Republican nominee for superintendent of Weld schools emerges – Greeley Tribune


100 years ago, for the second week of July 1922, from the pages of the Greeley Tribune-Republican newspaper:

Despite the unfavorable wheat harvest, in two weeks farmers in the Nunn area will have their free chicken feast. You can get the free ticket from the Farmers or the Greeley Chamber of Commerce.

Also from Nunn, School Superintendent Elsie Kent registered as a Republican candidate for Weld County Schools Superintendent.

Two Greek men, members of the coal miners’ union currently on strike, were arrested for threatening non-union miners. The men told the miners they had better join the union or else their houses would be burned down with their families inside.

In Sligo, they erred by setting up a prairie dog extermination camp at Olander Place. This was a mistake because a neighboring merchant has two prairie dogs in his store. And they could be in danger. The camp was moved to a farm outside Sligo.

Although the 4th of July has long passed, someone fired a sky rocket down Main Street in Windsor and through the window of John Stenzel’s house. Damage was estimated at $1.50.

The new Galeton Improvement Club was formed with the aim of making the town more beautiful. The first task of the members will be to clean up all the garbage and rubbish scattered on the streets of Galeton.

The Elliott, Brewster and Crandall families enjoyed a big Sunday picnic at Lovers’ Canyon.

William Patton, the first student to graduate from a high school in Greeley, came to town this week to join the Meeker School Memorial. The school is being torn down and the former students are holding a memorial service.

“Little Brown Jug” was captured. It was one of the wild ponies on display at IslAND Grove Park. Being a little wilder than the other horse, Little Brown Jug escaped from the park and spent a few days eating grass in various areas around Greeley.

At the Sterling Theater in Greeley, a small fire broke out in the cinema room and burned 6,000 feet of film. The film operator received a small neck burn.

A local carpenter pleaded guilty in court this week to drinking Sterno. It is a campfire starter and contains wood alcohol and ether. The carpenter was decidedly groggy during his arrest. He was fined $25 in court.

— 100 Years Ago is drawn from the original pages of the Greeley Tribune, the Weld County Republican, and when they merged, the Greeley Tribune-Republican. Questions or comments can be sent to [email protected]

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