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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
March 26, 2009

Benny Hochman of Sidney, Neb., shares his story of surviving the Holocaust with Holyoke JR/SR High students and community members on March 19.

HHS senior Maddie Starkebaum was one of 17 girls’ basketball seniors selected to play in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports 2A All-State game on March 22.


Ten Years Ago
March 25, 2004

More than a hundred acres of farmland were scorched in Phillips and Yuma counties on March 22 in multiple fires which started along a 10-mile stretch of Highway 385 between Holyoke and the Yuma County line. Officials suspect arson, and the fires will continue to be investigated.

A group of wild turkeys made their way through town on March 18. They were first spotted in the 600 block of S. Interocean Ave. and slowly moved north through town.

Ed and Cindi Grauberger have completed the addition to the Holyoke branch of Basically Business, which they opened six years ago. A Re-Grand Opening of the newly expanded office supply store, located at 116 N. Interocean Ave., has been scheduled for April 1-3.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
March 30, 1989

Pantomimic humorist Bobby Smith of Scott City, Kan., will be providing entertainment in Holyoke on Friday at Blisties.

Melissa Memorial Hospital is one of eight hospitals in eastern Colorado to participate in Colorado Plains Rural Health Network, and local hospital administrator Dub McElhannon was elected chairman of the group in January.

An application for four conditional use permits to change use of property from crop production to hog production will be considered at a hearing of the Phillips County Board of Adjustments on March 31.


Forty Years Ago

March 28, 1974

A break-in occurred at the OK Tire Store in Holyoke on Saturday, March 23, during the early morning hours. James Brown of Dalton, Neb., was caught inside the building between 1-2 a.m. by Patrolman Joe McCallum.

The Great Western Producers Cooperative and Great Western United Corporation announced the signing today of a purchase agreement for the sale of The Great Western Sugar Company to the cooperative. They anticipate a sale no later than Oct. 1.


Fifty Years Ago
March 26, 1964

Young married men and teenage boys are showing considerable interest in a new auto club, the Holyoke Mill Masters, which was organized recently.

This region’s biggest snowstorm of the winter virtually stopped traffic and disrupted the normal routine last Thursday, but farmers welcomed the .74 inch of moisture brought by the storm.

A proposal to add five rooms to the Holyoke Grade School was defeated by a 51-vote margin Tuesday in a special District Re-1J bond election.

An outside day and night depository box has been installed at First National Bank of Holyoke and is now in use.


Holyoke Enterprise March 27, 2014