|Peekin' into the Past|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Five Years Ago
The 5 inches of wet snow that fell last week was enough to close schools on Oct. 22, as county roads became muddy.
Elisa Sagehorn, member of the Holyoke FFA chapter, recently received the American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention on Oct. 24 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Holyoke and Haxtun police departments each received a new ballistic shield on Oct. 20 as part of a Northeast All Hazard Region Homeland Security Grant.
Holyoke’s home health patients will soon be receiving services under a new name. Instead of the familiar Colorado Plains Home Care that operates through Melissa Memorial Hospital and provides medical services to people who have difficulty leaving their homes, patients will now receive their care from Sterling MEDCARE Home Health, Inc.
U.S. Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave visited Holyoke on Oct. 19 to campaign among residents and visit with students and teachers at Holyoke High School.
Beginning Nov. 1, a fitness program is being offered at the Physical Therapy Clinic of Holyoke, located in the former Decorator’s Lane building at 143 S. Interocean Ave.
The mercury dropped to a low of 18 degrees Sunday, Oct. 29, in Holyoke, and high temperatures Sunday and Monday were only in the 40s.
Fifty-five tables were reserved for the successful Holly Daze, held at the HHS old gym Oct. 28. Between 500-600 people attended the annual event.
Kenneth Streitmatter has accepted appointment by the Re-1J district school board as the new superintendent of schools to replace Dariel Clark, who will become superintendent of schools at Rifle. Streitmatter will assume his responsibilities here on Jan. 1, 1975.
The Holyoke High School vocational agriculture department received its new Dodge pickup, donated by Gene Wells Motors, for the use of the department for the coming year.
Work on Melissa Memorial Hospital is progressing steadily, groundwork for a new Texaco service station is under way, and Schmidt Motor Supply and Lehman’s Sinclair service station are both being enlarged.
With dry, mild weather prevailing, conditions are ideal for harvesting Phillips County’s newest crop, sugar beets, and about 50 percent of the crop has been dug.
Rev. Eugene Layne, pastor of the Venango Community Church, recently resigned. His successor has not yet been named. Rev. Layne and his family have moved to Grant, Neb., where he is serving as pastor of the Mennonite church until a permanent minister is assigned to that church.
Holyoke Enterprise October 30, 2014