Reviewing the Past

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Following are articles as they appeared in the Ranger-Review, the Dawson County Review, and Glendive Independent, 25, 50 & 100 years ago this month.

25 Years Ago

Shaun Stroh of Glendive competed at a South Dakota State University rodeo in Brookings, S.D. Shaun is a saddle bronc rider for Dickinson State University and is currently leading the nation in his event. He and other team members will be competing in the College National Finals rodeo this week at Montana State University.

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Dorothy Stancliffe of Glendive broke 498 out of 500 clay pigeons in a tournament last weekend, after breaking 100 out of 100 the week before. Last weekend she became the first woman to win Sherm Cowan Marathon Memorial Shoot in the history of the event.

50 Years Ago

LaDonna Sue Metcalf became the bride of Jerry Dean Jimison June 7 at the Danforth Chapel on the campus of Montana State University. Officiating at the double ring evening nuptials was Rev. Edward.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. Bernard Metcalf of Kalispell, and the groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ray Jimison of Glendive.

Cheryl Irion was maid of honor and best man was Allen Jimison, brother of the groom. Jay Kosik and Hank Urza were ushers.

Soloist for the wedding was Lowell Hickman, former Glendive music instructor.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house.

A rehearsal dinner was held for the bridal party at the St. Bernard, Bridger Bowl.

The bride is a graduate of Flathead High School and is a 1969 graduate of MSU. The groom is a graduate of Dawson County High School and MSU, class of 1968.

Following a honeymoon trip, the couple will be at home at 1143 N. 24th in Billings where both are to be employed. The new Mrs. Jimison will teach at Billings West High School, and the groom will teach at Billings Senior High School.

100 Years Ago



–––––––––––––––The Roundup plans have materialized in ever particular with the exception of the long horned cattle which could not be obtained soon enough to be in condition to take part in the performance at the fair ground.

A careful survey of the city for accommodations has been made and the Roundup Association advises that there will be plenty of sleeping accommodations for everyone.

A letter from the Dickinson band states that they have rounded up an aggregation of star musicians and that they are coming up to “Make ’er a Dinger”.

The Glendive band has received a shipment of white uniforms and will not take a back seat for any outside band, concert or otherwise. This aggregation is going to show old man Bernhardt that he has nothing on Glendive and they can do it too.

The entries for the big events out at the fairgrounds are more numerous than ever before and among them are some of the wildest known cowboys in the west.

The program at the fairgrounds is now completed and Mr. Gardner announces that he is prepared to put on a snappy show which will start promptly at 2 o’clock and end sharply at 5 o’clock with something doing every minute. He further assures the public that will be no “waits” which has been one of the bad features of the past. Mr. Gardner’s experience as a professional showman enables him to make the affair much more spectacular. The Cattle Queens will be introduced to the grand stand during the opening part of the program on July 4th. The association is much disappointed in the death of “Shorty” Jennings who was to take an active part in the superintending the program. Mr. Jenning’s famous white charger saddled and equipped will be lead in the big parade in honor of his memory.

The War Veterans Association expect over 500 men in the big review and promise that their initial appearance will point out to the home folks who have never seen them in line that Dawson county furnished a large number of sturdy fighters and did her share to take a little of the “hell” out of Wilhelm.

The big out-door dance pavilion which is now under construction and which will be operated under the auspices of the World War Veteran Association, is located at the East end of the Northern Pacific depot. The carnival will be located on the rail-right-of-way at the west end of the Merrill avenue.

Reports indicate that the largest crowds Glendive has ever experienced will be present during the three days, even though the discouraging weather reports have a tendency to lighten the attendance.