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Five Years Ago
Nov. 20, 2008

Administrator Bill Johnson and director of nursing Julie Kotch began their new roles together at Regent Park and Carriage House on Sept. 30.

Over the past few weeks, the former Bank of Colorado building at 106 S. Interocean Ave. has undergone a radical transformation in preparation for its use by Viaero Wireless. Viaero moved into the building on Friday, Nov. 14 and opened its doors for business on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Having recently graduated from Arapahoe Law Enforcement Academy in Denver, new deputy Michael Grant is the latest officer to join the Phillips County Sheriff’s Department.


Ten Years Ago

Nov. 20, 2003

Rosalie Sitter began her new position as administrator for Prairie Vista Care Center and Carriage House on Nov. 10, replacing former administrator Gary Gray.

Brothers Garry Haynes of Haxtun and Larry Haynes of Holyoke were recently named “Conservationists of the Year” by the Haxtun Conservation District. The award was presented at the district’s annual meeting held last week in Haxtun.

Merlinda “Lyn” Anderson of Holyoke is officially a U.S. citizen after passing her citizenship exam and taking her oath at the immigration office in Denver on Nov. 14.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Nov. 24, 1988

Concern over the safety of children as they cross Highway 385 at Kellogg Street on their way to and from Holyoke Elementary School has prompted a request that the State Highway Department consider placing a special stoplight at that intersection.

The 14-foot-by-50-foot modular unit, which will be the new Amherst Post Office, was delivered to the community Thursday afternoon, Nov. 17. The unit will be set up in the lot north of the current post office.


Forty Years Ago
Nov. 22, 1973

The officers of the Holyoke FBLA chapter recently traveled to Fort Morgan High School where they installed a new chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America.

Holyoke merchants will open the Christmas buying season with their annual 10 percent night on all purchases in their stores.

Daniel Amstutz, son of Rev. and Mrs. Howard Amstutz, a 1969 graduate of HHS and an August 1973 graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder, will offer a vocal concert Nov. 27 at the Holyoke High School gym.


Fifty Years Ago
Nov. 21, 1963

Holyoke High School recently took steps to attempt to improve the reading ability of students. Science Research Associates reading laboratory kits that are designed to improve the students’ reading speed and comprehension have been purchased by the school.

A proposal to establish a teenage center in Holyoke has been tabled indefinitely due to lack of response and support from adults.

A mixture of rain and snow, the first precipitation here in 27 days, brought .49 inch of welcome moisture to Holyoke Saturday night.


Holyoke Enterprise November 21, 2013