15 Years Ago
June 27, 2003
* USDA Update-Rod Johnson: What a difference a year makes. I have heard producers say they can't get in the fields to finish planting because it's too wet and some spring planted crops were lost because too much rain.
* Wild Horse Roundup-Curtis Schrimp: Kristie Borns, who lives in Eads but works in Hugo with Marty, goes through here pretty early in the morning and a few days ago she saw 2 turkey hens with 24 babies crossing the highway.
25 Years Ago
June 30, 1993
* Towner News-Ann Harkness: This column will not be written on July 5 as hopefully harvest will begin by then.
40 Years Ago
June 30, 1978
* Grasshoppers have emerged in the past two weeks as a new and serious threat to agriculture throughout the area.
50 Years Ago
June 28, 1968
* Eads Volunteer Fire Department received 1,000 feet of 2.5-inch double jacket fire hose this week.
75 Years Ago
June 25, 1943
* The local police department has received several complaints from citizens about people bothering their Victory gardens. Under the hazardous conditions our gardens in Eads are being produced, it is not likely that anyone will tolerate having them destroyed or picked over. It is serious business with most of us....
100 Years Ago
June 28, 1918
* H.V. Fluke landed a 19-pound catfish at the outlet of Queens Reservoir Tuesday and Francis Blakeman caught one weighting 14 pounds. On their return, news spread like wild fire and the result on Thursday, the town was nearly deserted, nearly everyone fishing.
* The lighting system of the Devereux & Blakeman garage has been installed and is now in operation. Plenty of lights are distributed over all parts of the building & one large lamp on top in a beacon for travelers at night, it being visible for miles in any direction.