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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Dec. 1, 2005

Wreath decorating has been added to this year’s Country Christmas event. The wreaths are now on display at Phillips County Courthouse for the community to enjoy.

Dragon’s Wagon Preschool celebrates its 25th year of operation.

Melissa Goldenstein joined the Holyoke Enterprise staff in mid-November as a reporter, and will be covering many aspects of community news.

Ten Years Ago
Nov. 30, 2000

Michelle Heldenbrand is hired as the executive director of Phillips County Economic Development Corporation.

Work began earlier this week to replace the old wading pool. The new pool will be nearly three times larger than the old one and will sit in the same location on the west side of the indoor pool.

Erik Vieselmeyer is named as the new Pioneer seed dealer. He will be taking over the local Pioneer Seed agency from Elwin Poe, who is retiring from nearly 40 years in the seed business.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Dec. 5, 1985

Frankie Busch will be in concert Dec. 8 at Victory Temple Assembly of God Church in Holyoke.

Approximately 240 people attended the Grand Opening at Fred’s Sweet Shop, owned by Fred Riley.

The largest number of breed-comparison groups in its history—more than 267 bulls from nine purebred breeds—were placed on test at the Northeast Colorado Bull Test Association test facility recently.

Forty Years Ago
Dec. 3, 1970

Daryl Kropp, manager of Phillips County Telephone Company, was elected president of the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.

Approximately 115 junior high students toured Speer Cushion and Upholstery during their open house Nov. 23.

A new program to teach elementary boys the fundamentals of basketball will be inaugurated Saturday.

Fifty Years Ago
Dec. 1, 1960

The winter’s first blizzard swirled across the region Sunday night, following a period of unseasonably warm weather. The high readings for the three days before the storm averaged 75 degrees.

Federated Women’s Club of Holyoke promotes Civil Defense, urging people to be prepared for possible nuclear attack or other disaster.