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Five Years Ago
Nov. 15, 2007

The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation recently announced a grant of $50,000 to support the construction of the Phillips County Event Center.

The HHS drama department will be performing two melodramas this weekend, Tied to the Tracks or Bound by Her Convictions and Lily, the Victorious Seamstress or She Was so Good She Never Dropped a Stitch.


Ten Years Ago
Nov. 14, 2002

The unseasonably cold and wet weather which has recently been hovering over Phillips County broke last week, allowing area farmers to hit the fields and get back to harvesting this year’s corn crop.

Holyoke School Board looks at moving to zero-tolerance for fighting—meaning self-defense would not be a reason for being involved in a fight—in order to clear up a conflict in school policy.

Songwriter and recording artist Katherine Dines is in Holyoke this week, working with students at Holyoke Elementary School to teach them the joy and skills of writing original songs.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

Nov. 19, 1987

Fred Johnson has announced the opening of a Holyoke branch office of his insurance firm, Fred J. Johnson & Associates. Johnson comes to Holyoke from Denver and is also the new Holyoke High School head boys’ basketball coach.

Nov. 9 marked the 100th birthday of the Holyoke Post Office. It was on that date in 1887 that David Castetter was appointed as the first postmaster of Holyoke and a post office was established for the town.


Forty Years Ago

Nov. 16, 1972

For the second consecutive year, initial payment to sugar beet growers will set an all-time record high, the Great Western Sugar Company announced today. A total of $75.6 million will be mailed to GWS growers on Nov. 20, surpassing the 1971 record of $61.7 million.

Word has been received by Sen. Peter Dominick that the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation awarded a $14,000 matching grant to the Town of Holyoke last Tuesday to convert the present sand greens to grass greens and construct a utility building at the Holyoke Golf Club.

Holyoke’s second major snowstorm hit the area last Sunday afternoon, bringing approximately 10 inches of new wet snow to the area before it ended late Monday night. The storm brought the total snowfall this winter to about 23 inches.


Fifty Years Ago
Nov. 15, 1962

Cash and checks totaling $719 were stolen from a safe at the Holyoke Grade School Monday night or early Tuesday in what authorities term “a professional job.”

Holyoke Shoe Repair Shop, which was purchased recently by Lewis Hager, is to move next week to 136 S. Interocean Ave., the small building between Sandy’s Appliance and The Holyoke Enterprise.

A demonstration on making candy was well-attended on Tuesday afternoon at the Holyoke Scout Building. Mrs. C.E. Simmons of Fort Morgan gave the demonstration.


Holyoke Enterprise November 15, 2012