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Steam plow outfits like this were used for decades to plow the prairie and break sod in the early days of Phillips County. — Source: Phillips County Museum

Peekin' into the Past

Five Years Ago — May 1, 2014
    Holyoke Golf Club ushered in the 2014 season in newly remodeled quarters at 415 E. Carnahan St. at the annual meeting April 22. The lounge has a brand-new facelift, including a bar, TVs, and new windows, carpet and lighting.
    In a surprise addition to this year’s Emerald Awards program, Superintendent Bret Miles was recognized with the Dragon Visionary Award.
    
Ten Years Ago — April 30, 2009

    Francisco and Gabriela Caraveo started a new business venture last week when they opened Holyoke Video Center at 126 S. Interocean Ave.
    Phillips County Spring Fling Fun Match for dogs and their trainers was held at Holyoke City Park on April 25.
    Last week, Melissa Memorial Hospital administrator John Ayoub announced that he received notification that future Family Practice physician Dr. Danielle McClellan has been selected as a recipient for The Colorado Health Foundation Physician Loan Repayment Program. She was awarded a total of $150,000 ($50,000 per year for three years) for tuition reimbursement to serve as a family practice physician in a rural community. She was one of 16 physicians chosen to receive the award.
    
Twenty-Five Years Ago — May 5, 1994

    Susan Roll of Amherst was presented with an award at the 25th annual Agriculture Banquet at NJC on April 21. The plaque was given in memory of her late husband, Ken, as Outstanding Farm Manager for 1993.
    Jody Fiscus announces the opening of “The Stork’s Nest,” a new shop at Central Street Shoppes. In the shop, she will be carrying baby bedding lines and gift items.
    After much consideration, Phillips County commissioners are now taking applications for a part-time county fair manager.
    
Fifty Years Ago — May 1, 1969

    Parallel parking only on the east side of Interocean from Carnahan to the railroad tracks, beginning immediately; so orders the street committee of the Town of Holyoke.
    Daniel J. Kaup, who will graduate second in the 53-member senior class of Holyoke High School, was one of 20 outstanding Colorado high school seniors to be awarded a four-year scholarship by the Gates Foundation.
    Four break-ins during the past week in Phillips County have netted burglars approximately $240 in cash. Sometime during the night last Thursday, Bob’s Repair Service and Schnieder Feed and Seed Store in Paoli were broken into. Burglars broke into the Hofmeister Lumber Company office sometime Tuesday evening, and the back door of the Butane-Propane building was forced open by a wrecking bar that had been taken from the lumber yard nearby.
    The Holyoke Lions Club will conduct an all-out drive May 9-10 to sell quality articles to residents and local businesses. The articles are all manufactured in accredited blind workshops throughout the area. The household broom will be sold at the regular retail price of $2.
    
Seventy-Five Years Ago — May 4, 1944
    A deal was made Tuesday when the Central Hotel was sold by Mrs. Anna Burress, present proprietor, to Mr. and Mrs. L.X. Wernet of Holyoke. The new owners will take possession May 15.
    Fred R. Peterson has completed some remodeling of his creamery building here. A new, lighter front door has been built in to replace the large, heavy door. A door has been added on the left of the main entrance to make direct entrance into the cream testing room. New, larger windows have been added to the east side of the churn and butter rooms.

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