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Five Years Ago
Jan. 29, 2009

Dr. Stephen Bohrer has resigned from his position as superintendent of Holyoke School District Re-1J, effective at the end of his current contract, June 30.

Barb Kreider and Summer Maloney plan to open their new secondhand consignment store, Second Thoughts, located inside J’s Home Furnishings, on Feb. 2.

Over 400 people welcomed international speaker and abortion survivor Gianna Jessen to Holyoke and northeast Colorado at A Caring Pregnancy Resource Center of Northeast Colorado’s annual fundraising banquet held at Holyoke High School on Jan. 24.


Ten Years Ago

Jan. 29, 2004

Holyoke’s first official junior shooting team will begin competing for state and national honors after recently completing the eight-week basic marksmanship certification course.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the underdog HHS boys’ basketball team winning the school’s first and only state championship, a special ceremony is planned for Jan. 31 when several members of the 1984 team will be honored prior to the boys’ varsity game.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

Feb. 2, 1989

Fred’s Sweet Shop is now Teri’s Sweet Shop, following an ownership change as of Jan. 30. Dan and Teri Waln are the new owners, having purchased the business from Fred and Marilee Riley.

Dave Radley bagan his service as pastor at the Holyoke Church of the Nazarene on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke is one of the first hospitals in the region to become a part of a new Cardiac Services Network being established by North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.


Forty Years Ago
Jan. 31, 1974

Rothe Farms, Inc. of Holyoke and Proctor, has purchased the Claymon property and the Deselms Cleaners building on West Denver Street in Holyoke for the purpose of constructing an office building for their use, with the possibility of some rental space.

The Holyoke Community Health Care Committee has been formed to coordinate all of the community facilities in order to get the most efficient results in the procurement of a doctor for Holyoke.

Holyoke assistant scout leader Ralph Statz received the Copper Coyote award, the highest Scouting award presented by the Pioneer Trails district for service, at the annual recognition dinner last Saturday night.

The Holyoke seventh-grade boys Pirates team closed out their season with a perfect 10-0 record.


Fifty Years Ago

Jan. 30, 1964

A “debt-free celebration” will be a part of the annual meeting of the Phillips County Telephone Company’s annual meeting on Feb. 6.

Continued dry weather is causing concern among northeast Colorado farmers. Only .15 inch of precipitation has been recorded in Holyoke since Nov. 17, 1963.

A paperback book library has been initiated on a trial basis in addition to the regular library material at Holyoke High School.


Holyoke Enterprise January 30, 2014