DAYS GONE BY: August 26

The Meeker Herald 

125 years ago 

• General reading, that is, of the magazines and newspapers, will tend to broaden your mind and furnish you with topics for conversation. 

• The finishing coat of plaster on the Meeker Hotel is about completed. 

• Work on the foundation walls of the new Odd Fellows building was begun this week under the supervision of J.H. Beard. 

The Meeker Herald 

100 years ago 

• Oscar Sizemore and bride received a very warm and hilarious reception when they appeared in the Trappers Lake region on their honeymoon trip. 

• This week was probably the rainiest week so to speak ever witnessed in this section. 

• More railroad rumors: People here who are on the inside, make no secret that actual work on the road as outlined above will be underway early next summer. 

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago 

• Meeker’s three grocery stores were asked Tuesday by the Herald if they had been notified to withdraw from their shelves any cans of Campbell’s chicken vegetable soup. 

• Miss Vicki Hallmark of Piceance Creek earned an impressive 845 points to win the National Little Britches Rodeo Queen title Thursday, Aug. 12. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Weiland. 

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago 

• The sheepdog committee issued a national challenge to all pig owners: the pig that can herd sheep the best will win $500 as part of the Meeker Classic “Babe” challenge. 

• A new aid to rapid — almost magical — learning has made its appearance. Indications are that if it catches on all the electronic gadgets will be so much junk. The new device is known as Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge. The makers generally call it by its initials: BOOK. 

Rangely Times 

50 years ago 

• County road foreman Bernard Hazlewood announced the beginning of the surfacing of Jones and White streets and asks the cooperation of all motorists to detour from these areas. 

• Buying what you do not need often leads to needing what you cannot buy. 

Rangely Times 

25 years ago 

• The Septemberfest has been a yearly tradition since 1983. This year, however, is very special. On Aug. 27, 1946, the town of Rangely was officially incorporated. 

• County Capital Improvement Trust Fund requests far exceed the monies available this year. 

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