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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Feb. 2, 2006

Nici Bishop officially began her position as the new executive director of Phillips County Economic Development in mid-January, taking over the duties formerly handled by Julia Biesemeier.

Melissa Memorial Hospital recently received a $25,000 grant from USDA for new surgical equipment. The funds were used to purchase an anesthesia machine, a BIS monitor and a colonoscope.

A new equipment truck was recently put into use by the Holyoke Volunteer Fire Department. The truck was purchased by the Holyoke Fire Protection District, using a grant amounting to $92,500 from the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Program.


Ten Years Ago
Feb. 1, 2001

Kaylee Rees Camblin claimed First Baby of the Year honors on Jan. 23 for herself and her parents Kris and Marla Camblin.

Sherrill Sandstrom, a senior at Holyoke High School, recently joined the ranks of Boettcher Scholars by being awarded a 2001 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship.

Family Practice of Holyoke has received approval from Medicare to become a rural health clinic.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Feb. 6, 1986

Kameron Knight is recognized for achieving the Eagle Scout rank, the highest scouting rank, at the Boy Scout Court of Honor Feb. 2.

Don Johnson of Fort Morgan was recently named manager of Highline Electric Association after the retirement of Bob Goldenstein.

Thanks to the combined efforts of the Northeast Colorado Transportation and the Phillips County Commissioners, Holyoke residents can now enjoy a new mini-bus for their transportation.


Forty Years Ago
Feb. 4, 1971

Dale O’Neal, Holyoke contractor, has been named by the East Phillips County Hospital District board to replace Fred Peterson, who has resigned from the board because of ill health.

Cheryl Baker, Larry Barth and Gayle Howell, members of the Holyoke High School band, were selected to participate in the annual Colorado all-state band.

Two student teachers from Colorado State University, John Knaub and Philip Love, have been assigned to Holyoke High School’s vocational agriculture department for their student teaching training.


Fifty Years Ago
Feb. 2, 1961

A grass fire Sunday in the sandhills about 15 miles southwest of Holyoke, near the Art Ferguson ranch home, burned approximately 80 acres before it was brought under control.

Air Force Cadet Frederick A. Fiedler is ranked at the top of the 1962 graduating class at the Air Force Academy. Cadet Fiedler is the son of Theo. F. Fiedler, former Holyoke Mayor, and the late Mrs. Fiedler.

Rev. James Dobyns is the new pastor at Holyoke Church of Christ.