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Published Saturday, July 25, 2020

15 Year Ago

July 29, 2005

  • West End Wavelength - Michelle Wyckoff: James Engelhardt reports over 600,000 bushels of wheat hauled to the Haswell elevator. This is more than the last six years combined.
  • The Plainview Junior High and High School cheerleaders received a spirit stick two of the three days at the National Cheerleading Association, and were able to take home the stick on the last day. 

25 Years Ago

July 28, 1995

  • Wild Horse Roundup -Curtis Schrimp: The Tumbleweed Festival at Cheyenne Wells was well attended and very enjoyable. It' always nice to visit people you don't see that often.
  • A sudden afternoon shower dumped nearly an inch of rain in about 15 minutes. Water from the storm collected at the south end of Maine Street, and was deep enough to reach the front door of Eagle Vision Building.

40 Years Ago

July 25, 1980

  • Young cowboys and cowgirls are in Eads to compete in the franchised Little Britches Rodeo. Four top national contestants had to cancel their entries because of conflict with the National High School Rodeo finals

50 Years Ago

July 24, 1970

  • Slow, soaking rain fell in this part of Colorado, making farmers, ranchers and townspeople happy. Eads reported 1.44", Haswell 1.15", Brandon 1.35" and Sheridan Lake two inches.
  • Sheridan Lake: Something unusual happened in this country during harvest. A wheat harvester ran over a porcupine while hauling wheat for Mr. & Mrs. Robert Swisher scattering quills everywhere

100 Years Ago

July 23, 1920

  • A.A. Neiman has purchased the old church building and will move it to his lots in the west part of town. It will be remodeled and used for rooming house
  • One sees many strange tourist cars, but a jitney passed through with a real house on it.  At first glance it appeared as if Stanley Roberts were moving his lumber yard. 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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