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.