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Published Friday, September 4, 2020

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.

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