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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Jan. 1, 2009

Shelly Larson has decided to step down from her position as Melissa Memorial Hospital’s CFO. Until a more permanent employee can be found to replace her, Jim Rush of Oregon will be acting as interim CFO.

The Great Depression of the 1930s is recalled with America’s recent economic downturn.

A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center of Northeast Colorado will hold its 10th annual fundraising banquet Jan. 24 with speaker Gianna Jessen.

Ten Years Ago
Jan. 1, 2004

Team Financial, a new full-service financial company, opened in Holyoke at 109 N. Campbell Ave. on Dec. 1.

The Master Facility Planning Committee has developed a proposed timeline of activities relating to determining the future space needs of the hospital district.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Jan. 5, 1989

Bob Conklin will retire from his position as line superintendent at Highline Electric Association on Jan. 6 after more than 39 years with the company.

Jan Hewitt opens “Extra Touch,” her new specialized sewing business which she is operating out of her home.

Paul Wilson will begin his new position as Phillips County Social Services director on Jan. 16.

Forty Years Ago

Jan. 3, 1974

A brass choir, known as “Nova Antiqua,” will be playing at Zion Lutheran Church during the worship service on Jan. 6. The brass choir is made up of music and band teachers of this area.

Temperatures continued below normal in the country during the past week. Intermittent snow has fallen in the area for the past five days, bringing the snow cover level to approximately 12 inches.

Fifty Years Ago
Jan. 2, 1964

William Pollard of Sterling was named administrator of the East Phillips County Hospital following a special meeting of the hospital board Monday evening.

Wayne W. Wolverton, who came to Holyoke from Peetz, assumed new duties on Dec. 16 as local section foreman for the CB and Q railroad. He succeeds Henry Ewald, who was transferred to Elsie, Neb.

A period of warmer weather, climaxed by an unusually high reading of 65 degrees on Christmas, continued across the region this week.

Holyoke Enterprise January 2, 2014