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Five Years Ago
Sept. 20, 2007

After months of construction, the new Bank of Colorado building at 133 N. Interocean in Holyoke is complete and open for business. To commemorate its relocation, the bank will host a grand opening Sept. 20.

Sept. 17, Efrain Bencomo and his family opened their new Mexican food restaurant, El Buen Sazón, located in the former Basically Business store at 116 N. Interocean Ave.

Ballyneal is offering social memberships, cooking lessons with their head chef and golf lessons with their golf professionals to people in the community.

Ten Years Ago
Sept. 19, 2002

Melissa Memorial Hospital is now offering nuclear medicine, with Front Range Mobile Imaging of Cheyenne, Wyo. coming to Holyoke every other Wednesday with a mobile nuclear medicine unit to perform diagnostic testing.

Several local events were held to give residents and students an opportunity to commemorate the one-year anniversary of 9/11.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Sept. 24, 1987

HHS students Lisa Kramer and Kraig Blomme were two of the 6,000 students in Denver, Portland, Ore. and St. Louis, Mo. who took part in a four-way teleconference with Pope John Paul II, who was in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sept. 15.

The Holyoke chapter of Future Farmers of America won the “Best Chapter Exhibit” recognition at the Colorado State Fair recently.

The Holyoke Women’s Club sponsored a special Constitution Day ceremony Sept. 17 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.

Forty Years Ago
Sept. 21, 1972

Allan A. Atkins of Washington, Ill. will assume duties as minister of First Christian Church in Holyoke on Oct. 1.

Last Monday night, forced entry was made through a back window of the Holyoke Swimming Pool by Robert Sattler, 21, from Missouri. He was apprehended by Holyoke police officer Joe McCallum and high school principal Max Bernard while still inside the building. The same evening, entry was made through a door at the rear of the elementary school, but authorities have not established whether or not the two break-ins were related.

The Holyoke chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes is sponsoring Bill Leach, an internationally known artist whose pictures drawn before your eyes come to life with sound, motion and color. The public is invited to come see his demonstrations at the HHS gym Sept. 25-27.

Fifty Years Ago
Sept. 20, 1962

Floyd Kohrell of Holyoke was presented a life membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Sunday at a district VFW meeting in recognition of the 100 percent membership in the district during Kohrell’s year as district commander.

Construction of the new American Legion building here has progressed rapidly to date, but workmen are now waiting for floor tile to complete the job.

Holyoke Enterprise September 20, 2012