Pages from the Past - From our 132-year Archives

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Published Friday, September 6, 2019

15 Years Ago

September 3, 2004

  • Jason (Allen) Tyler in Concert at the Kiowa County Fair.
  • Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Schrimp: I seen an item in the Hugo paper that took me back a few years. Another fellow and I was delivering 200 head of heifers to Lincoln County a lot of miles SW of Wild Horse. In those days you didn't load them in a trailer, you rode a horse.

25 Years Ago

September 9, 1994

  • LaVerne Fischer retires after serving for 25 years as Activities Director at Wiesbrod Nursing Home in Eads.

40 Years Ago

September 7, 1979

  • The Kiowa County Free Fair and Rodeo got underway with the "kick off" with the Chuck Wagon held at 6:00 a.m.
  • The traditional winnings of John E. Jacobs were continuing this year at the Colorado State Fair field crops competition. His sorghum won him Reserve Champion.

50 Years Ago

September 5, 1969

  • World famous Koshare Indians will perform in Eads at the high school gym.
  • Morton Equipment and Supply, serving the oil field industry with oil field equipment, will be located in the property formerly occupied by Jones Chevrolet-Buick.
  • Mike Young Franklin, talented 10-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Bill Franklin, Haswell and grandson of Mrs. F.Y. (Young) Moseley and late Mr. Moseley, Arlington, will hold the spotlight at the Kiowa County Fair and Rodeo.

75 Years Ago

September 1, 1944

  • Kiowa County Free Fair is going to be the best one in this part of the state, the same as it used to be prior to discontinuing the event several years ago. To guarantee the best in rodeo performance, the chutes have been completely overhauled so that everything will happen right out in front of the grandstand.

100 Years Ago

September 5, 1919

  • Lieutenant James Lang just returned from the army and is intending to resume his law practice in Eads as soon as he can find office space.
  • The lack of rooms has taken quite a sum from Eads on to other towns east and west of us. In view of this fact, Ed M. Low let the contract this week for a new hotel building. The building will be 32x 42 feet, two stories and modern in every respect. The building will have 15 rooms, first floor lobby and be arranged for serving meals at some future date. The building will occupy the lot just to the north of the present Low Hotel and will be so built that an addition can be added at any time. 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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