Pages from the Past - From our 132-year Archives

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Published Friday, July 12, 2019

15 Years Ago

July 9, 2004

  • The Eads Chamber of Commerce announced the Community Marketplace will resume at the Eads City Park.
  • About Town-Ida & Doris Lessenden: The Art in the Park event arranged by the Artist of the Plains Gallery was absolutely wonderful.
  • The weekend of July 16-18, Eads will host the 10U and 12U Colorado Babe Ruth Softball Championships.
  • East End Events-Lana Weber: A lot of community member enjoyed the 4thof July on the 3rd. We enjoyed a barbeque, parade and fireworks.

25 Years Ago

July 15, 1994

  • Rocky Mountain Farmers Union President Dave Carter has written to the governors and senators of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming asking for their help getting several counties in all three states declared natural disaster areas.
  • Eads Appreciation Day held on Maine St. July 16: Mini-Carnival, Kid's Games, Fish Fry, Bake Sales, Bar-B-Q, Crafts Booths, Garage Sales were the listed activities.

40 Years Ago

July 13, 1979

  • Gerry Oyen, a Colorado State Patrolman, was notified by Governor Richard D. Lamm, that he had been nominated to receive the Governor's Employee of the Month Award.
  • From the Sheriff's desk-Floyd Griswould: A trip to Wyoming was cut short with the arrest of three juveniles from the state of Oklahoma. A pickup suspected of being stolen by the three was found in Texas, and a car stolen in Amarillo was towed to Eads after it ran out of gas. A passing motorist has picked up the three, but instead of getting gas, they ran across the railroad tracks north. The motorist flagged Undersheriff Randy Gerlock and reported he thought the boys too young to drive.

50 Years Ago

July 11, 1969

  • It was learned that two doctors will be moving to Eads this week, to be associated with Weisbrod and to setup their medical practice at the Eads Clinic.
  • James Lee Rookstool, a former Eads resident, bicycled his way across 1,100 country miles from Dallas, Texas, to Boulder in 10 days. Rookstool and his bike were pictured in the July 2 edition of the Pueblo Chieftain. He had stopped to visit his mother

75 Years Ago

July 7, 1944

  • Clyde Crow assumed management of the Stop & Shop Food store in Eads, local firm founded by him several years ago. The past few months, T.O. White of Brandon found operating two stores, one here and the one in Brandon, were too much for him.
  • Members of the Kiowa County Free Fair committee met with the Board of County Commissioners making plans for the fair this fall. It was decided to put on a real fair with a get-ready day and two full program days, including rodeo and other program attractions.

100 Years Ago

July 11, 1919

  • A brand new safe was installed in the First National Bank. It was made by the Mosler Safe Co., weighs three tons and is equipped with the most improved time locks and made from the best Bessemer steel. Three sets of watches are necessary in its operation and, from general appearances, is impregnable. The old safe has been sold to a bank at Timpas, Colorado.
  • The Commissioners decided this week to place a bridge over Rush Creek on the country highway north of Eads.
  • Kiowa County bought its first tractor. Notice the word first because we believe when the tractor has a chance to show what it can do; the county will feel the need of these work animals all along the line.
  • The commissioners considered recommendations before them in their meeting to change the highway running south. It was suggested that the road should be routed three miles east of Eads and then straight south to Wiley.

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