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Pages from the Past - From Our 130-Year Archives

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Published Friday, June 9, 2017
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by Kiowa County Press Staff

Pages from the Past


15 Years Ago

June 7, 2002


  • Ag Secretary designates most Colorado counties as drought disaster areas, making Colorado farmers and ranchers immediately eligible for USDA emergency farm loans.


  • Coloradoans will get a rare chance to see the moon slide across the face of the sun during a partial solar eclipse.


  • USDA update-Rod Johnson: 3 days in a row, temperatures in excess of 100 & high wind has caused continued serious problems with trying to farm and raise cattle.


  • Wild Horse Roundup-Curtis Schrimp: Fire trucks, water trucks & lawmen really went buzzing by our place. I was told there was a plane dumping water on the Rush Creek fire.


25 Years Ago

June 4, 1992


  • The delivery of recycling containers to Eads marks the beginning of the pilot program in Southeast Colorado.


  • Two new business open in Eads. Kelli Berry Opened QT Tanning Salon and Shear Reflection operated by Nikki Hopkins open on Maine Street.


  • A certificate of appreciation presented to Doris Lessenden of Eads High School for 12 years of service as Lamar Community College outreach coordinator for Kiowa County.


  • The 9th annual Jinkens reunion held at the Aline Legion in Aline OK. A potluck supper was served. Photos of family heirlooms dating to the late 1800's were displayed for family to view.


40 Years Ago

June 10, 1977


  • The cities of La Junta, Boone and Sugar City indicated they were not going to participate in the construction of the propose Arkansas Valley water conduit.


  • The search for the Kiowa County Posse Queen to represent the county in statewide competition that meets here on Labor Day.


  • Sheridan Lake farmer F. Hobart Hallock was appointed chairman of the state committee of the Agriculture Stabilization  & Conservation Service.


  • Merely Henry, Towner native, was named to coach North AAA all state basketball by Colorado coaches of the High School Activities Association.


  • The first Wiley Hay Days will feature a tractor pull, carnival booth, fire truck rides BBQ lunch, ice cream social, parade and street dance.


50 Years Ago

June 9, 1967


  • Two men from Rocky Ford drowned in Blue Lake when their boat became swamped when sudden wind caused large waves to engulf the boat.  A third man manage to stay afloat until he was picked up.


  • Playing at the Plains Theatre: Monkeys, Go Home!


  • Bartlett & CO ad:  Attention Farmers Make Use of the Recent Rain! Plant a Crop on Those Abandoned Wheat Acres. Grow Crambe



75 Years Ago

June 5, 1942


  • The patrons of the Fine Flat school district voted to move the south schoolhouse father north to the more convenient oiled highway 287.

100 Years Ago

June 8, 1917


  • Good substantial street crossing has been put in on Maine St. from the First National Bank north and one from the Post Office  north & one is to be put in across Maine Street on the bank corner.


  • The new road on the 1/2 section line, running north through Bristol has been granted by the Prowers County Commissioners. The road also designated as a state highway will run due north through Sheridan Lake and straight to Denver.