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Pages from the Past - From our 136-year Archives for May 28, 2023

Kiowa County Press historic front page.

15 Years Ago

May 23, 2008

  • Eads Eagles are, back to back, 1A State Baseball Champs.
  • Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Schrimp: Saturday was branding at Hammer’s. I just stood and watched. I don’t think they need a 93 year old getting in the way.
  • SECPA awarded its first renewable generation incentive to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Mitchell of Haswell.
  • The Colorado Division of Emergency Management sent a letter to the Kiowa County Commissioners to acknowledge the contribution of Chris Sorensen, who works for the Commissioners in the Kiowa County Division of Emergency Management. In part the letter read, “From the blizzards of 2006 and 2007, to the Holly tornado and the Governor’s Emergency Management Conference, you have stepped up to the plate to help keep the public informed and prepared.”

25 Years Ago

May 22, 1998

  • Rerouting of traffic around the upcoming highway construction project though Eads will begin in June and continue through August.
  • Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Shrimp: About 58 years ago, we bought the section of ground from the Collins family for $3.25 an acre.

40 Years Ago                    

May 27, 1983

  • Ceremonies held in Eads had 30 Kindergarten, 17 Eighth Graders, and 23 Seniors graduating. 

50 Years Ago

May 25, 1973

  • Violent hail, rain and wind storms whipped across Kiowa, Lincoln and Bent counties leaving destruction in their wake. Eastern Kiowa County apparently took the brunt of the storms, and hail totaled many fields in the Sheridan Lake-Towner vicinities.

Rural business men challenged Dr. Knop’s “Doom” report. In a press release from CSU, Dr. Knop predicts the disappearance of practically all communities in eastern Colorado. He bases it on the idea that medical service simply cannot be provided in the area small towns, and there is little basis for tourism and industrial development