RBC Days Gone By: September 4, 2008

The Meeker Herald
100 years ago
Come and see the great cooking wonder at the Hugus store all week Sept. 14-19. Hot biscuits and coffee served.
Unlimited money to loan on farm security. Low interest. For particulars apply to F.E. Sheridan.
First severe frost last Sunday night and considerable damage to gardens.
The Grinstead family moved in from Maybell last week.
We will give $7.50 worth of wares at our store with each Majestic range sold during week of Sept. 14-19. Don’t fail to come.

The Meeker Herald
50 years ago
“Capital punishment is when the government taxes you to get capital, in order to go into business in competition with you, and then taxes the profits on your business in order to pay its losses.”
At the Rio Theatre: “The Winning Team” starring Ronald Reagan and Doris Day.
The Meeker Cowboys opened their season with a game against the Central Warriors. Admission: Adults 75 cents, high school students 50 cents, elementary students 25 cents.
Sports wear for the first football games available at Avery’s Ladies Apparel: Thermo Jac coats and ankle boners, Graff washable woolen pants for mother, daughter and little sister.

The Meeker Herald
25 years ago
Meeker RE-1 welcomed Sally Eatherton as the new first-grade teacher, business education instructor Steve Harmon and home economics teacher Noreen O’Connor.
Kelly Conrado of Meeker walked away with the reserve champion showman honors in the Polled Hereford junior show at the Colorado State Fair.
Babies born at Pioneers Hospital included Lee Clinton Searcy, Jessica Renee Young, Sammi Jo Deemer-Guy, Joseph Clint Rippy, Luke Ernest Dolan.
The Meeker Cowboys blitzed Palisade, 55-14, in the season opener.
Velma Soper and Sharon Clapper won the Meeker Ladies Two-Man Best Ball Tournament.

The Rangely Times
50 years ago
Don Strain purchased the Panda Drug.
Enrollment in the Rangely schools totaled 725 students at the beginning of 1958. Wendall Yeager was president of the Quarterback Club.

The Rangely Times
35 years ago
Enrollment in the RE-4 school district at the beginning of the 1973 school year was 657 students.
A former Rangely Hospital administrator, Irvin Dean Anderson, pleaded guilty to charges of theft of an undetermined amount of money.
Orientation began for the 12th freshman class at Rangely College.
Showing at the Campus Theatre: The Poseidon Adventure.
On sale at Bestway: 1 lb. Fireside saltines, 27 cents; Campfire 16 oz. marshmallows, 23 cents; 2 lb. Can Folgers coffee, $2.14.
The Rangely Times
20 years ago
Republican Don Davis and Democrat Harry Peacock arm-wrestled at Septemberfest 1988. More than 1,000 people partook of the free barbecue at the fourth annual celebration.
The Rangely Panthers lost the opening game of the season to the Meeker Cowboys 26-15. Jean Marie Chaney and Eric Jay Peterson announced their upcoming wedding, Sept. 29, 1988 at the Christian Church.
Weather for Sept. 4, 1988: High, 84 degrees; low, 56 degrees.