15 Year Ago
September 9, 2005
- Governor Bill Owens has reappointed George H. Tempel of Wiley, representing a number of Colorado counties including Kiowa, to State Transportation Commission.
- The Kiowa County Press began a 'new look' with a full-page color photo being the front page. They encourage readers to submit color photos of Kiowa County.
- Kit Carson Clips- Marilyn White: Kit Carson Day was a success as always. I hear some of the older generation can still three-legged race and not fall down!
25 Years Ago
September 8, 1995
- Kiowa County 4-H members made a great showing at the Colorado State Fair. Several received a unit champion or reserve champion, and many placed in the top ten.
- Plainview Junior High and High School cheerleaders placed first and second, respectively, in the State Fair Cheerleading competition.
- Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Schrimp: There were people from quite a distance to attend Kit Carson Day. Malcolm Ann Grimsley came all the way from London, England.
40 Years Ago
September 5, 1980
- Kiowa County Commissioners and the Colorado Department of Health announce the appointment of Margaret McAllister as County Community Health Nurse. Margaret replaces Marge Barlow, who has retired.
- The nature of two break-ins necessitated the help of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation in the investigation according to Kiowa County Sheriff Floyd Griswould.
- Nursing Home News- LaVerne Fischer: Our cooks appreciate the vegetables and fruits brought in by town's people.
- The Colorado Cattlemen's Association is offering $15,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons illegally seeding clouds in the San Luis Valley
50 Years Ago
September 4, 1970
- District RE-1 schools, Haswell and Eads, began session Monday. The first day enrollment figures show a slight decrease over the beginning figures of last school term.
- Former Eads residents Lonnie Blooding and Marilyn Wimp gave a very outstanding demonstration on bread making at the state fair.
75 Years Ago
August 31, 1945
- The experiment has proven satisfactory, so the Town Board of Eads authorized citizen to follow a schedule of irrigation in the evening, one hour per day on alternate days.
- Mr. & Mrs. John Osolin will now greet friends and customers from their new business establishment on the south side of Eads. They have completed a new building to house a service station and grocery store.
100 Years Ago
September 3, 1920
- Rush Creek is up and out of its banks and it is impossible to cross on the Kit Carson road.
- Missouri Pacific trains were delayed Thursday because of washout between Haswell and Galatea. Water stood about 18 inches on the track.