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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
April 13, 2006

Holyoke Elementary School could temporarily house the preschool, as construction of the new facility at the Phillips County Fairgrounds necessitates Dragon’s Wagon Preschool seek temporary headquarters for at least the 2006-2007 school year.

Zion Lutheran Church pastor Gary Rahe spent March 20-29 in the northwestern section of South Africa to represent the church and look for mission and humanitarian projects the Rocky Mountain District could support.


Ten Years Ago
April 12, 2001

Brian Adams recently opened his own locksmithing business, called Adams Lock & Key.

Finishing touches on the hospital room renovation project were completed last week at Melissa Memorial Hospital.

Holyoke City Council members voted to purchase five new Sentry sirens to replace the two old sirens in an effort to improve the tornado warning system throughout the city.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
April 17, 1986

Holyoke’s tree board is beginning a new tree planting tradition April 18 by celebrating Arbor Day with the school children of Holyoke.

Holyoke rural mail carrier Richard Brown was recently recognized at the Holyoke Post Office by Postmaster Doris Scott, as he received a service award pin from the U.S. Postal Service recognizing his 32 years of service to the U.S. government.

The Ford Bros. Circus, America’s finest big top circus, is coming to Holyoke April 23.


Forty Years Ago
April 15, 1971

A decision was made to unite Morwama and Philowick Scout districts. Philowick is comprised of Logan, Phillips and Sedgwick counties, and Morwama is made of Morgan, Washington and Yuma counties.

Mrs. L.H. Kropp, East Phillips County Red Cross chapter chairman, has been appointed volunteer consultant of Phillips, Kit Carson, Cheyenne and Lincoln counties.

Fifty Years Ago
April 13, 1961

The board of directors of the Holyoke Co-op Association recently approved the installation of a steam roller mill and boiler, along with a new feed mixer and hopper scales.

Arrangements were completed earlier this week for the opening of a ladies’ lounge and restroom in the Peerless Theatre for the convenience and comfort of shoppers and visitors.

Twin snowstorms dumped 13 inches of snow on Phillips County during the past week. The first storm came on Friday and continued for almost 24 hours, leaving about seven inches of snow, with the second storm lasting about five hours on Monday, leaving another six inches of snow.