Card of Thanks - Kiowa County Social Services

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The Kiowa County Department of Social Services and the Eads Salvation Army unit would like to thank everyone that so generously donated time, money, and gifts to the 2020 Annual Christmas Drive that made Christmas a little brighter for numerous Kiowa County needy families. 

Special thanks go to DSS staff members Kimberly Briggs, Erica Bellomy, Jaylin Spady and Audrey Johnson for their hard work and dedication because without them, the Christmas drive would not have been possible.  

Thanks also to the following for their generosity:

2020 Quilts of Valor - special section from the Kiowa County Press

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Attached below is the 2020 Quilts of Valor special section from the December 25, 2020, edition of the Kiowa County Press. Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free online at Adobe.com) or similar compatible software is required to view the special section.

Obituary – Mike Wyckoff

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Mike Wyckoff 

March 10, 1951 - December 16, 2020 

Mike Wyckoff, 69, passed away December 16, 2020, at his Cheraw home. He born March 10, 1951, in La Junta, to Harold and Dorothy (Bushorr) Wyckoff.  

He grew up on the family homestead in Arlington. He attended elementary school in Haswell and attended High School in Eads and completed a mechanics program at Lamar Community college.

Card of Thanks – Kiowa County Commissioners

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The Kiowa County Commissioners would like to express our gratitude to the planning group for the Merry on Maine Holiday Festival.  

We understand the enormous planning for this event, along with the love and hope for our residents, businesses, and communities to have an inspirational event of fellowship and joyful celebration.  We know that this year has been profoundly disappointing for so many, no celebrations, graduations, weddings, funerals, reduced income, isolation, sickness and loss of life.  

Kiowa County Public Health COVID-19 update – November 25, 2020 – 1 COVID-associated death reported

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  • Cases: 26
  • Hospitalizations: 2
  • Deaths: 1

*These are cumulative totals as of 11/24/2020 4pm

  • CASES PAST 7 days: 4
  • CASES PAST 14 days: 12


Positivity rates have risen and the testing frequency is about the same. Kiowa county is currently at 7.3%, down from 9.52% last week. Our goal is to keep this <5%