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Pages from the Past - From our 135-year Archives for October 2, 2022

Kiowa County Press historic front page.

15 Years Ago

September 28, 2007

  • The Kiowa County Ambulance Service, partnering with Weisbrod Memorial Hospital and the Eads Lions Club, are bringing the Jungle Mobile to Eads.
  • A house in Brandon had a suspected natural gas leak, when a flame introduced to the gas fill house causing an explosion. David Crockett, was living at the residence at the time of the explosion before it burned to rubble.
  • Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Schrimp: A grasshopper in the pickup reminded me back in the 1930s. We had a grasshopper infestation. They covered the fence posts and telephone poles to the top.

25 Years Ago

September 26, 1997

  • The first annual Baby Bear Hugs Cute Baby Contest was held at the Kiowa County Fair. First place was won by Kailyn Lane; second Jennifer Arnold; third was Tyler Rouse, and fourth place was Bryce Batterton.

40 Years Ago

September 24, 1982

  • The largest crowd for several years visited the museum during the Kiowa County Fair. Over 100 people signed the register.
  • From the Sheriff’s Desk-Floyd Griswould: From the looks of things, this could be a very dangerous fall for prairie fires.

50 Years Ago

September 29, 1972

  • The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a study requested by the Eads Public Works department of the existing municipal airport and proposed heliport.
  • There has been a rash of petty thievery lately reports Sheriff Kelley. Batteries and gas were stolen from county vehicles, and few other reports.

75 Years Ago

 September 19, 1947

  • Winners of the Calf Catch-It Contest at the fair were Harry Abrams, Julia Owen, Melvin & Marvin Richardson, Eldin Reinert, Frank Jacobs, L.D. Nelson, Gene Weiser, Jerry Uhland, Donne Stroud and Kenneth Burns. 

100 Years Ago

 September 22, 1922

  • The Star Garage advertised labor 75 cents cash per hour.