|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Holyoke and Haxtun Chambers of Commerce have started Operation: Phillips County Cares to promote support for those actively serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ten Years Ago
Former Haxtun Police Chief Rob Urbach has officially been named the new sheriff for Phillips County. He was sworn in by county judge Dave Colver on May 31 and took office the following day.
Holyoke Elementary School principal Jim Yakel is retiring from his profession after 44 years as an educator and administrator.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
Crown Bar Gardens, located a mile east of Holyoke just south of the Farm Store and owned by John and Marianne Sullivan and family, is a new modified hydroponic greenhouse incorporating a relatively new concept in horticulture.
Everett Hiatt of Holyoke received one of the 1987 National Community Service Awards from the American Association of Retired Persons.
Forty Years Ago
Holyoke’s Future Farmers of America chapter received the gold chapter award at the state FFA convention June 4-6.
Farm Supply, Inc., Holyoke, was presented an “Exceptional Dealer Award” by Fritz H. Kitowski, finance representative for Allis-Chalmers Credit Corporation.
Fifty Years Ago
In the 24-day period since May 15, precipitation in Holyoke has totaled 5.98 inches.
A huge crowd was on hand Sunday for the annual Huck Finn Day festivities at Wray. It was estimated that 1,680 people were present, including 640 children.
Holyoke Enterprise June 7, 2012