Pages from the Past - From our 133-year Archives

PROMO Community - Pages from the Past Front Page - Chris Sorensen
Published Friday, July 3, 2020

15 Year Ago

July 8, 2005

  • Mexican wheat buyers visited the Tempel Grain Elevator in Wiley to discuss direct shipments of Colorado hard white winter wheat to Mexico
  • About Town - Doris & Ida Lessenden: There was a big movement of local people and folks from other parts of Colorado to the lakes for the long weekend.

25 Years Ago

July 7, 1995

  • The "4th of July Explosion," a replacement for the former "Eads Appreciation Day," was a huge success. The afternoon began with free swim at the pool, kids' games, hamburger and hotdog barbeque, and a street dance and fireworks at intermission.
  • The Cheyenne-Kiowa County book "The War Years" is being delivered about the counties. We salute the many, many men and women who served in World War II

40 Years Ago

July 4, 1980

  • Two committees were formed during a meeting of several persons who are interested in building a tennis court in Eads.
  • Sheridan Lake Ripples - Mrs. Oren White: Mr. & Mrs. Leander Weber and sons, Bob and Don, had the misfortune to lose 1,150 acres of wheat in the recent hailstorm
  • A 14-car train pile-up occurred approximately 1.5 miles east of Haswell. The derailment happened around midnight June 29. The cause has not been determined.
  • Grasshopper infestations are heavy throughout much of the eastern half of Colorado.

50 Years Ago

July 3, 1970

  • The most exciting news this week throughout the area is wheat harvest which, according to local farmers and elevator operators, exceeds all expectations.

75 Years Ago

June 29, 1945

  • A number of friends of Mr. & Mrs. Ray Sapp were pleasantly entertained at the "chuck wagon dinner" at the Sapp shanty east of Haswell. The men helped brand cattle and the ladies enjoyed visiting and watching branding.

100 Years Ago

July 2, 1920

  • The electric light poles on Maine Street are being painted green and, with the ornamental bracket for light, make a good appearance.

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