Pages from the Past - From our 131-year Archives

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Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018

15 Years Ago

May 2, 2003

  • The long-awaited project to renovate the Nipps-Bransgrove Building has received final approval from the Department of Local Affairs & construction could begin as early as June.
  • The Eads Town Board was informed the sewer lagoon reconstruction project was nearing completion.
  • About Town-Ida Lessenden: I have been hearing wonderful acclaims about the Quilt Show at the Artist of the Plains Gallery.
  • Wild Horse Roundup-Curtis Schrimp: I went to the post office just carrying my cane for company. I got rid of that $300 worth of pills, so something should be better.

25 Years Ago

May 5, 1993

  • Severe storm hit Kiowa County: 2 inches of hail on the ground in Haswell-Eads received more than 1 inch of rain-Rain help put out fire north of Eads-Tornado producing storms on the Colorado-Kansas border.
  • The Town of Eads has been notified it will be the recipient of the 1993/1994 Safe Drinking Water Award for the State of Colorado.
  • About Town-Ida Lessenden: We stopped to visit with our longtime friend, Leonard Greenwell, recently while he was gardening for exercise.

40 Years Ago

May 5, 1978

  • Officially Eads received 1.58 inches and reports of two to five inches in other parts of Kiowa County.
  • Potpourri: There's probably not any connection, but it is rather interesting to think about, they stop seeding the clouds over the mountains just a couple of days before our good rains.
  • Sheridan Lake: David Murdock of Lakewood provided musical entertainment at the annual Senior Banquet held at the Plainview School.
  • A single-engine Colorado National Guard jet fighter crashed & burned four miles west of Kit Carson.

50 Years Ago

May 3, 1968

  • More than 60 people attended a Tornado School held in Eads.  Marshall Grace of the United States Weather Service showed films & conducted an informative meeting as to tornado identification & measure to be taken in the event of natural disaster.
  • Mr. & Mrs. L.M. (Bill) Johnson operator of the Rialto Hotel for nearly 40 years, will offer the business for sale May 6.
  • John Davisson of Eads and his "Sugar Cane," a specially built high speed dragster will be at Denver Raceway Park to compete.

75 Years Ago

April 23, 1943

  • A fast-moving Missouri Pacific freight train piled up just east of Diston switch Wednesday morning blocking the railroad until late that evening.

100 Years Ago

April 26, 1918

  • A steam rig is soon to be in operation at the Rush Creek oil well.