Pages from the Past - from our 133-year archives

PROMO Community - Pages from the Past Front Page - Chris Sorensen
Published Tuesday, February 4, 2020

15 Years Ago

February 11, 2005

  • Wild Horse Roundup -Curtis Schrimp: I know a lot of you know I get a little dingy at times and this evening was one. I am watching a polka show on R.F.D. Really great music got my feet to jerking and the next thing you know I am up dancing.

25 Years Ago

February 3, 1995

  • Towner Tales - Ann Harkness: The Plainview Quilting Chapter became organized last week and will hold their first meeting February 11.

40 Years Ago

February 8, 1980

  • Sheridan Lake Ripples- Mrs. Oren White: It took Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Splitter and family three hours to travel 27 miles during the height of the blizzard.
  • From the Sheriff's Desk -Floyd: A Stratton man came in to spend some time with us. He was found guilty in county court of eluding a police officer and driving on a suspended license. 

50 Years Ago

February 6, 1970

  • Late Flash--Just going to press, two prairie fires were reported. The local fire alarm was sounded for one just west of Prairie Queen road and the second, reportedly set by a passing train just west of Chivington.
  • Something to think about- Oddity: Eads has a Crow, we call him Clyde, that takes care of hundreds of Pigeons.

75 Years Ago

February 2, 1945

  • With rather amazing speed for times like the present, the Southeast Power Association has completed a highline from the south connecting Eads with the power plant at Lamar.

100 Years Ago

January 30, 1920

  • H. Crumpley, who has been running the dining room at the Commercial Hotel, has leased the Doyle restaurant.
  • The biggest load of corn ever hauled to Eads was brought in by L.H. Freese. It contained 120 bushels and 30 pounds and brought a handsome sum of $160.70.

100 Years Ago

February 6, 1920

  • Thomas Jenkins has opened a real estate and loan office in Chivington.

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