Behind the Grindstone: Amoebae

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Well, we are comin’ up on the day that has made November famous. Thanksgiving.

Long Time Gone and Building the New School House in 1916

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Last week’s election brought positive news for those who supported the funding for building a new K-12 School in the McClave School District. The passing of a tax hike in order to build the new school comes with a sizable bill and there was most definitely a slight divide in those who supported the school tax hike (57.

Behind the Grindstone: Hitch Up Your Team

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
It seems in today’s world no one wants to pull their own weight or haul their own freight. Instead of draggin’ their own wagon they hitch their team to the wagon that’s movin’ fastest.

Home for the Holidays: Family Food & Recipes

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
As we enter November, which means the beginning of the wonderful holiday season that runs through to January, I thought it would be nice to bring you a column centered around what makes the holidays special to people out here on the plains of southeastern Colorado. For the most part, the Holidays means HOME—for old and young alike—as we come together to celebrate family traditions and perhaps bring in some new ones, as well.

Long Time Gone and 135 Years at the Eads Post Office

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Kiowa County was developed due to two distinct historical occurrences that promoted Westward Expansion in the United States. The first was the development of the railroad, in Kiowa County’s case, the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and the second was the federal Homestead Act that brought thousands of landseekers to this neck of the woods hoping to establish a new life as a landowner.

Humans of the High Plains

| Administrator | Humans of the High Plains
On September 30 Ruthie Hull turned 102 years old. On that day, she was able to return to the family homestead at Mount Sunflower just over the Colorado-Kansas border.

Mrs. Bean's Bookshelf: Our Missing Hearts

| Administrator | Mrs. Bean's Bookshelf
Just published in October, Celeste Ng’s third book is again another Reese’s Book Club pick. I read her second novel, Little Fires Everywhere in 2018 and still remember it.

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The Collapse of Summer; Hello October

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
With the chopping of silage near completion and corn harvest beginning, farmers are busy during the month of October. The harvest moons make their appearances for all to see the wonder in the night sky.

Eads Knowledge Bowl at Swink and Plainview Tournaments

| Sue Fox | Lifestyles
The high school knowledge bowl season kicked off with competitions at Swink and Plainview. Knowledge bowl is an academic competition that includes a written test and three to four rounds during which students answer questions presented orally by a reader.

The Final Part: My Story

| Breanna Echols | Breanna Echols
It took me 3 days to tell him how I felt. When I finally did, he explained that he’d felt the same way for quite a while.

As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian: We're Baaack!

| Rich O'Brian | As Time Goes By With Rich O'Brian
Summer’s over, the Hiatus is behind us and Fight Club for men has returned to Eads.

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: I Am Not Falling for It

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
I admit it. I absolutely love summer and being outdoors.

Day-to-Day with Doris

| Doris Lessenden | Day-to-Day With Doris
Monday September 12th was a special day for all the students at Eads and Kit Carson schools when men and women from Cheyenne Wells, Kit Carson, and Eads representing the VFW—Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3411 and the VFW Auxiliary presented a 9-11 program about respect and care of the flag of the United States of America. In both schools a whole section of the bleachers was filled with students from Kindergarteners to senior high students and their faculties.

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: Something for Everyone

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
If you have been keeping up with me, I have been highlighting several of the county fairs in our area. The county fair is a little slice of heaven for animal enthusiasts.

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The Forever Honrary Kiowa County Fair Queen

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
Born to Merle and Carol Shalberg of Sheridan Lake, CO in 1967, Lori always had a love for horses. She was well-known for riding the beautiful Palomino gelding, “Cee Bar Pride”.

Long Time Gone and Four of the "Original 40" Tell Their Story at the Kiowa County Fair 40 Years Ago

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
The Kiowa County Fair & Rodeo held on the second weekend in September each year has become the one time of the year that people who have moved away from Kiowa County come back to reminisce with old friends of days gone by. One of those special Fairs back in 1984, nearly 40 years ago, featured the presence of four legendary cowboys who were there at the Fairgrounds in Eads to tell their story about the 40 cowboys who experienced an astounding three-month cattle drive that started in September back in 1929 and is still one for the record books.
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