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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
Sept. 25, 2008

A groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the new Phillips County Event Center on Monday afternoon, Sept. 22.

The Northeast Barrel Association held its summer series finals Sept. 19-20, and Holyoke third-grader Taylor Hendrix won first place in the Open 3D, Open 4D and Open 5D, taking home a saddle from each first-place finish.

Ballyneal Golf Course was the inspiration for a song, dubbed “A Western Reel,” written by songwriter Dwight Lakey.


Ten Years Ago

Sept. 25, 2003

Addressing drug use and abuse issues in the community at the Sept. 16 Re-1J Board of Education meeting, assistant Holyoke JR/SR High principal Diane Chrisman requested consideration to use Interquest Detection Canine’s Deterrent and Detection Program in Holyoke JR/SR High.

Steve Millage recently received the 2003 McGuffey Award from the Colorado Association of School Boards for his outstanding work as a member of the Re-1J Board of Education.

Holyoke Lions Club members held a cleanup day at the Lions Club Fishing Pond east of Holyoke on Sept. 20 and hauled 2 tons of trash to the landfill.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

Sept. 29, 1988

Rupert and Claire O’Neal tell of their “vacation” to Jamaica when the island was hit by Hurricane Gilbert.

Warren Cattle Company of Holyoke exhibited the Grand Champion Limousin Bull at the Nebraska State Fair.

Haxtun is celebrating its 100th birthday at the annual Corn Festival Oct. 1 and 2.


Forty Years Ago
Sept. 27, 1973

At about 11:56 last Saturday night, a collision involving three vehicles caused extensive damage to the former Holyoke Bakery building.

Sometime after midnight Sunday, Sept. 23, burglars forced entry through the rear door of Holyoke Drug Co. Approximately $135 in drugs were taken by the intruders.

The Holyoke Community Federal Credit Union has been presented a Thrift Honor Award for 1973 by the National Credit Union Administration.


Fifty Years Ago

Sept. 26, 1963

Holyoke Manors, Inc., a corporation formed by local men, will build and operate a 48-bed nursing home to be known as Sheridan Manor. It was announced yesterday that the project is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy within six months.

Gentle, soaking rain—the best in several years—was welcomed in a large section of the High Plains over the weekend. The moisture was a boon to winter wheat and barley and should put those crops into the winter in excellent condition.

The proposed experimental season on hen pheasants in large portions of Phillips and Sedgwick counties has resulted in widespread opposition among farmers and sportsmen in the area.



Holyoke Enterprise September 26, 2013