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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Dec. 22, 2005

In anticipation of a three-to-six-month leave from her administration position at MMH, Arlene Harms, along with East Phillips County Hospital District board members, has secured an agreement with Haxtun Hospital and their administrator, Aaron Wood, to share his administrative skills.

Four cars derailed from the tracks that cross Highway 385 north of the stoplight in Holyoke on Dec. 14.


Ten Years Ago
Dec. 21, 2000

Farmers left 1,060 acres of sugar beets in the ground this year in the Holyoke area because of extreme cold temperatures which swept through the area in recent weeks.

George W. Bush finally lays claim to the presidency as Al Gore concedes five weeks after Election Day.

About 40 percent of the sun will be covered at the peak of the solar eclipse Christmas morning, the last solar eclipse of the millenium.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Dec. 26, 1985

Brenda Rucker, Phillips County Extension agent in home economics and youth, recently received a Tyro Award from the Colorado Association of Extension 4-H and youth agents.

Tammy Hilbert wins the local Voice of Democracy contest.

Jennifer Miles wins the Conservation Poster Contest in Holyoke, sponsored by the Haxtun Soil Conservation District.


Forty Years Ago
Dec. 24, 1970

Jan Johnson was named “Miss Holyoke High School” of 1970-1971.

The Holyoke Dragons basketball team remains undefeated.

Navy Lieutenant (junior grade) Michael O’Neal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Foy E. O’Neal of Holyoke, received a Bronze Star medal Dec. 13 while serving in Vietnam.


Fifty Years Ago
Dec. 22, 1960

Judge Leon Kepler will soon retire after serving as Phillips County Judge since January 1940. He will turn over his office to Judge-elect Walter O. Lutze in January.

Members of Zion Lutheran Church approved a resolution to install art glass in the 14 nave windows of the church proper.