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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Five Years Ago
July 30, 2009

Twelve workers representing Africa, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia and the Philippines have had the opportunity to live in Holyoke and experience the swine industry at Seaboard Foods through the Worldwide Farmers Exchange program.

Holyoke Elementary School principal Jennifer Kral resigned July 21, accepting a position as principal at Beaver Valley Elementary in Brush.

On Aug. 7, Brian Gales will begin a new chapter in his banking career when he takes over as president of Bank of the West in Holyoke, replacing current bank president John Schneider.


Ten Years Ago
July 29, 2004

Andrea McCallum is taking over the hair salon owned by Peggy Vasa, Classic Cuts by Peggy, on Aug. 1. The name of the business will change to Hair Razors.

A Phillips County man was recently diagnosed with West Nile Virus. The diagnosis was confirmed July 22. This is the first case in the county and the fourth case in northeast Colorado this year.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Aug. 3, 1989

Heavy rains in the Haxtun and Fleming area late Sunday morning, July 30, caused the Frenchman Creek to flood. The waters headed east through Phillips County, flooding Paoli at around 4:30 p.m. and moving into the creek areas of Holyoke around midnight.

The 11-county Northeast Tourism Region group is currently working to publish a magazine to promote this area of the state and its attractions. “Centennial Country” is the name the Northeast area has adopted to promote this area.


Forty Years Ago
Aug. 1, 1974

Vandals entered the Holyoke Golf Course sometime after 10 p.m. Monday night, damaging bridges, signs and a new ball washer. Vandals also broke two large windows at the entrance to Holyoke Elementary School sometime Sunday night.

Burlington Northern railroad crews began rebuilding tracks at Holyoke last Friday for the purpose of upgrading the present system. Crews will rebuild the track three miles each side of Holyoke. The laying of new ties, ballast and steel rails will take approximately three months.


Fifty Years Ago
July 30, 1964

Something new will be added to the Phillips County Fair this year—a rooster crowing contest. The rooster that crows the greatest number of times during the hour-long contest will be declared the winner.

Representatives of eight northeast Colorado counties have been holding meetings during the past several months to discuss and consider the use of underground water and possible legislation to control its use.

Sixteen Baptist young people and their four sponsors returned to Holyoke Tuesday evening, following a 12-day trip to Second Mesa, Ariz., where they conducted a five-day Bible school on the Hopi Indian reservation.


Holyoke Enterprise July 31, 2014