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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
April 23, 2009

Colorado U.S. Route 6 Heritage Corporation will sponsor its second annual car show and historical presentation Saturday, April 25. A Model T and Model A car show will take place across the street from the Peerless Center.

After 18 months of bureaucratic red tape, Pastor Gordon Penfold of First Baptist Church in Holyoke finally received a religious visa to visit a far eastern section of Russia for two weeks in March. He presented a slideshow of his experiences on April 19.

Rainfall from April 15-18 totaled 3.03 inches.

Ten Years Ago
April 22, 2004

HHS seniors Nicole Asbury and Michelle St. Martin are making duct tape prom dresses, as well as duct tape tuxedos for their dates, for the prom this weekend, April 24.

Dick Lindberg, who started in newspapering at The Holyoke Enterprise, was honored last week when the Nebraska Press Association awarded him the Master Editor-Publisher Award at the annual NPA convention in Lincoln, Neb., April 16.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
April 27, 1989

HHS science teacher Tom Kammer has been selected to spend eight weeks at the Lovelace Inhalation Toxicology Research Institute in Albuquerque, N.M., as part of a summer research appointment from the U.S. Department of Energy.

HHOGS (Haxtun, Holyoke Organized for Growth and Survival), a grassroots movement to promote Phillips County and its towns, has been organized by individuals and business firms.

Ninety-two degrees was the top reading in Holyoke during the week of April 19-25, and that mark was reached on April 21.

Forty Years Ago

April 25, 1974

District Re-1J voters approved the $2,350,000 bond issue for the construction of a new senior high school in Holyoke. Completion time on the complex is expected to be about two years.

Area farmers resumed some fieldwork the first part of last week, but by mid-week, more moisture caused another delay in field activities. Total precipitation since Jan. 1 is 3.17 inches.

New trees have been planted in the planters located in the Holyoke business district.

Fifty Years Ago

April 23, 1964

A redecorating project has just been completed in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church. The old pews and carpeting were moved to the balcony, and new pews, pulpit, communion table, choir screens and sedilia have been placed in the newly painted, newly carpeted sanctuary.

Holyoke’s new Christian Church will be dedicated at a special service to be held Sunday, April 26.

A good rain Monday, coupled with light showers early in the week, brought the total precipitation this month to 2.36 inches.

Holyoke Enterprise April 24, 2014