Days Gone By: September 26, 2019

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The Meeker Herald

125 years ago

County surveyor Moog returned from the Rangely country Wednesday after locating and surveying the new Rangely and Grand Junction road. He also found the state line stakes, so that people living in that neighborhood will now know whether they are residing in Colorado or Utah.

A squad of soldiers passed through town Sunday, bound for the upper country, presumably to look for game violators—at least that was what one of them let drop.

The Meeker Herald

100 years ago

The Meeker flour mill starts up this week with Dean LaGrange at the helm.

Undertaker Gourley has purchased the old Union Trading Company building, corner Sixth and Market streets, and is remodeling it to suit his line of business. In addition to his main line, that of properly looking after the dead, Mr. Gourley will expand in his furniture and hardware lines, as he will have plenty of room in his new quarters.

We will soon have a race track and fairgrounds, work having commenced this week on that project.

It was a dull week in town. Nearly everybody seemed to be out for their last “crack” at the fast disappearing deer.

The Meeker Herald

50 years ago

The student body voted yesterday for their choice of King and Queen to reign over the festivities this weekend. Queen candidates are Holli Holland and Julie Holmes, sophomores; Gayle Glasgow and Kathy Parr, seniors; Jennie Clapper and Terry Treat, juniors; Kathy Johns and Rusty Lugenbeel, freshmen.

The Meeker Herald

25 years ago

It was one happy group of Cowboys and their coaches following the 35-20 Homecoming upset of Steamboat Friday evening.

Kelly Moomey was the lucky winner of the White River Convenience Store’s drawing for a Colorado Rockies’ baseball basket on Monday.

Rangely Times

50 years ago

Rangely High School’s Homecoming Royalty for 1969 are senior Brenda Halcomb, junior Shari Hatch, senior Colleen Caldwell, sophomore Susan Toles and senior Tina Bulwan, freshman Susie Kump. The Queen will be chosen from the three seniors.

‘Voyage to Unknown Worlds’ is the theme of 1969 Homecoming.

Retail sales increased 15.8 percent during the second quarter of 1969. Rangely sales amounted to 53.2% of all county sales, up from 50.3% a year ago.

To a great measure, our peace of mind is due to what others don’t know about us.

Rangely Times

25 years ago

Panther football players of the week: Casey Ducey, Ben Kraft and Mark Kingsley.