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Five Years Ago
Dec. 25, 2008

Brett Murray, land manager for Sundance Energy Inc. of Broomfield and a former resident of Holyoke, recently landed a photo on the cover of the oil and gas industry’s Bakken Play Book magazine.

Bruce Rosenbach was honored as the Haxtun Conservation District 2008 Outstanding Conservationist of the Year at the recent Christmas dinner held Dec. 9.


Ten Years Ago
Dec. 25, 2003

Former Holyoke school superintendent Bill Brown was honored posthumously as Rural Educator of the Year for 2003 by the Colorado Rural Schools Caucus at its annual meeting Dec. 5.

Phillips County Arts Council is presenting a classic film series at the Peerless Theatre with the help of a $3,500 grant from the Heginbotham Trust.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Dec. 29, 1988

As Holyoke’s centennial year comes to a close, the local third-grade social studies class completed a unit on the town’s history. Teacher Tim Johnson said the students spent about a month’s worth of classes, or eight sessions, on the unit.

Sherman E. Walrod received two appreciation plaques on Dec. 2 and 3—from the Colorado Bar Association and the Colorado District Attorneys Council—for 57 years of dedicated service to the 13th Judicial Distict as a deputy, assistant, district attorney and career prosecutor from 1931-1988.


Forty Years Ago
Dec. 27, 1973

On Jan. 4, 1974, the Northeastern Conference schools will host the national high school wrestling champions from Japan. The team that will wrestle the matmen from Japan will be made up of wrestlers from Holyoke, Akron, Brush, Wray and Yuma.

High winds causing blowing snow hit the area last Tuesday morning and continued through most of Wednesday, closing most country roads and making driving conditions in general pretty hazardous. A second snowstorm moved into the area on high winds on Monday.

Early start on contracting for the 1974 sugarbeet crop in the five-state area was assured today with announcement of the settlement of the beet purchase agreement between the Great Western Sugar Company and five major grower associations.


Fifty Years Ago

Dec. 26, 1963

A warming trend which began Monday brought at least temporary relief from a two-week cold spell, during which the temperature rose above freezing only four times.

Until the warming trend of the past couple of days, ice skaters had enjoyed the new skating pond at the Phillips County Fairgrounds for a week or two. Through the cooperation of the county and town, a sizable area immediately in front of the grandstands was diked, covered with plastic and flooded.

Holyoke High School’s enrollment of 262 is topped only by Yuma’s 270 among schools in the Northeastern Conference, according to figures released by the Colorado High Schools Activities Association.


Holyoke Enterprise December 26, 2013