Pages from the Past - From Our 130-Year Archives

Pages from the Past
Published Friday, February 10, 2017


 15 Years Ago

February 8, 2002


  • First significant snow of the year fell in Kiowa County leaving 7 inches of snow and 1/3 inch of moisture.


  • Native Americans and Alaska Native students are eligible for a summer intern program at American University in Washington D.C. with transportation, meals & living expenses provided.


  • Rambling Back With Rip: We had our first tornado warning of the new year, yesterday, for Clarskville Arkansas.


  • Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Schrimp: You never know who or what you may see reading a newspaper.. I was reading a Denver paper and there was a picture of Connie Stove eating a Yak Burger at the Stock Show.


25 Years Ago

February 6, 1992


  • Plainview football standout Lynn Scherler will accept a full-ride football scholarship to Texas Tech in Lubbock TX.


  • Kiowa County Commissioners launched an effort to buy lower Arkansas irrigated land and water rights.


  • For the first time, Colorado voters who are registered by Feb 7 will have 2 chances to tell the nation which presidential candidate they want in the White House.


  • There were a lot of smiles in the Towner area when light moisture fell & began to accumulate since the blowing dirt occurred as another front moved through the area.



40 Years Ago

February 11, 1977


  • The Eads board of trustees voted to prohibit U-turns on Maine Street Tuesday night.


  • The attorney for the owner of a dog, for which a complaint has been lodged, has filed a motion for trial by jury of 6 persons and to have access to any evidence which might be in possession of the towns' attorney.


  • Clarence Woelk was elected to the Colorado Wheat Advisory Committee, representing Kiowa County during a meeting of the wheat growers.


  • The Bookmobile arrived in Brandon as scheduled Tuesday; Due to a breakdown they were unable to make the monthly January trip.


50 Years Ago

February 10, 1967


  • Gale Garner was the Eads boy to qualify for the State Wrestling Meet.


  • Plainview extended their winning streak to 15, keeping their undefeated season intact.


  • Mr. & Mrs. Luther Davisson, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Knudtson and Mr.  & Mrs. George Weber were observing their 50th Wedding Anniversary's.


  • Gene Koch left for Cape Kennedy where he will take part with a crew of men from Ball Brothers of Boulder in launching a satellite