyoke business called From Rags to Riches by owners Lenny and Connie Adams of Holyoke, offering new and used clothing for all ages.

Glendoris Ross, branch manager of Holyoke World Savings, was honored for 25 years of service to the community at an open house held Oct. 17.


Forty Years Ago

Oct. 25, 1973

The Re-1J district school board voted at their regular meeting on Oct. 16 to establish a salary base of $7,500 for teachers with the baccalaureate degree for the 1974-75 school year.

Farmers State Bank of Holyoke, formerly Holyoke Bank and Trust Co., will hold an open house on Oct. 26 to commemorate the name change.

Oct. 30 will be “Spook Night” in Holyoke, with merchants dressing up in Halloween costumes, opening their stores from 7-9 p.m. and offering “spook-tacular” savings for everyone.


Fifty Years Ago
Oct. 24, 1963

This area’s unseasonably warm October weather became even more unusual Sunday afternoon as moderate to heavy springlike rain fell across northeast Colorado and a twister touched down in the Wages community southwest of Holyoke.

Emanuel Winkler, 49-year-old laborer, was arrested here Tuesday night a few minutes after staging a holdup at the Peerless Theatre. The holdup netted only $8.

A safe-cracking last week at the Fleming school resulted in damage of about $425 to the safe, but the thieves netted only $32.70.


Holyoke Enterprise October 24, 2013