Days Gone By: September 23

 The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

• Asparagus is the oldest known plant that has been used as food.

• If everybody who talks in favor of cooperation would put it into effect to the extent of their power a difference would soon be apparent.

• A serious accident happened to the private state which runs from New Castle to Marvine Lodge on Tuesday last, whereby several passengers were badly injured, but particulars are not obtainable at this writing.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

• The weather prophets are predicting a long, hard winter. We take no stock in these predictions, but will play safe by making preparations to meet the promised hard winter, so will try and have enough wood on hand.

• C.C. and Mrs. Aldrich of Thornburg were city visitors, Saturday.

The Meeker Herald 

50 years ago

• Town delivery of mail through the rural route extension system for people living outside the ¼ mile radius of the Meeker Post Office now appears to be a certainty provided not too many more patrons change their mind from the original petitions signed earlier.

• Today’s chuckle: Overheard in the court house: “Monday is a terrible way to spend one-seventh of your life.”

The Meeker Herald 

25 years ago

• Devon Harman and Susan McCoy are tied as the top students of the Meeker High School senior class, with the same grade point average.

• Finishing first overall, John Strate turned in a nice performance with a 17:54.

Rangely Times 

50 years ago

• One of these Rangely High School girls will be named 1971 Homecoming Queen this weekend: Connie Wright, senior; Angela Theos, freshman; Wanda Wardell, senior; Sandy White, sophomore; Nancy Hillis, senior; Nakina Wells, junior.

• Wonder what the figures would be if every merchant spent his fair share of his gross revenue on advertising. Some merchants put a small sign in their show window on sale days and expect that to do the job completely. Small wonder that their gross sales continue to drop.

Rangely Times 

25 years ago

• The Colorado Grand classic sports car tour roared through Rangely on Sept. 18, stopping to fill up at local gas stations.

• The Rangely Development Agency is finally in a situation where they can sell the single-wide trailer that is situated on 146 S. Sunset. Terms dictate that the house be sold to moderate to low-income families.

• 1996 Homecoming Royalty: Ty Petersburg and Misty Aplanalp.

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