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Morgans win Best of Show

| Lifestyles
Rick and Bonnie Morgan's 1962 Chevrolet C10 Pk was named Best of Show at the 2016 McMillian Auto Car Show held on Saturday, July 23 in Ordway Conestoga Park.  The Car Show was held in conjunction of Ordway Days events.  Photo by: Henry Ashida


| Eboni Nash | Eboni Nash
It has gone too far. A situation starting as a horrific shooting, has turned the world into a ball of panic. It wasn’t until the media identified the shooting as a ‘white’ police officer, unjustly killing a ‘black’ man, that people became outraged. After that one incident, it was almost as if shootings like these became so apparent in the daily news.

Howard Votruba

| Humans of the High Plains
Sheridan Lake Volunteer Fireman Howard Vortruba works with the department’s equipment.  The Sheridan Lake and Towner fire departments originally responded to the Chivington fires off of CR 54 and CR T.5 before moving to aid on the fire at CR 52 and R.  Units on Sunday night were Vortruba, Mathew Biszak, Kirbi Stum, Matt Moser, Josh Blodgett, and Monty Stum.  From Monday through Thursday, these dedicated men returned six times to the area to deal with flare ups.  The units contributed approximately 306 man hours to the fire.  Thanks to all Kiowa County volunteer firemen for their hours of dedication to keeping us safe.

Day to Day with Doris August 3, 2016

| Doris Lessenden | Day-to-Day With Doris
I Chronicles 7:4  “If My people, which is called by My name, humble themselves, and pray, and see My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.”
     Charlene Blakely, long time Librarian at the County Library was hosted with a “going away” reception at the Library one afternoon before she moved.  Charlene is moving to the Denver area to be near her granddaughters and their parents.  She will surely be missed about town, at her church and other activities.

The Confession of Mr. Dargy

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
When first learning the history of this area, it’s natural to focus on the big events as being those that tell the story of the past.  The bloody conquest and banishment of indigenous people who had roamed these plains for centuries.  The first ranches, some so vast that their founders, who might have been common men in other places, became, in this place, a new kind of king.  The settlers rolling in, with circumstances more humble but dreams that were just as big, building towns only to move them again and again in pursuit of the location they hoped would guarantee the prosperity they sought.  The arrival of the railroads with their endless miles of track that would change a land that had been unchanged since time immemorial. Lines appearing on maps that proclaimed counties.

First Christian Church Welcomes New Minister

| Priscilla Waggoner | Lifestyles
Before Pastor Delbert Beard left Eads for Oklahoma, he said he felt completely comfortable with the man who was taking his place.  “He’s going to do just fine,” Pastor Beard said.  It appears he was exactly right.

Day to Day with Doris July 27, 2016

| Doris Lessenden | Day-to-Day With Doris
“I’ve learned we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.”  I do know He wants to delight us with many blessings if we are His children.
     Vi Koch was happy Friday to host several of her Aldrich Family nieces for lunch at the Prairie Pines.   All the Aldrich sisters flew in from several states to celebrate their sister, Donna (Tom) Friedman’s 80th Birthday in the Fort Collins area.  Keith and Bobbi (Aldrich) Uhland met the planes to take them to the party places as well as down to Eads.

The Killing of Coral Hickman

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
     Just before noon on March 14, 1930, three men walked into the Manter Bank in Manter, Kansas. Several minutes later, after brandishing “rifles, shotguns and six-shooters”, John Walker, Andrew Halliday, and Clyde “Shorty” Ray, came back out of the bank carrying roughly $4000 in cash. They then got into a Model A Ford and started up the engine.  The three men had done this before. Walker, 41 and from Joplin, Halliday, 24, and Ray, 22, both of Webb City, Missouri, reportedly had known each other for much of their lives. If they had headed east, they might have lived lives that turned out differently. But they didn’t head east.  They headed west, toward Colorado. And, in so doing, they sealed their fate.

Day to Day with Doris February 3, 2016

| Day-to-Day With Doris
      Greetings from Eads, America.  My goals is to inform readers of the news around Eads and Haswell with quick little bites of happenings in this area.  People who have news to be printed may call me at 438-5665, hand me a note or leave it on my porch.

Rhett Gets Real - The Feeling of Being Champs

| Lifestyles
     In a week, the Denver Broncos will be playing in Super honor for the team, but their hunger will not be satisfied until they have acquired the Lombardi trophy. Although it play in the Super Bowl, we all know the sacrifices, hard work, and dedication it takes to have success in athletics.

Learning From Those Who Passed By

| Dr. David Lenderts | Lifestyles
“What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.” -T.S.Eliot

     For a baby still inside its mother, the end of pregnancy is the beginning of life in this outside world of air and dust, water, birds, and prairie. To see and feel the Sun’s Light for the first time.

Eads Knowledge Bowl

| Lifestyles
     Both the Eads High School and Eads Middle School knowledge bowl
teams have had successful seasons so far during the 2015-16 school year.
The high school team started the year with six fall competitions. The varsity
team members have been Rustin Jensen, Fredrick Turner, Cameron Crow,
Trey McDowell and Zach Haase.

Three Fat Cows

| Humans of the High Plains
This photo won 1st Place in the People category of the 2015 Colorado Department of Agricul-ture Photo Contest. It was submitted by Henry Miles, brother of Katie Miles Philpy, and was taken on the ranch south of Eads near the Nee Gronde Reservoir.

Mrs. Bean's Bookshelf

| Judy Bean | Judy Bean
The Kiowa County Independent is thrilled to have Judy Bean write a book column called Mrs. Bean’s Bookshelf.