|Peekin' into the Past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Marc Maelzer began work at KSTH Star 92.3 on June 1 as the local radio station’s new broadcaster.
Making his debut in Phillips County during what happens to be Colorado Weed Awareness Week is new county Weed & Pest Department supervisor Wilbur Strickert. He took over the position on July 6.
Ten Years Ago
Toby and Jackie Thompson have recently opened a furniture store called J’s Home Furnishings. The store is located in the former Holyoke Super building at 123 S. Interocean Ave.
Cowboy poets and musicians John Schaffner and Phil Janowsky will bring poetry and music to the Phillips County Fair with their show, The Long and Short of the Best of the West.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Jim O’Neal, son of Dennis and Carolyn O’Neal of Holyoke, has qualified for the professional division of the Colorado Open golf tournament July 20-23 at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen.
A special anniversary party is planned for Sunday, July 23, at the museum to honor Phillips County’s centennial on March 27, 1989.
The Phillips County Fair Run is coming up Saturday, July 29, at the Holyoke City Park. There will be a 5K, 10K, Adult Walk and Kids’ Fun Run.
Headlining the Chase County Fair entertainment program in Imperial, Neb., this year will be country western star Willie Nelson and rock star Joan Jett.
Forty Years Ago
The Border League All-Stars won championship honors in the 1974 Babe Ruth 13-year-old district baseball tourney held at Sterling’s Pioneer Park last weekend.
HHS junior Louis Warren, son of Dake F. Warren of Holyoke, placed second at the Harrison High School wrestling tournament in Colorado Springs July 12-13.
Fifty Years Ago
Louis J. Klatka has purchased the business and equipment of Mel’s 8-Ball Recreation Parlor from Melvin Borgens and assumed management of the business on July 7. The business, located on the south side of E. Denver St., is now Lou’s Recreation Parlor.
Lloyd Skold, a farmer in the Fairfield community, was hospitalized July 6 after receiving a strong charge of electricity while working with an auger near a grain bin when rain began to fall. His right arm was broken and his shoulder was dislocated from the jolt of electricity.
Holyoke Enterprise July 17, 2014