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Five Years Ago
Jan. 22, 2009

Boy Scout Dustin Wieland earned his Eagle Scout rank at a special Court of Honor on Jan. 18.

Kurt Hatteberg has been installed as the new pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amherst and Venango, Neb.

Nearly a year after construction began, the remodeling of the Phillips County Communications Center is finished. To commemorate the occasion, the county is holding an open house on Jan. 27 for the public to view the new upgrades and changes.


Ten Years Ago

Jan. 22, 2004

Phillips County may soon have a new bio-composting site if the county commissioners accept a recommendation from the Board of Adjustments to approve a conditional use permit for Ace Compost, LLC of Yuma.

After an initial drop in the cattle market resulting from the discovery of Mad Cow Disease in Washington, the local market seems to be on the rebound as action resumes at livestock auctions in the area.

Angie Clayton and Lindsey Neitzel, both 2000 HHS graduates, have returned to Holyoke to student teach.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Jan. 26, 1989

Phillips County’s “Emergency Plan of Action for Toxic Spills and Releases” was finalized by the county emergency planning committee at its Jan. 16 meeting.

Tim Anderson, vocational agriculture teacher in Holyoke School District Re-1J, resigned from his position last week. He stated that his resignation was necessary for career advancement opportunities for himself and his wife.


Forty Years Ago
Jan. 24, 1974

The Holyoke Alumni Association is trying something new this year. Instead of holding the annual alumni banquet at Homecoming, usually in October, plans are to hold the 1974 alumni banquet during Memorial weekend.

Total assets of the three banks in Phillips County totaled $23,187,469.29 at the close of business on Dec. 31, 1973.

The Holyoke Future Business Leaders of America chapter installed the new FBLA chapter at Caliche High School on Jan. 16.


Fifty Years Ago
Jan. 23, 1964

William Pollard, business manager of the Logan County Hospital at Sterling since 1956, assumed new duties as administrator of the East Phillips County Hospital in Holyoke on Jan. 1. He succeeds Ethel Hagemann, who had served as administrator of the local hospital since 1951.

A unique communications setup will be used at a meeting of the Phillips County Education Association Monday evening, Jan. 27 to permit two-way conversation between those present and an educator in Denver. Five stations, each with a microphone and a speaker, will be set up, and those present will be divided into five groups.

The board of education of School District Re-1J met Tuesday evening and completed plans for the proposed addition to the Holyoke Grade School.


Holyoke Enterprise January 23, 2014