Long Time Gone and the Life of Marie Krentz Thyne

Appearances can be deceiving in these High Plains of Colorado.  A small gathering of snow clouds on the horizon can, within just a few hours, become a blizzard killing hundreds of cattle.  The quie...

By Priscilla Waggoner

2021-02-24 22:46:14

Long Time Gone and the Blizzard of '46

| Staff | Long Time Gone
A great man once said, “Forces of nature act in a mysterious manner. We can solve the mystery by deducing the unknown result from the known result of similar events.” While I highly doubt that this...

Long Time Gone and the story of how "It spread like wildfire"

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Some say that great pandemics come along once every 100 years or so. Current circumstances would suggest that’s true. In 1918, 102 years ago, Americans were going through something similar to what ...

Long Time Gone: Hard Times Come Again No More

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
In 1854, Stephen Foster – considered the father of American music – wrote a song titled “Hard Times Come Again No More”.  In its day, the song was extremely popular in both the United States and Eu...

Long Time Gone and the ABC's of Kiowa County Railroad Towns (PART IV)

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
This week we continue our series that takes a look at the immense impact the railroad had on all the towns in Kiowa County. Now that the railroad is back in operation, we wanted to give our readers...

LONG TIME GONE AND THE LESSONS OF LINCOLN

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Throughout the past four years, there have been numerous references made to the division in the United States being greater than at any time in history since the Civil War.  I have made those refer...

LONG TIME GONE AND THE ABC’s OF KIOWA COUNTY RAILROAD TOWNS – (Part III)

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
This week we continue to take a look at the immense impact the railroad had on all the towns in Kiowa County. Now that the railroad is back in operation, we wanted to give our readers a clear pictu...

LONG TIME GONE & THE STORY OF THE BRANDON OBSERVATORY

| Admin | Long Time Gone
NOTE: The following article was first published in the Independent at the beginning of 2020.  However, recently some of our readers came across the referenced photo in this article and a discussion...

Long Time Gone and the ABC's of Kiowa County Railroad Towns

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Last week we took a look at the immense impact the railroad had on all the towns in Kiowa County. Now that the railroad is back in operation, we wanted to give our readers a clear picture on how th...

LONG TIME GONE: EADS GYMNASIUM REHABILITATION COMPLETE

| Kelly Courkamp | Long Time Gone
Kiowa County School District RE-1 is pleased to announce the completion of the rehabilitation of the “Old Gym,” a significant structure on the campus of Eads schools.  Thanks to grants from the Col...

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