DAYS GONE BY: December 2, 2021

 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• The man who uses words to dodge ideas does not last long in this age and generation.

• The world is always hungry for ideas, either wise or grotesque. 

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• Another week of mixed weather — sunshine, clouds, rain, chilly and warm.

• Last Sunday the people of Powell Park gathered at the schoolhouse for a Thanksgiving dinner and Community Day.

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• Meeker Lions Club invites Boy Scouts and anyone else interested to go on the yearly Christmas tree cut at the Independent Lumber Co. yard in Meeker Sunday morning at 9:30.

• Paul Starbuck who was head football coach at Meeker High School from 1942 to 1956 was the “surprise” honored guest at the annual Meeker High School football banquet for recognition for his work done as a vocational Ag. instructor, FFA advisor, head wrestling coach and assistant football coach. 

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• Meeker High School Football came in second place in the 2A football championship to Bayfield. 

• The New Zealand national sheepdog trial champion will be the judge for the 1997 Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championships. According to Classic organizer Gus Halandras, Ginger Anderson, of Omarama Station, New Zealand, will be the first non-European judge for the Classic. 

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• The Rio Blanco Cutter & Chariot racing Association begins its official races Sunday at 1:30, with nine chariot races to determine the top four teams to be sent to represent the association at the World Championship Cutter & Chariot Races next spring.

• A beginning-intermediate bowling class will be starting Dec. 7 at Rangely College and is open to all. 

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• The Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Rangely will be co-sponsoring the Town Christmas parade on Dec. 7, and a “Scrooge Contest for the most Christmas Spirit”

• On Nov. 22, a fire left a clinging layer of soot on the insides of Oscar Anderson’s residence on 850 E. Main. Rangely volunteer firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in a little under an hour.

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