Days Gone By

The Meeker Herald — 125 years ago
n Al Hall of Leadville arrived on Coal Creek Saturday where he will join his brother J.E. Hall in the ranch and cattle business.
n William A. Keller’s new residence is nearing completion under the artistic hands of Jack Yonkers and Oscar Harkness.

The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago
n Wilber Richardson, who has served as under-sheriff for six years, resigned this week. Richardson was seriously injured last week when Robert Pittman struck him across the face and head with a steel mopstick.
n Four of the Meeker high school faculty were robbed last week while in Denver attending the state basketball tournament when their hotel room was ransacked by thieves.
n Help wanted: Men 17-1/2 to 29 to train for railroad telegraph, teletype, clerk positions. Salary positions to $400 a month plus overtime; paid vacations, hospitalization, medical and retirement benefits. This is a career opportunity with America’s major industry.

The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago
n James Anthony Whalin, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Whalin of Meeker, was recently notified that he is a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship program.
n Jeremiah Wilson, son of Gerald and Debbit Wilson of Meeker, will be one-year-old on April 1.
n Douglas and Debra Overton are the parents of a new baby boy, Lee Allen, born on March 22 at 12:04 a.m. at Pioneers Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.
n Barone Junior High Honor Roll: (Eighth grade) Kelsie Anderson, Sonja Hefton, Hope McGruder, Kelly McKee, Dusty Miller, Brian Nottingham, Ken Senechal, Willy Theos, J.C. Watt, Kyle Whitaker, Carol Lynne Whiteman, Jess Young. (Seventh grade) Melissa Benson, Kila Campbell, Laura Cox, Brandi Evoniuk, Pegge Halandras, Jeanine Hatch, Denise Jordan, Kayn Michels, Matthew Monson, Chad Rodriguez, Vonda Kay Vandiver, Chris Washburn.

Rangely Times — 45 years ago
n Last week the town of Rangely took delivery on a mechanized street sweeper and Vern Harris began operating it on an afternoon schedule this week. The town has been plagued with a dust problem on Main Street since new lines were installed last summer and it is hoped the sweeper will do much to eliminate this.
n The Rangely Jaycees, at their monthly meeting at the Snak Bar, presented the first of two 12-inch portable television sets to the Rangely District Hospital.
n Russ Sullivan, Glen Urquhart and Brent Hardy were named to the 1966 Northwestern AA League All-Star team.
n Richard Luce, senior high faculty member, was elected to head the Rangely Community Education Association for the coming school year.
Rangely Times — 35 years ago
n Voters in the proposed Western Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District approved formation of the district Tuesday by a 331-57 vote.
n On April 13 the Federal Reserve Bank will release the long-awaited $2 bill.
n RHS girls selected for the all-conference volleyball and basketball teams: Frances Teutsch (volleyball), Cheryl Barnhart and Linda Buckmaster (basketball).

Rangely Times — 25 years ago
n Within the past month, five new businesses have opened or re-opened under new circumstances: Action Feed and Tack, the Rangely Barber Shop, SonLite Glass Co., the Cowboy Corral Restaurant and an auto body repair shop owned and operated by Joe Adair.
n Rangely High School student Heath GeBauer is looking forward to attending a cooking school in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after he graduates.
n Helen Dention, vice president of instruction at CNCC, was the speaker for the monthly meeting of the chamber of commerce. She gave a short history of the college and then went over all the programs and services offered by CNCC.