Days Gone By: November 3, 2016

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago

– The most enthusiastic Republicans are the multi-millionaires who hope to have the income tax repealed as the Republican platform promises.

– See “Shooting Up the Movies” and “The Morning After,” five reels of good comedy at The Princess, election night. Election returns will be shown as fast as received. Admission 25¢. Don’t miss it.

– One clear cut evidence of intelligence is the ability to gracefully admit that we were in the wrong.

– Many of us are too ready to judge by report, and by so doing often jump to unjust and erroneous conclusions.

– Civility costs nothing to observe, yet frequently proves expensive to neglect.

– More than the usual amount of deviltry was pulled off Tuesday night. If a stop is not put to such outrages as are perpetrated under the guise of fun, law-abiding citizens will be compelled to organize to protect their property.

The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago

– Lowell Klinglesmith of Paonia, son-in-law of Ivo Shults, accidentally shot himself in the calf of his right leg with a pistol while hunting Friday, Oct. 27.

– An historical marker was moved into Meeker Friday and is now located at the corner of 11th and Garfield. The marker, Mesa Community School House, was built in the early 1900s. This summer it was donated by the Mesa Community to the members of the Meeker Community Church.

– Voice voting, widespread in the American colonies, continued in some states after the Revolution, the National Geographic Society says. Citizens gathered at a polling place to announce their choice aloud to an election judge, usually the mayor, sheriff or coroner. A bullying crowd reacted to each voters’ preference with cheers or jeers.

The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago

– The MHS volleyball team will be making their fourth appearance in the state tournament this weekend as they carry a 25-1 record into the season-ending finale in Denver. The Cowgirls won the regional tournament in Fruita last Saturday and now they have their sights set on the school’s first state volleyball title.

– It looked like a scene right out of the big city. Ambulance being dispatched to injury accidents, returning to the hospital only to be called out right away to a second wreck and then another. Hunters suffering heart attacks, while others received injuries as a result of their camper catching on fire.

– On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Natalie Steiner celebrated her 25th birthday with family and friends at Sleepy Cat. Happy birthday, Natalie!

– Nick Anderson admits he was as surprised as anyone after learning last week that the four-point buck he shot from his wheelchair, turned out to be a doe. “I thought he was BSing me,” said the Golden native when his hunting companion Jim Storandt informed him that he’d just shot a doe. While Bob Crawford said he’d seen a doe with horns, “many years ago,” Anderson said it was a first to him. Phone calls were made to the DOW to inform them of the incident with Anderson keeping both ends, “just to make sure.”

Rangely Times — 50 years ago

– Construction on Rangely College’s newest dormitory is progressing satisfactorily, with completion planned during the school year. The 152-student residence hall is located south of the present campus and will be used for men students.

– It was “Ghost and Goblin” night Monday, Oct. 24 when members and pledges of Epsilon Chi Sorority met at Young’s haunted house for “Voo-Doo” party with Mimi Young and Gigi Gilbow as ghostesses.

– The Rangely Garden Club held its regular meeting Oct. 27 at the Snak Bar with a luncheon at which 27 members and guests were present.

– The Panthers lost the second game of the season last Wednesday night 7-6 against Delta.

– This week orchids go to “Monk” McPhail and Dave Adams for being the best smelling boys in school. To Pollards for their choice party. To the teachers for going to the teachers’ convention.

Rangely Times — 25 years ago

– The RHS varsity volleyball team (Jamie Kurrasch, Jennifer Filener, Amber McPhail, Coach Cindy Henning, Derria Banta, Jeanette Rice, Cori Ducey, Amy Williams, Tina Hames, Stacy Crawford, Jaime Hume and Misty Newlin) are the Gore League volleyball champions and are on their way to regional playoffs in Fruita.

– Bear Scout Nathan Allred gave the opening prayer and Bear Scout Ryan King led the Pack meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Wolf Jacob Allred came in on the bobcat pole to receive his Bobcat.

– Four awards were presented to pumpkins that captured the judges’ eye: Andy Key in the first grade and younger category, Mark Skelton, partners Nat Polley and Pat McKinnon, and Bethany Green in the second-fifth grade category.