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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 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.