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Five Years Ago
May 25, 2006

An ordinance restricting the use of skateboards, rollerblades and/or bicycles on sidewalks and streets in the City of Holyoke was approved on first reading at the May 16 City Council meeting. A public hearing will be held at the council meeting June 6 prior to a final vote.

Retired HHS principal Max Bernard was honored as a hero by HJHS social studies teacher Kevin Asbury at the May 22 Junior High Awards Night after Bernard shared stories of his experiences in WWII in the eighth-grade social studies classes a few months ago.


Ten Years Ago
May 24, 2001

Concrete was poured last week on the first half of the cement foundation for the new skate park.

After 31 years as a teacher, 28 of which were spent teaching in Holyoke, HHS social studies instructor Vann Manly has decided to retire from his long career as a teacher and track coach.

Holyoke boys track team is awarded the Class 2A State championship for the third year in a row.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
May 29, 1986

Video Den was opened at 126 N. Interocean by Gary and Pam Brown of Sterling on May 23. The front room of the store will be filled with movies to be rented, and the back room of the store will feature an arcade.

A Grand Opening celebration is planned for Lambert Insurance Agency on May 30. The new insurance agency opened earlier this month.

This is the final year of Max Bernard’s tenure as principal at Holyoke High School, and he plans to retire at the end of the current school year. Bernard has been the principal since 1960.


Forty Years Ago
May 27, 1971

Holyoke Bowling Lanes, owned and operated for many years by Mr. and Mrs. George Arkulari, has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Carrick of Holyoke. The new name of the bowling alley will be Paradise Lanes.

Holyoke Lions Club wins first place in the Colorado Lions District 6-East membership, attendance and activities contest.


Fifty Years Ago

May 25, 1961

Melvin Clough, manager of Holyoke Cooperative Association the past eight years, will terminate his association with the business in the near future. Named general manager of the co-op was Neel Leathers, who has served as manager of the Holyoke Co-op service station since 1957.

New art glass windows at Zion Lutheran Church will be dedicated May 28 in a special service.

Gene Wells Motor Company will soon be under the management of Bud Miller, former operator of H & B Body Shop in Julesburg.


Holyoke Enterprise May 26, 2011