|Peekin' into the Past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
New trash bins, jointly purchased by the City of Holyoke, Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and others, were installed downtown last week.
Rita Kleve of Holyoke took first-place honors in the crops division of a recent Colorado Dept. of Agriculture photo contest. Her winning photo was titled “Pot of Gold.”
Daniela Tribout, HHS senior and French exchange student, is selected for All-State Choir.
Ten Years Ago
Citing a desire to expand his center pivot irrigation services, Mike “Woody” Woodhead announced last week that he has purchased Magnum Manufacturing from Keith Sagehorn and Marc Schlachter.
Holyoke seventh grader Kendra Knight was recently selected as the district and state winner in the International Lions Club Peace Poster Contest.
Phillips County Economic Development Corporation recently opened its office in the county annex building.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
A total of 51 municipal employees from Holyoke, Haxtun, Julesburg, Wray and Akron attended a defensive driving course presented by the Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency and hosted by the City of Holyoke.
Grand Opening festivities for Holyoke Home Improvement Center, owned by Gary Korte and Mike Walter of Holyoke and Dave and Dick Hoch of Yuma, have been set for Feb. 22.
Randy Carruthers recently resigned from his position as manager of Dudden Implement in Holyoke and noted his plans to take a position with State Farm Insurance in Sterling.
Forty Years Ago
Pete Knight, Scoutmaster of Holyoke Boy Scout Troop 32, was presented the Copper Coyote award for outstanding service, one of Scouting’s highest awards.
Two Denver rugby rivals, the Barbarians and the Highlanders, will stage an exhibition game at the Holyoke High School football field. The exhibition games are hoped to increase interest and the formation of more teams in Colorado.
Fifty Years Ago
Bill Madsen of Haxtun was the all-events winner in the Holyoke Bowling Association city tournament last weekend.
Gus Harms of Paoli was recently presented the “Big Four” sleeve patch from the American Bowling Congress in recognition of an unusual feat at Holyoke Bowling Lanes. The “big four split” consists of knocking down the four rear corner pins, the 6 and 10 and the 4 and 7.