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Published Saturday, June 27, 2020

15 Year Ago

July 1, 2005

  • About Town - Doris & Ida Lessenden: Two evenings last week, I was "rained in" at the nursing home when I went to visit. All this rain is great for plants; however, the wheat farmers wish it would get dyer for a while.

25 Years Ago

June 30, 1995

  • A total of $511 was raised by the Sheridan Lake Livewires 4-H Club in recent Bike-A-Ton held n Towner to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • CFSA Update: Harvest is beginning, and it is the worst but most necessary time to keep accurate production records.
  • East End Events: A minor incident occurred when a storm frightened a dog. After searching for days, the dog was rescued from an old cistern well around the K.A. Hall. The dog was fine, but apparently on one knew the hole was there. Thank heavens it wasn't a child.

40 Years Ago

June 27, 1980

  • Mrs. Marjorie Osborn, who for the past several years has written the Towner Tales for the Kiowa County Press, is trading in her pen for a broom. Mrs. Osborn has accepted full time job as custodian at the Plainview School.
  • From the Sheriff's Desk -Floyd Griswould: We emptied our cells for the first time in a long while. It's been a busy summer for jailers. We have had a prisoner just about every day since January 1.

50 Years Ago

June 26, 1970

  • Wheat harvest has started in the area and, from all indications, it will be a pretty good harvest.
  • Adolph Coors Company's cash for cans program, launched in January to fight litter, has resulted in recovery of more than a million pounds of aluminum.

75 Years Ago

June 25, 1945

  • At the town board meeting, it was decided to grant permission to Howard Hooker to construct a hangar at the Eads airport. The building will house two planes and construction so more room can be added.
  • Bill Mays found a stray pigeon with his flock. He caught the bird and and found a small capsule containing instruction and message, directing him to telegraph headquarters at Kearney, Nebraska, feed the pigeon corn and water, replace the message in capsule and release. This pigeon is part of an experiment important to that part of the US Army Signal Corps.

100 Years Ago

June 22, 1920

  • The Drown tailor shop is to be moved to the Nipps building.
  • Two new passenger trains were put on the Missouri Pacific railroad line, returning the service to the pre-war basis. No. 11 & 12 now run as through trains but stop at Eads. No. 13 & 14 make the local stops.

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