Owners of Meeker taxidermy keep up Halloween tradition

This the 34th year that Donna and Bill Wille have continued to expand their Halloween display at their taxidermy business, located at 369 Market St. in Meeker. The display utilizes at least 500 lights and is turned on around the clock daily.

MEEKER I It’s creepy. And it keeps getting creepier. Such is the Halloween tradition at Antler Taxidermy in Meeker for the past 34 years, and, according to owner Donna Wille, “it will likely continue for many years as me and my husband, Bill, truly enjoy Halloween and its scary, gory, graphic nature.”



There were lots of Halloween happenings Saturday in Meeker as signified by this carving by Ben Quinn at the NewHope-Meeker Holiday Ball.

HopeWest-Meeker Halloween Ball


Tonya Morris of Meeker won Best Costume award at the NewHope-Meeker Holiday Ball on Saturday. The ball was held to raise funds for the NewHope-Meeker Palliative Care Program planned in conjunction with Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker. The program will help families take care of relatives in the last stages of their lives.

Halloween haunts to be found downtown

Antler Taxidermy’s annual Halloween display, “Headhunters’ Haunted House,” is in full swing. Bill and Donna Wille prepare treat bags for 400-500 kids who come by on Halloween night. This year they are setting out a donation box to go toward the Wounded Warrior project and soldiers’ care packages, causes the Willes are very involved in. Come for a treat, give a gift to a soldier in need.

MEEKER I Whether you just want to be entertained by little ones (and grown-ups, too) in costume, scare yourself silly, or just load up on goodies, downtown Meeker is the place to be this Monday, Oct. 31.

Eats and Treats is Friday afternoon

MEEKER — Everyone is invited to attend the free Pumpkins, Eats and Treats event sponsored by the Rec. District.

MEEKER’S FAVORITE HAUNT: Willes’ Halloween display is back with a vengeance

Headhunters Haunted House is back. After a two-year break for personal reasons, Bill and Donna Willes’ front yard on Market Street is once again a veritable collage of the creepy, the spooky and, in some cases, the hauntingly humorous. To say the Willes enjoy Halloween would be an understatement.

Annual Halloween event scheduled

MEEKER — The traditional Halloween parade at the Walbridge Wing will take place at an earlier time this year, between 3:30-5 p.m. on Oct. 31.