Pages from the Past - From our 131-year Archives

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Published Monday, April 23, 2018

15 Years Ago

April 25, 2003

  • About Town-Ida Lessenden: It was drizzling rain most of the day. When we drove to the west end, glad to see the prairie greening up. It was windy most of the week & I have seen many neighbors dragging broken branches out of their yards.
  • Eads Police Report-Officer Chad Ray: The highway from 15th and Luther was closed temporarily due to high wind, which damaged a power pole during the early hours.
  • Wild Horse Roundup-Curtis Schrimp: I got to see a pretty good rain today. The only problem it was at Coors Field, as I was watching the Rockies.

25 Years Ago

April 28, 1993

  • Rachel A. Davis, daughter of Gary & Cheryl Davis, has received a number of honors this spring. Most recent, she was awarded second place in the Junior High Poetry Creative Writing Competitions at Arkansas Valley Arts Festival.
  • The Eads Senior Citizens enjoyed a bountiful ham dinner. What an assortment of pies. Dan Garner is always on hand to help with all that dishwashing.

40 Years Ago

April 28, 1978

  • The RE-1 board voted to approve a one-year contract with Rocky Mountain Data Processing Co, to handle by computer such functions as figuring class schedules, running total of absences, figuring grade point avg. & others.
  • Sparkling in their new uniforms, the Plainview Junior & High School Bands performed a community concert.
  • Potpourri-Nick Johnson: Note from Doris Lessenden following the Eads H.S. student council elections: "Political parties, take note. You have some young people gaining political expertise. They could be a great asset to your party in the future."
  • Anyone having used clothing & things Goodwill can use please bring it to the north entrance to the courthouse. Do not leave anything outside. Things may be left by the library door.
  • Eads: C.A. Wood writes he is moving to his summer headquarters in Klamath CA. He uses a bike for local travel and has logged 1,100 miles this winter. Pretty good for a young fellow of 82.

50 Years Ago

April 26, 1968

  • Ralph Berry, 8th grade student at Eads Elementary, will represent Kiowa County in the Colorado-Wyoming Spelling Bee in Denver.
  • Christine Brenton of Eads and Susan Crum of Plainview, have been chosen as delegates to Columbine Girls State held at Temple Buell College.
  • Fast Construction Co. of Greeley arrived to start widening Highway 96 between Haswell and Arlington.