Long Time Gone

Long Time Gone: The Unfolding of Weisbrod Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home

| Michael Zimmerman (EHS Junior, Class of 2001) | Long Time Gone
The following story was written 25 years ago as part of the series created by the Eads High School history project—Kiowa County: A Retrospective at the Dawn of a New Millennium. This series was written by EHS juniors and seniors in 1999—as the new century was about to come on to the scene.

Long Time Gone: Being a Woman

| Amy Nordquist | Long Time Gone
The following story was written 25 years ago as part of the series created by the Eads High School history project—Kiowa County: A Retrospective at the Dawn of a New Millennium. This series was written by EHS juniors and seniors in 1999—as the new century was about to come on to the scene.

Long Time Gone and Names Our Places Have

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Have you ever entered a building, turned onto a street, or visited a geographic area where you wondered how that particular place got its name? Locally, there a quite a few places of interest that were named for people who either built them or were important enough to be remembered by having a place named after them. For instance, we all head down the walking paths or the roads south of town and eventually arrive at Jackson’s Pond.

Long Time Gone and the World of Possibilities

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
For many years, scientists have been intrigued by the role the five senses play in the life of human beings. There were often long standing debates (of course there were, we’re talking about scientists) regarding which sense—sight, taste, touch, hearing or smell—had the greatest impact on the human experience.

Long Time Gone and the History of the Office of Kiowa County Superintendent of Schools

| Excerpt from "Kiowa County" by Roletta Teal and Betty Jacobs (1976) | Long Time Gone
Another school year is approaching and soon the 2023-2024 school year will launch with new teachers, new classrooms, new schedules, new athletic teams ready to kick off a busy year filled with a lot of learning, experiences, and growth. The small schools in the region are led by Superintendents who are the top administrators and call the shots making recommendations to the school boards.

Long Time Gone: When Haswell Lost Their School

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
More than 30 years later it’s a difficult subject to approach because out here in Kiowa County, and really all small towns across the country, people learn to get along even when major disagreements and hurtful outcomes threaten to tear the community apart. They have to, because when it comes down to it, we realize we are all doing the best we can and we have to learn to move on because we only have each other even when we sometimes adamantly disagree with our family members, neighbor, fellow workers, and the general community.

Long Time Gone and Summertime Visiting in Local History Musuems

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
It’s summertime in the Canyons and Plains of southeastern Colorado and people are outside looking for fun things to do. The ball parks echo with the crack of the bat as the giant field lights can be seen for several miles from town.

Long Time Gone: A Journey of Stones

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
One of the multitude of treasures to be found in residing among these Canyonlands and High Plains of Southeastern Colorado is our proximity to history. The names of those people and events that form the tapestry of the past can and will be found in the language of scholars and on the pages of history books that students read in school.

Long Time Gone and the Mysterious Year of 1976

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Right now, there’s a significant amount of media attention—and frenzy—about the mysterious aircraft that have been appearing in the night sky overhead. Some comments on social media from folks outside the region tend to be a little…dismissive, as if to say, what’s the big deal?

Long Time Gone: ABCs of Railroad Towns in Kiowa County

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Now that the railroad is back in operation, we wanted to give our readers a clear picture on how the towns in Kiowa County popped up and ultimately developed. It was the railroad that built the towns as the Missouri Pacific expanded its reach toward the West through Kiowa County in the years 1865 to 1890.

Long Time Gone and Where Caitlin Learned to Play

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
If you haven’t heard about Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes girls’ basketball team then you most definitely have not been paying attention. It’s the end of March Madness in America for 2023 and usually that means millions of fans will be watching the men’s basketball action and maybe paying token attention to who the ultimate girls’ NCAA champion will be.

Long Time Gone: A Brief History of the Assembly of God Church

| Rev. J. A. Stapleton | Long Time Gone
The Eads Assembly of God Church, now known as the Praise Community Church, began in the summer of 1936 with a tent revival service by Rev. T.

Long Time Gone: The Story of the Methodist Church of Haswell

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Anniversaries are important. They may be used to sell cards or jewelry or expensive dinners, but at its untarnished core, the message communicated in celebrating an anniversary is important.

Long Time Gone and Faith of Our Fathers

| Priscilla Waggoner, history by Joyce Berry | Long Time Gone
Professors of Sociology and other high academic areas who have made a study of those small towns that survived the early days on the High Plains and those that didn’t often make the same observation and illustrate that observation by using the same image. They typically, more or less and in one way or another, describe the towns that survived as being similar to a three-legged stool.

Long Time Gone and the Japanese Balloon Bombs that Terrorized the Mainland

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
This past week the country has directed their eyes to the skies as at least four objects, thought to be coming from China, had entered North American, and more specifically American, sovereign air space more than likely spying on American and North American weapons capabilities.

Long Time Gone & Powerful Stories of Love

| Administrator | Long Time Gone
Valentine’s Day has come again to the High Plains and Arkansas Valley of Southeastern Colorado. In recognition of this love-filled day we dug up one of our favorite Long Time Gone articles written by Priscilla Waggoner five years ago—in February of 2019.
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