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Injustice Forever: The Story of Amache

GRANADA, Colorado — When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt was pressured into signing Executive Order 9066. It called for Japanese Americans living on the west coast to be relocated to internment camps spread around the country. The one in southeastern Colorado was called Amache, named for...
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About Town – June 27, 2022

The Eads Consumers Supply Company annual meeting was hosted June 23 at the Kiowa County Community Building in Eads. Two men from Lucky's Barbeque in Lamar served a whole pig that was roasted brown from head to hoof which was lying across the serving table with an apple in its mouth and surrounded by greenery and colorful peppers. The men served cheesy potatoes and wide Italian green beans. Diners brought salads and an array of desserts. The officers, Randy Carney, Ed Jones, Jeff Salibury, and Jayce Negley, each had a part in the business meeting. General Manager Mandy Adamson explained the financial report. She said that, for the first time in her 30 years of working for the CO-OP, they have experienced some financial loss from unscrupulous patrons. It seemed to me that they are just plain crooks, and Mandy said she doesn't think that it is caused by local people. It is a "headache and a heartache" for this wonderful woman to deal with. We people of the Kiowa County do thank Mandy Adamson for her many years of dedicated work for the CO-OP. The local citizens and the hundreds of travelers who stop in Eads for gas and food appreciate Mandy (Weirich) Adamson's fine leadership. Jeff Salisbury introduced and thanked all the employees. Most of the 25 employees were at the dinner. The evening ended with many guests receiving some quite fabulous prizes from the drawing.
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Driver cited following crash in Eads Thursday

Deputies from the Kiowa County Sheriff's office were called to a single-vehicle crash at 403 East 15th Street in Eads late Thursday morning. Sean McGuigan, 46, of Las Vegas, Nevada, is believed to have lost control of the 2018 Ford F-150 pickup he was driving, which crashed in a building on the south side of East 15th Street. He was believed to be taking part in a multi-state racing event, and is suspected of speeding at the time of the crash.

Ronald “Ron” E. Smith – July 29, 1950 – June 21, 2022

A celebration of life memorial service for lifelong Lamar resident, Ronald E. Smith, affectionately known as Ron, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the Lamar Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Bishop Steve White conducting. An inurnment and dedication of the grave will...

Woman arrested in Eads on drug, speeding, child abuse charges

Kiowa County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a woman in Eads Saturday afternoon on numerous charges following a traffic stop for speeding. Deputy Negley first spotted a 2007 Black Nissan Titan pickup around 4:40 p.m. southbound in the Highway 287 construction zone north of Eads. The vehicle was captured on radar speeding 76 miles per hour in a posted 50 mph zone. The driver failed to yield to Negley, who was driving north, and continued into Eads.

Obituary – Theresa Schreivogel

Theresa Beulah Sponsel was born to James Robert and Bessie Grace Sponsel August 1, 1926, in Cheyenne Wells. She was the second youngest of eight children. She attended Sacred Heart School, and graduated from Cheyenne Wells High School in 1945. Theresa Sponsel married Ed Schreivogel March 29,1948 and made a...

Fireworks Lists for July 4th within Lamar City Limits

Just for an informational item. Here is the list of Permissible and Unlawful fireworks for use in the City Limits of Lamar. A good rule of thumb is if it goes up in the air or makes a boom/bang it is illegal. Please keep in mind this is a list for in the City Limits of Lamar and does not apply to any other surrounding communities or to the unincorporated areas of Prowers County.

Local radio now has local ownership

June 1st, 2022 was a rainy Wednesday, and that was the very day Gary and Robin Reed, owners of Thunder Media, Inc. (TMI) traveled to Lamar to purchase KBLJ 1400AM & KTHN 92.1FM. The rain was so welcome and surprisingly appropriate for the day for launching these two local radio stations and also streaming on-line at

Jesse J. Camacho – June 17, 1944 – June 19, 2022

A Memorial Mass for lifelong Lamar resident, Jesse J. Camacho will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, July 8, 2022 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Joseph Lawrence as celebrant. A rite of committal will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. Per Jesse’s request...

Best in Show

This beautiful 1955 Chevy 3100 owned by Carleton Pelton (above left) of Cheyenne Wells took home top honors at the Car, Bike, and Antique Tractor show sponsored by Vince’s GM Center at the Celebration of Summer this past weekend. Presenting his trophy as well as the $250 cash prize sponsored by Vince’s GM Center was Vince Schreivogel (above right).

Final Phase of 287 Project Gets Underway

The third and final phase of the US 287/50 resurfacing project through the southern section of Lamar began in late May 2022. Motorists and pedestrians have been witness to preliminary groundwork and survey teams on site along South Main Street up to Savage Avenue and north to Park Street. The project will remove the aging asphalt roadway and join the two portions of 287 that already have a concrete overlay. Crews will be demolishing crumbling medians and laying temporary pavement in place.

Maine Street Bash is On Its Way: Saturday, July 30

Summer has arrived in Southeastern Colorado and there’s a lot of activities going on around the area as the kids are in the middle of their summer ball programs, the Prairie Pines swimming pool has been offering swimming lessons, and the library is gearing up for their summer reading program starting in July. The ranchers have mostly finished up their branding duties and the crops are in the field nearing harvest time which looks to come early in July.

An Independence Day with No Fireworks in Store for Eads

The annual 4th of July fireworks display that has annually been held at the Kiowa County Fairgrounds in Eads for more years than anyone can remember will not happen this year. According to the Kiowa County Fire Protection District there is no one in the department who is licensed or certified to operate the fireworks display since Terry Riley, a longtime licensed pyrotechnic engineer who lived in Eads, is no longer available.

Primary election voting tips from the Kiowa County Clerk

There is less than one week left until the June 28, 2022, Primary Election. Have you returned your ballot to the Kiowa County Clerk's Office? We appreciate receiving voted ballots early so our election judges can start processing. The earlier the ballots are returned, the earlier election night results can be released.