Pages from the Past - From Our 131-Year Archives

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Published Friday, February 2, 2018

15 Years Ago

January 31, 2003

  • Great Outdoors Colorado Board awarded $150,000 in lottery funds to the Central Kiowa County Recreation District to help improve & expand the athletic facilities at the Eads Athletic Field.
  • The Salvation Army store in Eads has closed its doors temporarily due to lack of volunteers to operate the store.
  • Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation issuing a call for photographs of Kiowa County to be used to promote the county.

25 Years Ago

February 4, 1993

  • A rash of UFO sightings across eastern Colorado have scientists and government officials looking for answers.
  • Towner News-G.K & Ann Harkness: Anyone traveling highway 96 between Sheridan Lake & Towner discovered about a mile of the highway had collapsed.

40 Years Ago

February 3, 1978

  • Fifty-six landowners & farm operators in Kiowa County petitioned Secretary of Agriculture Bob Bergland to authorize normal crop acreage on land once in government conservation programs which remains in vegetative cover.
  • Potpourri: A new word is working its way into the nation's vocabulary these days: gasohol.
  • Mr. & Mrs. V.A. Harris of Sheridan Lake experience an eerie & shaky feeling when a bullet from a high-powered gun sailed through the 3 walls of their home from an unknown source.

50 Years Ago

February 2, 1968

  • A new project in Towner has created new employment for that small farming community and caused a greater demand for locally grown grains.