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Five Years Ago
April 3, 2008

Phillips County officially took the first step in erecting the new Phillips County Event Center on March 24 by removing the tin from the sides and roof of the old fairgrounds building.

Brittany Krueger combines photography and web design into her new business, Prairie Photography.

Ten Years Ago
April 3, 2003

Local law enforcement and emergency medical personnel participated in an “active shooter” training drill staged at Holyoke High School on March 26. The training exercise was a cooperative effort between local law enforcement officials and students involved in the Holyoke FCCLA chapter’s “Stop the Violence” project.

Dr. Harold Keenan, a doctor from Big Springs, Neb., has been hired to help out at the Family Practice Clinic several days a week as East Phillips County Hospital District continues its search for a physician.

Kasie Smith of Holyoke recently released a country music CD called “Girl in a Hurry” and will be included in the regular rotation on the country radio station out of Ogallala, Neb.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

April 7, 1988

Approximately 10 inches of snow was reported in the snowfall that started Friday evening and continued until about 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bridge crewmen from the Burlington-Northern Railroad are working to rebuild the bridge a mile west of Holyoke that was burned about eight years ago. Work on replacing the old wood bridge with a concrete bridge began in February and is expected to be completed by April 7.

Bill Bahler and Annie Bahler met with the Holyoke City Council Monday, April 4 to report on their efforts toward purchasing the Ourada Trailer Park in the southeast corner of town and to discuss with the council matters relating to the park.

Forty Years Ago
April 5, 1973

Another week of rain and snow further delayed field preparation and spring planting in the county, as fields are extremely muddy and water-soaked.

Margaret Spindler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Spindler of Holyoke, a freshman at Northeastern Junior College, majoring in music, will perform in “Sing Out 73” at the NJC theater Sunday, April 8.

Fifty Years Ago
April 4, 1963

The “Jubilee Belles,” the counterpart of the “Brothers of the Brush” met Tuesday evening to set up the organization. The Belles and the Brothers are Jubilee booster groups. Depending on gender, they’ll wear beards, vests, old-time hats, long dresses, bonnets, etc. to promote and publicize the Jubilee.

The senior class of Holyoke High School will present a three-act comedy, “The Curious Savage,” this evening and tomorrow evening in the gym.

Robert Schmidt has purchased the controlling interest in the Holyoke Farm Supply Co. and has assumed management of the business. The Holyoke Farm Supply Co., formerly the Blakesley Equipment Co., was purchased by Schmidt and Clyde Sperber and opened for business on March 15, 1959. Sperber will now devote full time to his farming operation.

Holyoke Enterprise April 4, 2013