Days Gone By: Oct. 22, 2020

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The Meeker Herald | 125 years ago

• Never spread an evil report about your neighbor until you know positively that it is true, and don’t do it then if he is a good deal bigger than you are. 

• A lazy man never believes that his pay is high enough.

• The Meeker Hotel was host to some special guests for a hunt. Secretary of State McGaffey was among those guests.

• The first heavy frost of the season has appeared finally. 

The Meeker Herald  | 100 years ago

• When a man finds 20 good reasons for staying away from home you may be sure he has at least one bad one. 

• Fall plowing was made easier this year due to the rain and snow received

The Meeker Herald | 50 years ago

• Don McKee has been named the new Chief of Police for the Town of Meeker.

• Among the High School senior homecoming king and queen candidates are Kim Wix, Joe Conrado, and Beverly Fritzlan

• Mike Strang is running for reapportionment for State Legislature.

The Meeker Herald | 25 years ago

• A temporary glitch has developed in the Ute Terrace Subdivision project.  

• The junior class won this year’s homecoming float contest. They also won the overall Spirit Day inter-class competitions.

Rangely Times | 50 years ago

• A substantial amount of sporting equipment and other items were stolen from Peacock’s store. Rifles, larger caliber weapons, several pistols, and a shotgun were among the items stolen.   

• Construction for the new library building was announced and bids are said to start on Nov. 10. The budget for the project is $55,000

Rangely Times | 25 years ago

• Horse owners are being asked to be accountable in stopping the spread of VS (vesicular stomatitis). “95% of the infected animals in Colorado are horses,” says Dr. Jerry Bohlender.  

• Robert Miller won a football contest that qualifies him to compete during a Broncos halftime.

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