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Five Years Ago
Nov. 13, 2008

Gusts of wind blowing up to 78 mph were recorded in the area on Nov. 6, taking a heavy toll on trees, fences, windows, buildings and crops all over the county.

After a slow start, corn harvest is now officially in full swing in Phillips County, though the snow that fell Monday night has delayed the progress for a couple of days.

Holyoke School District Re-1J approved the opening of campus during lunchtime for seventh- and eighth-graders at its Nov. 4 meeting but left the details of administration up to principal Susan Ortner.


Ten Years Ago
Nov. 13, 2003

A new ordinance being debated by the Holyoke City Council may close the loophole in the state law which allows minors to possess tobacco even though they can’t buy it.

Colorado voters opposed all three state ballot issues in this year’s general election.

Senior patrol officer Doug Bergstrom was officially appointed interim police chief for the Holyoke Police Department at last week’s city council meeting.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

Nov. 17, 1988

The Holyoke FFA chapter received a National Chapter Safety award at the National FFA Convention held Nov. 9-12 in Kansas City, Mo.

Brent Vieselmeyer is a member of the livestock judging team at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, which finished fifth in competition at the 88th annual American Royal Intercollegiate Livestock Judging Contest held in Kansas City, Mo., on Nov. 5.


Forty Years Ago
Nov. 15, 1973

An organizational meeting to form a Phillips County Health Planning Council was sponsored by the Northeastern Colorado Council of Governments on Nov. 8 in the basement of Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke.

As beet harvest comes to a close, more than 100,000 tons of sugar beets have been received at the Holyoke station since the start of beet harvest on Oct. 9.


Fifty Years Ago

Nov. 14, 1963

A proposed thoroughfare plan and land use plan were approved Friday night at a joint meeting of the Holyoke planning and zoning commissions.

Overwhelming approval of a $325,000 bond issue for a new hospital in Haxtun was given by Haxtun voters at a special election on Nov. 6. With funds now on hand, the proposed new hospital is actually a $400,000 project. It is hoped that construction will be under way by mid-March or early April.

The annual turkey shoot of the Holyoke Gun Club will be held on the club grounds on Nov. 17.


Holyoke Enterprise November 14, 2013