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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
March 23, 2006

City of Holyoke will have its first female mayor, with the two candidates being Cherrie Brown and Roberta Tonsing.

Snow and wind caused low visibility and adverse road conditions March 20, forcing the postponement of Community Night. Students were also released from school early and had a full snow day the following day.


Ten Years Ago
March 22, 2001

Amherst Cooperative Association has expanded its auto repair services with the recent purchase of Downtown Auto & Diesel in Holyoke from Jeff Michael and Gavin McClintock.

Matt Brasby opens Brasby Truck & Salvage 15 miles northwest of Holyoke.

Mary Inlow of Julesburg was recently hired as the new director of nursing at Melissa Memorial Hospital.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
March 27, 1986

A new blood gas analyzer has been installed at Melissa Memorial Hospital.

The final hopes for a beet industry in northeast Colorado are quickly fading. There are a few remaining possibilities to look at, but it doesn’t look hopeful.

Holyoke City Council voted 4-3 to dismiss Police Chief John Bevel due to personnel issues.


Forty Years Ago
March 25, 1971

Holyoke eighth-grade science classes took a field trip to Goodland, Kan. last Saturday to visit and study the operations of the voc-tech school, federal weather station and the FAA station.

Holyoke was hit last Wednesday evening by another blizzard that left six to eight inches of new snow.

Northeastern Junior College will offer baton twirling classes at Haxtun High School.


Fifty Years Ago
March 23, 1961

The Holyoke motor company, owned and operated by M.A. “Mike” Rothenberger for the past 12 and a half years, was sold early this week to Frank Duke of Sterling.

Seven business places in Amherst and Venango were hit by thieves last Wednesday night, and a total of almost $1,000 in cash was stolen.

Dale Wood opens his machinery repair shop, Wood Auto & Tractor Repair, at his farm home southeast of Holyoke.