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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
March 2, 2006

Hofmeister Lumber Company, established March 15, 1966, is coming down brick by brick in downtown Holyoke.

New cardboard recycling trailers have been placed in two locations in the downtown area. The Phillips County Landfill will be maintaining the trailers, sorting the cardboard and baling it for pick-up at the landfill.


Ten Years Ago
March 1, 2001

Steve Brown resigns from Holyoke City Council. Citing his reason for resigning, he said he does not “have the time available to continue to serve.”

This year’s Colorado Pheasant Hunting Championship is being hosted by Wild Things Hunting Club, located southeast of Holyoke on land owned by local hunting enthusiast Rupert O’Neal.

Holyoke High School students in the Child Development and Parenting class are getting a taste of parenting through the use of new “virtual babies.”


Twenty-Five Years Ago
March 6, 1986

The Holyoke Business and Professional Women’s Club will be sponsoring Daffodil Days on March 15. Beautiful bunches of daffodils will be sold, with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Phillips County will soon be replacing what is sometimes called the Willmon Bridge, five miles east and one and a quarter mile south of Holyoke.


Forty Years Ago
March 4, 1971

Two cardiac monitoring systems, a cardio-scope and a defibrillator have been added to the equipment at MMH. The new equipment is a gift from the W.E. Heginbotham Trust, administered by Ray E. Crosby and Harry A. Peach.

The Great Dr. Kit, master hypnotist and magician, will appear at the Holyoke High School gym March 8.

Billy P. Duncan is named the new minister of Holyoke Church of Christ.


Fifty Years Ago
March 2, 1961

McKelvey, the one remaining rural school in District Re-1J, will not be opened for classes next fall, and children in the district will attend school in either Holyoke or Amherst.

Pouring of concrete on the addition to the Venango Co-op elevator was completed several days ago by Chalmers & Borton Construction Co., which is now preparing to start additions at elevators in Paoli and Haxtun in the near future.