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Five Years Ago
Oct. 22, 2009

The Harchelroad Motors dealership in Imperial, Neb., was destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Oct. 17. The building and everything in it was a complete loss.

With flu in headlines throughout the United States, it isn’t any different here in Holyoke. The school district reported Oct. 13 that there were about 126 students, or 22 percent of the district, absent due to illness.


Ten Years Ago
Oct. 21, 2004

Over the next two years, the sandhills between Holyoke and Wray will be transformed from rugged prairie land to what developers feel may be one of the finest links-style golf courses in the nation. Construction of Ballyneal, which will be a private golfing and hunting club, began in September, and it is scheduled to open in 2006.

Alborada will provide a teaching performance for Holyoke Elementary students as well as a concert at Holyoke High School auditorium as part of the Phillips County Arts Council concert series on Oct. 28. The Batista family performs present-day Andean folk music on more than 30 instruments.


Twenty-Five Years Ago
Oct. 26, 1989

Baseball will be implemented into Holyoke School District Re-1J as a spring sport for the 1989-90 school year as a result of a 4-3 vote for the program at the Oct. 17 Board of Education meeting.

Four Haxtun town employees were injured Oct. 17 in an 8 a.m. explosion at the Haxtun Municipal Power Plant.

Eighteen students in Project Promise, an experimental teacher education program at CSU in Fort Collins, did a one-week student teaching segment in Holyoke Oct. 16-20 in grades 5-12.


Forty Years Ago
Oct. 24, 1974

A four-vehicle accident occurred Oct. 21 at approximately 12:30 p.m. one mile east of Holyoke on Highway 6. A beet truck traveling north on a county road failed to stop at the stop sign, and a second beet truck traveling west swerved to miss the first truck, hitting a farm supply truck, which then spun around and hit and rolled over a station wagon. The first beet truck was never hit, and all the other drivers and passengers were taken to the hospital with cuts and bruises.

Forest T. McWilliams of Holyoke, a livestock agent with the Colorado State University Golden Plains Area Extension Service, is one of two Colorado recipients of awards presented by the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.


Fifty Years Ago

Oct. 22, 1964

The Holyoke High School band was awarded the Class B trophy Saturday for its performance in Colorado State College Homecoming activities in Greeley. The HHS band was one of 14 Class B bands at the event.

The members of the Holyoke FHA chapter, their fathers and other guests enjoyed a social evening on Oct. 13 at the annual FHA Father-Daughter banquet.


Holyoke Enterprise October 23, 2014