IOOF building turns 118, celebrates year on National Register

Horse-drawn wagon passes in front of the IOOF building.

Reprinted from the May 1, 1897 edition of the Meeker Herald MEEKER I Last Monday was a great day for Meeker Odd Fellows, as it will mark an important epoch in the history of the local society. The day was the 78th anniversary of the establishment of the fraternal order of Odd Fellowship in this […]

Meeker’s IOOF building turns 118; on National Register for one year

The front door of Mountain Valley Bank and a plaque denoting that the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

MEEKER I The building that now houses Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker has a long and colorful past, having started out as the home of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge, Valentine Lodge No. 47. Now, 118 years later, it serves as the home of the bank. It had several other identities between times.

Bank’s fall festival and hospital race part of the fun on Saturday

Part of the fun at the 11th annual Mountain Valley Bank Fall Festival will include the pies, salsas and jellies/jams auctioned off to the highest bidders. Events Saturday in downtown Meeker begin with a run at 9 a.m. and the Fall Festival beginning at 11 a.m. All  ages are invited to drop in and take part in the fun, which will last until 2 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by White River Electric Association and the ERBM Recreation and Park District. See insert within today’s Herald Times.

MEEKER I Downtown Meeker will be abuzz from early morning to mid afternoon on Saturday with the 11th annual Mountain Valley Bank Fall Festival.

Fall Festival seeks fundraisers

MEEKER I Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker will hold its 11th Annual Fall Festival on Sept. 27, and a call has been put out for those local organizations in need of a fundraiser.

MVB bank merger finalized

MEEKER I Hod Kosman, President/Chairman/CEO of Platte Valley Financial Service Companies, Inc., also known as Platte Valley Cos., announced Wednesday that the merger of Platte Valley Companies and Mountain Valley Bank has been finalized.

Youth mental health classes set in Meeker

MEEKER I The youth version of the Mental Health First Aid class will be taught to parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, neighbors, health and human service workers and other caring citizens on how to help an adolescent (ages 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or who is in crisis.

History Colorado set to be in Meeker on May 28

MEEKER I History Colorado will be in Meeker on Wednesday at Mountain Valley Bank for a roundtable presentation on the state historical fund and to recognize the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) hall’s (now Mountain Valley Bank) recognition on the National Register of Historic Places.

History Colorado slated for May 28

MEEKER | History Colorado will be in Meeker on May 28 at Mountain Valley Bank for a roundtable presentation on the state historical fund and to recognize the International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) hall’s (now Mountain Valley Bank) recognition on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fall Festival 2013: Community joins to aid non-profits, have fun

MEEKER I Downtown Meeker will be buzzing from 11 a.m. to mid afternoon on Saturday as Mountain Valley Bank hosts its 10th annual Fall Festival with co-sponsors White River Electric Association (WREA) and the ERBM Recreation and Park District for the benefit of local non-profit fund-raising efforts.

Thacker appears in court

Jock Thacker

MEEKER I Jock Waylon Thacker, 21, who was charged with robbery and theft of Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker last spring, appeared in court Jan. 4 only to have his case continued until June 2013.

Good citizen …

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Meeker citizen Tom George was recognized by Meeker chief of police Bob Hervey of the police department and Meeker’s Board of Trustees including Mayor Mandi Ethridge for his actions to help locate and apprehend the alleged suspect charged in the robbery of Mountain Valley Bank.

MVB bank robber gives up

Thacker was apprehended without incident by Lt. Phil Stubblefield and Chief Bob Hervey.

MEEKER I “He looked like a regular customer,” Mountain Valley Bank president Tawny Halandras said in reference to Jock Waylon Thacker, who was arrested April 12 and is being charged with robbery and theft of the local bank.