Pages from the Past - From our 136-year Archives for May 7, 2023

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Published Sunday, May 7, 2023

15 Years Ago

May 2, 2008

  • Postage prices go up May 12. US First Class one ounce will increase one penny, from 41 to 42 cents.

25 Years Ago

May 1, 1998

  • AD: Taste-A-Treat Something New Ice Cream Cakes in three sizes
  • The Kiowa County Senior 4-H Livestock Judging team placed third in a good invitational contest at Rocky Ford.

40 Years Ago                    

May 6, 1983

  • By a vote of 5-2, the RE-1 School Board voted to close the Haswell Elementary School.
  • According to the Kiowa County Commissioners, plowing upon, or otherwise damaging or obstructing county and other road rights-of-way is illegal and will be subject the offending party to criminal penalties. 

50 Years Ago

May 4, 1973

  • At least 250 horses are expected to be entered in the annual running at the Buffalo Meadows.

75 Years Ago

April, 1948

  • The Kiowa County Commissioner announced a bounty of $2.50 for each pair of coyote ears brought in by local people.

100 Years Ago

April, 1923

  • Harry Davis is the first one to plant potatoes in the Prairie Queen neighborhood.
  • A big dance was pulled off at Arlington. John Barleycorn was in evidence as shown by the empty bottles. 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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