Pages from the Past - From our 135-year Archives for April 17, 2022

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Published Sunday, April 17, 2022

15 Years Ago

April 13, 2007

  • Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Schrimp: Since baseball season has started, I'll mention our days of baseball years ago. There were teams in all of the towns. If your girlfriend didn't want to go to a baseball game on Sunday afternoon, she had to stay home alone.

25 Years Ago

April 11, 1997

  • Mike Lening of Valley State Bank, was on hand at the Eads Town Board meeting to discuss a proposed drive-up window at the Eads branch.
  • In an effort to keep the public informed, the Kiowa County Commissioners will publish a monthly summary of their meetings, events, and activities.

40 Years Ago

April 9, 1982

  • A fire, whipped by high winds, completely destroyed a storage building and its entire contents. The building is owned and located on the Assembly of God property.
  • A record number of voters turned out in the Eads Town Council Election. A total of 364 were casted out of 499 registered voters.
  • From the Sheriff's Desk- Floyd Griswould: It appears someone entered Kiowa Drug and removed some drugs from within. We are checking this one further. 

50 Years Ago

April 14, 1972

  • Two escapees from the Pueblo State Hospital were taken into custody in connection with the theft of a truck.
  • Blaze broke out behind the home of Myrl E. Legg and burned a path seven miles long and half mile wide before volunteers brought it under control.
  • The average family income was $6,567 in Kiowa County in 1969 compared to $9,555 for the state. 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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