Pages from the Past - From Our 130-Year Archives

Pages from the Past
Published Saturday, January 14, 2017

15 Years Ago

January 11, 2002

 

  • The Kiowa County Economic Development Foundation teamed up with Colorado Tree Coalition Grant Program to plant 36 trees & remove stumps this past year, in Arlington, Haswell, Eads, Brandon Sheridan Lake and Towner

 

  • A number of Haswell folks enjoyed a card party on New Year's Eve at the center. Real fun for all!

 

  • Wild Horse Roundup-Curtis Schrimp: New Year's Eve, 14 people gathered at the schoolhouse & played 10 games of pitch

 

  • U.S. Senator Wayne Allard will hold a Kiowa County town meeting in Eads

 

25 Years Ago

January 9, 1992

 

  • Weisbrod Nursing Home residents could hardly believe their good luck when the Sheridan Lake Lions Club walked in with a big sack of peanuts and peanut brittle. Also a large box of apples and oranges.

 

40 Years Ago

January 14, 1977

 

  • Marvin A. Appelhans filed suit in district court to overturn the rejection by the Kiowa County Board of Commissioners of his application to sell 3.2 beer.

 

  • The Liberal KS man found dead on Maine St in Eads Christmas Day died of a heart attack.

 

  • The Eads board of trustees zipped through a brief agenda in record time for them. They rejected a4-year terms for trustees and any action of formation of a recreation district.

 

  • Potpourri: As usual, the Super Bowl was not quite super. It was dull.

 

  • Potpourri: Home Demonstration: Proud owner of a new bowling ball and a hole in the wall is our town's Bert Howerton. Taking the ball out of its carton, Bert decided to show daughter, Connie, how the shiny ball worked. A little too hard, however, and knocked a hole in the living room wall.

 

  • The Colorado Farm Bureau is requesting Governor Lamm to initiate immediately a statewide weather modification program to help relieve Colorado's severe drought problems.

 

50 Years Ago

January 13, 1967

 

  • Keith and Mary Lea Wissel announce the grand opening of Wissel Dry Goods formerly Smith Dry Goods.

 

  • RE-1 Superintendent ask the board to decide if the Activity Bus was to leave hard surface road from Eads to Haswell and return

 

100 Years Ago

January 12, 1917

 

  • Those familiar with James Lang's automobile hard luck will consider this a real news item. He wnt out for a ride Sunday some distance from town & and returned without being towed in.

 

  • Louie Wilson is now editor and manager of the Kiowa County Press.