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To mark The Billings Gazette’s 125th anniversary, we look back at news on this date from earlier editions of The Gazette and the frontier publications that merged to form the newspaper.

On April 23:

In 1910: “Though by no means engaged in the work of conducting a matrimonial bureau, the fact that Postmaster Prickett has from time to time referred communications from various lonely maidens in search of ‘affinities’ to the daily press with wondrous results, appears to have gone ‘far and wide’ so that he frequently is the recipient of letters from ‘eligibles.’ “

In 1935: “Montana’s newly authorized highway motor patrol is to be dedicated to the service of the public. That a program of helpful service will be the objective at all times rather than a trend toward wholesale arrests and prosecutions was stressed.”

In 1987: “Teamsters union representatives and county officials Tuesday exchanged proposals in negotiations for county road and bridge, motor vehicle and graveyard workers in an opening session that lasted just 15 minutes. Teamsters Local 190 is seeking a 7 percent wage increase.”

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