|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Dale Anderson is retiring after nearly 21 years of service to the National Weather Service Co-op Observing Program as the weather observer for the Holyoke area. Dan Kafka took over Anderson’s position Jan. 23.
Grainland Cooperative officially merges Holyoke Cooperative Association, Amherst Cooperative Elevator and Grainland (Haxtun-Fleming) Cooperative as of Feb. 1.
Alan and Emma Sprague plan to open A&E Clothing, a gently-used clothing and miscellaneous store, Feb. 5.
Ten Years Ago
HHS sophomore Margaret Mailander was recently elected FCCLA district president.
About 100 participants of all ages attended a standing-room-only presentation about the early Native Americans of Phillips County at the Phillips County Museum Jan. 27.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Holyoke’s Claire O’Neal, a Certified Public Accountant, announced this week that she will be offering accounting services to businesses and individuals in the area.
Former Holyoke resident Gene Wells has closed the local Gene Wells Realty office with tentative plans to reopen the Holyoke office sometime this spring.
Holyoke Assembly of God is the new name for what was previously called Victory Temple Assembly of God in Holyoke.
Forty Years Ago
Peggy Lakin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lakin, was elected district president of the Future Homemakers of America for 1972-1973 at the district meeting Jan. 22.
Zion Lutheran Church held a mortgage-burning service last Sunday evening for the burning of the mortgages that had been acquired for the construction of the new 10-room Sunday school addition to the church.
Larry Austin was recently named executive secretary of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association.
Fifty Years Ago
A new Model 5 Linotype with a TTS (teletypesetter) attachment, a TTS perforator and a saw has been installed at the Enterprise office to replace an older Linotype that has been used for a number of years.
Dedication ceremonies for the new educational unit at the Holyoke Baptist Church will be held Feb. 4.
Rev. James Pomeroy of Pueblo will be installed as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Holyoke Feb. 4. Rev. Pomeroy will succeed Rev. Karl Nierman.
Holyoke Enterprise February 2, 2012