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Five Years Ago
Jan. 15, 2009

A fire west of Imperial, Neb., burned an estimated 600-700 acres on Jan. 6. Seven area fire departments aided the Imperial Fire Department in battling the blaze as winds made it difficult to get under control.

Woody’s Pivot Service has moved to 416 E. Denver St. from its former location at 133 W. Denver St.

Elisa Sagehorn, a 2008 HHS graduate, attended an agriculture tour of China as a Colorado State FFA officer Nov. 10-20.

Ten Years Ago

Jan. 15, 2004

Jacob Todd Anderson is Holyoke’s First Baby of 2004. The son of Jared and Jonetta Anderson of Haxtun, Jacob was born Jan. 6 at Melissa Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Stephen D. Bohrer, superintendent of Holyoke School District Re-1J, was recently appointed to a three-year term on the National Rural Education Association’s legislative committee.

HolyokeOnline, a community website created by Don Burris, was launched this week as a place where local residents can view local activities and information and visit with friends online.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Jan. 19, 1989

A new law, approved by the legislature last year and effective Jan. 1, restricts the degree of tinting on vehicle windows.

A component dressing system featuring mix-and-match clothing items made out of a lightweight T-shirt knit will be featured in Joy Schafer’s new business, “Classic Pieces by Joy,” which she plans to operate out of her home northwest of Holyoke.

Paul Wilson officially began his duties as director of the Phillips County Department of Social Services this week. He and his family moved to Holyoke from Alamosa a couple weeks ago.

Forty Years Ago
Jan. 17, 1974

Clyde Sperber, past chairman of the Phillips County Agricultural Conservation and Stabilization Committee, was presented with a Certificate of Service for 10 years of service to ASCS.

Dennis Oliver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Oliver of Holyoke and a senior at Denver University, recently spent a week in Philadelphia, Pa., as a delegate to the International Association of Economics in Management Committee.

Fifty Years Ago
Jan. 16, 1964

A.C. “Andy” Adams of Haxtun has been appointed by the Phillips County commissioners as the new Phillips County judge. He will succeed Walter O. Lutze of Holyoke.

Robert M. Jackson of Sterling is expected to arrive in Holyoke tomorrow to assume temporary management of the Lewis Funeral Home while Edward Lewis is in charge of relocating 23 cemeteries in a government project in Kentucky.

The Christian Church parsonage was moved yesterday to a new site on East Jules Street, less than a block east of Interocean Avenue, where a basement and foundation had been prepared. The building was formerly located just west of the Christian Church on West Hale Street.

Holyoke Enterprise January 16, 2014