Pages from the Past - From our 130-year archive

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Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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15 Years Ago

May 17, 2002


  • Wild Horse Roundup-Curtis Schrimp: Ladies club met Thursday. Not quite as big a crowd as usual, but the food was good and so was the visiting.


  • USDA Update-Rod Johnson: Due to the signing of the new Farm Bill, the FSA Offices have been advised they are to stop processing reconstitution of farm units


25 Years Ago

May 14, 1992


  • Governor Roy Romer and county commissioners from six southeastern Colorado counties agreed to work together on creation of a state park at the Great Plains Reservoirs.


  • Governor Romer announce he appointed Eads Attorney Gary Davis to replace Keith Wissel as county judge.


  • Towner Tales: Now most of the wheat has headed out, farmers are looking for the earliest harvest in years.


  • Mary Marble was the final winner of $50 lottery bucks in the weekly Run for Fun drawing. The entry was submitted by the former Chivington Postmaster was plucked from the entry box by Jerry Jones, Eads Postmaster. Just a coincidence  folks


40 Years Ago

May 20, 1977


  • The Secretary of Agriculture designated 17 Colorado counties, including Kiowa, as disaster areas because of the March blizzard.


  • Federal Disaster Assistance Administration will announce drought designation for all 63 counties in the state in the next few days.


  • Nine seniors to graduate at Plainview, and Eads to graduated 32 seniors.


50 Years Ago

May 19, 1967


  • Oil exploration in the Brandon field is gaining national acclaim proven with the article in The Oil and Gas Journal.


100 Years Ago

May 18, 1917


  • We certainly regret to announce that C.G. Solquist lost all chickens, turkeys and incubators by fire. Mr. Solquist was just getting started on his poultry farm southeast of town. He lost practically all he had by the fire. 


  • J.E. Snedecor contracted to erect on the corner of 11th and Mississippi, just across the street from the new residence of Miss O'Brien, a story and half dwelling. It is to have five rooms, basement, furnace and bathroom. 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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