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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Jan. 26, 2006

Kindergarten students at Holyoke Elementary started attending school all day, every day this week.

HHS FBLA coordinated a Telethon and Auction Jan. 22 to benefit the Phillips County Healthcare Foundation. The effort resulted in donations totalling more than $20,000.

Larry Groshans and his ranch, Groshans Hereford, was honored at the National Western Stock Show’s 100th anniversary this year as being one of 20 or so exhibitors that have participated over 25 years in the event.


Ten Years Ago
Jan. 25, 2001

A week-long spring break has been added to all five of the calendar options being looked at for the 2001-02 school year.

The building which was formerly Holyoke Church of the Nazarene is now the official home for Holyoke Community Church, after the local Southern Baptist congregation purchased the building last week.

While deep sea fishing in Mazatlan, Mexico earlier this month, David Dirks caught an 8’ 8” marlin and his son Stephan caught an 8’ 8.5” sailfish.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Jan. 30, 1986

Bob Goldenstein plans retirement after 39 years with Highline Electric Association.

Satellite Cable TV of Holyoke has recently expanded its Basic Cable service to include nine additional channels as part of the company’s rebuilding program.

The Montgomery Wards catalog agency in Holyoke closed Jan. 29, announced owners David and Linda Williamson. The closing came about when Montgomery Wards closed all of its catalog agencies.


Forty Years Ago
Jan. 28, 1971

Television personality Jerry Beltz will hold services at First Baptist Church in Holyoke Feb. 1-7.

Keith Rodeman is elected chief of Amherst Fire Department.

Dr. Richard Bowman of Haxtun was appointed to the medical staff of Melissa Memorial Hospital at the January board meeting.


Fifty Years Ago
Jan. 26, 1961

A change has recently been made at Scholl Oil & Implement Company, with the partnership of J.G. and James Scholl being dissolved and the latter taking over ownership and management of the business. The new owner plans to sell the Ford tractor and implement franchise, continuing the business without that line.

Lyle McCormick, recently of California, has joined the Key Markets, Inc. organization and is now manager of the Jack & Jill store in Holyoke.