Lifestyles

Behind the Grindstone: Amoebae

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Well, we are comin’ up on the day that has made November famous. Thanksgiving. A day set aside, as the name implies, for givin’ thanks. We all have somethin’ to be thankful for, either things we ha...

Long Time Gone and Building the New School House in 1916

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Last week’s election brought positive news for those who supported the funding for building a new K-12 School in the McClave School District. The passing of a tax hike in order to build the new sch...

Behind the Grindstone: Hitch Up Your Team

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
It seems in today’s world no one wants to pull their own weight or haul their own freight. Instead of draggin’ their own wagon they hitch their team to the wagon that’s movin’ fastest. Right now th...

Home for the Holidays: Family Food & Recipes

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
As we enter November, which means the beginning of the wonderful holiday season that runs through to January, I thought it would be nice to bring you a column centered around what makes the holiday...

Long Time Gone and 135 Years at the Eads Post Office

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Kiowa County was developed due to two distinct historical occurrences that promoted Westward Expansion in the United States. The first was the development of the railroad, in Kiowa County’s case, t...

Humans of the High Plains

| Administrator | Humans of the High Plains
On September 30 Ruthie Hull turned 102 years old. On that day, she was able to return to the family homestead at Mount Sunflower just over the Colorado-Kansas border. Mount Sunflower, although not...

Mrs. Bean's Bookshelf: Our Missing Hearts

| Administrator | Mrs. Bean's Bookshelf
Just published in October, Celeste Ng’s third book is again another Reese’s Book Club pick. I read her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere in 2018 and still remember it. So, I was delighted to se...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The Collapse of Summer; Hello October

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
With the chopping of silage near completion and corn harvest beginning, farmers are busy during the month of October. The harvest moons make their appearances for all to see the wonder in the night...

Eads Knowledge Bowl at Swink and Plainview Tournaments

| Sue Fox | Lifestyles
The high school knowledge bowl season kicked off with competitions at Swink and Plainview. Knowledge bowl is an academic competition that includes a written test and three to four rounds during whi...

The Final Part: My Story

| Breanna Echols | Breanna Echols
It took me 3 days to tell him how I felt. When I finally did, he explained that he’d felt the same way for quite a while. We prayed about it, and decided to begin dating. I told him on our very fir...

As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian: We're Baaack!

| Rich O'Brian | As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian
Summer’s over, the Hiatus is behind us and Fight Club for men has returned to Eads. Gentlemen, the first meeting for this term will gather at JJ’s Restaurant THIS COMING MONDAY, October 10 at 6:30...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: I Am Not Falling for It

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
I admit it. I absolutely love summer and being outdoors. So, when fall rolls around and the temperatures start to dip, I have to pull myself up by the boot straps and forge onward. For many, a brea...

Day-to-Day with Doris

| Doris Lessenden | Day-to-Day With Doris
Monday September 12th was a special day for all the students at Eads and Kit Carson schools when men and women from Cheyenne Wells, Kit Carson, and Eads representing the VFW—Veterans of Foreign War...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: Something for Everyone

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
If you have been keeping up with me, I have been highlighting several of the county fairs in our area. The county fair is a little slice of heaven for animal enthusiasts. It is a display of animals...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The Forever Honrary Kiowa County Fair Queen

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
Born to Merle and Carol Shalberg of Sheridan Lake, CO in 1967, Lori always had a love for horses. She was well-known for riding the beautiful Palomino gelding, “Cee Bar Pride”. Cee Bar and Lori mad...

Long Time Gone and Four of the "Original 40" Tell Their Story at the Kiowa County Fair 40 Years Ago

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
The Kiowa County Fair & Rodeo held on the second weekend in September each year has become the one time of the year that people who have moved away from Kiowa County come back to reminisce with...
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