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Pages from the Past - From our 135-year Archives for March 20, 2022

Kiowa County Press historic front page.

15 Years Ago

March 16, 2007

  • Bidding on approximately 5,127 acres of land, located in Kit Carson, Kiowa and Prowers counties, sold at auction for $2.1 million.
  • The Eads Lady Eagles brought home their 8th state basketball championship, the most girls basketball championships for any school in all divisions.
  • Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Schrimp: Old saying “Win some, loose some” but the Kit Carson boys don’t know that meaning as they went the whole year plus state without a loss.

25 Years Ago

March 14, 1997

  • Eads Auto held an open house and customer appreciation to introduce the new owner, John Courkamp.
  • The grand opening of Big A Auto in Sheridan Lake was celebrated with special discounts, drawings, give-a-ways and barbecue.
  • The 1984 Eads girls basketball team was honored at halftime of the 2-A Girls Championship for the “unforgettable championship game of 1984,” Eads 56, Stratton 53 in overtime.

40 Years Ago

March 12, 1982

  • For the third time in less than a year, Kiowa Drug was burglarized.
  • A westbound Missouri Pacific freight train derailed about four miles east of Arlington.

50 Years Ago

March 17, 1972

  • The Kiowa County Sheriff Department is investigating a break-in at the Eads Golf Course.
  • Sheriff Kelley reported a number of prairie fires in the area during the past week, but none were of any great magnitude and easily contained.

75 Years Ago


  • A Madison South Dakota man was seriously injured when his light plane crashed west of Eads near Dick Weber’s place.

100 Years Ago


  • F.O. Hayner & R.W. Murphy decided to quit farming and sell their places.
  • Better roads are forecasted for Kiowa County.
  • Encouraging report from Nee-No-She: drilling through ten feet of grey lime showed color changes - an indication of oil.