Reviewing the Past

Sunday, September 13, 2020

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

Ray and Agnes Anderson noted their 50th anniversary this summer. They were married on Aug. 15, 1945, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Zeona, S.D. Following their wedding, the couple to Ft. Leonard, Wood, Mo., where Ray completed his military service.

Glendive has been their home since 1954. They have two children, Avis of Glendive, and Greg and his wife Bernie and three grandchildren, Cole, Luke and Samantha, of Rock Springs, Wyo.

Reporter gets answer from president

By JAMIE AUSK Ranger-Review Reporter Photographer

On June 1, I had the opportunity to meet President Bill Clinton at a town meeting held in Billings, where I was invited to ask a question. My question, concerning the future of agriculture and rural areas, was not answered during the meeting, but, recently, I received a response from the President.

My question:

“Montana’s agriculture industry contributes $2 billion to our economy every year. Both the Senate and the House Budget Committees are proposing enormous cuts in the agriculture budget that could threaten the very existence of Montana’s small farms and rural communities. What do you suggest we do as rural Montanans to assure this doesn’t happen?”

The President’s response:

Dear Jamie:

Thank you for your thoughtful question from the Billings town meeting.

I share your concern for Montana’s agriculture industry. Now more than ever, it is important that we develop a strategy to prepare rural America for the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. We must continue the dialogue begun in recent regional forums and at the National Rural conference. Citizens like you all across our nation must join together in partnership to serve as the voice of rural America. As I work with Congress on

this critical issue, I appreciate your interest and involvement.

50 Years Ago

Randy Lovaas is a 200 pound senior halfback for the Devils. Randy is a strong runner with good speed. He also plays defense and fills the gap as a powerful and hard-hitting linebacker. In the first two games of the season, Lovaas has been impressive with his powerful running and defensive play. Randy is one of the Cocaptains.

Jim Brilz was moved from an end spot to fullback for the 1970 season. Jim is a senior co-captain and has been outstanding in the first games offensive and defensively. On defense he teams up with Lovaas to give Dawson a one two punch at line backer. His bull-like rushes up the middle will give opponents plenty of trouble this year.

100 Years Ago NEW MAID


Powerful Suction ––– The New Maid gets the dirt off the rugs, out of the rugs and from under the rugs and searches out the germ-laden dirt and confines it in a dustproof bag.

Daniel Hardware &

Plumbing Co.,

114 West Bell Street

Phone 7-M

Lawn Mowers