Long Time Gone and the Glimpses of Great Love Stories

With all of the advances that have become just an accepted part of modern day life, all of the different accomplishments that have caused various members of our species to beat their chests and pro...

By Priscilla Waggoner

2019-02-13 18:16:07

Long Time Gone and Dr. George M. Sands, First Resident Doctor of Haswell

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
For those of us who are novices, searching through the common, every day records of history is, in many ways, similar to taking a journey half blind-folded. You have an idea, vague though it may be...

Long Time Gone - Sweet Sweetwater

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
For the first time in too many years, people have good reason to find their attention drifting south of town toward the Great Plains Reservoirs, those bodies of water that have been a source of lif...

Long Time Gone: Lori Shalberg

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Located north of town, the cemetery at Sheridan Lake sits on the crest of the gentlest of slopes. The elevation is no more than perhaps a hundred feet higher than the land that surrounds it, yet it...

A Legacy Of His Own Making: A Tribute To Jack Gardner

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
I knew one thing about Jack Gardner before I met him. He used to own the Kiowa County Press, which meant, to me, he was a newspaper man. And that’s exactly what I saw when he walked into the office...

Long Time Gone and the Grand Duke

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Recently, one of the readers of the Independent suggested a story he thought other readers might enjoy. It took place in 1872 and involved a group of individuals whose names are so well-known that ...

Long Time Gone - Marvin Hasser's "The Great Escape"

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Several months ago, the Kiowa County Independent let readers know that we would be periodically printing original stories by Marvin Hasser, selected from his book titled “Oscar Hasser Cow Puncher ‘...

Long Time Gone and Lill Penn's Life of Love, Beauty and Butter

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Somewhere, I learned that Eskimos have 24 different words for snow, each one reflecting some slight but key difference that is probably imperceptible to everyone except for those who inhabit the la...

If you liked the October 19th article about the Disappearance of the Great American Buffalo, You Might Be Interested in What Happened at Standing Rock Last Week

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
A herd of Buffalo appear out of nowhere during Lakota Sioux peaceful protest of the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline project.  The project crosses sacred land and could potentially threat...

Long Time Gone - June Blooding, a shining star

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
There’s a certain kind of beauty to the plains that is, from what I can tell, truly unique to this country. Let a little bit of rain fall on these expansive acres, and the most extraordinary flower...

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| Raina Lucero | News
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| Jennifer Boyd | News
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| Mark Bolton, MD | News
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| Raina Lucero | News
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