Pages from the Past - From our 129 year archive.

Pages from the Past
Published Saturday, May 7, 2016

15 yrs

May 11, 2001

For the third year consecutive year, the Plainview Knowledge Bowl team has advanced to the state tournament, which is held in Alamosa this year

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25 years

May 9, 1991

A prime suspect has been arrested in the theft  of 14 cattle from Eads stockman Roy Pearcey in February. The suspect is being held in Kentucky  where he was involved with a shoot-out the a stockman who found him loading cattle in a field

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40 years

April 30, 1976

"Farmers have had a belly-full of the anti-farmer attitude of the USDA (Department of Agriculture)" claims John Stencel, president of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.

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50 years

May 6, 1966

Pumping unit lifts crude oil from nearly a mile below the surface art the Harrison #1. The well was completed several months ago & reports indicate more than 25000 barrels produced in this period