10 YEARS AGO
Friday, August 19, 2005 — The crowning of the 2005 Fallon County Rodeo Queen and Princess took place Aug. 16 at the Fallon County Fairgrounds. Winning the queen title was LaShay Taylor of Baker, who also took horsemanship honors. Princess was won by Sage Mackenzie of Miles City. Sage also won horsemanship honors in the princess category. . . Dr. George Biancarelli will be leaving his medical practice at Fallon Medical Complex Aug. 31. . . The Plevna Bar and Cafe has been purchased by Neil O’Connor of Baker. . . Five young Baker men were traveling in a 1989 Buick from Wibaux to Baker Aug. 15. The vehicle drifted to the right side of the road and hit a wooden bridge. Dack Vilhauer, 18, son of Laurie and C.B. Heiser died at the scene and Tyler Hostetler, 22, who was driving, was seriously injured. The other three passengers, Jeff Lafurge, 21; Brandon Hunter, 19; and Weston O’Donnell, 19; received minor injuries. . . Dotty Cretsinger will celebrate her 80th birthday Aug. 20; and Lauretta Stenglein will celebrate her 86th birthday Aug. 20. . . Fifth annual Youth Rodeo Playday was held at the Fallon County Fairgrounds Aug. 6. . . Plevna school begins Aug. 24. . . Marisa Straub, daughter of Lester Straub and Sharon Tronstad of Baker, was a member of a USA West volleyball team which competed in a tournament held on the Gold Coast of Australia, July 16-17.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, August 18, 1995– Ron Shepherd is pictured in front of the granite wall with etchings of Korean veterans in the background. Korean War Veteran Ron Shepherd took part in the dedication of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. as a member of heavy mortar, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Division. President Clinton dedicated the memorial on the 42nd anniversary of the armistice. . . Winners of the Fallon County Times Ticket Contest are Judy Richmond – rodeo tickets, and Lori Hall – night show tickets. . . The Fashion Corner is going out of business and will close their doors Sept. 1. . . Reynolds Supermarket August Employee of the Month is Chris Schell. . Baker Bowling Center, owned by Donna and Scott Smith, expands its facilities. They have remodeled the game room and upstairs they have a TV room where you can relax while waiting for a pizza. The new electronic eye triggering will eliminate the need for manual resetting of the pins. . . Lakeview Junior Golf Tournament was held Aug. 22 with 25 young golfers participating. Winners were Evan Miller, David Osman, Paul Schwartz, Jennifer Newell, and Cheryl Stanhope.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 15, 1985- The Days of ‘85 100th anniversary parade was led by Romaine Russell Speiser, the only living child of David and Ekalaka Russell, for whom the town was named. . . David Dunham, Jr., age 29 of Seattle, formerly of Baker passed away July 29 at his home in Seattle. . . Dr. John Obye and Dr. R.E. Musser went to the University of North Dakota medical meeting at Medora this past weekend. Dr. Lin Hsii of the Fallon County Medical Clinic returned last Sunday from a week long course in ultrasound use and diagnosis. . . Lakeview Golf Club held a handicap tournament Aug. 11. Jack Samsel and Dave Havens tied for first place by shooting 66 for 18 holes. . . Dean Wang participated in the East-West Shrine Football Shrine Game in Great Falls Aug. 10. He was a starter at the defensive end position.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 14, 1975- Seven swimmers from Baker participated in the State Swimming and Diving Meet held in Sidney Aug. 8-10. Those competing were Scott Veroye, John Miller, Mike Domagala, Rosalyn Young, Barb Mahon, Carrie Hoke, and Ray Huntley. The team is coached by Harold Miller, Jr. . . Ashley Stanhope, Chad Shepherd, Ann Kreager and Ron Shepherd are pictured looking over plans for the final touches of the newly remodeled parimutuel betting windows under the grandstand. . . Nancy Householder received $100 for first place in the Montana CowBelles State Beef Cook-Off held July 31 in Great Falls. . . Aug. 17, the Lakeview Baptist Church will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. . . The Bridge Marathon played by eight couples saw Donnetta Schaefer and Sandy Zupanik taking first place. Other winners were Barbara Overton and Florence Groshans, second; average went to Rita Vilhauer and Ramona Shepherd; and low went to Lydia Lund and Margaret Rasmussen.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 5, 1965- 4-H winners in the Style-Review are Nora O’Donnell, Raelyn Roth, Pam Carlson, Lucille Hartse, Sheila O’Donnell, and Arlinda Rieger. Arlinda Rieger is the county-wide winner in the 4-H Style Revue; Marcia Ellingson is the outstanding 4-H Style Revue girl under 14 years. . . Seven members of the Baker Explorer Boy Scouts with their leader R.A. Weeks left Saturday for Ely, Minn., where they will make a wilderness trip. Making the trip are Dennis Hatton, John Lawler, Eddie Lawler, Kermit Krokker, Wayne Rudolph, Reed Kochel and Barry Naylor. . . Carl Hepperle, representing the Park Board, is receiving a check for $50 from Jeannette Elmore and Ilene Bradner from the Alpha Beta chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority toward a fund to heat the swimming pool.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 11, 1955- Two oil tanks are being constructed on Cabin Creek at the point where the new12 inch line starts for Ft. Laramie, Wyo. . . Preparations for a bigger and better Fallon County Fair slipped smoothly into high gear this week.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 9, 1945– Five members of the Ketchum family are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces: Pvt. Owen serving in anti-aircraft division, Pvt. Gerald, Carol – Cadet nurse, S/Sgt. Cecil, all serving with the 87th Mountain Infantry, Italy; and Pfc. Morrell in the field artillery of General Patton’s Third Army. . . . Luis Jimminez, slight-built Mexican working as a section hand near Ismay, who has the reputation of killing more bulls than could be packed into three box cars, staged a preliminary exhibition bull fight at the Matt Monroe ranch last Sunday. He was testing out bulls in order to be ready for the Askin rodeo that will be held Sept. 2 and 3 at the local fairgrounds. . . Japanese perished by unaccounted thousands from the searing atomic blast that annihilated 60 percent of the 343,000 population of the city of Hiroshima, Aug. 8, according to photographic and other evidence.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 14, 1935- Taxpayers of School District 12 voted overwhelmingly Saturday for the proposition “Shall School District No. 12 issue bonds to the amount of $17,600”? The bond issue is for the purpose of building greatly needed classroom additions and a new gym. . . County Commissioners Odin Myhre, Ted Bergstrom – manager of the local employment office, and Chauncy Biffle – manager of the local relief office, went to Miles City Tuesday to meet with officials there in regard to relief projects contemplated in Fallon County.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 13, 1925- “Fallon and Carter Counties in the new Corn Belt” is the title of the most recent publication of the Northern Pacific Railroad and the booklet is receiving general distribution among the farmers whose addresses were submitted by residents of Fallon and Carter Counties in the Montana advertising campaign. . . The people of Ollie, the enterprising little terminal of the NP branch line running out of Beach, may be able to burn natural gas in their furnaces this winter if the project being promoted up there of drilling a gas well is successful.