RBC Days Gone By: February 26 Edition


The Meeker Herald —
25 years ago
n Keenan Turner and Stan Stewart took state championship wrestling titles, while Dan Ilgen took a second-place finish and Doug Seely and Bill Andersone earned fourth-place finishes.
n Governor Lamm appointed Meeker rancher David Smith to the Judicial Nominating Commission in the Ninth Judicial District.
n Enjoying their recent trip to New Zealand were Sam and Laura Kinnamon. While in a hotel in Dunedin the Kinnamons ran into former Meekerite Judy Craig and her husband Bob.

The Meeker Herald —
50 years ago
n Local businessmen scheduled 12 Saturday afternoon programs of movies at the Rio Theatre, free to the public and sponsored and paid for by Meeker businessmen.
n Fire claimed the lives of three small children in Meeker.
n Frank Goeder received a telegram from Washington notifying him of the death of his son, Nicholas C. Goeder, in service to his country.
n”By the time a man can afford to lose a golf ball he can’t hit it that far.”
n Pat Sheridan and Jerry Seely qualified for the state wrestling tournament.

The Meeker Herald —
100 years ago
n The wolves are getting quite plentiful in this vicinity. There were three about 75 yards from JW Sheard’s house Sunday night.
n “And now Harry K. Thaw and Evelyn are to be divorced!”
n Deputy Town Marshal Spurlock has received orders to impound all stock found running at large.
n The timely discovery of an incipient blaze in the roof timbersof the engine house of the flour mill prevented what might have been a disastrous fire.

The Rangely Times —
20 years ago
n Town of Rangley Trustee Terry Smalec asked Police Chief Alan Pfeuffer what is considered a vicious dog. Pfeuffer answered that it has to have bitten a person.
n Sherry Olree was the unit commissioner of Boy Scout Troop 150, sponsored by the First Baptist Church.
n David and Georgeann Prosser announced the birth of their son K.C. Louis, born Feb. 13 at Rangely District Hospital.
n Rangely sent two Panther high school wrestlers to state in 1989: sophomore Milton Prater and freshman Jason Harris.

The Rangely Times —
35 years ago
n Rangely College flight instructor James K. Ledbetter and student pilot G. Jack Gravlee, Jr. were killed in a place crash some two miles north of Rangely.
n Doug Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hall of Rangely, was voted wrestling coach of the year in Class A werstling. He coached at Hayden High School.
n Lowell Leavitt of Rangely was nominated for the safe driver of the month award by Colorado State Patrolman M.J. Kay.
n Peggy A. Hanzon has been named Rangely High School’s 1974 Betty Crocker Family Leader of Tomorrow.

The Rangely Times —
50 years ago
n Army Pvt. Delbert Rasmussen was graduated from the 82nd Airborne Division Jump school at Ford Bragg, N.C.
n Rangely qualified three wrestlers for the state tournament and took second place in the district tourney. Walther Weiss, James Young and David Zeigler qualified.
n The “tails” side of the “new” Lincoln penny was revealed.
n Troy Pollard, Jr. was elected fire chief by the Rangely Volunteer Firemen. W.B. Beamer was first assistant chief.