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Pages from the Past - From our 136-year Archives for January 8, 2023

Kiowa County Press historic front page.

15 Years Ago

January 4, 2008

  • Kit Carson Clips- Marilyn White: I am going to make the same resolution as I made last year-not do anything or go anywhere I don’t want to. It worked pretty well in 2007.
  • Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site holiday ornament is prominently displayed on this year’s official White House Christmas Tree.

25 Years Ago

January 2, 1998

  • Two Cheyenne Wells youths were arrested north of Chivington and face a lengthy list of charges
  • A prison transport van traveling north bound five miles south of Eads on Highway 287 went off the left side of the road and collided with a delineator post then rolled 1.5 times.
  • The first of several activities planned by the Lamar Chamber and the Small Business Development Center was held to help area businesses prepare for the new challenges and opportunities the Super Wal-Mart will create.

40 Years Ago                    

January 7, 1983

  • Steven Baxter was sworn into office by Clerk Wayne Singer.
  • Bylie Jo Beeson, born at 1:08 a.m. January 1, 1983, was not only Eads “First baby” but apparently is the “New Year’s Baby” for the entire southeast Colorado, including Pueblo and La Junta.
  • Nursing Home News- LaVerne Fischer: Our usual senior citizen card games continue. The storm only kept this group away one playing day.
  • Kit Carson Roundup- Ruby Lafferty: Kit Carson was an unexpected host to possibly 300 or more stranded motorists during the storm.

50 Years Ago

January 5, 1973

  • Thieves broke into Plainview School and made off with several hundred dollars-worth of welding equipment and adding machines, according to Sheriff Kelley

75 Years Ago

 January 5, 1948

  • Oil drilling started by the Tobyne Oil Co. on the well to be known as Big Sandy Syndicate No. 1, located on the Harry McKnight Ranch
  • Construction has started on E.H. Tallman elevator just east of Brandon.

100 Years Ago

 December 29, 1922

  • Advertisement: Burn Corn Cobs – J.D. Infield Grain Co – Sheridan Lake & Eads