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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 10:31

Five Years Ago
June 4, 2009

Last week, Roy Pfaltzgraff III’s crew erected a wind turbine at Paul Mailander’s home, east of Holyoke—the first wind turbine set in Holyoke. The turbine will generate power to supplement other energy sources for the residence.

Torrential rains which started in Holyoke about 7 p.m. Monday evening, June 1, had netted 3.5 inches of precipitation by 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Greg Was has been hired as the new CFO for East Phillips County Hospital District.

Fundraising efforts made by Heginbotham Library staff, Friends of the Library and other community members are finally paying off this summer as the library’s exterior is undergoing a long-overdue restoration of its terra-cotta and wood trim.


Ten Years Ago
June 3, 2004

Strong, gusty winds whipped through the area Friday, May 28, flipping a travel trailer parked at Holyoke Mobile Home Park in the southeast part of town.

East Phillips County Hospital District has decided to hold off on buying modular buildings as a quick fix for hospital space needs.

Cherrie Brown has agreed to serve as interim director of the Phillips County Economic Development Corporation while the board of directors seeks a qualified candidate for the position.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
June 8, 1989

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this county, the Phillips County Historical Society plans an afternoon reception July 23 at the museum in Holyoke.

A flower shop, which will also feature Christian gift items, will open in late summer or early fall in the front portion of what formerly housed Fabric Lane at 141 S. Interocean in Holyoke. Tony and Cherrie Pierce and Jody Purkeypile purchased the building, and Purkeypile will be in charge of the new business, which she plans to call “The Flower Station.”

Joel Smith, son of John and Denise Smith of Holyoke, will be working at a Teen Missions Boot Camp in Australia this summer as part of a 34-member team from June 17 through Aug. 17.


Forty Years Ago
June 6, 1974

Seventy-six Holyoke children registered for the Huck Finn festivities held in Wray last Sunday. Holyoke’s winner in the Huck Finn contest was Jeff Sullivan, and Jodi Eckberg was Holyoke’s winner in the Becky Thatcher contest.

Mike Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Miller of Paoli, exhibited the champion sale steer at the Yuma CCA spring show at Yuma on May 25.

Melinda Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Miller of Paoli, was elected 4-H member president of the Northeast Colorado 4-H District.


Fifty Years Ago

June 4, 1964

Two Sedgwick County youths awaiting sentencing on burglary charges escaped from the Phillips County Jail here Monday night. After leaving their cell, they broke into the jail office and took two high-powered rifles. They were still at large late last night, but it is believed they may still be in the area.

Frost was reported in parts of the county Saturday and Monday nights, and a number of farmers said that ice formed on their stock tanks.

The Rainbow Cafe, operated for almost five years by the Merrill Petersons, was opened Monday under ownership and management of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Glover.

The remodeled St. Patrick Catholic Church here will be officially dedicated on Wednesday evening, June 10.


Holyoke Enterprise June 5, 2014