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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Jan. 19, 2006

Melissa Memorial Hospital recently began hosting specialty clinics in the new modular unit.

Los Padres is a new program designed to connect fathers with their families in a more meaningful way than previously and to engage them in the process of their children’s education and social development.

Challenge Day, a program aimed at ending violence and alienation in schools, is presented to Holyoke JR/SR High School students in two all-day assemblies.


Ten Years Ago
Jan. 18, 2001

Students, faculty and staff were evacuated from the high school and junior high buildings Jan. 16 when a fire was discovered in the shop area.

Tim Muths, a 1983 HHS graduate, was recently awarded three patents related to wireless data services.

Vern Adams retires after 27 years at Highline Electric Association.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Jan. 23, 1986

Offering what they call “the total concept of window treatment”—from custom-made draperies to matching accessories to window energy products to verticals and mini blinds—Dorothy and Doyle Skinner have started a new business called “Carousel Decor.”

KHHS TV presents live newscasts on Fridays. The first commentators to appear are Eric Sperber and Jessica Vogelgesang.


Forty Years Ago
Jan. 21, 1971

Gayle Howell, Cindy Colver and Dan Austin are selected to participate in the Colorado all-state choir festival.

Holyoke Housing Authority is informed that when funds become available to the Denver HUD office, Holyoke will receive first consideration for a senior housing project.

Mrs. Chester Krueger, supervisor of nursing service at Melissa Memorial Hospital, attended a special course for health professionals and others interested in chronic disease.


Fifty Years Ago
Jan. 19, 1961

The Holyoke Methodist congregation will hold its first worship service in the new $115,000 addition Sunday morning, Jan. 22.

Carol’s Hair Styling Salon will hold its grand opening Jan. 24. The new business, operated by Carol Wood, is located in the building which formerly housed Shorty’s Barber Shop at 117 N. Interocean.