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Five Years Ago
Feb. 26, 2009

Mayor David Nygaard announced at the Feb. 17 Holyoke City Council meeting that Pamida will not be coming to Holyoke, although Pamida Pharmacy will remain open and operational.

HHS junior Chad Stroh became the first Dragon wrestler ever to win two state championships after winning the 125-pound 2A championship this past weekend.

Retiring after 28 years as a family and consumer science extension agent, 18 of which were spent at the Phillips County Extension Office, Bonnie Sherman marked the final week of February as her last before moving on to her retirement years in Illinois.

Barbara Holtzman recently wrote a step-by-step instruction book—”Quilts in My Cubicle”—for 12 monthly quilts that can be done in a small amount of time and can easily be displayed in a cubicle.


Ten Years Ago

Feb. 26, 2004

Larry Padgett has resigned from his position as principal at Holyoke Elementary School, effective July 1, at the end of his current contract.

Jeff Steggs, an Imperial, Neb., man who has operated an aerial spraying business there since 1981, was named Airman of the Year for 2003 at the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association’s annual convention Feb. 9-11 in North Platte, Neb.

HHS junior Landon Bergner claimed the 160-pound wrestling championship in Class 2A at the state wrestling tournament on Feb. 21.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

March 2, 1989

Phillips County is a strong consideration for the expansion of a South Dakota hog operation—D & D Farms.

Temperatures climbed to 69 degrees Thursday and Saturday last week but dropped again early this week when about a third of an inch of moisture was recorded Sunday and Monday in the form of snow.

On a 5-2 vote of the Holyoke School District Re-1J Board of Education, the resignation of Superintendent Dennis Krominga was accepted at the board’s Feb. 21 meeting.


Forty Years Ago

Feb. 28, 1974

Dr. L.H. Cowan, a physician and surgeon, arrived in Holyoke last week and has opened his practice in the Heginbotham Medical Clinic.

On Feb. 15, the members of the HHS shorthand class and their instructor, Barbara Meakins, visited the office of the Holyoke town clerk, where town clerk Velma Swedlund showed them the town records and the operation of their mini-computer.

New postal rates will go into effect March 2, with first class mail at 10 cents per ounce and postcards at 8 cents.


Fifty Years Ago
Feb. 27, 1964

As finishing touches are completed on the beautiful new Sheridan Manor nursing home, the opening date has been set for March 2.

Snow flurries last week left traces of precipitation in Holyoke, and an additional .06 inch of moisture was recorded following a somewhat heavier snowfall on Tuesday.

The district basketball tournament will be discontinued starting with the 1964-65 season, Northeastern Conference spokesmen announced Tuesday.


Holyoke Enterprise February 27, 2014