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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago—Nov. 3, 2005

On Monday, Phillips County Commissioners were notified by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs they have been awarded a $500,000 Energy Impact Assistance grant to help with the construction of a new community building at the Phillips County Fairgrounds.

Officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Division of Aeronautics recently awarded the City of Holyoke a grant totaling $11,842 for improvements at the Holyoke Municipal Airport.

Ten Years Ago—Nov. 2, 2000

Bill and Kristie Pelle announced this week they will reopen Blisties at its former location south of Holyoke on Highway 385.

Nick Colglazier of Holyoke recently received the American FFA Degree, which is the highest degree awarded by the National FFA Organization.

George Larson resigns from administrator position at Melissa Memorial Hospital.

Twenty-Five Years Ago—Nov. 7, 1985

Duane Werner and Orval Denbo try their hand at raising amaranth, a high protein grain-yielding plant.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Clark enjoy a family tour of the British Isles.

Holyoke senior Shawn Krominga and junior Sherri Brewer were named to the LPAA All Conference volleyball list. Seniors Robyn Statz and Michelle Roll received All Conference honorable mention recognition.

Forty Years Ago—Nov. 5, 1970

Some preliminary work was started this week by Dick Thompson of Midwest Cable TV and he stated that, weather permitting, the cable TV system would be in operation by Christmas.

Phillips County worker Fred Spohn received a broken leg when the wall of a sand pit he was working in caved in, partially burying him.

Mrs. Ted Clark of Holyoke advanced to the presidency of the North Group of the Colorado School Librarians Association at its fall meeting Oct. 30.

Fifty Years Ago—Nov. 3, 1960

Approximately 240 visitors were registered to look at the 348 articles on display at the second annual Holyoke Art Festival and Antique Show.

Members of the Holyoke Civil Air Patrol unit participated Monday in their second search mission in a week. Local CAP members participating were three pilots, Gerald Millage, Hugh Doughty and Myron Dodson, and three observers, Dale Anderson, Alvin Teel and M.A. Rothenberger.

The Holyoke Chamber of Commerce suggests that local places of business be closed Friday afternoon during the Holyoke-Julesburg football game so more townspeople can get out to Dragon Field to support the team.