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 8:
In 1910: “C. B. Myers, the south side restaurateur, ... is about the proudest dog owner in the West, for his little dog Toby, a black and tan terrier, has just won the highest honors at the bench show in Chicago. ... Toby is decidedly a midget of his breed, weighing but little more than four pounds.”
In 1935: “Yellowstone county federal emergency relief activities, including the issuance of orders for food rations, were temporarily suspended Monday morning pending further allocation of funds.”
In 1986: “It started as a dream — a ranch where mentally handicapped adults would pursue truck gardening and raise cattle. ... The dream — Special K Ranch ‘a special ranch for special people’ — will become reality in June if enough money is raised to buy the land and to provide for the first year of operation.”