Pages from the Past - From our 132-year Archives

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Published Friday, November 1, 2019

15 Years Ago

October 29, 2004

  • Vivian Gifford help break ground at the site of a new assisted living center being constructed just south of Eads.
  • USDA Update-Rod Johnson: Very Strong southwest winds blew across the county causing some corn and grain sorghum to blow down.

25 Years Ago

November 4, 1994

  • A vote yes on Question A will allow the Hospital District to decrease the mill levy, decrease taxes, continue to expand and improve services without additional tax revenue.

40 Years Ago

November 2, 1979

  • Early autumn blizzard slammed its way through Tuesday continued its wintery blast across the Southeastern Plains, causing extensive damage to power lines and plunging Kiowa County, along with many other communities throughout the area, into darkness without electricity.

50 Years Ago

October 31, 1969

  • We have a report the two wildcat locations north of Eads as drilled and abandoned. 
  • Steps are being taken to form a Development Corporation in the community.  A Development Corporation is necessary if the area is to continue its growth- through development of existing and new business ventures.

75 Years Ago

October 20, 1944

  • Kiowa County is fortunate to receive a new Galion maintainer, which was put to work on the roads around Eads this week. They have been without suitable equipment here for some time, and the new machine, with Mike Kaza at the wheel, should level off some of the bumps.

100 Years Ago

October 31, 1919

  • The Nipps building here narrowly escaped destruction when it caught fire in the kitchen of the restaurant. The partition was burned through to the Kiowa County Press office, and the floor upstairs was afire when the fire extinguishers and bucket brigade succeeded in extinguishing the blaze. 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.