Reviewing the Past

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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

Eva Marie Lipp and Ronald David Crockett were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 21. The Rev. William Duffey officiated.

Parents of the couple are Darrell and Sandy Reiter of Glendive and James Lipp and Harold and Laverna Crockett of Richey.

Matron of honor was Jennifer Schock. Bridesmaids were Becky Robinson, Shamela Brame, Sharon Jensen, Crystal Reiter and Tracy Lipp. Junior bridesmaid was Kari Jo Thomas and flowergirl was Charlotte Schipman.

Best man was Landon Schipman of Battle Mountain, Nev. Groomsmen were Paul Swanson of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; Mike Lipp of Manda, N.D.; Jack Crockett of Glendive; and Ed and Bill Crockett of Richey. Ringbearer was Dustin Kessel of Mandan.

A reception was held at the Moose Lodge.

The bride is a graduate of Dawson County High School, Dawson Community College and North Dakota School of Respiratory Care in Bismarck. She is employed at Glendive Medical Center as a respiratory care practitioner. The groom is a graduate of Richey High School and Billings Vo-Tech and is employed by the City of Glendive as a mechanic.

The couple will reside in Glendive.

50 Years Ago

F.J. Grigsby, one of Glendive’s senior citizens, voted Wednesday at his home at 222 E. Hughes.

The occasion marked the 70th year that Frank Grigsby has been eligible to vote.

He was 91 on August 5 of this year.

He can’t recall who his first Presidential vote went for, but he has “always voted the Republican ticket” he said and served on the election board on Butler Table, near Glendive, for many years.

Born in Aurora, Nebr., in 1877, he came to Montana in 1927 from Iowa, where, incidentally, his first vote was cast at the age of 21 or 22.

The nonagenerian said he hoped “they get things straightened around in this country soon, because he “can’t recall when things were in worse shape.”

Because of failing sight, he was assisted in casting his ballot by Republican and Democratic witnesses, Mrs. Claude Eyer and Mrs. Vernon Schneider, with Deputy Clerk and Recorder Dorothy Wagner officiating.

100 Years Ago


COMING? ––––Quite Possible, Though

It Must Be Admitted They

Are Not Altogether

Desirable Footwear

–––––––––––––––When things come to the worst every day is worst, every day is going to be like Friday ––– the atmosphere will be crowded with the aroma of fish. There is a scarcity of leather, as everybody knows, and, that being so, tanners are making a diligent search for other substitutes, and new sources of supply. Experts declare that the skins of aquatic creatures offer a practically undeveloped resource, and it is not unlikely that before long we shall be covering our extremities with the skins of the man-eating shark and the sacred codfish. The reason such skins have not heretofore been utilized for leather is not because they are not perfectly well adapted for such use, but only because the skins of land animals have been so plentiful. Disciples of Izaak Walton dispute the experts about the curing of fishskins. They say once a fish always a fish. If it comes to pass that we adopt fish-skin shoes these fishermen offer some advice to the callow youth who goes courting. “Leave your fish-skin shoes on the front porch, like the Hollanders and Japs, and court in your stocking feet. Otherwise there will be a chilly reception awaiting you.” Being married, they are talking by the book.