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Pages from the Past - From our 135-year Archives for April 17, 2022

Kiowa County Press historic front page.

15 Years Ago

April 13, 2007

  • Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Schrimp: Since baseball season has started, I’ll mention our days of baseball years ago. There were teams in all of the towns. If your girlfriend didn’t want to go to a baseball game on Sunday afternoon, she had to stay home alone.

25 Years Ago

April 11, 1997

  • Mike Lening of Valley State Bank, was on hand at the Eads Town Board meeting to discuss a proposed drive-up window at the Eads branch.
  • In an effort to keep the public informed, the Kiowa County Commissioners will publish a monthly summary of their meetings, events, and activities.

40 Years Ago

April 9, 1982

  • A fire, whipped by high winds, completely destroyed a storage building and its entire contents. The building is owned and located on the Assembly of God property.
  • A record number of voters turned out in the Eads Town Council Election. A total of 364 were casted out of 499 registered voters.
  • From the Sheriff’s Desk- Floyd Griswould: It appears someone entered Kiowa Drug and removed some drugs from within. We are checking this one further. 

50 Years Ago

April 14, 1972

  • Two escapees from the Pueblo State Hospital were taken into custody in connection with the theft of a truck.
  • Blaze broke out behind the home of Myrl E. Legg and burned a path seven miles long and half mile wide before volunteers brought it under control.
  • The average family income was $6,567 in Kiowa County in 1969 compared to $9,555 for the state.