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Pages from the Past - From our 136-year Archives for August 13, 2023

Kiowa County Press historic front page.

15 Years Ago

August 8, 2008

  • Little Sprouts Childcare raises $900 in Literacy Fundraiser.
  • Wild Horse reported a little over two inches of rain, while Kit Carson recorded almost three inches.

25 Years Ago

August 7, 1998

  • Between 0.80 and 6 inches of rain fell in Kiowa County, leaving large pools of water on formerly dry lake beds and other low areas.

40 Years Ago                    

August 12, 1983

  • A Missouri Pacific train derailed at the Bartlett & Company Grain Elevator in Eads. Five cars left the track, one of which was a tanker full of naphtha.
  • Jack and Lonnie Busby, a father and son team, took top honors at the Eighth Annual Holly Fiddler’s contest. Lonnie is the Youth Pastor at the First Christian Church.

50 Years Ago

August 10, 1973

  • This little Cheyenne County town, the namesake of the west’s most famous trail scout, Kit Carson, will hold its biggest community event.
  • Five counties in southeast Colorado - Bent, Baca, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers - will benefit from some $2,260,000 in highway construction according to the Colorado State Department of Highways’ 1973-74 budget.