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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Nov. 24, 2005

Construction crews are hard at work making preparations for a new modular building that will serve as the new home for specialty clinics at Melissa Memorial Hospital. The new clinic will be up and running Dec. 6.

Joy Strack has taken over as the new district court clerk in Phillips County.

Andrea Hershfeldt is now offering massage therapy services at Body Works.

Theresa Conklin of Haxtun is providing Swedish, deep tissue and neuromuscular massages at Theresa’s Massage Therapy for Women, located at Brandt Chiropractic Clinic.


Ten Years Ago
Nov. 23, 2000

Nearly two weeks after the polls have closed across the nation, America still does not know who will be the next president of the United States.

Holyoke Assembly of God Church recently appointed Cleon Young as its new pastor, replacing Leroy Cowart who returned to Mancos.

Craig Leben is hired as the new loan officer and vice president at First Pioneer National Bank in Holyoke.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Nov. 28, 1985

Dave Brophy of Holyoke became the third hunter to legally kill a moose in Colorado when he shot a 900-pound bull moose in the state’s first moose hunting season.

Cross arms are installed at the Amherst railroad crossing. The full project includes automatic flashing lights, signals with bells and gates.

Holyoke’s Emma Einspahr celebrated her 90th birthday Nov. 22 and hosted a family group at a dinner at her church Nov. 24.


Forty Years Ago
Nov. 26, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Norm Duell of Holyoke recently visited Jamaica on a holiday cruise, which he won for an exceptional record in sales and service for Western Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company.

Arlan Scholl has been elected president of Campus Christian Fellowship, an interdenominational organization at Northeastern Junior College.

Willard Clayton of Holyoke, former school board member of Re-1J school district, was one of 18 school board members and former board members to receive the Honor Roll award from the Colorado Association of School Boards for their work on behalf of public education in Colorado.


Fifty Years Ago
Nov. 24, 1960

The Town of Holyoke will start a new trash and garbage pick-up service on Dec. 1 using a new packer truck purchased recently.

The plumbing and electric business of the late Edward Coyne has been purchased from Mrs. Coyne by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Coyne.

Mrs. Dale Reimer is the first local woman to get a triplicate patch from the Women’s International Bowling Congress. She bowled a 132 three times in a row in one series.