10 YEARS AGO
Friday, August 12, 2005– August 7 over 138 motocross racers participated in the Mon-Dak Points Series Race at the Motor Sports Complex west of Baker. . . In the early morning hours of Aug. 5, two vehicles were stolen in the Baker area. Both vehicles were unlocked with the keys accessible. . . Robin Asay is Reynolds August Employe of the Month. . . Carl and Gloria Hepperle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 13. . . Jim Curry family reunion open house will be held Aug. 12 at the Curry home in Baker. . . School superintendent Ron Meredith reported at the Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture meeting that the roofers would be finished the next day on the Lincoln addition. First day of school is Aug. 24. . . The children of the late Fred and Barbara Bohle held a three day family reunion in Baker, recently. . . Baker City Council at their Aug. 3 meeting appointed a safety committee for the city. Appointees are Kevin Dukart, Joe Janz, Christina Shepherd, Dennis Dodd, and Mayor Clayton Hornung. . . July 12, 4-H members from Fallon and Carter Counties went to Bozeman to attend the 60th Montana 4-H Congress. 4-H members who attended were Leah Brence, Jessica Kirschten, Nathan Carroll, Travis Zachmann, BreeAnn Steen, and Denise Koenig. . . Fallon County Fair is August 18-21. There will be two days of PRCA Rodeo, three nights of musical entertainment, a carnival on the midway, educational petting zoo, and the annual demolition derby.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, August 11, 1995– Grant Havens, son of Doug and Mary Alice Havens, received the prestigious Eagle Scout Award Aug. 6. Grant received his award for his construction of a picnic shelter in Ironhorse Park. . . Aug. 12, Carl and Gloria Hepperle will have been married 40 years. . Baker Senior Center will now be housing a “Tourist Information Center”, Monday through Friday. . . Thirty-two youngsters participated in the Pitch, Hit and Throw competition held Aug. 1 at the City Park and sponsored by the Jacyees. Winners were Devon Harrison, Ben Palczewski, and Kyle Blake. . . Marmarth water tower erected in 1917 was pulled down Aug. 3. Area resident, Jim Martin, was in charge of removal and salvage. . . A horse drawn driving competition will be held at the Fallon County Fair this year.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 8, 1985- Fallon County Commissioners have announced the hiring of Brian Wood as the new County Planner. . . Registration for Ekalaka’s centennial celebration began Aug. 5 at the old bank building. When a town of 632 people prepares a gala which may be attended by more than 3,000 guests, a great deal of preparation is required. . . Fifty-six gals turned out for the first annual Lakeview Country Club Invitational Golf Tournament. Champions for the day were Susan Lawlor and Margaret Lind, both of Sidney. . . Pat Harrison and his wife Sharon are new Baker residents. Pat has assumed duties as the Montana Highway Patrol Officer for the Baker area. . . In order to pursue a business opportunity in the Billings area, Doug and Leona Osman have decided to sell the Cellar Pizza and Catering. . . Ehret Meat Service, formerly Cow and Sow, was recently purchased by Ed Ehret. The Meat Service is being managed by Don Dietz. First customer of the Meat Service was Dave Nemitz of Ismay. . . Louise Braun starts Aug. 13 at the DeGrand Ole Barber Salon.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 7, 1975- Baker swim team competed in a meet in Wibaux Aug. 2. Winners in their divisions were Tom Barth, Barb Mahon, Rosalyn Young, Carrie Hoke, Bill Zachmann, John Miller, Scott Veroye, Mary Breitbach, and Mike Domagala. . . John Ramsey, local game warden, announced there will no longer be any spotlighting of any kind allowed. . . Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Wiman were guests of honor at an open house celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 29, 1965– Patti and Lois Bertsch were injured when a group of young people from the church camp near Spearfish were viewing the ravages of recent floods and ventured too far and their car caved in on unsupported highway. . . Roger Sinclair and Jim Karch are both home on furlough. Roger from the Air Force, and Jim from the Army. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Theo Bruha had all their family with them for their 50th anniversary. . . The city budget was accepted for the coming year with a millage of 47.5 compared to 48.5 last year. . . Big K celebrates their second anniversary with Cokes for ten cents and hamburgers 4/$1.00.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 4, 1955- Two oil wells can be seen from Baker streets. . . Mrs. Lucille Riley reported that 15 rural teachers were needed in order to open the country schools this fall. . . Karl O. Lentz, postmaster, reports several hundred people taking advantage of viewing the new highway post office which made its initial run from Baker to Lemmon Saturday. Bert Hudson is the driver for the post office which runs between Baker and Lemmon. . . Danny Ledford was seriously injured when he accidentally fell into a combine header and was taken to the Miles City hospital where he underwent surgery. . . Elevators estimate 17-20 bushels to the acre for wheat for the county. . . Ma and Pa Kettle are at “Waikiki” at the Lake Theater. . . Severson Livestock has hogs top 190-240 lbs. at $15.75. . . Mrs. Calvin Lund, blood bank chairman, reports that 36 pints of blood were drawn when the Bloodmobile unit visited Baker.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 1, 1945– Roy McClain, manager of the Farmers Elevator, reports receiving what is thought to be the first grain of the season to be hauled to market. Harvey Nichols, farmer near Knobbs, has sent in to the Farmers Elevator three loads of Compana barley weighing 49 pounds to the bushel and running between 30 and 40 bushels to the acre. . . Marine Cpl. J.C. Northrup, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Northrup of Carlyle, has been awarded the Purple Heart for sniper wounds received in action with the fourth Marine Division in Iwo Jima. . . After 17 months interment in Stalag Luft 1, Lt. Emery R. Chesmore, pilot of the Flying Fortress Lady Godfrey, has been released, the Red Cross has informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Chesmore, formerly of Baker.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 8, 1935– Last Thursday night or Friday morning while the town was asleep, one or more burglars broke into the H.S. Proctor Jewelry Store and the L. Price Hardware Store and got away with a valuable amount of stock. . . Fred Westrope has invented and is using a tractor hitch for a header that enables him to dispense with the help of one man.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 6, 1925- Fair plans are progressing. The first annual county fair for Fallon County is to be held Aug. 28 and 29. The work of collecting exhibits and lining up contestants in the various events is already underway. Entertainment is being prepared including Selbrand Bros. Carnival. . . Mr. and Mrs. William Kruckeberg have started construction on a new home on the lake to be built of brick and stucco. . . The post office will be moved from its present location to the B.D. Grant building on Main Street. . . Lee Hopper of Carlisle, Indiana, last week purchased the Trail Market from George Grainger and son and took charge Monday morning. . . The Quality Grocery, owned by M.B. Bergum, was purchased this week by Mrs. Fred Kelling and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Stamen who took charge the first of the week.