|Peekin' into the Past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
With 27 years of experience in area cooperatives under his belt, Rick Unrein began his president/CEO duties on July 1 at Grainland Cooperative.
Returning to his hometown, Bret Miles began as the new superintendent at Holyoke School District on July 1.
Ten Years Ago
Alan Borcher was recently called as the new pastor for St. Paul’s Lutheran churches in Amherst and Venango, Neb.
A hailstorm on July 3 added insult to injury for area farmers already plagued by the lingering drought. The hail hammered fields south and east of Holyoke, stripping some corn down to the stalks.
Twins Eloine Dunn and Evelyn Keasling have recently been reunited after living apart for decades. The 90-year-olds now both live at Holyoke’s assisted living facility, The Carriage House.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
A 47-year business in Holyoke has marked its final days as owners Stuart and Johanna Shew noted that the official closing of Shew’s Clock Shop was registered with the State of Colorado on July 1.
Wynn and Lorene Phipps will be bringing a dime store back to Holyoke when they open Banner 5-10 in the former Holyoke Variety building at 118 N. Interocean Ave. Mid-August is the targeted opening date.
Forty Years Ago
Sometime after midnight Sunday, July 7, burglars entered and robbed the Amherst market. A window near the back door was pried open with a lug wrench to gain entry. The value of the various items taken amounted to approximately $900.
The driveways at Holyoke Memorial Park have all been blacktopped at a cost of $38,888 as a gift from the Heginbotham Trust Fund.
A new tennis court has been added to the west side of the present courts, and on the east side a new basketball court has been added. Upon completion, there will be four tennis courts and one basketball court located at the east side of the Holyoke City Park.
Fifty Years Ago
Phillips County farmers whose fields of wheat escaped heavy damage from the hailstorm on June 21 have been hampered by two rains during the past week but have been able to harvest fair to good yields.
Holyoke School District Re-1J buses traveled a combined average of 836 miles a day transporting students to and from school, according to Superintendent Chas. C. Steward.
A contract has been awarded to Penner Construction Co. of Denver for the construction of the new Haxtun Community Hospital and nursing wing.
Holyoke Enterprise July 10, 2014