Pages from the Past - From our 132-year Archives

PROMO Community - Pages from the Past Front Page - Chris Sorensen
Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019

15 Years Ago

April 30, 2004

  • The Kiowa County Sheriff's Office, along with assistance from a member of the Powers/Lamar Police Department Drug Task Force and from the Drug Enforcement Agency, seized chemicals and equipment suspected in the manufacture of methamphetamines.
  • Proprietors Sailesh and May Merchant of the Econo Lodge have been refurbishing and upgrading all 40 rooms of the former County Manor Motel. Each room now includes 27" TV, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker along with electronic door locks. Other improvements will continue over the coming months.

25 Years Ago

May 6, 1994

  • Air temperatures around 20 to 32 degrees between noon April 26 and 8:00 a.m. April 27 have caused considerable concern to wheat growers in eastern Colorado.
  • Kit Carson News-Ruby Lafferty: About 12 couples attended the Annual Wild Horse Club party Saturday night at our club house.
  • Towner Tales-Ann Harkness: Mike Benge is planning to have a Spring Fling at Plains Parts. There will be a barbeque and dance.
  • Towner Tales-Ann Harkness: The Towner Community Scholarship Fund will be giving two $500 college scholarships this year.

40 Years Ago

May 4, 1979

  • Terry Herrell, a Junior at Eads High, won the first prize with her guess of $37.25 for food items and $25.47 non-food items in the Kiowa County Farm Bureau "Farm-City Day Celebration."
  • From the Sheriff's Desk: The jail maintained two occupants this past week until Sunday night it doubled in occupancy with the arrest of two from Crowley County.

50 Years Ago

May 2, 1969

  • Eleven meet records were re-set in the 5thannual High Plains League track and field events held on the newly prepared Eads High School oval.
  • For the third time in three weeks, the Eads Volunteer Fire Department has been called out.

75 Years Ago

April 21, 1944

  • Eastern Colorado has experienced another week of exceedingly disagreeable weather - that is for people and livestock, but folks on the farm like it very much.

100 Years Ago

May 2, 1919

The Scarlet Fever situation is at present no better and an examination of all school children disclose a great many cases. The disease is very mild, no worse than a cold in most cases and no danger is anticipated if proper precautions are taken.