Pages from the Past - From our 130-year archive

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Published Sunday, April 23, 2017

15 Years Ago

April 19, 2002


  • USDA Update-Rod Johnson: Kiowa County for the first time with at least part of the county in Stage D2 severe Drought. There is just 2 categories beyond D2. D3 Extreme & D4 Exceptional drought


25 Years Ago

April 16, 1992


  • Recall election for four Kiowa County RE-1 school board members set for Tuesday April 21.


  • Two Eads natives have taken over Taste A Treat, the fast food  eatery along  highway 287


  • President George Bush has declared 1992 the Year of the American Indian


40 Years Ago

April 22, 1977


  • George Jacobs of Eads was named outstanding conservationist of 1976 by Kiowa County Soil Conservation District.


  • A total of 1226 voters are registered & qualified to vote in the May 3 school board election in Kiowa County


  • Elimination of Saturday mail delivery is again under consideration by the Postal Service


50 Years Ago

April 21, 1967


  • Over 80 people braved the strong winds to watch equipment being demonstrated at Stubble Mulch Demonstration


  • A newly constructed hanger at the Eads airport was blown to pieces and a airplane inside heavily damage by strong winds.


  • Stagecoach was playing at the Plains Theatre. Seventy-five cents for adults and fifty cents for children.



75 Years Ago

April 17, 1942


  • Sheriff C.A. Wood will receive into custody Thomas L. Lewis & his wife, the former Ethel Wescott, & take them to the pen at Canon City. The event has been delayed about 10 years through legal proceedings, which on two occasions found the defendants guilty of embezzlement.


100 Years Ago

April 20, 1917


  • Following cases were disposed of: People vs. Burgess, charged with assault with intent to kill. Defendant plead guilty to assault & was sentenced to one day in jail & assessed a fine of $10 & cost. People vs Art Collins & Paul Foote, charge grand larceny. Defendants plead guilty & sentence was suspended during good behavior. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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