Pages from the Past - From Our 130-Year Archives

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Published Friday, September 22, 2017

15 Years Ago

September 20, 2002

  • Eads Board unanimously voted to move forward on water, sanitation projects.
  • Douglas Tallman of Brandon appointed to 15th Judicial District Court

25 Years Ago

September 17, 1992

  • Kit Carson News-Ruby Lafferty: Thanks to Glen Getman for finding the stolen bank bag and Museum keys stolen from the Museum a couple weeks ago.
  • Towner News-Ann Harkness: This writer would like to thank those good neighbors & friends who stopped to help this mother & her 5 sons late Saturday afternoon. The livestock trailer containing 1 pig came unhooked from the suburban. This scary incident which easily have turned tragic was eased by the concern express by everyone.

40 Years Ago

September 23, 1977

  • A man charged with the theft of a pickup from A.P. Howe of Haswell is being held in Council Bluffs IA where he refused to waive extradition back to Colorado.
  • Kiowa County Clerk, Wayne Singer, is gearing up for a fundamental change in issuing vehicle license plates next year under which registration will be on a 12 month basis, regardless of when the license is purchased. It's called "staggered registration" and will take 5 years to complete the changeover.
  • 50 Years Ago

September 22, 1967

  • As each week passes, development of Kiowa County's oil industry continues to grow. According to the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, the Brandon Field ranks 5th in the state with 1,892 barrels daily.

75 Years Ago

September 11, 1942

  • Names of 269 persons who passed the bar examination were release by the District of Columbia Bar Association. Included in the list of those who passed was Miss Thelma Siefkas, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Siefkas of Haswell, CO.

100 Years Ago

September 21, 1917

  • Kiowa County's quota for this call boarded the special train bound for Fort Riley to become a trained part of the national army now being trained at the Kansas post preparing to whip the Kaiser. Sixteen of Kiowa County's best young men were in the party and while in Eads they were shown every courtesy. The entire town was at the station to see them depart and extend good wishes. The band was there with music, the school children marched to the depot in a body and a general feeling of patriotism prevailed 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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