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Five Years Ago
May 24, 2007

Arlene Harms has resigned her position as administrator at Melissa Memorial Hospital after 31 years with MMH.

Velma Biddle, one of only two living members of the Class of 1927 and the only one still living in Holyoke, will be the only one from her class who is able to attend Holyoke’s Alumni Banquet, marking 80 years since her high school graduation.


Ten Years Ago
May 23, 2002

The Holyoke boys’ track team captured their fourth consecutive state championship, while the girls earned second-place honors, the highest ranking earned by the girls’ team in the history of the school.

KBC Trading and Processing Company was purchased May 15 from ConAgra by a group of 56 bean and popcorn producers and has returned to its original name from the 1930s, Jack’s Bean Company.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
May 28, 1987

Arrowheads, spearheads, knives, scrapers and even a large animal skeleton and a couple of hearths were all part of the findings in the archaeological dig last week in Phillips County, four miles north and five miles west of Holyoke.

Members of Holyoke’s first senior Girl Scout troop, organized over 40 years ago, met in Holyoke for a reunion May 23.


Forty Years Ago
May 25, 1972

Harding Bicycle and Supply, a new bicycle shop in Holyoke, operated by Sheldon Harding, is located in the basement of the Burge Hotel.

Don Gordon won the space helmet TV in the drawing at Gambles.

Contrary to circulating rumors, there are no known or suspected cases of diphtheria in Holyoke, according to Dr. Myrlen Chesnut.


Fifty Years Ago
May 24, 1962

A cornerstone laying ceremony will be held May 26 at the new elementary school building in Haxtun.



Holyoke Enterprise May 24, 2012