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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
May 11, 2006

Kurt Rumold takes top honors in the 2006 Phillips County Healthcare Foundation Amateur Triathlon for finishing with the overall fastest time.

Family and Consumer Sciences will remain a department at HHS for 2006-07, but a search for a full-time teacher will be halted. Supt. Stephen Bohrer recommended paying Susan Ortner one-seventh of her teaching contract to teach two sessions of Relationships and Life Management in the upcoming school year.


Ten Years Ago
May 10, 2001

Tracy Reynolds, a 1993 graduate of Holyoke High School, will travel to Accra, Ghana, Africa in June to sing gospel in the African Choral and Gospel Music Festival.

After 27 years of billing and bookwork, Dorothy Sisneros has decided to “disconnect” her career with Phillips County Telephone Company and retire from her secretarial duties.

Holyoke third-grader Megan Colglazier recently competed at the District 4-H Talent Jamboree, earning grand champion honors as a junior performer at the event.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
May 15, 1986

Holyoke High School teacher Jerry McVicker was offered a contract with Holyoke School District Re-1J as high school principal for the 1986-1987 school year.

Bruce Huggins, Harvey Macklin and Arlinn Williams will be the first graduates of Holyoke Christian School since it was started in 1983.

New Holyoke residents Dan and Judy Hudson have announced the start of a new business in town called Hudson’s A to Z Service, offering a variety of fix-up and clean-up type services for the home. The Hudsons are also starting Midwest Aerial Photography.


Forty Years Ago
May 13, 1971

The NJC beginner and intermediate baton twirling classes will present a program in Haxtun to display the skills they have learned. Holyoke students include Delana Schmidt, Shawn Sperber, Charissa Walgren and Denise Stout.

Cindy Amstutz, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Howard Amstutz, and Denny Vollmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Vollmer, were chosen as 1971 Prom Queen and King.

Fifty Years Ago
May 11, 1961

Phyllis Jeane Reed, a junior at Holyoke High School, has been chosen as a Colorado band representative in the U.S. High School band which will tour Europe in the summer of 1962.

A transient laborer has admitted that he broke into the Dairy King here on April 29 and got away with $4 or $5 in cash and a cash box containing papers.