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Published Saturday, July 11, 2020

15 Year Ago

July 15, 2005

  • Kiowa Healthmart Pharmacy earned a Healthmart "Pharmacy of the Year" regional prize from McKesson Corporation.
  • West End Wavelength - Michelle Wyckoff: Yippee! Yahoo! Yehaw!  Rain -We got rain in the West End.

25 Years Ago

July 14, 1995

  • Don Pfingston became the second Eads resident in as many years to win the KVAY June Bug.
  • Hal Ketchum will be performing at the Lamar Community Building August 8.

40 Years Ago

July 11, 1980

  • At the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Eads, members voted unanimously to hire Randy Gerlock as Town Marshall.
  • The 1980 wheat harvest is in full swing, however that isn't the only thing "full." According to reports, every grain elevator in Kiowa County is full and overflowing.
  • Fischer's Service Station was the victim of a credit card fraud. Leonard noticed the front and rear license plate did not match and jotted them down. The credit card used was on the "stop list," so Mr. Fischer notified authorities and the man was stopped in Lamar.

50 Years Ago

July 10, 1970

  • Chevron Oil is pump testing their well in Cavalry Field after drilling the pay section with foam. The well is producing approximately 24 barrels of oil without artificial stimulus.

75 Years Ago

July 6, 1945

  • People in attendance at the dance have reported loss of their food ration books. Sheriff Kelley says that many cars were pilfered by thieves that night.

100 Years Ago

July 9, 1920

  • A freight train wreck occurred at the east end of the Missouri Pacific line at Towner. One train was taking the siding, but not yet in the clear, when the other attempted to pass. The locomotive was upset and about 14 cars demolished, blocking traffic all day. No injuries, but property loss was large.
  • The Chautauqua is becoming more popular everywhere, and this season Towner also had one. There soon to be one in Sheridan Lake and, we understand, Haswell and Arlington are each to have Chautauqua this month. 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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