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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 14:51

Five Years Ago
July 2, 2009

Five Holyoke High School students, led by teacher Tracy Trumper, went on a nine-day Education First tour of some of Italy and Greece’s most famous tourist attractions last month.

HHS graduate Josi Kramer designed and created a dress made of gum wrappers, which earned her the runner-up title in a Recycled Fashion Show sponsored by the Colorado State University chapter of Fashion Group International.

Ten Years Ago
July 1, 2004

After playing a test format for almost a month, KKYT Star 92.3 has decided to maintain the variety of music it has been playing in a format called “Today’s Hits and Yesterday’s Favorites.”

The Holyoke Enterprise’s new, redesigned website was unveiled this week. Readers can find the latest local news, obituaries, classified advertising and more online at

Five teachers and one administrator from Holyoke School District spent four days in Mexico to learn about the country’s culture and language.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
July 6, 1989

A total of 2.5 inches of moisture was recorded in Holyoke in the combined rainfall Wednesday and Thursday evenings, June 28 and 29. Pea-size to marble-size hailstones, accompanied by high winds, damaged a total of 124,000 acres in the county in Wednesday’s storm, with 92,000 of those acres being cropland.

Jeanne Howes started as superintendent of Holyoke School District Re-1J on July 3.

Forty Years Ago
July 4, 1974

One of the earliest winter wheat harvests that got started on June 25 is now in full swing and, according to elevator operators, reached its peak yesterday (Wednesday).

Dake Warren, Holyoke High School wrestler, won the gold medal at the Colorado State Greco-Roman wrestling tournament held in Golden on June 22.

Fifty Years Ago
July 2, 1964

The use of Posegate Hall as the superintendent’s dwelling is to be discontinued in the near future, and the front portion of the main floor will be converted into classroom space.

Two Sedgwick County youths who escaped from the Phillips County Jail here during the night of June 1 were arrested June 25 near Hereford, Texas.

In a transaction completed last week, the Speer Cushion & Upholstery Co. of Holyoke purchased the Quonset building at 431 S. Interocean Ave. from Earl E. Hoffman Sr. of Grant, Neb. For some time, the building had housed the Western Vault Company, which has moved to a Quonset owned by Joel Biddle, just north of town.

Police Chief Willard Bolen reported this week that two local teenage boys have admitted to opening a valve on a storage tank the night of June 19, resulting in the loss of about 2,500 gallons of street oil.

Holyoke Enterprise July 3, 2014