Days Gone By: Jan 28, 2021

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The Meeker Herald – 125 years ago

  • At the annual meeting of the Highland Cemetery association, the following officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year: A.C. Moulton, President. J.L. McHatton, Vice-President. F.E. Sheridan, Treasurer. F.H. JoHantgen, Secretary and manager. The attendance of stockholders was unusually large and the reports of the various officers showed the association to be in a flourishing condition.
  • One of the most enjoyable and largely attended “teas” in the series given under the auspices of the ladies’ society of St. James church was that given by Mrs. Niblock at her residence Thursday evening.

The Meeker Herald – 100 years ago

  • The fellow who never minds his own business, usually has neither mind or business.
  • Mr. Ambrose Oldland (mention of whose serious illness, with pneumonia) was noted in last week’s Herald, is now up and recovering strength as fast as could be expected.
  • The pool tournament at Ball’s pool hall finished last Saturday night. Oscar Shehorn captured the pool cue which was the first prize and Mayor Johnson second, and Barney Bacon, third.

The Meeker Herald – 50 years ago

  • Sex advertisements can be stopped by objecting patrons: Postmaster Gerald Dickman would like to inform the Meeker area patrons that after Feb.1, 1971 all mailers of pornography (sexually oriented advertisments) must identify such mail by printing on the envelope or wrapper just underneath the stamp or other method of postage payment, the wording, “sexually oriented ad.”
  • Today’s Chuckle: One beg defect with the democratic form of government enjoyed in the United States is that only the party out of power knows how to run the country.

The Meeker Herald – 25 years ago

  • Martin Villa accepted the 1995 outstanding conservationist award from Duane Ottosen at the annual White River/Douglas Creek Soil Conservation District banquet on Jan. 27. Mark and Greta Sheridan and Jim and Carolyn Dodo won the White River district cooperator award, and Nick Theos won the Goodyear award.
  • Lance Arrasmith, son of Boots Campbell of Meeker, graduated from CSU, Fort Collins, Dec. 16, 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology.

Rangely Times – 50 years ago

  • Good news today: Construction to start on post office here.
  • Dave Connaroe, Student Body President at Rangely College, leads the way in the blood-typing program at the College. More than 150 students participated in the student-suggested program last week and most will be available as blood donors when needed.
  • “The whole problem is that people like to complain about things they don’t know too much about.”
  • n Man’s problem is how to conquer his environment without a massacre.

Rangely Times – 25 years ago

  • Larry Pedigo, staff writer for The Rangely Times, resigned Thursday, Jan. 25. Pedigo replaced Rich Stark in December of 1995.
  • Michael Seebaum’s 1987 GMC pickup couldn’t quite hold the road, as he headed west on Hwy. 64 just past the Mini Mart on Thursday, Jan. 25. Jerry LeBleu of Professional Touch Towing rolled the pickup back upright as onlookers provided an audience.