Days Gone By: May 31, 2018

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The Meeker Herald

— 100 years ago

Henry A. Wilson of Powell Park has started the work of erecting a handsome residence on his ranch.

As will be seen in this week’s Herald, “The Birth of a Nation” will be presented to the Meeker public on June 7th and 8th. Of necessity, the price of admission is double that of the usual big production. People have traveled miles to see “The Birth of a Nation” so Meeker is fortunate in a chance to see this wonderful photoplay at the comparative light cost of $1 per head.

Mrs. Ed Fairfield expects to leave next Monday for Mayo’s hospital to undergo an operation. Her relatives and many friends here hope to see her home again in due season in good health.

The Meeker Herald — 50 years ago

Ted Stewart, MHS graduating senior, tied for first place in the 440 and placed third in the 220 in the state track meet in Boulder last Saturday. He scored all eight points for Meeker.

It’s with a smile and word of thanks that Cindy Nieslanik, junior with the highest scholastic rating, received the passing of the mantle from Phil Jensen and Check Bewley at the commencement program Tuesday evening.

The Meeker Herald — 25 years ago

A freak storm barreled through the White River Valley on Wednesday, May 26, toppling several stately old trees, tearing off roofs, hurling debris and briefly disrupting power and phone service.

The Rangely Times — 50 years ago

Cecil E. Lollar announced recently that he will be setting up a law practice here in Rangely in the near future. In addition to the practice of law, Lollar will be teaching on a part-time basis at the college.

Rangely College has announced the awarding of degrees to 25 students.

The Bank of Rangely celebrated its fifth anniversary.

The Rangely Times — 25 years ago

Glendon Berrett, 15, son of Mark and Pam Berrett, and Matthew Crookston, 17, son of Clark and Brenda Crookston, received the Eagle Scout award.