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Pages from the Past - From the 137-year history of the Kiowa County Press - June 9, 2024

Kiowa County Press historic front page.

15 Years Ago - June 5, 2009

  • A worker at the Tempel Grain elevator in Haswell died after becoming buried under grain inside a bin at the facility.
  • USDA Update- Rod Johnson: Rain, rain, keep it coming! After so many years of fighting drought conditions, the spring moisture is very welcome.
  • Roger Evans of Kit Carson rode his Harley from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., over 6,000 miles.
  • Commissioners Corner- Dick Scott: We gave the ‘go ahead’ to the Fair Board to proceed with the covered pavilion at the Fairgrounds.

25 Years Ago - June 4, 1999

  • The Kiowa County Museum opened Memorial Day with new hours and several refurbished exhibits.
  • Ginger Larrew, Eads High School graduate, and Katie Appel, McClave graduate, were awarded $1,000 scholarships by Ford Tucks and Tri-County Ford-Lincoln-Mercury of Lamar.

40 Years Ago - June 8, 1984

  • Milan Morris and Linda Spady were selected by Kiowa County Republicans as candidates for County Commissioner for Districts 1 and 3.
  • The Barbershop-style harmony by the Pueblo Sunsational Chapter and the Southern Stars will perform at the Plains Theatre.
  • T.T. Teal proudly displayed his “Big Cat’ weighting 11 pounds and 27 inches long caught south of Eads at the Kicking Bird Canal.

50 Years Ago - June 7, 1974

  • Three Democrats are assured a place on the September Primary Ballot for Governor.
  • “Cash for Cans” - Adolph Coors Company’s recycling program, announced it will now be paying 15 cents per pound starting June 3.

75 Years Ago - 1949

  • Haswell can boast of a new landmark - the grain elevator - one of the largest structures of its kind in this part of the state.
  • The Missouri Pacific Railroad is installing flashers at the Maine Street crossing.

100 Years Ago - 1924

  • W.A. VanSkike, who lives north and west of Brandon, has planted 300 acres with a one-row lister.