|Peekin' into the past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
Jennifer Boettner, formerly assistant principal at Estes Park High School, will be taking on the principal position at Holyoke Elementary School this fall.
Vanessa Timm of Holyoke attended the Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., June 7-14. She was selected and sponsored by Highline Electric Association.
Sonia R. Hubbard of Holyoke recently earned membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table—the Premier Association of Financial Professionals.
Ten Years Ago
After one of the driest seasons in history, heavy rains poured throughout northeast Colorado and southwest Nebraska, bringing two and a quarter inches of rain to the Holyoke area Saturday, July 6. Ten inches of rain in the Ogallala, Neb. area, caused the South Platte River to overflow and flood sections of I-80.
Holyoke Co-op Ampride was recently awarded the coveted “Circle of Pride” award for the second consecutive term for exceeding standards related to retail image, cleanliness and customer service.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
A detailed report from the archaeological dig in late May at Schlachter Farms indicated that remains from four different prehistoric cultures or time periods were found and there may be even more.
Willard Bolen was presented with a plaque of appreciation at the City Council’s July 7 meeting for his 12 years of service to the city as a member of the Holyoke Cemetery Board.
Forty Years Ago
The large fireplace that dominates the lobby of the Burge Hotel in Holyoke and is dedicated to the “Knights of the Grip” is featured in the July-August issue of Hoofs and Horns magazine.
During the recent Colorado district assembly of the Church of the Nazarene at Lakewood, the Holyoke Church of the Nazarene received the outstanding small church merit award.
Fifty Years Ago
The town clerk’s office will be moved to quarters in Holyoke’s new municipal building this weekend and will be open for business in the new location Monday morning, July 16.
The Green Lantern Cafe was opened for business last Thursday in the building on the west side of N. Interocean Ave. which is perhaps best remembered as the Tighe Cafe building.
Red’s Conoco Station in Holyoke, operated by Darrel “Red” Sullivan, was recently recognized as an “Award Station” by the Continental Oil Co.
Holyoke Enterprise July 12, 2012