Days Gone By: September 6, 2018

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The Meeker Herald
125 years ago

– During the coming week The Herald will send bills to its patrons, and all are respectfully urged to pay up—at least what they can, as every little bit helps in the present emergency.
– Craig was the scene of murder one day this week, wherein an unmarried man named Reed was fatally shot by one Kerr, the cause being over the latter’s wife.
– The LO7 beef round-up started up the river Wednesday under command of Al Lloyd.
– About noon Tuesday an affair took place which was not on the regular program, the principals thereto being two prominent citizens of Piceance Creek. George Lechmere, manager for the PL outfit, had a slight misunderstanding with Herman Richner in the rear of Hugus’ store, and before outsiders interfered the latter had a badly bruised head, having come in contact with something harder. Richner had a warrant sworn out for Lechmere’s arrest, charging assault, and a trial was had before Justice Burnham at 7 p.m. on the day mentioned. A fine of $10 and costs was imposed upon Mr. Lechmere.

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago

– A prohibitionist is as great an enemy to society as a burglar and is a great deal more of a nuisance.
– The copious rains of this week came to an end Thursday, and a white frost followed that evening.
– One of the handsomest cars ever received in this town is now on exhibition at the Joy salesrooms. It is a Willys 6-cylinder, seven passenger, 45 horsepower car—one of the highest grade put out by the Overland company.
– Word was received from Denver this week that Mrs. Edwin Fairfield had successfully undergone an operation in that city. Her many friends in this community are pleased to hear of her favorable condition and hope she will return in due season completely restored to health.
– When a man gets a six-page letter from his wife he doesn’t read it. He looks at the P.S. at the bottom and finds out why she wrote him.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago

– Tim Dole reported he was hit over the head by an unknown person last Thursday night and remained unconscious for about an hour after he got up around midnight to check out a noise that awakened him.
– Four Republicans and four Democrats will square off next Tuesday in competition for party nominations for Rio Blanco County’s two County Commissioner posts. Countywide, Jay Rector is opposing incumbent Ivo Shults in the Republican primary for District 2, and James Brown will oppose G. Clay Zenor in the Democratic primary for District two. Republicans Charles Bloomfield and Vern Wagner are running for District 3, while on the Democratic ticket are Harry Tucker and Dean Parr.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago

– Meeker’s Pioneers Hospital could be down-sized in staff and the number of beds if its current designation as a rural primary care hospital is changed to an essential access community hospital.
– This is Meeker’s seventh year to hold a sheepdog trial, with up to 6,000 spectators expected over the course of the 6-day event, being held just west of town.
– The Meeker volleyball team opened the season with an almost flawless game Friday against the Rangely Panthers, winning 15-2, 15-9.
– The Meeker High School golf team got a preview of what the 1993 district championship course will play like since they had the opportunity to experience it first hand last week. The Cowboys, behind the shooting of Jason Back, Ryan Merriam, Clay Waller and Heath Loshbaugh, finished off the regular season with team score of 306 at the Aspen Invitational last Friday.

Rangely Times
50 years ago

– Enrollment at Rangely High School totals 260 as of the first day of classes, according to Supt. Walter Stahlecker. This is a 9 percent increase over high school enrollment in May.
– Dr. James Todd, who has been in general practice in Rangely for the past four years, has terminated active practice here and will share the offices of Dr. A.H. Gould in Grand Junction.
– The Rangely Panthers, under new head coach Harry Hoff, will open the 1968 football season at Roosevelt, Utah.

Rangely Times
25 years ago

– As a kid, Mike Bodrogi dreamed of someday owning his own restaurant. Now this has become a reality, with the opening of Max’s Pizza, where the Dough Mine (or to older Rangelyites, Eddy’s Cafe) was, as of the ninth of this month.
– It’s great to see that some little people participated in the Elks Rodeo Parade and entertained many spectators. The only float entry was driven by Miss Nicole Justus and her passenger for the day was Miss Melanie Woosley.
– The Panther football team opened the season with a victory over Meeker last Friday. Chad Fairchild scored the go-ahead touchdown for Rangely with 2:09 on the clock in the fourth quarter.