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Published Sunday, December 13, 2020

Pages from the Past

15 Year Ago

December 16, 2005

  • Kiowa County Sheriff Forrest Frazee presented a $340 check to Baby Bear Hugs staff member Shelly Engelhardt. The funds were proceeds from a dance the Sheriff's Office sponsored during the fair and will be used to provide child safety seats.

25 Years Ago

December 15, 1995

  • Commissioner Cardon Berry stated that efforts continue to protest the proposed abandonment and all possible options to keep the railroad are being explored.
  • East End Events- Plainview 6th Grade: There will be town team volleyball matches Dec 13 and 20 at the Plainview School.
  • About Town- Ida Lessenden: Another house on our block bit the dust as giant machines splintered and smashed the Lane house.

40 Years Ago

December 12, 1980

  • Santa will be at a local store Friday evening 6:00-9:00 pm. Then, on December 20, Santa will arrive downtown Eads with his "sleigh" full of treats for all good little girls and boys.

50 Years Ago

December 11, 1970

  • Most people realize the cost of merchandise, labor and supplies are increasing. Effective January 1,1971, subscription rates increase by $1. Anywhere in Colorado will be $4. Outside of Colorado moves to $4.50.

75 Years Ago

December 7, 1945

  • During the past few years, the population of Kiowa County District #2 has increased to such an extent that in order to comply with the Statute of the State of Colorado, it became necessary to re-divide the population of Districts 1, 2, and 3 in such a manner as to equalize the area.

100 Years Ago

December 10, 1920

  • A 7,000-pound howitzer, six-inch bore and barrel seven feet in length, mounted on a carriage and belonging to the Field Artillery, is on the way to Eads. The cannon is a gift to Eads and the county at large. The cannon will probably be placed on the courthouse lawn.

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