10 YEARS AGO
Friday, April 22, 2005 — High temperature Apr. 17 was 86 degrees. . . Nathan Berger, Trevor Nelson and Bryan Hastig, all of Baker, and JJ O’Connor of Plevna have been selected to attend this year’s Boys State. . . Fallon County was approved for emergency CRP grazing Apr. 15. Producers can graze CRP contract from now through May 14. . . Ron Meredith reported at the school board meeting that Ella Arnell, elementary secretary, had submitted her resignation after being with the school system for 36 years. Laurie Pankratz, deputy district clerk, will replace Mrs.
Arnell. Amy Lingle will be the deputy clerk. . . Baker High School musicians will be at their District Music Festival Apr. 22-23 in Glendive. . . In the 101 news, Merriel Coldwell reports the dandelions are all over and the birds and sheep are happy and the grass is green. . . The Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will sponsor its fourth annual Community Cleanup Day May 7. A $1.00 bounty will be paid for each bag of garbage turned in. . . Baker High School golf team has taken first place in three of the four meets they have attended. . . The Short Grass District of Cub Scouts held their annual Expo in Glendive Apr. 9. Scouts from Baker Pack 256 raced their pinewood derby cars at the district level at the first ever Cub Scout State Pinewood Derby Race. The top seven cars from each district advance to the State Race in Helena Apr. 30. Tristan Glass of Baker took first place, Dustin Austin of Baker tied for second and third place, and Justin Austin of Baker took fourth.
20 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 21, 1995– Alvin Madler was surprised at the Boy Scout Leader Appreciation dinner April 15 when he was presented with the Silver Beaver Award, Montana’s highest award for Scout Leaders. Other leaders from this area who have been awarded the Silver Beaver are Allen Rustad, Fred Williams, Coleman Krokker and Dr. S.A. Weeks. . . Pinewood Derby winners were Christopher Jorgenson – 1st; Dustin Scheetz – 2nd; and Joey Hufford – 3rd. . Baker Jaycees are gearing up to host the State BB Gun Shooters competition, Apr. 29-30, at Baker High School. Members on the Baker team include Joey Hufford, Nichole Susa, Chet Christensen, Dustin Varner, Justin Weischedel, Shawn Hoenke, and Brandon Schmidt. . . Barbara Spriggs, daughter of Steve and Bonnie Spriggs of Baker, was recognized by the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She was one of two students who received the Outstanding Industrial Engineering Student Award.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 18, 1985– David Kirschten was the Fallon County contestant in the Treasure State Spelling Bee which was held in Missoula Saturday. . . Jenny Hughes is pictured with her trumpet, French horn, tenor saxophone, and bassoon. She played all these instruments in various groups at the district music festival. . . Pete Rising was injured in a rodeo accident in Bozeman over the weekend. . Local rancher, Ray Maier, was injured this week when the hose on his liquid fertilizer machine sprayed his face with anhydrous ammonia. . . Don and Gladys Morris, proprietors of Baker OK Hardware, announced they are hanging a new sign identifying their place of business as Baker Trustworthy Hardware Store. . Mr. and Mrs. Henry Losing will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Apr. 21. . . D.D.’s Super Valu announces last week’s winners of Hometown Shoppers gift certificates as Harold Hanewald, Martha Rediske, Odes Lovec, and Wanda DuPuis. . . Six eighth grade science students along with Ed Jones, Ann Lund, and Julie LaCross traveled to Missoula last weekend for the State Science Fair. Students going to Missoula were Shawna Cornelius, Brigette Ferrel, Fred Hepperle, Aleeta Williams, Greg Logar and Chris Lund.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April, 17, 1975–
Helen Hoke of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program is presenting Harry Erickson a certificate of appreciation for Invaluable Support of the RSVP in the schools. . . Robert Irvine, Reinhold Straub, and Rodger Myhre were all elected to three year terms as supervisors for the Little Beaver Soil Conservation board. . . Don Buerkle, president of the junior class in Plevna, presents the king – Fred Houzvicka, and queen, Karen Geving, with the royal headpieces and bouquets at the Plevna Prom held last Saturday. . . Candidates for king of this year’s Baker junior class prom are Doug Cox, Paul Myhre, and Cecil Benner. Queen candidates are Susan O’Donnell, Rita Bruha, and Shelly McGhee. . . Chosen as Boys State delegates are Allan Abrams, Robert Thompson, and Bradley Culver. Alternates are Mel Moser, Eddie Clark, and Phil Ness. In Plevna the American Legion Boys State delegate is Don Buerkle with David Rabe as alternate.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 15, 1965– When Jack Lawler and son Mike opened the family drug store at 7:30 Tuesday morning they found the store had been burglarized during the night. . The controversial statewide two mill levy ordinarily used only in cases of emergency is now a permanent thing in the state budget. Governor Babcock caused political furor last fall when he withdrew the two mill levy just before the election, stating there was no need for it, the state was in sound financial condition. . . Grocery prices include whole hams, 45¢ lb.; half gallon ice cream, 59¢; six pack of beer, 79¢.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 21, 1955– A record crowd attended the annual spring concert held by the high school band and chorus in spite of the severe winter storm raging. . . Shell hit the jackpot this week with three completions, not officially reported, but coming from a reliable source. All are good producers, including the one which produced the disastrous accident. . . Regular city council meeting was “standing room only” when a large delegation was present seeking clarification on ways and means of securing water and sewerage for new and proposed new buildings. . . Baker FFA Chapter judging team delegates and advisor returned from the Silver Anniversary convention held at Bozeman last week. Carl Hepperle was elected to the degree of State Farmer in the FFA organization.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 19, 1945– Montana-Dakota Utilities Company announced drastic rate cuts. The new rates are listed among the lowest in the United States. . . Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Rieger have five children serving in the armed forces: Sgt. Ben Rieger, stationed in Australia; Lt. Paul Rieger, who was killed in action Feb. 24 in France; John Rieger is now in the Philippines after serving 18 months in Australia; Pvt. Richard Rieger who is stationed in a replacement depot in the Philippines; and Cadet Nurse Phina Rieger, who serves in the hospital in Miles City. . . Franklin Delano Roosevelt died Apr. 12. President Truman takes oath of office.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 25, 1935– The committee on junior baseball recently appointed by Fallon Post No. 35 American Legion organized four teams when 45 boys turned out. Managers of the teams are Glenn Busch, Lacy Speelmon, Fred Morris, and R.T. Joyce. . The new shelving is going up rapidly for the new C.W. Samsel Store. He expects to be open by May 1. . . Recovery is virtually promised for Marie Redman, Ismay school girl, who was shot through the abdomen Good Friday when a pistol was accidentally discharged by a playmate. . . Supt. A.V. Himsl of Plevna took Agnes Weinschrott, Robert Cremer, and William Buerkle to Bozeman to attend High School Week.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 23, 1925– The work of erecting the fairground building and the preparation of the grounds, it has been decided, will be up to townsmen and farmers. The fair board is in favor of furnishing the material for building purposes if work is donated. For several years there has been some agitation regarding a county fair but the country as a whole was not as prosperous as it might have been and nothing came of the agitation. . . Forty paid-up members now boast of one of the finest little golf and country clubs in the country. Lathom Hills including the water tank hill has been chosen for the site of the golf course.