Book authors will be in Eads March 1
Chuck Bowen and Mike Bowen, authors of We Found the Lost Sand Creek Site, will be at JJ’s Restaurant in Eads March 1 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss their book. Chuck is a member of the Prowers County Historical Society, the Smoky Hill Trail Association, Civil War & Indian Wars Relic Identification, and the Santa Fe Trail Association Bent’s Fort Chapter.
Main St. Shoppe LLC In Lamar Celebrates Grand Opening
Anyone walking along or driving on South Main Street last Saturday couldn’t help but notice something wonderful was happening at 106 S. Main. The sidewalk was crowded with smiling people and music was playing outside the brightly-colored storefront while the enticing smell of flavored popcorn wafted out into the street. The occasion was the Grand Opening of Main St. Shoppe, LLC., a previous business of the same name, which has been lovingly restored and redesigned by Lamar couple James Cline and Kelly Dewey, who purchased the store one year ago. The name and main product of popcorn may have remained, but there have been major changes to the interior. The delicious, gourmet popcorn is still produced there, but the couple had a vision of designing and building a homage to the soda fountains of the past and they knocked it out of the park! Upon entering the shop, you immediately notice the cheery, recognizable red-and-white popcorn motif, the bright black and white checkerboard floor, the countertop and its barstools facing the ice cream/ soda station and the old-fashioned ice cream parlor tables and chairs (which the couple had custom-made). James made the bar himself and installed the countertops that sport a retro pattern that many of us over a certain age will recognize. In fact, James and Kelly did the vast majority of the remodel themselves.
About Town – February 26, 2024
Wrestling fans gathered from all over the state in Denver last weekend for three days. We were pleased that our Eads High School senior, Keenan Smith, placed sixth. Since he was unable to wrestle for several weeks because of an injury, fans know that this is a great feat for him. Through the years, I have admired the close friendships and family-like spirit among wrestlers and their fans. They are good sportsmen. Already last week, the district basketball tournament is being played at various sites in the State. We were glad when Nurse Alyssa Hadley Eder set the big screen television so we could watch the games played by Eads, Kit Carson, and Wiley Tuesday afternoon. Eads boys and girls won their games.
All Things Plainview… - February 25, 2024
This past week the elementary students experienced Kiwi Crates. The lower grades (K-2, 3-5) did Paleontologist Starter Kit, and grades 6-8 did the Remote-Control Snake Robot. From the looks of things, the kids had a great time. The elementary students also celebrated Valentine’s Day with a party and art projects....
Lamar School District to host groundbreaking ceremony for new stadium
The Lamar School District announced they will host a groundbreaking ceremony in celebration of the start of construction for their state-of-the-art Lamar Thunder Stadium. The stadium, which has been in the planning phases since 2022, will be home to the Thunder football, soccer and track teams. The ceremony is scheduled...
Southeast Colorado Concert Association Presents Diva 3 in Lamar March 7, 2024
Description: This vibrant show spans four decades covering the 1960s through the 1990s with hits by Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Cher, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, ABBA, and many more! (Courtesy Photo) Thursday, March 7 @ 7pm. Lamar High School Auditorium. The next performance from the Southeast...
Lamar High School wrestlers a showcase of determination throughout the season
The Lamar High School boys and girls wrestling teams capped off their season with a small but mighty showing Feb. 15-17 at Ball Arena. The teams, led by head coaches Andrew Williams for the girls and Greg Eddy for the boys, navigated the challenges of the season with passion and commitment, and the state-competing athletes leave a legacy of grit and determination for future teams to aspire to.
Pages from the Past - From the 137-year history of the Kiowa County Press - February 25, 2024
Fire at the FFA Ag barn. The barn contained about 40 animals. All made it out unharmed. A heat lamp was the source of the fire. The Kiowa County Courthouse was temporarily evacuated due to a natural gas leak inside the building. 25 Years Ago - February19, 1999. United States...
Town of Cheyenne Wells government payments - December 2023
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, by Mayor Kara Uhland. Cheyenne Wells Trustees Present: Mayor Pro-tem Carleton Pelton, Zach Anderson, Karen Gregg, Sherry Jones, Mark Galli, and Rex Hyle. Staff Present: Town Clerk Administrator Debbie Knudsen, Deputy Clerk Karen Miller and Town Superintendent Aaron Crum. The Bills for All Funds were approved upon motion from Trustee Hyle and seconded by Trustee Anderson. All ayes, motion carried.
Colorado State University Extension to host estate planning workshops
Sensitive issues, such as money, death, and family relations are difficult issues not only to bring up but also to talk about in any depth. It is hard to approach these issues calmly when there are strong feelings about what is important. Some people avoid discussing these subjects because they believe it to be disrespectful and uncomfortable.
Cheyenne Wells Girls Pulls off an Upset over Eads in District 2 Semis, 49-47
In the last minute of the girls’ semifinals game at the District 2 tournament between Eads (15-6) and Cheyenne Wells (13-8) the Lady Eagles had multiple opportunities to gain the tie or perhaps pull ahead. However, none of that was to be as the Lady Tigers tightened up their defensive pressure causing two late turnovers. With just seconds left, the Eagles had possession of the ball at their basket and could not get a shot off in time. The Tigers survived a major upset over the #7 ranked team in the state Eads, 49-47.
Kiowa County Commissioners meeting minutes - February 8, 2024
The Regular meeting of the Kiowa County Commissioners was called to order on February 8, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. by Chairman Donald Oswald. Commissioner Lening opened the meeting with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Those in attendance were:. Donald Oswald, Chairman. Howard "Butch" Robertson, Commissioner Mike Lening, Commissioner. Delisa...
Record of Proceedings
Mayor – Joe D. Shields- Present. Trustees – Present –Dennis Pearson, Stephanie Sewell ( zoom), Tuck Liebl, and Fred Derby. Director of Public Works-Van Brown- Trent Rittgers. Town Attorney – Lance Clark – Minutes- Dennis Pearson moved to approve the minutes as presented. Fred Derby seconded,...
Dr. Erik Ritch Accepts Full-Time Position at Kiowa County Hospital District
The Kiowa County Hospital District and Board of Directors are thrilled to announce that Dr. Erik Ritch will be joining their Medical Staff beginning in May. Board President, Matt Prince, shared that “the Board is extremely excited to welcome Dr. Ritch and his family to our community. We are confident that he will add significant value and services to KCHD. We are very grateful to have our own hometown, Doctor.”
Maybe It’s Time to Prep for the Rest of 2024
I woke up on Thursday morning to a notice a co-worker had sent me saying the Kiowa County Emergency Management office was informing citizens about cell phone services including Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T being disrupted because of a “Nationwide service outage affecting the making or receiving of phone calls and text messages.” That notice went on to say that there was no estimated time of restoration at this point and that the 911 service was intermittently functioning. They suggested trying to call from another phone line if there was an emergency. The dial up service seems to be working. Also, Vairo’s cell service seemed to be working better than the others as my co-worker is on that system.
Happy Trails with Dawni O’Bryan: Big Sugar Daddy
He was born in February of 2005, a little stud colt out of mare “Jens Smoky Night (Sugar)” and the great cutting horse stallion “Big Swing” owned by Kyle and Amanda Spitz. He wasn’t very big, and Dr. Dwain even called him pathetic. Well, the bay with white socks and a blaze face was named “Big Sugar Daddy.” He was never called anything else. There was no BSD or Big or Daddy. He was called by his full name every time. Because of his unique name, his athletic ability, his demeanor in and out of the arena, everyone knew him. He never got very big but was the right size for a youngster to learn to rope on and he was perfect for heeling in team roping.
Photo of the Week - February 23, 2024
Copies of the print version of the Kiowa County Press can be purchased each week at Crow's Stop and Shop, Kiowa Healthmart, Home Town Gas and Grill in Eads, Thunderbird Petroleum in Sheridan Lake, and at our business office at 1208 Maine Street, Eads. Shown below - the front page...
Obituary – Floyd Griswould
The middle child of what he often referred to as the second family, Floyd was born to Harry and Willa (Ryan) Griswould July 21, 1936, and passed from this life February 13, 2024, in Eads. He was born at the Grate House in Arlington as the ranch house was still under construction, and the floor was still dirt. The house was being built by Harry with the help of his three oldest children, Pathena, Harold, and Roy. Also helping by straightening the used nails was older sister, Betty.
McClave Girls and Boys Teams Advance to Class 1A District 2 Championship Games
The semifinal games in Class 1A District 2 Tournament are in the books. The McClave girls and boys both won their semifinal games on Thursday at the Lamar Community Building. The #1 seed McClave Lady Cardinals defeated the #3 Kit Carson Lady Wildcats, 50-38. McClave held a 17-12 lead after...
Lamar Community College Celebrates Employee of the Year Honorees
Lamar Community College (LCC) is proud to announce the recipients of their 2024 Employee of the Year awards. Amidst a pool of exceptional talent and character, the winners of this year’s awards have emerged as shining examples of excellence. Nominated and selected by their colleagues for their outstanding contributions during the 2022-2023 academic year, these individuals have demonstrated strong dedication and stellar performance in their respective categories. Congratulations to LCC’s winners, Laurie Ybarra – Admissions Coordinator, Becky Young – Developmental Ed. Faculty, Ian Blacker – Adjunct Professor, and Jordan Martinez – Custodian II, who will be honored by the State Board for Community Colleges during the annual recognition event in Denver later this spring.