Days Gone By: August 24, 2017

The Meeker Herald — 100 years ago

– Rev. Nelson made a missionary trip to Rangely this week.
– The Meeker Hotel register was covered this week with Oklahomites. This White River country seems to have an attraction for the people from Governor Haskell’s state.
– Ed. Wilber left his Danforth park farm long enough the other day to come to town and purchase a real car—an Overland.
– Twelfth Grade: Required—American history and civics, chemistry. Elective—English, Virgil, German.

The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago

– Friday morning at 10 o’clock, the annual Kids’ Day Parade starting at Tom Murray Market, will be one of the 1967 Rio Blanco County Fair features.
– Probably the greatest news story that has come to Meeker in many years, broke this week. Official word was received from Long Beach, Calif., that Freeman E. Fairfield had established a $2 million trust fund for the benefit of Meeker citizens.
– Mr. and Mrs. Alex Carstens and son Meredith returned Thursday of last week from a week’s vacation spent with their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Miller in Colorado Springs and enroute home with Mrs. Carstens’ sisters living in Buena Vista and Leadville. Mrs. Carstens commented that her daughter Karen, a registered nurse previously employed at Pioneers Hospital, is now employed at Pikes Peak Manor Home in Colorado Springs.
– Meeker Swim Team members, who have been practicing hard all summer, have achieved a great deal of success this season. They are Pat Scott, Gala Vanderpool, Pam Scott, Carla Harp, Michelle Gentry, Janelle Gentry, Kathy King, Craig Jackson, Kent Kalvar, Mike Jackson, Rex Dickman, Kirk Kalvar, Vickie Frisby, Scott Scott, Paula Harp, Holli Holland, Christi Holland and Donna and Janet Prockup.

The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago

– The Tae Kwon Do Club proudly displayed a banner stating they raised $1,120.03 in the Break-A-Thon to benefit foster children. Jimmy Huffman, Nathan Caldwell, Fallonn Kiser, Pat Thompson, Clay Waller, Garrett Kiser, Scott Hutchins and Brandon Unterreiner.

The Rangely Times — 50 years ago

– The Times has two new staff members. Mrs. Loyann Hayes replaces Mrs. Jane McBride, advertising manager, who has resigned after more than two years with the Times, and Miss Marcia Christensen who will right the senior high school column.
– It has been said that the duty of a newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
– A quarter will no longer pay admission to the Campus Theatre for children under 12. After 20 years of holding the line at 25¢, admission will be 30¢ after Sept. 1. No other prices are changed.

The Rangely Times — 25 years ago

– A Rangely High School 50’s reunion will be held in conjunction with the Rangely picnic in Grand Junction on Saturday, Sept. 12.