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Long Time Gone

Long Time Gone and the Hermit of Loreto

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Prophets and the business of prophecy has been around since before Jesus walked the earth. The Bible tells us in Joel 2:28 that there were good Biblical prophets, and there will be good Biblical prophets today because God says He will pour out His Spirit, and our sons and daughters will prophecy.

Long Time Gone and in His Own Words (and Spelling)

| Floyd Griswould | Long Time Gone
“Love Ya, Later!” Those were the words Floyd Griswould often wrote or said to family members, especially as he aged into his twilight years.

Long Time Gone and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
L. Frank Baum wrote the story of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in 1900 because, he said, “It was written solely to pleasure children of today.

Long Time Gone and the 1934 Eads High School Valedictorian Speech: How Has the Thinking of Youth Changed in 90 Years?

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
The Eads High School Class of 1934 created a full booklet of information about them, their school, and their graduation ceremony. The senior edition was dated May 18, 1934, and the front cover featured a letter to the 1934 graduates from the “Eads Teachers.

Long Time Gone and the Declaration of Inspiration

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
In 1943, a commencement speech was delivered by class valedictorian Marion Konishi, an 18-year-old girl who attended Amache Senior High School at the Granada Relocation Center where she and her family were among the 7,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned during World War II.

Long Time Gone and the Hardware Store on Maine Street

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
This week Maine Street in Eads saw some interesting action as the store front of the abandoned building located at 1204 Maine Street known for years as Kelly Hardware was completely removed as renovation begins on the old building. The building has been shuttered since the late 1970s—for the past 45+ years—so it is more than exciting that something positive is now happening there.

In Tribute and Memory of the Prairie Queen Baseball Team

| Morgan Buck | Long Time Gone
We have arrived at the post season of high school baseball, and it has been a heck of a season for District 4 teams. Some have failed to qualify for the District Tournament and beyond, but many are still alive and seeking to advance to the final rounds of the state tournament.

Long Time Gone and Developing Local Softball Excellence

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
With the announcement of the girls’ high school softball coop between Eads and Wiley, dubbed the SECO Angels, coming to reality in the 2024-2025 softball season it becomes obvious that girls’ softball in the area’s small communities has evolved dramatically and come a very long way since its inception in 2003. In that year, the girls joined the boys in the summertime action having their own Babe Ruth Softball league named Southern Plains.

Long Time Gone & Triumph at the Coliseum: Cheyenne Wells Tigers Capture 1955 Colorado State Championship

| Administrator | Long Time Gone
In the hallowed halls of Colorado high school basketball history, few stories resonate as profoundly as the triumphant tale of the Cheyenne Wells Tigers. The year was 1955, and under the bright lights of the Denver Coliseum, the Tigers etched their names in the chronicles of glory, clinching their second consecutive Class B State Championship.

Boggsville Days: A Celebration 150 Years in the Making

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Like so many things in southeastern Colorado, the history of the region offers up an abundance of sites just waiting to be discovered by those with the time and interest to do a little bit of exploring. In saying that, it’s only natural that the National Historic Sites known as Bent’s Old Fort and the Sand Creek Massacre immediately come to mind.

Long Time Gone and the Mystery Drones of 2019 / 2020

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
The following article was published in the Kiowa County Independent on January 6, 2020. It was the second article that the Independent had produced concerning a series of drone sightings across eastern Colorado.

Long Time Gone and What a State Championship Does for the Community

| Administrator | Long Time Gone
During the 1980s Eads High School enjoyed the leadership of an innovative educator in Superintendent Max Bridgeman. Each week, Bridgeman took the effort and time to write an opinion editorial column in the Kiowa County Press entitled, “Bridging the Gap.

Long Time Gone and the Lady Eagles Win First Ever Basketball Crown

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
As mentioned in last week’s edition of the Kiowa County Independent, the Eads Alumni Association is going to honor the 1984 Eads Girls’ Basketball team that brought home the school’s first ever girls basketball championship on February 9th at the Eads Gym between the varsity girls’ and boys’ games.

Long Time Gone and "Bye, Bye, Bent County"

| Karlene McKean | Long Time Gone
This is a story about the original Bent County that was established in 1874 and encompassed the areas of present-day Bent, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Prowers, Otero, and Lincoln counties. It’s also a story about the corruption that controlled the county seat of Bent County located in Las Animas.

Long Time Gone and the History of Kiowa County Banks

| Jennifer James (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: The Tradition of Dining on Christmas Day

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Christmas traditions on the plains continue to evolve and change as the current generation of people chooses their own way to celebrate the season.