Pages from the Past - from our 133-year archives

PROMO Community - Pages from the Past Front Page - Chris Sorensen
Published Sunday, October 4, 2020

15 Year Ago

October 7, 2005

  • RE-1 School Board votes for switch to 6-man from 8-man football beginning 2006 season.
  • Wild Horse Roundup -Curtis Schrimp: When we went to Kit Carson, we saw the results of a train wreck few miles west of town. It was a mess with a lot of equipment cleaning it up.

25 Years Ago

October 6, 1995

  • The Union Pacific Railroad/Southern Pacific Railroad have requested permission from The Interstate Commerce Commission to abandon rail service from Towner to the junction bear Boone.

40 Years Ago

October 3, 1980

  • First National Bank ran an ad urging voters to vote no on Initiative 5 allowing banks to open branch facilities separate from their principal office anywhere in the state. 

50 Years Ago

October 2, 1970

  • John P. Lucas of Haswell returned from Albuquerque, New Mexico, with winners of several breeds of chickens that were on exhibit there. 12 first, 8 seconds, 4 thirds, and 3 fourths.

75 Years Ago

September 28, 1945

  • Peace officers from southeast Colorado met at Eads. In the afternoon they enjoyed a pistol shoot.

100 Years Ago

October 1, 1920

  • The Eads electric light plant is now complete. The Fairbanks-Morse engineer is expected here Monday to test the plant.

A fire alarm box has been placed on the electric light pole in front of the First National Bank. The price for a cigar lighter or pencil sharpener and turning the crank without further cause, will be $10 or more and 30 days or so in the local bastille. 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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