Lifestyles

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 scient...

Documentary that Depicts the Visual Journey of Ranch Life Coming to Plains Theater in Eads

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
The Kiowa County Farm Bureau is sponsoring a new documentary by George Joutras that promises to bring the visual beauty of ranch life in the Nebraska Sandhill Country to the big screen in a way we ...

33 Hours Frozen in Time

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
LONG TIME GONE: 33 Hours Frozen in TimeIt was early on a Thursday morning in late March. When the sun rose at 5:45, the temperature was already on the rise, ultimately reaching close to 60 degrees ...

Long Time Gone: One Man's Dream

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Sometimes, on the High Plains of Eastern Colorado, it’s easy to forget that the first day of spring falls in the month of March. Anyone familiar with the region understands why this is so. It’s dur...

Long Time Gone: Leonard Sniff - Life on his own terms

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Leonard Sniff was one of the first friends I made when I moved to Eads. I’d initially met him a few different times in a few different places and could tell from the start he had “the gift of gab”,...

The Women Behind the Screens - Half Pint Boutique

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
Series by Betsy Barnett As the cost of living in urban areas such as Denver continues to rise and the traffic and daily commutes get longer and more dangerous, young educated millennials are consi...

Long Time Gone and the Glimpses of Great Love Stories

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
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...

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...

5 Loaves Pantry Fundraiser - Homemade Soup in a Handmade Bowl

| Lifestyles
HOMEMADE SOUP IN A HANDMADE BOWLBUY BOTH FOR JUST $15

Little Leaders Learning & Care Center Great Santa Bag Winners Announced!

| Jan Richards | Lifestyles
The Little Leaders Learning & Care Center (LLLCC) sponsored a drawing on December 15 at the Plains Theater in Eads for one girl and one boy Santa Bag winners.

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...

The Thread Barons Will Take the Plains Theater Stage on Saturday

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
The Kiowa County Farm Bureau is presenting a benefit concert on Saturday, October 20th at the Plains Theater in Eads, Colorado with a special concert performance by The ThreadBarons, a band out of ...

BIG IDEAS in Small Towns: Idea #3

| William Brandt | Lifestyles
The Independent is dedicated to the continued progress made in small towns across our region. We thought it might be helpful to describe assets a community must have in order to thrive and even gro...

A Radio Ad Confirmed to Local Author It Was Time To Publish

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
Sometimes it’s the smallest most unexpected moments that set us on a path we had not considered or thought possible. That’s what happened to Ashley Gooden, a local young mother who, along with her ...

Big Ideas in Small Towns: Part I

| Daliah Singer | Lifestyles
The Independent is dedicated to the continued progress made in small towns across our region. We thought it might be helpful to describe assets a community must have in order to thrive and even gro...

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 ...
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