Long Time Gone and Especially at Christmas

The first time a visitor happens to come to the small town of Eads in the sprawling, southeastern county of Kiowa, it’s easy to imagine what life was like a hundred years ago. Granted, there may be...

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2021-12-22 19:46:48

CELEBRATING THE THIRD PLACE: Tracy’s Place was our Great Good Place

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
It was known as Tracy’s Place.  That little yellow building located just west of Eads on the highway where a hidden, and sometimes tricky, left turn would lead hundreds of people-- through the year...

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 FOR THE LOVE OF CANNING

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
The pandemic caused many aspects of our lives to drastically change.  The mask mandates, the social distancing, the closing of churches and businesses and schools was enough to make us crazy with f...

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...

In Memory of Memorial Day: Long Time Gone Presents The tragic story of a Rainbow Girl, a heroic man and a community’s oath of “Never again”

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
One hundred and fifty one years ago, as the Civil War came to an end, an informal practice began in the late spring where women honored those who had given their lives in service to their country...

LONG TIME GONE: EXCERPTS FROM THE BLOG ENTITLED --- CATTLE, WOOL AND RODEO

| Sheryl Dorenkamp Vagher | Long Time Gone
Sometimes getting together this blog of my Mother and Dad’s life stories, deciding in what order is a dilemma. Which came first the chicken or the egg, or in this case the rodeo or the wool? ...

LONG TIME GONE and the All American game that brought people together (unless it started a fight)

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Baseball.  The all American sport. The national pastime that, along with apple pie, has come to define part of our country’s identity and has permeated our language in ways we don’t even notice any...

Haswell Celebrates the Glorious Fourth

| Lloyd P. Johnson | Long Time Gone
The nature of a town is frequently born in the past, for the past is the best predictor of the present. And stories—those stories the town chooses to tell and, once told, chooses to remember—revea...

Long Time Gone and the Life of Marie Krentz Thyne

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
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...

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