Peekin' into the Past

Local News | 10/19/2016 |

Five Years Ago

Oct. 20, 2011

Holyoke’s second automatic car wash was up and running last week after work was completed on Scholl Oil’s new system. The new facility is located just east of Scholl Service Center.

Phillips County Historical Society presents “The Roaring ’20s,” a night of life in the Jazz age, Oct. 27. The event will include a scavenger hunt, the Charleston dance, pictures and articles from 1920s Phillips County history, displays, prizes and refreshments.

After only two weeks of the eight-week drive, Holyoke School District surpassed its $2,000 goal for the 2011 Penny Harvest. Money raised will help benefit the Homesteaders Park playground project.

Ten Years Ago

Oct. 19, 2006

A fire resulting in the total loss of a house and its contents at the residence of Juan Rojas at 606 S. Campbell Ave. was called in to the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13.

Due mostly to Mother Nature, corn and beet harvest have had a slow start in Holyoke. A couple farmers started bringing in loads Oct. 6, but then harvest slowed down due to some heavy rains received in the area early last week.

Alexa Lock, a senior on the HHS softball team, led 3A State Softball in two standings, with a batting average of .593 and 22 RBIs at the end of regular season.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Oct. 24, 1991

Dr. Jerry Brandt announced this week that he will begin taking appointments at Brandt Chiropractic Clinic Oct. 28. The clinic will officially open at 236 E. Denver St. Nov. 4.

Full licensure without restrictions was granted last week to Dr. Larry Ensz by the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners. After waiting for the licensure for three months, Dr. Ensz began seeing patients in the Heginbotham Medical Clinic in Holyoke Oct. 21.

Holyoke was without its three-times-a-day whistle for a little over a week, but the siren was repaired in time for the noon whistle Oct. 22. The clock for the whistle was hit by lightning in September, and the whistle timing was fouled up a few times before being turned off Oct. 11.

Cleda Unseld will be honored on her 100th birthday at an open house Oct. 30 at Prairie Vista Care Center.

Fifty Years Ago

Oct. 20, 1966

A massive snowstorm swept out of the Rockies and across the plains of Wyoming, Colorado and the Nebraska panhandle Friday, plugging roads, closing schools, snapping power and telephone lines, and disrupting communications and travel.

Beginning Oct. 13, letter carriers throughout the Holyoke area will deliver two cards to every residence. Each card will have spaces for addresses the householder wishes to have “zipped.” These ZIP codes will be returned to the mailer, and the use of these numbers will expedite the flow of mail.

Seventy-Five Years Ago

Oct. 23, 1941

An application for a 20-year franchise to operate a gas system in Holyoke was submitted to the town board at the meeting Monday night by the Butane-Propane Service Company of Holyoke, operated by E.L. Scott and L.X. Wernet. Under the proposal, the company would build gas mains to all sections of the town south of the railroad tracks.

Lloyd Jensen and his 10-piece orchestra provided the music for the homecoming dance Friday evening at the Colorado State College of Education in Greeley. Jensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Soren Jensen of Holyoke, is enrolled as a junior student at the college.