10 YEARS AGO
Friday, September 2, 2005- Linda Varner of Baker has been golfing at Lakeview Country Club for 20 years. Aug. 24 she hit a hole-in-one on hole seven from the reds with a three wood club. . . Baker High School welcomes three new teachers and a resource aide: Duane Bergum, Scott Anderson, Scott Rieger and Josie Hadley. . . Downtown businesses are asked to decorate their flower pot with Spartan spirit. The winning flower pot will be featured in the Fallon County Times. . . High temperature Aug. 29 was 98 degrees. . . An account has been set up at Wells Fargo for the Mark Lewis Benefit. . . Gladys Johnson, who has been a resident of Fallon Medical Complex Nursing Home for the past three years, celebrated her 102nd birthday Aug. 26. . Two Fallon County students participated in the official white coat ceremony that concluded the 2005 fall orientation for students entering the pharmacy program at the University of Montana-Missoula, Aug. 29, 2005. Amber Gundlach Anderson and Douglas Stickney began their pharmacy studies Aug. 29. . . Saddle horse racing at the Fallon County Fair created a great deal of interest again this year. Out of six entries Saturday, Randi Selle took first, Mary Ketchum second, and Dr. Greg Tooke third. Sunday’s race winner was Dr. Greg Tooke, Mary Ketchum took second, and Andy Selle third.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, September 1, 1995- New teachers in Fallon County are: Lisa Christianson, Dan Harris, Claire McLouth, Brenda Harvey – Plevna. . . Fifty-five golfers competed in the Club Championship golf tournament Aug. 27. Barb Carver was the ladies champion and Les Parks from Ekalaka was the men’s champion. . . 4-H beef on sale at Reynolds: 1/2 – $1.29 lb., front – $1.19 lb., and hind – $1.59 lb. . . . During the summer a water pipe broke under the high school gym floor causing it to buckle from the humidity. Contractors determined it would be best to sand off the old floor and watch for more damage. Because of the floor being damaged, the girls basketball team has been forced to travel to Plevna every day for practice. . . Charley Black from Albany, Georgia, has been visiting Foster and Lola Harris since July 25 and he brought his dogs with him. He is currently training 14 English Pointers and English setters.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 29, 1985- Don Buerkle and Steve Baldwin are pictured with “Painters Pride” – the dragster chosen as best appearing in the national race held in Brainerd, MN. . . Four new teachers have joined the Baker School system and they are Lori Wegh, Susan Russ, David Breitbach, and George Melby. . . . Reann Berzel, 12 year old cowgirl from Ismay, is the leading contender for the Junior All Around Cowgirl in the Youth Rodeo Association. . . Valley Motor Supply will hold an open house Aug. 29 to honor Dean Coddington, store manager, who will be retiring Aug. 31, completing over 28 years of service to Valley Motor Supply Co.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 28, 1975- Dr. Clayton Hogeboom, 73 years old of Baker, passed away Aug. 25 in the Fallon Memorial Hospital from cancer. . . The South Sandstone Project, for many years a dream, is nearing completion. Rehbein Construction has completed the 223,500 c.y. earthfill portion of the reservoir except for dress-up work. Mackin Construction of Billings is doing the concrete portion of the project. . . Twenty-nine football candidates spent the week of Aug. 18-23 at Camp Needmore. Coaches Mike Berg, Wayne Durocher, and Fred Perry along with cooks Linda Meyer and Sharon Nordahl ran the camp. . . Winners of the Southeastern Montana Pork Producers booth at the Fallon County Fair include Mrs. Tom Stieg of Plevna, first; Mrs. Adolf Kalina of Bowman, second; Mrs. Emil Fried, third; Mary Lutts, winner of the gilt donated by Ray Maier. . . Mrs. Allan Wang has received the honor of having her recipe placed in the Bicentennial Heritage cookbook which will include recipes from all 1975 Montana fairs.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 19, 1965- Pictures of new teachers include William Donovan, Raymond Braun, Mrs. Dorothy Donovan, John Kingston, Roy Wood, and Don Dilworth. Judy Jackson is not pictured. . Warren Wenz was one of 18 successful candidates who have passed the examination for certified public accountant given in Helena. . . Four boys attend Boys State and include Steve Spriggs, John Christianson and Steven Stickney of Ismay. . . Mrs. Teresa Stark has received word that her son Jim is being transferred from Fort Benning, Georgia to Viet Nam. . . Sylvia Lindstrom is the only member of the Links of Luck 4-H Club showing a horse at the Fair. She and her horse “Tye” will be competing with 15 other 4-H members.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 25, 1955- Dr. Irving J. King, brought to Baker by Fallon County law enforcement officers July 21 for questioning in regard to the murder of Christ Eckland, June 21 or 22, 1953, has been released on bond of $10,000. Eckland was found at the bottom of the basement stairway at his ranch home in the Cabin Creek area. His death was attributed to murder said a coroner’s jury. . . L. Fredric Bruggeman, band director, asks that all band members be present at rehearsals Aug. 30-31. The band will play Sunday and Monday, Sept. 4 and 5, for the Fallon County Fair. . . L. Price stated that arrangements have been completed to give a corn chopping demonstration on the Mark Brownson farm a mile and a half southeast of Baker where all may see firsthand the modern, power way of preparing corn fodder for silage purposes.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 22, 1945- Sunday, Aug. 19, at the morning service the Service Flag of the American Lutheran Church was unveiled and dedicated in honor of the 35 men and women, members of the congregation, who are serving or who have served in the Armed Forces of our country. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hansen, farmers south of Baker, took their son Gayle to Miles City Monday where x-rays showed he had an open safety pin lodged in his throat. They left immediately for Aberdeen, S.D., to consult specialists. . . Robert Coldwell, Fallon County sheepman, won first prize in the annual wool and ram show at Ekalaka.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 19, 1935- Fallon County schools have been apportioned $4810 from the state general fund for the transportation of school pupils. . . Miss Lolita Jackson, member of Senator Murray’s staff, returned home from Washington, D.C., and will visit her parents for several weeks. . . A deal is in the making and will be closed in a few days whereby Victor North and Jack Mellor will become partners in the purchase of Keirle Motor Company’s stock of Ford car supplies and stock. It is possible they will also take over the Ford agency for this territory.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 27, 1925- For the first time in a half dozen years the South Side School has been completely renovated. Every nook and corner has been cleaned and painted. “Dad” Seeley, the efficient janitor, is responsible for putting the building in first class condition. . . Siebrand Bros. shows arrived in Baker Tuesday for the big Fallon County Fair which will be held this week. . . Carpenters and painters are busy at the Grant building, refinishing the interior for the post office which will move there Sept. 5. . . . John Wenz, Ed Ehret and Henry Huether of school district #66 were in town conferring with the school superintendent Friday.