Reviewing the Past

Sunday, April 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

Sadie and Curtis Meed had 20 or so turkeys camping out on their front lawn after the ice, coming down the secondary channel along River Road, forced their island neighbors to higher ground last weekend. The Meeds were undoubtedly looking for higher ground themselves, as they saw ice chunks as big as cars come within a few feet of their home.

50 Years Ago

-----The unusually long, cold winter has caused its share of problems, not the least of which is the recently-discovered ice-damage at the Glendive sewage lagoon.

Mayor Phil Auble announced at the Monday night meeting of the Glendive City Council that ice had upheaved the concrete piers in Lagoon No. 3, causing damage to the sewage disposal pipes which run across the tops of the piers, and apparently damaging the pier footings as well.

Ice at the lagoon is exceptionally thick this year, due to the extreme, long cold spell, and the extent of the damage will not be known until the ice thaws later in the spring.

The concrete piers weigh about 8,000 lbs. each.

Earlier in February, Auble said, it appeared that one end of the sewage pipe had settled somewhat, and about February 26 it appeared that several center piers had settled, but instead, the center supports are in place, Auble said, and the piers on each side have been upheaved.

Auble said it is not known just what course would be taken until the extent of damage is assessed, but he said it will probably be necessary to drain each lagoon individually and run the sewage lines through the bottom of the lagoons.

100 Years Ago

MANLEY BROWN DIES

IN ROCHESTER WITH

FLU

––––––––––––––Word was received the first of the week of the death of Manley E. Brown of Bloomfield, who went to Rochester, Minnesota, some time ago to undergo an operation from which he recovered. He was about ready to start home when he was taken with the flu and was only sick a short time when he died. Mr. Brown was only 27 years old and was one of Dawson County’s prosperous farmers, having been here since 1911. Mr. Brown’s remains will arrive in Glendive, Thursday evening on No. 3, and will be taken to the Lowe Bros. undertaking parlors. He will be buried in the Glendive cemetery Saturday. The services being held in the Lowe Bros. chapel.

Mr. Brown leaves a wife and four small children, his father, mother, two brothers, M.J. and E.R. Brown and three sisters, Mrs. Lew Hudson, Mrs. Warren Cole and Mrs. Ralph Cole, all of Dawson county, to mourn his loss beside a host of friends. M. J. Brown is in Glendive waiting to receive the remains of his brother which will arrive this evening.

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MANLEY BROWN DIES IN ROCHESTER WITH FLU

––––––––––––––Word was received the first of the week of the death of Manley E. Brown of Bloomfield, who went to Rochester, Minnesota, some time ago to undergo an operation from which he recovered. He was about ready to start home when he was taken with the flu and was only sick a short time when he died. Mr. Brown was only 27 years old and was one of Dawson County’s prosperous farmers, having been here since 1911. Mr. Brown’s remains will arrive in Glendive, Thursday evening on No. 3, and will be taken to the Lowe Bros. undertaking parlors. He will be buried in the Glendive cemetery Saturday. The services being held in the Lowe Bros. chapel.

Mr. Brown leaves a wife and four small children, his father, mother, two brothers, M.J. and E.R. Brown and three sisters, Mrs. Lew Hudson, Mrs. Warren Cole and Mrs. Ralph Cole, all of Dawson county, to mourn his loss beside a host of friends. M. J. Brown is in Glendive waiting to receive the remains of his brother which will arrive this evening.

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