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Five Years Ago
July 26, 2007

A weighted grading scale in which Advanced Placement and Post Secondary classes are based on a 5.0 scale instead of 4.0 will be eliminated at HHS, effective with this year’s juniors, the Class of 2009.

Mid America Agri Products/Philips announced late last week that it expects to receive its “Permit to Construct” from the State of Colorado for the ethanol plant that is proposed for construction two miles east of Haxtun.


Ten Years Ago
July 25, 2002

Members of the Holyoke City Council decided to proceed with a fiscal impact study to explore economic development opportunities in the community.

Holyoke Police investigate a series of thefts, burglaries and instances of trespassing that they believe are related. Police chief Barry Winckler advises community members to lock their doors to prevent further instances. A $250 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the burglars.

Horse whisperer Paul Daly of Wild Horse Ministries will provide a demonstration during the community church service at the Phillips County Fair. Daly can bridle, saddle and ride an untrained horse within two hours, all while sharing his Gospel message.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
July 30, 1987

W.C. “Dub” McElannon is named the new hospital administrator. With 17 years hospital administration experience, the hospital board believes he is well qualified and looks forward to working with McElhannon.

Theresa Hilbert and Lora Smith earn a gold medal for their presentation at the National FHA Leadership meeting held in Washington D.C.

The city tables the topic of mayoral replacement. After the death of Mayor Loren Walter, an executive session was held to discuss the issue. The council has 60 days from Walter’s death to fill the vacancy.


Forty Years Ago
July 27, 1972

First Baptist Church of Holyoke will show the 16mm movie film “Like a Mighty Army.” The public is invited to attend the event.

Clarence P. “Clancey” Stout, local piano technician, was honored by the Piano Technicians Guild at the convention in Portland, Ore.

Completely new bucking chutes and announcer booth are installed at the fairgrounds in preparation for the Phillips County Fair.


Fifty Years Ago
July 26, 1962

A destructive fire burns through a machine shed at the Arthur Ferguson farm 17 miles southwest of Holyoke. Ferguson and his son, Lee, sustained burns from the fire. The Fergusons also lost two tractors and a truck in the blazes.

Elizabeth Shaw and Larry Haynes join the Re-1J teaching staff. Shaw will serve as the speech and freshman English teacher. Haynes will assume the roles of fifth grade teacher and assistant junior high athletic coach.



Holyoke Enterprise July 26, 2012