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 Nov. 17:
In 1910: “A reign of petty thievery appears to have started in the city judging from complaints made at the police station and Chief Talgo has issued orders that all suspicious characters should be kept under close surveillance.”
In 1935: “Inability to schedule a formidable team for a postseason football game here with the Billings High School 11 has caused Coach Clyde Carpenter to abandon hopes for such a contest.”
In 1990: “Lewistown-area residents are divided over a proposal to convert a former Air Force radar station north of Lewistown into a federal prison. ... Its old tenant was the Big Sky Bible College.”