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

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Published Sunday, March 20, 2022

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. 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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