Pages from the Past - From Our 130-Year Archives

Pages from the Past
Published Saturday, January 21, 2017

15 Years Ago

January 18, 2002


  • Plainview School offers free admission to our home ballgames for area senior citizens


  • Eads School K-12 Library chosen for 3rd year in a row, the prestigious Power Libraries Project, a program sponsored by the Central Colorado Library System


25 Years Ago

January 16, 1992


  • A task force from Haswell argued their case for keeping the Haswell School open


  • Deidre Davis won the 8 & 9 year old hoop shoot at Lamar. She made 18 of 25 attempts and advances to the next level of competition.


40 Years Ago

January 21, 1977


  • Some Kiowa County grain growers will be left holding the bag in the aftermath of the mysterious disappearance of the owner of 3 Geronimo Elevators in Kiowa County.


  • Keith Wissel asked Kiowa County resident to join a letter-writing campaign in hopes proving to the Division of Wildlife the county favors storage of state-owned water in Queens reservoir.


  • Johnny Jacobs won 1 first place and several other placing at the Colorado Pure Seed Show.


  • Help may be on the way for drought-stricken famers and ranchers in Kiowa County. Gov. Dick Lamm asked 16 counties be declared eligible for federal disaster assistance.


  • For Sale in Kiowa County, 1260 Acres. $70 per acre. Cash


50 Years Ago

January 20, 1967


  • Three Eads High School students, Juanita Frazee, Shirley Rose and Cheryl Simmons chosen to attend the "Top of the Nation Honor Band".


75 Years Ago

January 16, 1942


  • Received from Towner correspondent, the Snell No.1 oil test well reached a depth of 6000 ft.

100 Years Ago

January 19, 1917


  • County attorney James C. Lang went to Denver to interview the State Highway Commission regarding a north and south highway. The commission decides to declare the present county road running south from Kit Carson to the Santa Fe Trail a state highway. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.