|Peekin' into the Past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Grainland Co-op president/CEO Harlan Stern will be retiring July 1 after 31 years of leading the local co-op.
Holyoke City Council is moving forward in its pursuit of grants to fund a walking path that would be located on the south side of Johnson Street from Highway 385 to Melissa Memorial Hospital.
Ten Years Ago
Holyoke will soon have a radio station to call its own. The new locally operated station will be part of the McCook Radio Group owned by Dave and Connie Stout of McCook, Neb. The station will officially begin broadcasting on 92.3 FM within the next week or two.
Government officials from five counties met with state and national representatives in Holyoke on Tuesday, June 1, to seek support in getting Highway 385 upgraded to a “Super 2” highway, which is typically constructed of concrete, with shoulders and passing lanes in appropriate locations.
Members of Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department received some practical hands-on training during a special drill on May 16. A trailer home was ignited at the Phillips County Landfill, giving firefighters an opportunity to put their new fire truck to use.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Rick and Sonja Cleaver are the new directors of the Youth Challenge program in Holyoke and Imperial, Neb., replacing former director Tammy (Harmon) Hofman.
A total of 1.5 inches of moisture was recorded in Holyoke this past week by weather person Dale Anderson.
A local Computer Users group will hold its second official meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at NJC in Sterling. Area computer users and owners have come together to form the group for the purpose of information sharing, bulk purchasing of supplies and promoting positive computer use.
Progress is well under way at the breeding, gestation and farrowing site, as well as at the feed mill site of D&D Farms, Inc. hog operation in southeast Phillips County.
Forty Years Ago
Although plagued by inclement weather, 57 registered for the Holyoke Golf Club open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony held Sunday, June 8, for the new grass-green golf course.
Bob Leben placed third in the state freestyle wrestling meet held in Aurora and sponsored by the Colorado Wrestling Association.
The Holyoke FFA chapter was one of 10 Colorado Future Farmers of America chapters to receive gold emblems in the annual chapter contest.
Fifty Years Ago
Holyoke Postmaster F.B. Flanagan was elected president of the Colorado Postmasters Association at the annual convention held early this week in Estes Park.
Receiving rods and reels at the annual Huck Finn-Becky Thatcher Day activities near Wray were Kathy Harmon, Barry Bauer and Sharon Brown.
Two youthful admitted burglars from Sedgwick County who escaped from the Phillips County Jail here on the night of June 1 had still eluded capture at last report and are presumed to be out of the area.
Holyoke Enterprise June 12, 2014