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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 07:35

Five Years Ago
Aug. 20, 2009

Certified massage therapist Cheyenne Wood is now working in the office of Brandt Chiropractic in Holyoke.

Austin Vieselmeyer’s cross-bred hog named “Girly” won top honors at the Tri-State Royal in Goodland, Kan., on Aug. 8.

This year marks Relay for Life’s 25th anniversary.


Ten Years Ago
Aug. 19, 2004

Four members of the Jerry and Debbie Brandt family—Debbie, Nicole, Becca and Dani—each had 10 inches of their hair cut off on Aug. 16 to send to Locks of Love.

Dennis Oliver of Holyoke recently donated funds for the East Phillips County Hospital District to purchase equipment for a Coumadin clinic, also called a coagulation clinic, at Holyoke’s Melissa Memorial Hospital.

Holyoke residents Gary and Carol Krumm attended the induction of legendary Denver Bronco quarterback John Elway into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 15 in Canton, Ohio.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Aug. 24, 1989

Melissa Memorial Hospital has joined NorthStar, a rural health care affiliation of North Colorado Medical Center, announced W.C. “Dub” McElhannon, administrator of the local hospital.

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Banner 5-10, the Physical Therapy Clinic of Holyoke and Central Street Shoppes were on Governor Roy Romer’s itinerary when he came to Holyoke Monday afternoon, Aug. 21.

Five classes of cars will be entered in the Holyoke Invitational Auto Show sponsored by Scholl’s on Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Scholl Service Center.


Forty Years Ago
Aug. 22, 1974

Randy Schafer has been hired as the Land Use administrator for Phillips and Sedgwick counties. The primary function of the office is to administer House Bill 1041, a land-use bill which encourages Colorado counties to identify and designate areas and activities of state interest.

Construction of the new Amherst Co-op Elevator branch located east of Holyoke on U.S. Highway 6 on the Colorado side of the Colorado-Nebraska state line is running on schedule. Plans are for the elevator to be completed in time for corn harvest.


Fifty Years Ago
Aug. 20, 1964

Hopes for completion of an overnight trailer campground at the west edge of Holyoke this summer were dampened recently by the Colorado Highway Department, but it is still hoped that some headway can be made on the project before the tourist season ends.

Holyoke merchants will offer hundreds of merchandise items and many services at greatly reduced prices today, tomorrow and Saturday for Back-to-School Days, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

It was reported last week that the new segment of U.S. Highway 6 between Enders, Neb., and Wauneta, Neb., was to have been opened to traffic on Aug. 13. The new stretch of highway provides a scenic drive past Enders Lake and through the south edge of the “Little Grand Canyon” area west of Wauneta.


Holyoke Enterprise Aug. 21, 2014