Pages from the Past - From Our 131-Year Archives

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Published Friday, February 23, 2018


15 Years Ago

February 21, 2003

  • Kiowa County Extension-Bruce Fickenscher: Bugs-In February. The little grubs (Armyworms) are not supposed to survive Colorado winters. Because of the dry, warm conditions we are seeing a rather large hatch.
  • Dr. Jeff Tidswell announces the opening of his private Optometric practice in Eads.
  • The Lamar Community College Rodeo Club will host its first rodeo in five years.
  • Wild Horse Roundup-Curtis Schrimp: We had a bit of surprise when we went to get in the car. We had to hurry to keep from getting wet. It didn't measure much but it was wet.

25 Years Ago

February 23, 1993

  • Towner Tales-Ann Harkness: Mother nature has once again reminded area residents winter is still here. High winds and around 3 inches blew through the air causing numerous cancellations.

40 Years Ago

February 24, 1978

  • Liz Rehfeld, 4-H Leader for the Sheridan Lake Live Wires for 15 years, was honored at the Colorado 4-H Day in Denver. Her involvement with the 4-H program has been on a local, county, district, and state level.
  • The National Guard generators that were providing electrical power to Weisbrod Memorial County Hospital as well to Eads, Sheridan Lake and Haswell were pulled when Gov. Richard Lamm's declaration of emergency expired.

50 Years Ago

February 23, 1968

  • The Eads fire siren sounded a short time after a cold front moved into the area, bringing gusty winds. Burning embers from a trash incinerator ignited dry grass just north of the Town Hall.
  • Jerry McDaniel joined Miller Hardware as television and radio service man. 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.

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