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Five Years Ago
Feb. 19, 2009

Holyoke School District’s Parent Leadership Team has recently begun sponsoring two programs to engage parents in the education process: a new parent center in both the elementary and JR/SR high schools and the offering of Los Padres, Las Madres classes.

HHS junior Chad Stroh marked his 100th win on high school wrestling mats at the Eaton tournament on Feb. 7 and now claims 106 for his high school career to date.

Approximately 6 inches of snow fell throughout Thursday night and Friday, Feb. 12-13, causing the school district to call a snow day on Friday.


Ten Years Ago
Feb. 19, 2004

Phillips County Economic Development Corporation will host a local economic development conference specifically targeted for rural communities and community leaders on Feb. 26.

The Northeast Colorado Area Agency on Aging is teaming up with several other Colorado organizations to conduct a survey which seeks to identify the strengths and needs of Colorado senior citizens.

Phillips County Economic Development Corporation has mailed surveys to area graduates to create a database that can be utilized both by people who are looking to return to the area as well as those who are trying to attract new employees.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

Feb. 23, 1989

Word was received last week that Greyhound Lines, Inc. will discontinue bus service between Sterling and Julesburg, over Highways 385 and 6 via Holyoke and Haxtun, effective March 1.

Carol Holmes has been hired by the Holyoke City Council for the position of city clerk trainee in preparation for the July 1990 retirement of current city clerk Velma Swedlund.

Phillips County commissioners will be explaining the courthouse expansion plans at the Feb. 28 Chamber of Commerce meeting.


Forty Years Ago
Feb. 21, 1974

Toney Bolodzik of Oshkosh, Wis., robbed the Julesburg Phillips 66 service station on Feb. 15 and escaped with approximately $100 in cash. He was apprehended in Holyoke about an hour later by Police Chief Forrest Watson.

Holyoke’s Peerless Theatre plans to reopen Feb. 28 after undergoing a couple weeks of extensive remodeling.

A poll on “Do you favor legalizing of marijuana in Colorado?” is being conducted by Majestic of Colorado at the Majestic Savings office in Holyoke.


Fifty Years Ago
Feb. 20, 1964

A pile of currency believed to be part of the loot from the robbery of the Enders, Neb., bank almost two years ago was found Tuesday about 18 miles north of Wray.

A Valentine’s Day snowstorm brought between 3 and 4 inches of snow on Friday.

Effective on March 2, the Holyoke dump ground will be open to the public for dumping only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and everything taken to the dump will be buried.


Holyoke Enterprise February 20, 2014