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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.

Long Time Gone and Bringing a House to Life

| Becky Puls (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: A Story of Insight into the Tragedy at Sand Creek

| Matthew Bain (Senior, Class of 2000) | 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 and the Cowboy

| Timy Trosper (Senior, Class of 2000) | 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 and the Man Who Saved Small Town Movie Theaters

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
Years ago, when that group of students in 2006 was researching the Plains Theater with the hope of some day getting it opened and operating once more, we conducted some oral interviews with people who remembered the good old days of the theater which was in the 1940s through the 1970s. One of the memories that cropped up time and again in the numerous interviews conducted was what the people kept calling, “Bank Night.”

Long Time Gone and It Was the Three Bandits, on the Highway, With Their Guns

| Rob Miller, 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. Each student chose a subject they were interested in and then through first-hand interviews and primary sources did the research and wrote the article.

Long Time Gone and Down on Maine Street

| Grady Weeks | 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. Each student chose a subject they were interested in and then through first-hand interviews and primary sources did the research and wrote the article.

Long Time Gone and the North Chivington School

| Tyrell Richardson | 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.