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Published Saturday, December 22, 2018

15 Years Ago

December 19, 2003

  • Dear Santa, You should meet my special teacher Mrs. Gooden. I am glad I have as good as teacher as her. Chelsea Lynn Crosby
  • Dear Santa, Does Rudolph really have a red nose and does he really guide the sleigh every Christmas? Dorian Ray
  • Dear Santa, Do you like delivering toys? Do you like making toys? Mariya Krueger

25 Years Ago

December 22, 1993

  • There are reports the Colorado Department of Health & the EPA have suggested to Bio-Gro they stop the application of sludge and related products in all Kiowa County.
  • County Commissioners receive an early Christmas present. Press owner David Parker to leave the state.
  • Dear Santa, Hi, I'm Joshua Fry. I would like a horse, ice skates, school pants and a army gun. Joshua Fry.
  • Dear Santa, I got Santa some tennis shoes. I want a dinosaur toy. Love T.J. Watts
  • Dear Santa, I would like a real baby horse, a saddle, a brush and a real monkey. Love Joey Grivois

40 Years Ago

December 22, 1978

  • An early afternoon fire which roared through Ronald Ferris home left only a smoldering heap of ashes as a reminder of what once was.
  • Clara Gereke who has been Kiowa County Senior Citizen coordinator over the past 6 years is retiring again from public service. Clara retired once before after teaching school for 35 years.
  • Dear Santa, I want some knee boots and a boyfriend, 2 tires, a dolly, a bad boy and tape recorder, Love Lana
  • Dear Santa Claus, I want a German Shepherd Travis Riggins.
  • Dear Santa, I want a four wheel-drive tractor and a semi cattle truck Jimmy Brown

50 Years Ago

December 20, 1968

  • Haswell Happenings: Despite so much sickness, there was a nice turn-out for the Christmas program and church dinner.

75 Years Ago

December 17, 1943

  • Southeast Colorado Power Association has received a notice of approval of an $880,000 allotment for acquiring electric light and water systems in southeaster Colorado and southwestern Kansas

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