Pages from the Past - From our 131-year Archives

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Published Saturday, July 7, 2018

15 Years Ago

July 4, 2003

  • Wild Horse Roundup-Curtis Schrimp: I seen Joyce Weeks was working on the roof of her trailer house. I hope she doesn't scare off the rain.

25 Years Ago

July 7, 1993

  • June 23,1993, at approximately 10:45pm, a man entered the Country C Store and held one person at gunpoint. The robber approached the counter, opened the cash register, removed an undisclosed amount of cash.
  • Mother Nature clobbered the Haswell area last Wednesday night. A tornado tossed a grain bin onto a combine at a farm north of Haswell. Farm workers were forced to flee a trailer as the tornado approached.
  • Rod Johnson of the ASCS Office estimated 30,000 acres of wheat were affected by hail and 5,000 of wheat totally destroyed.

40 Years Ago

July 7, 1978

  • Ms. Leslie Ann Osborn and Mr. Robert A. Frazee were selected to receive a scholarship award in the amount of $300 from the County Sheriffs of Colorado.
  • The Next to New Shop, a small resale shop, owned and operated by Mr. & Mrs. William Howlett, was broken into over the weekend. Mrs. Pam Howlett stated that due to the loss and other incidents of vandalism, the Next to New Shop will be forced to close its' doors permanently.
  • Lonnie Eder, who will be an Eads senior next year, attended the Randy Gradishar Football clinic. Lonnie was one of 94 boys from all over the country that attended and was voted "Most Valuable Kicker."
  • Larry's Barber Shop team took 3rdplace honors in the Colorado Women's Bowling Assn. tournament held in Greeley.

50 Years Ago

July 5, 1968

  • Brandon News:  Dry weather prevails here, and farmers and townsmen alike would like to see a good general soaking rain.
  • Kiowa County ASC News: Farmers are urged to store their 1968 wheat crop and take a price support loan if present market price of wheat continues to decline.

75 Years Ago

July 2, 1943

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jim Griswold, farmers residing southwest of Eads, suffered considerable loss last week when their barn burnt down. The family was not home at the time and had their neighbors D.M. Ballard and H. W. Musselman not seen the fire the house may have also been destroyed.

100 Years Ago

July 5, 1918

  • Work on the Allied-Rush Creek oil well has been suspended waiting for the arrival of additional 10-inch casting. Water encountered at a low level will have to be shut off before further drilling can be done.