Days Gone By: Lions Easter egg hunt

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago
– The growth of Meeker at the present time is of a substantial and healthy character and augurs well for our future prosperity. There is now in process of construction and in contemplation buildings that will cost in the aggregate fully $12,000.
– Since the law against shooting big game has gone into effect the “boys” are hunting the larger game with the lariat. The Grant River mail carrier tells us of a hunt of this class up on the Divide in which H.H. Leonard and W.H. Weaver as heroes, succeeded in capturing a fine elk.
– George Witter came up from his ranch on Lower White and reports dead cattle lying around thick on his place. George thanks his stars he is not in the cow business. He is in the horse business.
– The town election takes place Tuesday but very little interest is taken in the event.
The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago
– The April 1 snow course reading should be much better than they have been all winter. In the Meeker area we have had the equivalent of a foot of snow this past week with an inch of water content.
– The Meeker Lions club will again sponsor their annual Easter Egg hunt for the children of the Meeker community. The hunt will take place in the courthouse and grade school lawns. Ninety dozen eggs will be colored by the home economics and Mr. Gary Eyre’s department at the high school.
– Mr. and Mrs. John Barney of upper Flag Creek announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kay Dora Barney, to Robert Lee Bivens.
The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago
– A routine speeding ticket led to the arrest of a Grand Junction man this past week who was wanted in Arizona on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and forgery.
– Mayor Gus Halandras, who was unchallenged, incumbent trustees Joe Collins and Jesse Hale, and newly elected Jeannie Calver won the public’s nod of approval at Tuesday’s town council election.
– Meeker may be losing people but, oddly enough, there are as many youngsters enrolled in the preschool program this year as ther were when the town was at its height in the early ‘80s. Preschool instructors Linda Pysto and Jeannie Fenchel report that they had 52 excited young students show up at their classes this week.
– Suzan Dole, daughter of Tim and Janet Dole, finished second in her age class in the Buddy Werner State Finals held in Vail March 23. Suzan, 8, is a member of the Sunlight Ski Club.
Rangely Times — 45 years ago
– Senior high school science instructor Bill Tarvin congratulates blue ribbon winners Beth Lansing and Brent Hardy for their fine showing at the Colorado-Wyoming Regional Science Fair in Grand Junction last Saturday.
– Roger Hefley, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hefley, who was severely burned Sunday evening, is recovering Holy Cross Hospital, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
– Thomas (Leon) Raeburn received his jet pilot’s license March 25.
– Leland L. Gadd of Rangely was married to Luella Richardson of Meeker on January 21.
– At Bestway: Miracle Whip, 1 qt., 49 cents. Pork chops, 75 cents/lb.
Rangely Times — 35 years ago
– The Re-4 School District announced the hiring of Wayne Kelley as assistant superintendent of schools for planning and in areas of curriculum coordination and development, in accordance with requests made last year to the legislature for oil shale lease funds.
– Ruth Elizabeth Patton and Douglas Wayne Dunn exchanged marriage vows March 20, 1976, at the First Baptist Church in Rangely,.
Rangely Times — 25 years ago
– As of April 1 there is a change of ownership in the local True Value Hardware Store from Gary McCord to Lance Stewart.
– Elected to the Rangely Board of Trustees: Ann McLachlan Jones, M.T. Rasmussen and Barbara Widmer.
– RHS students Natalie Smith and Kim Hamilton attended the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.
– “Health care costs seem to take a large part of the budget these days.” April 3, 1986.

The Meeker Herald — 125 years agon The growth of Meeker at the present time is of a substantial and healthy character and augurs well for our future prosperity. There is now in process of construction and in contemplation buildings that will cost in the aggregate fully $12,000.n Since the law against shooting big game has gone into effect the “boys” are hunting the larger game with the lariat. The Grant River mail carrier tells us of a hunt of this class up on the Divide in which H.H. Leonard and W.H. Weaver as heroes, succeeded in capturing a fine elk.n George Witter came up from his ranch on Lower White and reports dead cattle lying around thick on his place. George thanks his stars he is not in the cow business. He is in the horse business.n The town election takes place Tuesday but very little interest is taken in the event.
The Meeker Herald — 50 years agon The April 1 snow course reading should be much better than they have been all winter. In the Meeker area we have had the equivalent of a foot of snow this past week with an inch of water content.n The Meeker Lions club will again sponsor their annual Easter Egg hunt for the children of the Meeker community. The hunt will take place in the courthouse and grade school lawns. Ninety dozen eggs will be colored by the home economics and Mr. Gary Eyre’s department at the high school.n Mr. and Mrs. John Barney of upper Flag Creek announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Kay Dora Barney, to Robert Lee Bivens.
The Meeker Herald — 25 years agon A routine speeding ticket led to the arrest of a Grand Junction man this past week who was wanted in Arizona on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and forgery.n Mayor Gus Halandras, who was unchallenged, incumbent trustees Joe Collins and Jesse Hale, and newly elected Jeannie Calver won the public’s nod of approval at Tuesday’s town council election.n Meeker may be losing people but, oddly enough, there are as many youngsters enrolled in the preschool program this year as ther were when the town was at its height in the early ‘80s. Preschool instructors Linda Pysto and Jeannie Fenchel report that they had 52 excited young students show up at their classes this week.n Suzan Dole, daughter of Tim and Janet Dole, finished second in her age class in the Buddy Werner State Finals held in Vail March 23. Suzan, 8, is a member of the Sunlight Ski Club.
Rangely Times — 45 years agon Senior high school science instructor Bill Tarvin congratulates blue ribbon winners Beth Lansing and Brent Hardy for their fine showing at the Colorado-Wyoming Regional Science Fair in Grand Junction last Saturday.n Roger Hefley, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hefley, who was severely burned Sunday evening, is recovering Holy Cross Hospital, in Salt Lake City, Utah.n Thomas (Leon) Raeburn received his jet pilot’s license March 25.n Leland L. Gadd of Rangely was married to Luella Richardson of Meeker on January 21. n At Bestway: Miracle Whip, 1 qt., 49 cents. Pork chops, 75 cents/lb.
Rangely Times — 35 years agon The Re-4 School District announced the hiring of Wayne Kelley as assistant superintendent of schools for planning and in areas of curriculum coordination and development, in accordance with requests made last year to the legislature for oil shale lease funds.n Ruth Elizabeth Patton and Douglas Wayne Dunn exchanged marriage vows March 20, 1976, at the First Baptist Church in Rangely,.
Rangely Times — 25 years agon As of April 1 there is a change of ownership in the local True Value Hardware Store from Gary McCord to Lance Stewart.n Elected to the Rangely Board of Trustees: Ann McLachlan Jones, M.T. Rasmussen and Barbara Widmer. n RHS students Natalie Smith and Kim Hamilton attended the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.n “Health care costs seem to take a large part of the budget these days.” April 3, 1986.