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Five Years Ago
July 23, 2009

Sandy Triplette celebrated her many years working for the United States Postal Service on July 21 at a reception for her retirement from her position as postmaster.

Melissa Memorial Hospital will welcome Dr. Danielle McClellan to its staff as a Family Practice physician on July 28.

Sunday, July 19, between 6:30-7:30 p.m., corn fields on the Phillips-Yuma county line southeast of Holyoke took a real beating from hail.


Ten Years Ago
July 22, 2004

An unexpected deluge on Thursday evening, July 15, drenched the Holyoke area when as much as 3-4 inches of rain fell in about two hours. The storm was classified as a 25-50-year flood event, and a total of 14 county roads were damaged and had to be closed.

After two years as assistant principal/athletic director at Holyoke JR/SR High School, Dianna Chrisman is now the principal at Holyoke Elementary School.

Dave Vondy is the new JR/SR high school assistant principal and athletic director for the Re-1J School District.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
July 27, 1989

Debra Jurgens of Holyoke is the grand prize winner of a vacation for four to Walt Disney World in the Northeast Colorado Chevrolet Dealers’ “1990 Lumina” contest.

Phillips County Players are set to present “Cheaper by the Dozen” on July 28 and 29.


Forty Years Ago
July 25, 1974

The first blood donor program in Holyoke’s history will be held Monday, Aug. 5. Blood-receiving facilities will be set up in the Holyoke American Legion Hall, and the drawing of blood will be done by the Bonfils mobile unit personnel.

A three-wheel motorcycle race and an egg throwing contest have been added to the youth night show sponsored by the Phillips County 4-H clubs on Tuesday night of the Phillips County Fair.

The Marvin Jenkins family of Sharon Springs, Kan., (The Singing Jenkins) will present a gospel concert at the Holyoke High School gym on Aug. 4.


Fifty Years Ago
July 23, 1964

Two days of free circus performances and hundreds of shopping bargains are in store for area residents next Wednesday and Thursday, July 29-30. The two-day event is being sponsored by the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce.

High Plains residents continued to swelter during the past week as midsummer’s extended heat wave continued. The mercury soared above the 100 mark in Holyoke twice during the week.



Holyoke Enterprise July 24, 2014