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15 Years Ago

August 31, 2001




New at he 2001 Kiowa County Fair is a second delicious barbecue. A Saturday noon barbecue, featuring pork, has been added to the fair schedule. As with the Friday barbecue, there is no charge for the meal. Newsham Hybrids (USA), Inc, is donating the pork, which will be served with buns, pork and beans, potato chips and watermelon.


  • Colorado Mobile Inet (CMInet), a locally owned and operated Internet Service Provider In Eastern Colorado, has added Webmail to its mix of Internet Services,.


  • Only ten players will eventually be out for Plainview, although they have been conducting practices with seven or eight; which makes scrimmaging, even at the six-man level, a little tricky , at best.


  • Wild Horse Roundup: We all went to Denver Friday as Marty had some shopping to do, and no use letting the space in Blazer go to waste, so we went along.


  • The Theme of the 2001 Kiowa County Parade was “From Cattle to Computers….. We’re in the Chips”


25 Years Ago

August 29, 1991


  • The Town of Eads is taking its final steps this week in preparation for the booster station project planned to begin the week after this year’s fair. The Town crew plans to take this week to test the newly installed pumping system at the NE Booster Station to see whether continuous water service can be enjoyed in town while bypassing the ground storage tank located on Maine Street


  • The  Kit Carson Day Melodrama, “Girl of the Frozen North” will be presented at the Silver Spur Saloon with the help of Harrington Cesspool who weaves his web of deceit upon the unsuspecting heroine, will he succeed?


  • Acreage reports for 1991 crops in Kiowa County show 171403 acres of wheat, 32675 acres of sorghum, 1491 acres of corn, 15550 acres of millet and  14084 acres of forage  sorghum, only 5667 acres of barley and 254.8 acres of oats were reported.


40 Years Ago

August 20, 1976


  • The Weisbrod County Memorial Hospital and the board of directors of the hospital board are apparently being sued for breach of contract by Carl Curtis, former inhalation therapist who is asking for $35000 in damages, the Kiowa County Pres learned Tuesday.


  • Aspen: A permanent pool behind John Martin Dam east of Las Animas was approved last week by the Colorado-Kansas Arkansas River Compact Administration meeting here.


  • The Kiowa Bicentennial Ball, sponsored by the Bicentennial Committee will be held at the America Legion Hall Saturday 9 pm



50 Years Ago

August 26, 1966


  • Kiowa County landowners on August 18 voted in favor of the organization of the Kiowa County Soil Conservation District. 244 landowners cast their voies in favor, with 31 votes were cast against the formation of the district



  • Two Local hunters- Ray Baker and Pete west – have been testing their archery skills during the state-wide deer season. Theseason is for those adept with bow and arrow only. Last Saturday,  Baker met with success when he and West were hunting along Rush Creek, northeast of Eads. Baker dropped a four-point buck at about 20 yards with one shot in the neck.


75 Years Ago

August 15, 1941


  • Last Monday Clyde Crow moved in a big house from the country and placed it on some recently acquired lots east of his other property in west part of Eads. When he gets it fixed up this will be a very nice house and will help to further improve Maryland Street,  which has been nicest in town since the underpass went in and the thoroughfare was paved

100 Years Ago

August 25 1916


  • At  meeting of the Kiowa County Fair Committee and the business men of Eads last Monday night, it was decided to hold a one day fair and a date was set at a meeting Wednesday night for Thursday, September 21. The interest shown is an indication that everyone is ready and willing to do his part, and we feel safe in saying that the fair this year will be fully up to the high standard set by Eads in previous occasions. It is planned to make the amusement part of the event even better than ever.