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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago

Nov. 10, 2005

Judy McFadden was recently hired as the new director of Phillips County Department of Social Services.

East Phillips County Hospital District coordinates a mock accident to help local fire, hospital, school and law enforcement personnel know how to better prepare for a disaster.

East Phillips County Hospital District receives a $500,000 grant from the Governor’s Rural Healthcare Initiative to help fund its new hospital project.


Ten Years Ago

Nov. 9, 2000

An increase in the mill levy for Melissa Memorial Hospital was approved by East Phillips County Hospital District voters 868-540.

Jerry Beavers and Bud Biesemeier are elected Phillips County Commissioners.

National Hog Farms, located east of Greeley near Kersey, is shutting down its operations indefinitely. 125 workers will be laid off as a result of this closing.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

Nov. 14, 1985

Dale Reimer of Holyoke has generously contributed $50,000 to start the Holyoke Arts Charitable Trust.

“J.P. Doodles” cartoonist Barry McWilliams presents a workshop to Holyoke’s fourth through eighth graders.

The Spanish Club of Holyoke High School is joining in a statewide effort to raise funds for replacing one of the elementary schools destroyed in the Mexico City earthquake Sept. 19.


Forty Years Ago

Nov. 12, 1970

Members of the Holyoke Junior High eighth grade class took a field trip to the United States Air Force Academy Planetarium Oct. 31.

Holyoke High School junior class will present their class play, “The Hang-up at Generation Gap” at the high school gymnasium on Nov. 20.

Due to a large purchase of RCA 23” color TVs, Schmidt Motor Supply, Inc. is selling them for $499.95.


Fifty Years Ago

Nov. 10, 1960

T.R. Benefiel, who will be 83 in December, recently was forced to close the creamery that he and Mrs. Benefiel have operated here since 1936, because of ill health.

Mrs. August Bjorklun Sr. of Haxtun was pleasantly surprised recently to receive a letter from President Eisenhower in reply to a birthday greeting sent to him by Mrs. Bjorklun.

Ernest Hill, a local bowler, recently received a Triplicate Club shoulder patch from the American Bowling Congress for having tallied three identical scores (131 points each) in a three-game series.