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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
May 4, 2006

Melissa Memorial Hospital recently announced it will now be servicing the surrounding area as the fixed site of an advanced diagnostic imaging system, the Multi-slice Computed Tomography (CT).

Holyoke Enterprise co-owner Russ Pankonin of Imperial, Neb. was honored recently when he became the first weekly newspaper editor to win the Omaha World-Herald Francis L. Partsch Award for editorial leadership.

Bank of Colorado and NECO Grocery, LLC signed contracts May 1 to purchase land in the 100 block of N. Interocean to build a new bank and grocery store.


Ten Years Ago
May 3, 2001

Loral Johnson, co-publisher emeritus of Johnson Publications, was recognized last week with the highest honor bestowed on a member of the Nebraska Press Association—Master Editor-Publisher. He was also inducted into the Nebraska Journalism Hall of Fame in early April.

Carol Strait-Salvador of Clarksville announces she will open “Cimarron’s: Flavor of the Southwest” restaurant in Holyoke in the former Magnolia’s restaurant building.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

May 8, 1986

Grace O’Neal of Holyoke received one of the first annual National Community Service Awards from the American Association of Retired Persons.

Mark Lambert opens Lambert Insurance Agency at 416 E. Denver.

Improvements at Phillips County Raceway near completion for the May 24 opener.


Forty Years Ago

May 6, 1971

Zeiler Owens Lindsay Post No. 6482, Veterans of Foreign Wars, celebrated its 25th anniversary May 2.

FFA reports that 65,000 pounds of cans, bottles and other trash were gathered up at the Earth Day project here last week. Approximately 700 students were involved in the event, and about 25 trucks from farmers, the county and the town were used to haul the junk.

Fifty Years Ago
May 4, 1961

Frank Conklin has joined Frank Duke Motor Company as a mechanic.

Approximately 650 grade school pupils from grades one through six will participate in the rural choir program to be held May 15 at Haxtun.

Sharon Lynch, a senior at Holyoke High School, has been named one of 18 Citizenship Scholars at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan.