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Golden Plains Insurance continues Colorado expansion with purchase of Baxter Agency in Eads

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Lamar-based Golden Plains Insurance Agency, Inc. has announced another expansion with the acquisition of Baxter Agency in Eads. The purchase was completed April 5, 2022.

Marilyn Baxter established Baxter Agency in 1989 to successfully serve clients across southeast Colorado from her office at 101 East 15th Street in Eads. Golden Plains is also acquiring that building, and has hired Haley Reedy to continue providing exceptional service in Kiowa County.

Obituary – Tonya Lynn Wilson

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Tonya Wilson

June 13, 1978 - January 13, 2022

Tonya Wilson, of Campo passed away January 13, 2022, at Cimarron Memorial Hospital in Boise City, Oklahoma.

Tonya Lynn Wood was born June 13, 1978, in Hugo to William Wood and Alta Irene (Bailey) Wood.

She attended Kit Carson School System, graduating with the class of 1996.
After high school she was a homemaker.

October 14, 2006, she was united in marriage to Aaron Wilson in Boise City.

Golden Plains Insurance offering $2,000 educational scholarship for 2022

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Golden Plains Insurance is once again proud to announce its annual scholarship award. In recognition of the Golden Plains Insurance Agency's 10-year anniversary under the ownership of Nick Palmer, this year the company will be awarding a $2,000 scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic school year to a deserving 2022 high school graduate with a desire for successful completion of higher education, either academic or vocational.

Applications are available to students at any of the three offices located at 

Obituary – Dwayne Louis Baxter

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Dwayne Louis Baxter

May 27, 1936 - May 26, 2021

Dwayne Louis Baxter was born to Louis A. Baxter and Imogene (Short) Baxter May 27, 1936, in Friona, Texas. Dwayne passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at the Southeast Colorado Hospital. He was 84 years old.

Dwayne was raised on the family farm near Friona until they bought a ranch and moved to Chivington in 1948. 

He spent his teen and young adult years in Chivington and Eads, growing up with his four brothers and many friends.