|Peekin' into the Past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Elton Oltjenbruns was one of 134 WWII veterans who participated in the Honor Flight Northern Colorado trip to Washington D.C., April 28-29. There he was able to visit the WWII Memorial with other men who served.
Holyoke High School track ended in grand form when all seven Dragon state track participants medaled in the May 14-16 event at JeffCo Stadium in Lakewood.
Ten Years Ago
Holyoke’s newest business is hoping to cater to the local Hispanic community by offering a variety of specialty clothing and other cultural products. Owned by the Arriaga family of Burlington, “La Mexicanita” opened for business on May 10 in the old RadioShack building at 416 E. Denver St.
A group of Melissa Memorial Hospital heart rehabilitation patients have opened their hearts to the people of China. They recently donated funds to purchase an automated external defibrillator which will be taken to China by hospital administrator Arlene Harms, who will be traveling to Asia on a medical mission trip.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Melissa Memorial Hospital was one of three hospitals in the United States that was asked to have representatives tell of the use of multiskilled workers at the May 8-9 National Multiskilled Health Practitioner Clearinghouse program in Birmingham, Ala.
Members of the East Phillips County Hospital Board voted May 16 to submit a letter of intent to the Prairie Vista Care Center owner to make a firm offer within the next month to purchase the local nursing home.
The much-discussed city cross-connection control ordinance officially becomes law on May 25, requiring the installation of backflow prevention devices throughout the city’s water system as an effort to prevent the accidental contamination of the town’s water supply.
Forty Years Ago
Bradley Swedlund, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Swedlund of Holyoke, has been selected as one of 200 new cast members of “Up With People” for the 1974-75 academic year.
Jill Lutze, representing the Holyoke High School girls’ track team, placed second in the 220-yard dash at the Colorado State girls’ track meet in Denver last weekend.
Outstanding Athlete awards were presented to Rick Krueger, football; Dave Absmeier, basketball; Dake Warren, wrestling; and Allen Einspahr, track, at the HHS athletic banquet held on May 13.
Fifty Years Ago
Holyoke’s barber shops have announced a price increase on haircuts in keeping with a statewide directive. Haircuts for adults are now $1.50. The price for children under 12 is $1.25.
Holyoke merchants, cooperating through the Chamber of Commerce, will hold old-fashioned bargain days today through Saturday. Climaxing the three-day sales event will be a sidewalk bazaar on Saturday.
Pam Colver, who will be manager of the Holyoke Swimming Pool again this summer, will attend a national aquatic school of the American Red Cross near Carbondale, Ill., June 7-17. She attended an aquatic school in Texas last year.
Holyoke Enterprise May 22, 2014