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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 13:30

Five Years Ago
Feb. 12, 2009

An “Explore 4-H” event was held at the Peerless Theatre on Friday afternoon, Feb. 6 to encourage kids to find out what 4-H is about and to sign up for a local club.

Lending a helping hand, Holyoke City Council agreed to donate some much-needed funds to the Phillips County Victims Assistance office.

This semester, Holyoke Elementary School has welcomed student teacher Nicole Churchwell into Lynn Schneider’s third-grade classroom.


Ten Years Ago
Feb. 12, 2004

Holyoke’s newest hair salon owner and cosmetologist Lana (Armstrong) Austin has taken over The Head Quarters salon, which is located at 145 E. Denver, and has changed the name slightly from its former name, Headquarters. She officially opened her business Feb. 9.

Dan Kafka, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 32 in Holyoke, was one of eight scout leaders in the Great Plains District to be named District Scouter of the Year at the annual meeting Feb. 8 in Scottsbluff, Neb.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Feb. 16, 1989

Three HHS students earned top places at the State Speech Festival in Denver on Feb. 3 and 4. Todd Peckham and Chris Austin were state champions in duet acting and Erin Olofson placed second in radio broadcasting and fourth in poetry.

Holyoke wrestlers qualifying for the 1989 Class A State Wrestling Tournament are Jason Carruthers, Jason Roberts, Ki Soo Lee, Scott Higgs and Philip Krumm.


Forty Years Ago

Feb. 14, 1974

The board of county commissioners of Phillips County has been working for several weeks on a proposed plan to relocate and/or redraw the county commissioners district boundary lines.

HHS matman Brad Brackhan qualified for the state wrestling tournament, winning second place in the 185-pound weight division at the district wrestling tournament held in Brush last Saturday.

A free welding clinic is being sponsored by Gambles in Holyoke, to be held at the Holyoke High School ag shop on Feb. 18.


Fifty Years Ago

Feb. 13, 1964

An informal bond-burning ceremony was a highlight of the annual meeting of the Phillips County Telephone Co. held last Thursday afternoon, Feb. 6.

Much discussion was held at the Feb. 11 annual meeting of the Holyoke Cooperative Association on constructing a new bulk fertilizer plant here.

The special religious Cub Scout award, the Parvuli Dei award, was presented to Larry Spohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Spohn, on Scout Sunday, Feb. 8. The ceremony was unique in that it was the first such award earned by a Holyoke Cub Scout.


Holyoke Enterprise February 13, 2014