10 YEARS AGO
Friday, May 13, 2005 — The beautiful three and one-half inches of rain in Baker was welcomed by everyone. The rain came so hard Saturday, it flooded streets and several residents spent the weekend cleaning water out of their basements. . . High temperature May 6 was 80 degrees. . . According to Fallon County Dispatch director Chuck Lee, ten counties in eastern Montana are forming an Interoperability Consortium to improve radio communications in the region and eventually around the whole state. . . Baker’s annual Clean Up Day held May 7 was a big success. The top three winners of the $175 anonymous donation were Cub Scout Pack 256; Sandra and Ernest Lizer; Sonya Davis, Shirley Martens, Braylea Wyrick, and Cauy Wyrick. . . Reynolds May Employee of the Month is Sonya Davis. . . Jordan McWilliams and Shann Schillinger, seniors at Baker High School, have been selected to play in the 12th annual Knights of Columbus Montana-North Dakota High School All-Star football game June 18 in Dickinson. . . Spartan track teams will compete at the district track meet May 14 in Colstrip. Tennis team will be at their divisional meet May 13-14 in Baker. Golf team competes at the state meet May 17-18 in Shelby. . . Xi Alpha Nu Festival of Trees fundraiser brought in $2,740. They decided this money would go for new benches around the lake.
20 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 12, 1995– May 12, 1995, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. will close the office in Baker. Wayne Christensen, Alvin Madler and Jim Winbauer, district service representatives, will remain in Baker and will continue to provide service to customers. . Heidi Klang was presented with the Girl Scout Gold Award May 7. This is the highest award given in Girl Scouts. She also received a letter from President Bill Clinton. . . Tom and Edna Atkinson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 20. . . Beta Pi’s Lady of the Year is Ella Hitchcock. A tea was held in her honor April 23. . . Cook of the Month is Mike Nygaard. . . One Club Golf Tournament held at Lakeview Country Club May 7. Winners in the men’s flights were Dustin Rudolph, Tyler Plummer, Eric Kary, and Les Sparks. Winners in the women’s flights were Florence Groshans, Gaile Heimbuch, and Wanda Tamke. . . Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball players will be coached this season by Tim Dilworth, son of Judy and Don Dilworth of Baker.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 9, 1985 — Shawna Cornelius, 14 year old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bob Cornelius, applied for and received an eight year scholarship to an academically accelerated school that she feels will enable her to eventually become a Harvard graduate in the field of medicine. . Kay Hanley has been named “Homemaker of the Year” by the Fallon-Carter County Extension Council and was honored at their spring meeting. . Last weekend, John Heim of John’s Oilfield Service, sponsored his ninth annual bowling tournament. Winners were Gene Domagala, Rich Menger, John Brown and Bud Brown. . . Area farmers report almost 75 percent winter wheat kill. . . 1985 Division I All-Conference B-C volleyball team for girls was announced and among the players were Sandy Jacobson, Coleen Barkley, Vicki Uttke, Tammy Gamrath, and Vicki Arnell from Baker. . . Lucky winners in Reynolds latest drawings were Aprell Angel – bike, Dorothy Powell – colored television set, Chad Schuh – ten speed bike, and Steven Rath – bike.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 8, 1975– May 1 at 10:40 p.m., approximately seven miles west of Baker, a 1972 Ford driven by Dawn Almy of Ismay collided with a Black Angus cow belonging to Jim Huber. . . Picture: Earnest Bechtold poses with a calf born on his ranch that weighed 170 pounds at birth. Roger Singer helped doctors Doug Rowe and Larry Stoddard with the caesarean birth after he was unable to pull the calf in the normal manner. The calf died a few days later. . . Leo Riley reports at this time that 13 cases of rabies have been reported along the eastern border of Fallon County. . . Cliff Crick is the newly appointed highway patrolman for this area and will be stationed in Baker. . . Lance Shepherd, senior at Baker High School, has received an appointment to the Military Academy at West Point. . . Duane Sharbono convicted of the strangulation of his wife Ellen and setting a staged highway accident and burning the car containing the body was sentenced to 75 years of hard labor at Deer Lodge. . . Dr Jerry Hiner has given his word to the hospital board that he intends to move to Baker and be in practice before June 15.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 6, 1965– Ronald Shepherd takes over as mayor of the City of Baker. . . The curfew ordinance dictates your children under 18 years of age must be off the streets by 10 p.m. week days and Friday and Saturday by midnight. . . . The annual spring concert, as presented by Ray Kovash, band director, and L.F. Bruggeman, director of piano and vocal numbers, was heard by many parents and music lovers Wednesday. . . The John Phillips Sousa award was a tie shared by Cynthia Rindy and Eddie Lawler.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 12, 1955– Forty-three graduate May 16 from Baker High School. The class is one of the largest to have graduated from Baker High. James Corey and Julia Anne Noftsker were named valedictorian and salutatorian. . . . Joe Smola reported he was working in the Maier Frank Store in Rose, Ore., when it was the victim of a bombing. . Fallon Post 35 and Auxiliary elect Miss Audrey Hansen to lead the Auxiliary and Phillip Schumacher as commander. . . Winners of the Americanism essay contest are Della Fried and Raymond Allerdings of Plevna; Kay Moline of Carlyle; and Jimmy Wiseman of Baker. . . Poppy poster winners are Dianne Chamberlain, first; Jerry Stevens, second; Kay Patton and Judy Hatton, third.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 10, 1945 — V-E Day was fittingly observed in Baker Tuesday morning. The day began with a radio message by President Truman who spoke for the American people. Business places were closed in respect to the day and flags were on display. The Baker High School band paraded through the residential section and played several sections in front of the Lake Theater before going in for the program. . . . Damage to the extent of several hundred dollars occurred Thursday night when fire broke out in the basement of the Weinschrott store and home building in Plevna. Cause unknown.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 16, 1935 —
The fourth CCC Camp on Custer National Forest will be established next week. . . Open house Tuesday at the Ford garage was a new event in Baker and was accorded a fine patronage. A fine program was presented and about 500 callers during the afternoon, said Mr. Keirle. . . Plevna junior promenade was held Saturday night. The grand march was led by Agnes Weinschrott, junior class president, and her escort, Gerry Leischner. . . R.K. Munsell, owner of Baker Meat Market, has taken over the local stockyards from C.O. Wright and will operate them in connection with his business.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 14, 1925– The English III class accompanied by their instructor Miss Marjorie Smith enjoyed a real old fashioned picnic at Wildwood Tuesday. . . J.A. Williams and James Mann drove to Glendive Tuesday evening to attend a meeting for the purpose of organizing a Scout council. . . Baker business houses are steadily becoming more modern. The latest to add to its equipment is the Trail Market. They have installed a freezer display case of the latest type.