Pages from the Past - from our 133-year archives

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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. 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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