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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Nov. 17, 2005

Brad Frantz is the newest deputy to be added to the ranks at the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office.

A special holiday tea and program was held Nov. 13 to honor doctors and nurse practitioners for their commitment to healthcare, serving as the grand finale for the 10th anniversary year of the Phillips County Healthcare Foundation.

HHS drama students will present “I Remember Mama” on stage this weekend.


Ten Years Ago
Nov. 16, 2000

Arlene Harms was appointed interim administrator of East Phillips County Hospital District at a special meeting of the district’s board of directors Nov. 9.

In what may be the closest race in history, the 2000 presidential election still remains in question one week after election day.

Several pipes froze and ruptured at Holyoke’s JR/SR High over the weekend. The broken pipes soaked carpets throughout the junior and senior high buildings, which meant an extra day off for students.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Nov. 21, 1985

Ted and Debbie Blakeman recently began operation of a custom woodworking shop in Holyoke.

Tim Ortner and Russ Sprague were part of the 29-member Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program who completed their ninth seminar in a two-year program earlier this month.

Arlan Scholl attended an intensive two-day schooling in Denver on design and operation of professional sound equipment.


Forty Years Ago
Nov. 19, 1970

Announcement was made today of the $4,253,144 initial payment from Great Western Sugar Company for the 1970 sugar beet crop, the largest payment ever made for sugar beets out of the Sterling office. $1,190,770 of that will go to growers in Phillips County.

VFW Post 6482 and Holyoke Police Department have completed arrangements for taping bicycles with reflector tape and issuing license plates at a bicycle carnival. After Nov. 28, all bicycles will be required to have reflector tape and license plates.


Fifty Years Ago
Nov. 17, 1960

Four youthful transients, arrested Saturday afternoon by Patrolman Ted Liles after he had stopped them between Paoli and Haxtun for a routine check, were found to be driving a stolen car from Iowa in which was several hundred dollars worth of clothing, tools, etc.

Mabel Vogel resigned from her duties at Hotel Burge Tuesday after being with the Machamers for 17 years and serving the hotel as cashier, clerk and room service manager at different times.

The printing press at the Enterprise broke down last week in the middle of the Thursday morning run, causing a time loss of about four hours.