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Pages from the Past - From our 136-year Archives for April 2, 2023

Kiowa County Press historic front page.

15 Years Ago

March 28, 2008

  • USDA Update-Rod Johnson: The Sheridan Lake/Towner areas received up to an inch of rain but the rest of the county received virtually nothing.
  • Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Schrimp: With the help of the dentist, I lost my last seven teeth. The new dentures sure seem to fill my mouth.
  • East End Events- Sharon Scott: Dennill Splitter & her 4-12 youth group fed 95 people & raised $1900 as fund raiser for Luke Krentz.

25 Years Ago

March 27, 1998

  • Sheridan Lake Presbyterian Church is planning 50th anniversary celebration.
  • Wild Horse Roundup- Curtis Schrimp: While in Denver, we filled up with gas, and they were practically giving it away at 87.9 cents.

40 Years Ago                    

April 1, 1983

  • A train derailment just one mile west of Chivington sent two Missouri Pacific workmen to the hospital in Eads and later transferred to Parkview Hospital in Pueblo.
  • The Plains Theatre will re-open April 1 after being closed during the winter months due to the high cost of utilities and conflicting schedules with Eads Schools.

50 Years Ago

March 30, 1973

  • Unseasonably wet weather this week continued to add insurance for a promising wheat crop but, at the same time, precluded or halted spring farming operations.

75 Years Ago

March 26, 1948

  • H.C. Wear returned from a voyage to Egypt, India, and Japan.

100 Years Ago

March, 1923

  • One of the worst losses that has been reported in Southeast Colorado as a result of the blizzard was suffered by Peter and John Erramuspe, when 600 ewes drifted into the Fort Lyon ditch, which was full of water, and either drowned or froze to death. The ewes were valued about $10 a head.