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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
March 12, 2009

Mike Smith Construction has landed the job of constructing the new storage garage that will be built just east of the City of Holyoke offices to replace the old garage damaged during high winds on Nov. 6, 2008.

Members of the American Legion Post 90 and Ladies Auxiliary met at the Vets Club Monday night, March 9 to celebrate the Legion’s 90th birthday.

Harlan Gohl retires from MV Equipment after 38 years with John Deere. He was honored at a retirement celebration on March 6.


Ten Years Ago

March 11, 2004

Chris and Brad Gerk of Holyoke are purchasing Tennant Funeral Home in Holyoke and Haxtun from Dave Tennant. They announced this week that the transaction will take effect March 15, and they will be changing the name to Gerk Funeral Home.

Holyoke Fire Department recently took delivery of its new fire engine, which the City of Holyoke purchased last year from the Loveland Rural Fire Protection District.

Centennial Mental Health celebrates its 25th anniversary in northeast Colorado.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

March 16, 1989

Strong winds brought down a section of brick facade from the top portion of the south front of Alta’s Art Gallery shortly after 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

Jeannette Hoier, owner of Adams Office Supply in Sterling, opened a branch of her business in Holyoke this week. The local site for Adams Office Supply is at Holyoke Home Improvement, 128 S. Interocean Ave.

Lois Schlachter of Holyoke was the winner of the $50 prize for designing the logo which will commemorate the centennial of Phillips County on March 27, 1989.


Forty Years Ago
March 14, 1974

Mild weather that had covered the area gave way to a new snowstorm that moved into the area last Sunday night, leaving an 8-inch cover of heavy, wet snow.

Rick Krueger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Dean Krueger of Amherst, has been selected at Holyoke High School as the Outstanding Teenager of America for 1974.

HHS student Lyle Worley has recently been notified that he has been selected for membership in the American Musical Ambassadors band. This highly select concert band, composed of outstanding high school and university students, will tour several European countries next July 30 to Aug. 30.


Fifty Years Ago

March 12, 1964

The board of education of School District Re-1J has set March 24 as the date for voting on a bond issue for an addition to the Holyoke Grade School. If the bond issue of $95,000 passes, five rooms will be added to the grade school.

The Tourist Promotion Committee of the Chamber of Commerce has proposed that an overnight camping area and picnic ground be established in Holyoke. The proposed site is the area south of the golf course and east of the clubhouse.

The official grand opening of Sheridan Manor and ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday afternoon, March 8 attracted a crowd estimated at more than 800.


Holyoke Enterprise March 13, 2014