Reviewing the Past

Thursday, October 21, 2021

25 Years Ago

Art and Edith Hagenston of Billings celebrated their 50th anniversary with a dinner at Hilands Golf Club in Billings.

The event was hosted by their children and families, Dennis Hagenston of Billings, Audre Thom of Billings and Greg Hagenston of Glendive.

A special guest was Marie Seidl of Atherton, Calif., who was flower girl at their wedding.

Art Hagenston and Edith Knauff were married on Sept. 22, 1946, in Glendive. Art owned Hagenston hardware until retiring in 1980. The couple lived in Glendive until 1991, then moved to Billings.

They have eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Shoppers who walked in the door of Glendive’s Kmart store Saturday at 3 p.m. got more than they bargained for.

The local store joined Kmart stores across the nation in a “macarena dance party.” Displays were pushed aside to make room for about 30 recruits from LaDonna’s Dance classes, most store employees and a number of customers to gather at the front of the store and join in the dance.

According to Trena Kuehn of Kmart, the dance party was an attempt to set the world’s record for the most people dancing the macarena at the same time. At 3 p.m., the song which started the dance craze was broadcast across the store’s radio system into the 2,100 plus Kmart stores across the country.

50 Years Ago

The two buffalo missing from Fort Yellowstone since Sept. 8, were finally sighted Saturday, not back in their North Dakota home, but in the rough country on the Dick Schipman ranch.

The subjects of a wide search since their disappearance, the young buffalo were spotted by Lonnie Steele, a student at Dawson College from Poplar. Steele was out driving in the country Saturday when he spotted the two escapees from the highway. Not sure that he wasn’t seeing things, Steele attempted to catch the elusive animals, but to no avail, however, he did get close enough to know that they were buffalo.

He contacted Jim Ridenhower, the owner of Ford Yellowstone and the two spent several hours in the area the buffalo had been seen, but were unable to locate them. They were later spotted by plane.

On Monday, an oldtime “roundup” was held with a number of the area’s more skilled horsemen and ropers attempting to catch the buffalo. Finally, after a bit of fancy horsemanship, one of the buffalo was re-captured, but the female managed to evade her captors. At last report, another attempt was to be made Tuesday, to bring home the buffalo.

Vikings, Cardinals Lead Little League

There was a lot of football action in Little League Football during the past week. On September 7, two rough games took place at the college field. In the first game, the Browns and the Giants fought to a 0-0 tie. In the second game, the Cardinals defeated the Cowboys 14-0.

On September 9, the Vikings and the Giants fought to a 0-0 tie before a severe windstorm forced postponement of the second game. That game was made up Saturday afternoon and the Cardinals squeaked by the Packers 14-0 on a last minute touchdown.

Last Monday saw the Browns defeat the Giants on a last quarter safety by the score of 2-0. The second game saw the Cardinals play flawless ball and defeat the Cowboys 40-0. The first half was quite even; however, the second half was all the Cardinals as they simply wore down the smaller Cowboys.

100 Years Ago


The council of the city of Glendive met in regular session in the city hall in said city on Monday, Aug. 15, at the hour of 7:30 o’clock p.m.

Members all present, as follows: Mayor W.E. Martin, Alderman Banker, Grulke, Lee and Healy.

The proposed lighting of the Park Tourist camp and swimming pool was taken up for consideration at this time. Manager Brown of the Eastern Montana Light and Power company in person to donate the fixtures, sockets and lamps, but not the globes, Mr. Brown estimated the cost of the electricity for the six lamp posts around the swimming pool at about 12-15 cents/hour for each light, each post having two lights. After due consideration of the matter it was moved by Alderman Lee, seconded by Alderman Banker that we go ahead and install the 10 posts at tourist camp and swimming pool and that the lights be controlled with a meter and time switch. Motion carried.

Thereupon, with the consent of Manager Brown, Frank O’Mally agreed to supply all extra material needed to complete the installation at actual cost.

In addition to the luxury of the lampglobes needed for the swimming pool, Frank O’mally was instructed to order the globes needed for the White Way at the same time.