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Five Years Ago
April 2, 2009

Nora Deaver has set up “Grandma’s New to You” antiques and collectibles in the front portion of the north side of Deaver Hardware.

Dennis and Joyce Weaver closed the doors at their local business, D&J Hardware, located at 308 E. Denver St. in Holyoke, last week on March 23.

Max Hines and his wife Karen have moved to Holyoke as the new pastor at Holyoke’s Assembly of God church.


Ten Years Ago

April 1, 2004

Phillips County is organizing Prairie Chicken Tours this year. Prairie Chicken viewing tours have been offered in Wray since 1993 and have attracted people from throughout the U.S. and internationally to witness the strange yet spectacular mating rituals of the once-endangered Greater Prairie Chicken.

The only issue on the April 6 municipal ballot this year is whether or not the City of Holyoke should be allowed to increase its sales tax by 1 percent.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
April 6, 1989

Approval of the conditional use permit application of D&D Farms for their hog operation was recommended by the Board of Adjustments when it met Tuesday morning, April 4.

Space is now being reserved at the Giant Flea Market, planned for Saturday, April 8 in the First National Bank and Security National Bank parking lots. The event is being sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.


Forty Years Ago
April 4, 1974

O.C. “Jim” Harvey from the Sweet Shop was declared top salesman for selling 91 “Back a Child” buttons, one of the money-raising projects held during the Easter Seal drive in Holyoke. Roberta Reagan from the Rainbow Cafe sold 40 for second place, and Louise Vance from Mac’s Fireside Inn sold 38 for third place.

Marsha Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Olson, was crowned Future Farmers of America Sweetheart, and Marc Newman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Newman, was crowned Holyoke Future Homemakers of America Beau last Saturday night at the annual FHA-FFA sweetheart dance.


Fifty Years Ago

April 2, 1964

Holyoke Cleaners, operated by Mr. and Mrs. Orville Tonsing, is moving to a new location and will be open for business there by next Wednesday, April 8. A coin-operated laundry and dryer service will be added. The business is moving from 146 N. Interocean Ave. to 105 S. Baxter Ave.

The congregation of the Venango Community Church, formerly the Congregational Church, will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sunday, April 5, with services throughout the day.

Gary Peterson is announcing this week the opening of a new business in Holyoke—Pete’s Radio and TV Service. The business is located at 219 S. Sherman Ave.


Holyoke Enterprise April 3, 2014