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Five Years Ago
Nov. 19, 2009

This year’s harvest is two to three weeks later than normal, and harvest is expected to expand well into the first half of December.

At the state FBLA leadership conference in April, Elise Nelson was chosen as the state secretary. She is one of four executive officers and nine district vice presidents.


Ten Years Ago

Nov. 18, 2004

Parents who want to keep track of their child’s progress in school can now do so from their own home computer. The new Pro-Link records access was recently launched by the Re-1J School District.

Specializing in deep tissue and neuromuscular massage, Michael Thelen of Greeley joined the staff at Body Works this week, adding massage therapy to the fitness center’s list of available services.

Following a temporary closure of about two weeks, the local Viaero office, located at 115 N. Campbell Ave. in Holyoke, recently reopened with new store manager Steve Henni.

Former Phillips County resident Harriett Legg celebrated her 104th birthday on Nov. 3.


Twenty-Five Years Ago

Nov. 23, 1989

Grand opening festivities are being planned at the Central Street Shoppes at 141 S. Interocean Ave. on Nov. 25.

During the week of Nov. 14-20, a low reading of 9 degrees was recorded Nov. 15, while a high of 78 was reported Nov. 19.

Holyoke High School’s fall play, “Flowers for Algernon,” was presented in the HHS theater on Nov. 17 and 18.


Forty Years Ago

Nov. 21, 1974

Sen. Ted Strickland will be the featured speaker at the annual Phillips County Farm Bureau banquet on Nov. 26.

Members of the Holyoke High School Art Club and their sponsors visited the Art Museum in Denver on Oct. 19.


Fifty Years Ago

Nov. 19, 1964

A pingpong tournament will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, under cosponsorship of the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and the Jaycees.

Phillips County commissioners called a hearing to explain a zoning plan that would prohibit the use of the one-mile area surrounding Holyoke for purposes that would be detrimental to the town or neighboring property — because of odors, smoke, noise, etc. — to control possible objectionable use of this land in the future.

A rich oil discovery was made by drillers Friday in a virgin field seven and one-half miles west of Yuma.


Holyoke Enterprise November 20, 2014