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Pages from the Past - From the 137-year history of the Kiowa County Press - February 11, 2024

Kiowa County Press historic front page.

15 Years Ago - February 6, 2009

  • About Town- Melissa Peterson & Doris Lessenden: Tulips are poking up, trees are beginning to bud, and the woodchuck saw his shadow. I guess spring is around the corner.
  • The City of Lamar and Colorado Division of Wildlife will co-host the Seventh Annual High Plains Goose Festival.

25 Years Ago - February 5, 1999

  • About Town- Ida Lessenden: Lena Whaley crocheted another Afghan for the Lynas Project Fund. Her generosity helps the committee to buy more fabrics and supplies to make quilts for children who are seriously ill.
  • USDA Update- Rod Johnson: Kiowa County was very fortunate in 1998 and had very few crop loses so this will greatly simplify the disaster program.

40 Years Ago - February 10, 1984

  • The Travel Supplement of the Rocky Mountain News featured Eads in its February 5 edition, complete with pictures.
  • Dr. Hadley and Dr. Fuhrman’s office in Eads is now hook up with the main Southeast Colorado Health Care Association computer located in Lamar by a data phone line.

50 Years Ago - February 8, 1974

  • Kiowa County property tax was up 1.66% for 1974.
  • H. Gene Koch, Eads native, is among the group of flight controllers supporting Skylab IV, longest manned space flight mission in history.

75 Years Ago - February 4, 1949

  • Mrs. Chas. Peck announced she will open a bake shop at her home and take orders for Saturday delivery.
  • We experienced the coldest temperature of the year at -18. Very little wind was experienced.