|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
HHS athletes who received All-Conference Basketball designation are Zach Krueger, Landon Smith and Victoria Timm, with Austin Tharp, Danielle Olofson and Kristin Williamson receiving honorable mention.
Several Holyoke JR/SR High students took time during CSAP week, March 12-15, to do community service projects.
Ten Years Ago
Ramon Dominguez has opened a new car dealership, Arcety Dominguez Motors, at 440 E. Denver St.
A new screening for various types of skin cancer has been added to the variety of services at this year’s Community Health Fair.
Holyoke Community Church has started a food distribution ministry for people in the community who are going hungry.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
A snowstorm that hit the Holyoke area at about 6:30 a.m. March 24 caused the closing of schools throughout the area, including Holyoke schools.
Holyoke City Council adopts an ordinance amendment regarding manufactured housing.
Holyoke’s new street sweeper is the “Cadillac” of street sweepers in its convenience to the driver. The machine was delivered to Holyoke in mid-March.
Forty Years Ago
March 11, five fire departments and approximately 200 volunteers fought a fire that burned approximately 1,500-2,000 acres of grassland in the sandhills along the southern border of Phillips County.
Field preparation has been making good progress the past few weeks due to the unseasonably warm weather that continues to hold in the area.
Robert Elliott, owner of Holyoke Drug, returned last week from a trip to help a medical team in Mexico.
Fifty Years Ago
Construction of the new town office, information center and garage for downtown equipment is underway at the site of the old American Legion Hall on Highway 6 one block west of Holyoke’s main intersection.
J.M. “Mel” Tumbleson has terminated his association with Gene Wells Motors and plans to open a repair shop in the near future. The new business will be known as Mel’s Motor Service.
Holyoke Enterprise March 22, 2012