Pages from the Past - From our 131-year Archives

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Published Saturday, June 16, 2018

15 Years Ago

June 13, 2003

  • State and local health department laboratories have started testing dead birds, mosquitoes and horses for West Nile Virus.
  • Severe hail cut two wide swaths through the county. The hardest hit area is from north of Hwy 96 between Sheridan Lake and Towner and east of Hwy 385 south to the Prowers County line. The hailed covers approximately 220 square miles (140,000 acres).

25 Years Ago

June 16, 1993

  • Towner News-Ann Harkness: Sheridan Lake Livewires painted signposts at Sheridan Lake for a community service project.

40 Years Ago

June 16, 1978

  • Again, it seems, the Eads town council was besieged with complaints against the city police department. Charges of improper & illegal handling of a reckless driving incident; charges of illegal stop & search; and charges of ineffectiveness to stop vandalism, were hurled at the local police by some citizens present.
  • Monica Richardson will be traveling with the square dancers that are going to Oklahoma City for the national convention.
  • The Colorado Department of Highways announced a construction project for U.S. 287 between Lamar and Eads.

50 Years Ago

June 14, 1968

  • Any former Babe Ruth & Little League baseball players who have uniforms or parts of uniforms are asked to return them so this season's teams may be properly attired.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd (Bill) Johnson turned over the keys of the Rialto Hotel to new owners Mr. & Mrs. David Horn. The Johnson had operated the business continuously for the past 39 years.
  • Sheridan Lake News: Picnicking and fishing were done in the fun-filled hours at the Queens Lake, south of Eads, by a group of friends. Those in attendance were B.J. Murdock family, Leander Weber family, and Mrs. Ella Lambert and Allen.

75 Years Ago

June 14, 1943

  • People of Eads are faced with a shortage of water which makes it necessary to reduce consumption sharply in order to have enough for household use.

100 Years Ago

June 21, 1918

  • Walt McKeever, O.C. Roark & A.C. Hightower have been busy viewing a proposed road which is to start at on a road 4 miles east of Eads, north to Henry Eder's place, thence east to the old Hickman ranch, north to the McKeever ranch, then east to intersect with the county road north of Brandon. Then another road beginning at a point on the above road one mile east of the Sweitzer ranch, thence east to the county road north of Brandon. 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.