|Peekin' into the Past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Cooler temperatures and cloudy skies have been common over the past month. The average high temperature in Holyoke in May, and so far in June, has been about 70 degrees. As of the morning of June 16, 5.83 inches of moisture has been recorded in June, with 3.5 inches of that falling on the evening of June 1.
Sixty years of dedicated service to the local Home Extension chapters earned Holyoke resident Viola Colglazier special recognition at the State Family and Community Education convention held in Holyoke last week.
Ten Years Ago
PC Telcom has acquired Schollnet’s Internet facilities and approximately 450 customers, effective July 1. PC Telcom’s acquisition will include Schollnet’s high-speed wireless and dial-up customers in northeast Colorado.
Ben and Rachel (Jones) Kask will be moving to Paramaribo, Suriname, a small country in South America, where they will be teaching at an English-speaking Christian school.
East Phillips County Hospital District administrator Arlene Harms and her daughter Tiffany traveled to the Sichuan province of China as part of a medical mission team from May 27-June 6.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Jerry Huggins, a licensed physical therapist, began his employment with the East Phillips County Hospital District on Monday, June 19.
Plans for a summer enrichment program for students who have just completed grades 1-8 are ready for July 17-28 sessions in Holyoke, including a dinosaurs program for students who just finished grades 1-4 and a newscast program for grades 5-8.
Dale Vieselmeyer’s 12 years of service on the Board of Directors for the Amherst Cooperative Elevator were acknowledged at the annual meeting on June 13.
Forty Years Ago
The Consumer Products Safety Commission has placed a nationwide ban on firecrackers and fireworks, making it illegal to shoot them anytime in the United States.
Holyoke Lions Club received a plaque for winning the district governor’s contest in 1974 This is the fourth straight year that the Holyoke Lions Club has won the coveted plaque for outstanding community service projects and increased membership.
Tim Ortner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ortner of Holyoke, was elected vice president of the Colorado Future Farmers of America at the annual convention of the organization held in Gunnison last week.
Fifty Years Ago
Approximately 70 Jaycees and their guests attended the charter night banquet of the new Holyoke Junior Chamber of Commerce on Saturday evening at the local American Legion Hall.
On Saturday, June 20, the new horseshoe pitching court under the trees west of the county jail will officially be opened to the public.
Mrs. Glen McMillan, new owner and operator of what was formerly Marilyn’s Beauty Shop here, will hold an open house at the shop on Saturday afternoon, June 20. The business, located at 117 N. Interocean, is now known as Helen’s Beauty Shop. Mrs. McMillan assumed operation on June 1.
As part of a program to improve the service of the Holyoke public library and to stimulate use of the library, a reading program for students will be started on Monday, June 22.
More than 10,000 gallons of road oil has been used on the runway at the local airport, and Town Superintendent Willard Bolen said Monday evening that 3,000 more gallons would be needed to complete the runway blacktopping job.
Holyoke Enterprise June 19, 2014