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Pages from the Past - From the 137-year history of the Kiowa County Press - March 31, 2024

Kiowa County Press historic front page.

15 Years Ago - March 27, 2009

  • Kiowa and Bent counties are jointly continuing to provide the CodeRed reverse telephone alert system to their residents.
  • USDA Update- Rod Johnson: Hopefully by the time you read this we will have received a heavy snow/rain mix. After a dry winter we are desperately in need.
  • Jamee Kliesen, Eads High School senior, has been invited to represent Colorado volleyball in the 21st Annual Down Under Sports Tournaments on the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia
  • Commissioners Corner- Dick Scott: The courthouse summer hours will be 8-12, 12:30-5. County employees will get every other Friday off. It is the intent of the employees and Commissioners to not diminish service to the public.

25 Years Ago - March 26, 1999

  • Eads Police Office Chad Ray issued three more citations for minors in possession of alcohol. So far this year Ray has issued 18 MIPs.

40 Years Ago - March 30, 1984

  • The Eads Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a community pot luck dinner in honor of the Eads High School girls basketball team who won the state championship.

50 Years Ago - March 29, 1974

  • Because of the energy shortage (ours) Haswell Lumber Company will be closed Mondays. This will enable us to do hauling, delivery and other work necessary away from the yard.

75 Years Ago - March, 1949

  • Towner News: Running water has been installed in the school building, a much appreciated movement.
  • The Kiowa County Press is now in its 62nd year of publication.

100 Years Ago - March, 1924

  • Six inches of snow reported last week and another six this week. This is reported as the heaviest snow since the hard winter of 1912.
  • Ku-Klux-Klan placed a burning cross at the north end of Maine Street in Eads. At first flare, a man was seen to make a dash for a low speedster, and upon gunning it, the car went east.