Days Gone By: May 27, 2021

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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

  • Attempting to stop intoxicated men by appealing to their sober second thought is seldom successful.
  • One of the greatest puzzles to the legislative student is to reconcile the fact that the individual legislator is usually as apt as the average man to take a common sense view of things with the fool legislation.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

  • The Odd Fellows are giving their big fish fry this year on June 11. The entertainment committee say there will be more visitors this year than last in which event it will be necessary to call upon the hospitality of the town to take some of them into their homes for sleeping accommodations.
  • A case of genuine ‘flu’ is reported from Wilson creek oil field and it is none other than our former fellow townsman R. Hartke. But he is coming through all right at last accounts.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

  • Forty-one Meeker high school seniors will graduate in exercises to be held tonight (Wednesday) May 26 at 8 p.m, at the high school auditorium.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

  • Meeker teacher Bev Devore is one of just 16 teachers nationwide selected for the Dow Chemical Company summer workshop at Dow headquarters in Michigan.
  • Formerly called Decoration Day, the last Monday in May honors United States soldiers and sailors who have died in wars. The custom began soon after the Civil War. In 1868, General John Logan, the commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, named May 30 for decorating the graves of Union soldiers.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

  • A coroner’s inquest in Meeker Saturday found that David Hernandez Diaz was killed by bullets fired by Rangely patrolman E.W. Long Jr. with non-felonious intent while performing his duties as a law enforcement officer on April 6 at the Rangely city hall.
  • Mrs. Betty Herman of Rangely has been named in the book “Golden Harvest,” published by the Poetry Society of Colorado this month.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

  • Don Peach and Brad Simson came in second in the Maybe Annual Almost Meeker to Rangely Canoe Race in Peach’s antique wooden canoe.
  • A group of volunteers with Americorp recently landscaped the area surrounding the Colorado Welcome Center in Dinosaur.

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