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Pages from the Past - From our 135-year Archives for April 10, 2022

Kiowa County Press historic front page.

15 Years Ago

April 6, 2007

  • Less than 12 hours after a tornado struck the town of Holly causing extensive damage, the residents and literally hundreds of volunteers had begun cleanup and rebuilding lives.

25 Years Ago

April 4, 1997

  • Two major railroad lines abandoned because of the merger of Union Pacific and Southern Pacific have drawn interest from 14 rail companies
  • About Town- Ida Lessenden: It was good to see so many baby calves in the pastures and the joy of children with baby lambs and ducks.

40 Years Ago

April 2, 1982

  • The 10-unit senior citizen housing complex, “Unity Village,” was completed March 31 and awaiting final inspection. Target date for new residents is May 1.
  • From the Sheriff’s Desk- Floyd Griswould: The last two weeks were very quiet. We assisted the Colorado State Patrol with a stolen truck. Turns out, a man got in a bind for money, sold to a salvage yard but reported it as stolen rather than sold. However, the insurance company did report it as stolen. The salvage yard painted it, sold to a dealer and the dealer sold it to a man who thought it was a good investment. In the meantime, we will hold the truck for the proper authority.

50 Years Ago

April 7, 1972

  • Rebuilding of the Geronimo Elevator, destroyed by a blast last November, has gotten underway.
  • Five weekends of racing are scheduled for Gateway Downs through May 7.