Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Lead Ranger 

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site would like to welcome our newest Lead Park Ranger, Kim Wentland.  Kim joined our team in September 2020.  Kim was born and raised in Wisconsin and even though she has lived a lot of places, Wisconsin still has a special place in her heart and she's happy to call it her home state. Kim grew up enjoying the outdoors and being surrounded by nature.

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 or similar compatible software is required to view the special section.

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.  

Republican Vacancy Committee meeting minutes – Lening selected to fill commissioner seat

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December 1, 2020, 7:00 pm

Eads Methodist Church

The Kiowa County Republican Party is hereby called to meet at the above place and time to make an appointment to fill a Republican vacancy in the office of Kiowa County Commissioner District 1.

Obituary – Richard Earl “Dick” Scott

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Richard Earl Scott

October 14, 1937 - November 23, 2020

Longtime Towner resident Richard Earl "Dick" Scott passed away November 23, 2020, at the Greeley County Hospital in Tribune, Kansas, at the age of 83 due to complications related to the coronavirus. A celebration of life memorial service will be held at later date, and Dick's cremated remains will be interred at the Towner Cemetery.

Plainview School moves to online learning following COVID-19 exposures

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Students, Staff, Parents, and Community Members,

It was only a matter of time before our school was affected by COVID.  We have had a staff member test positive today.  This affects both the elementary school and the Jr/High Schools.  The students and staff members who are to quarantine have been personally contacted.  The exposure and test results have also been reported to the Kiowa County and Prowers County Health Departments as per protocol.