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Pages from the Past - From our 132-year Archives

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From the history files of the Kiowa County Press in Eads, Colorado, for the week of March 15

15 Years Ago

March 12, 2004

  • The Kiowa County Hospital District would like to announce that their new Physician, Dr.Bilal Ahmand, has started practice at the hospital
  • Wild Horse Roundup-Curtis Schrimp: Lee and I went to Kit Carson Monday to get our blood pressure check. The field west of Sorrento was blowing so you had to turn on your lights.

25 Years Ago

March 18, 1994

  • Kristi Baxter was named tournament MVP by the Rocky Mountain News after the Lady Eagles won their second consecutive Class A championship title 7 the third such title in four years.
  • Eads Town Manager Steve Rabe announced that the town will receive a $131,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Aviation's Discretionary Grant Fund to resurface the runway at the airport.

40 Years Ago

March 16, 1979

  • Though the deadline is approaching for candidates to file for Nomination Petition and Notice of intent to run, there seems little interest shown in the Eads community.
  • Eads high school Match-witz team will be appearing on channel 8 KTSC. The Eads students are the only class A school left in the quarter finals against Triple A schools.
  • Senior Citizens News- Rhua Sloan and Ethel Johnson: Every chair was occupied in the Ceramics Room at the center in honor of Bessie Kelley's birthday.

50 Years Ago

March 14, 1969

  • Mr. & Mrs. John A. Stavely were hosts to a steak dinner at the Haswell Cafe honoring the Haswell basketball team. The team had won 10 games, lost 4 and took home third place at the tournaments at Wiley and Kit Carson.
  • Mrs. Raymond (Shirley) Wissel was named city champion of the Rock Springs, Wyoming, women's bowling tournament. Mrs. Wissel is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Bickel of Haswell and daughter-in-law of Mr. & Mrs. Ward Wissel of Eads.
  • Towner News: Due to the storm this week, there isn't much news 

75 Years Ago

March 10, 1944

  • A two-motored plane from the La Junta Air Base made a "belly landing" near the Lessenden farm northwest of Eads last Saturday afternoon. Report is they were lost, ran out of gas and made a force landing. The crew was not injured.

A transaction was completed for the purchase of the Strahan Cafe by Mr. & Mrs. Rol McDaniel. For more than 20 years Mr. & Mrs. H.C. Strahan have owned & operated the institution here., 2019.

Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association meets November 10

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The Bent's Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will meet Saturday, November 10, at the J. W. Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum located at 560 Bent Avenue in Las Animas. The general meeting will start at 11:00 a.m., followed by a catered lunch (cost $10).

At 1:00 p.m. Dr. Alexa Roberts, Superintendent, and Rick Wallner, Chief of Interpretation, at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site will be the guest speakers. 

History: the Kiowa County Fair – stilling going strong after 97 years

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As you enjoy everything the annual Kiowa County Fair offers this week, take a moment to read how it all began in the article below from 1921. Remember to thank the fair board members when you see them (they will be running everywhere!) - they work throughout the entire year to make the week a special one for everybody.

New Look at Historic Boggsville Site

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Thanks to two grants from the Gates Family Foundation, high quality interpretive signs were recently installed along the walking paths at Boggsville Historic Site.  The new signs are designed to blend with the natural landscape and withstand the harsh Southeast Colorado sun and wind. The former trail signs were a mishmash of markers installed at various times during various projects. The old signs, erected many years ago, were cracked, peeling, difficult to read and were removed.