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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 07:59

Five Years Ago
June 21, 2007

Zach Krueger, a 2007 graduate of HHS, was recently recognized in the Rocky Mountain News as 2A baseball’s Player of the Year.

Torrential rains Monday and Tuesday, June 11-12 wreaked havoc mirroring that of the flood of June of 1997, with waters closing roadways and sweeping out the ground supporting the railroad tracks parallel to Highway 23.


Ten Years Ago
June 20, 2002

Holyoke Cooperative Association has been named the Environmental Respect Award winner for Colorado in 2002 for outstanding environmental stewardship among agricultural retailers across the nation.

With only 10 Peerless Pass memberships sold, the effort is being called a loss, and the Peerless Center will now have to remain closed to the public, and future GPRC programs will likely be eliminated.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
June 25, 1987

Mandatory use of safety belt systems by drivers and front-seat passengers will become effective July 1 as a result of the passage of Senate Bill 12.

A gold emblem chapter award was earned by the Holyoke FFA chapter at the 59th annual Colorado FFA convention June 14-16.


Forty Years Ago
June 22, 1972

Last Sunday evening at about 6:21 p.m., Holyoke was hit hard by a very strong rolling wind and dirt storm that caused severe damage to trees, TV antennas and windows.


Fifty Years Ago
June 21, 1962

Phillips County Oil Company has reportedly purchased a 100x130-foot site at the northeast corner of Holyoke’s main intersection and plans to put in a super service station.

Rev. H. Ward Barter has been appointed the new minister of the Holyoke Methodist Church.

A small twister caused considerable damage at three farms in the Wages area southwest of Holyoke late Saturday afternoon.



Holyoke Enterprise June 21, 2012