10 YEARS AGO
Friday, October 7, 2005– High temperature Oct. 1 was 95 degrees. . . Just ten days after the end of summer, Old Man Winter decided to blast the area with about a foot of heavy, wet snow on Oct. 4 and 5. Broken tree branches litter the yards and streets of Baker, power lines are down north of town and school has been cancelled in many locations as far south as Buffalo, SD. Traffic on Baker streets Oct. 5 was at a bare minimum. . . Fallon County Times Publisher Darlene Hornung and Dorothy Stieg, Times reporter, met with the Fallon County Commissioners Oct. 3 to discuss Montana statutes concerning open meetings and nepotism. The women felt the Commissioners had not handled the meeting properly when choosing two new members for the Fair Board. The women were also concerned about the nepotism law because a Commissioner’s wife had been chosen to serve on the Fair Board. . . A farewell party for Bob and Dolores Irvine will be held Oct. 9. . . Ruby Bruce is Reynolds October Employee of the Month. . . 2005 Homecoming queen and king candidates are Laura Beach, Mandi Overton, Kari Pankratz, Marissa Straub, Aaron Straub, Kylen Kary, Nicholas Brown, and Cody Heiser. . . Raymond and Delphine celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary Sept. 21. . . . Many people across the nation are doing everything they can to help hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans, including Baker natives Cheri (Ferrel) Ziebart, Allen Knipp, Deb Roberts, and Laura Mason.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, October 5, 1995 — The annual Salute to Education banquet sponsored by the Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture was held Sept. 27. Joan Grammond, first grade teacher at Lincoln School, was chosen as the 1995 Teacher of the Year. Recipient of the 1995 Friend of Education Award is the Fallon County Times. . . Baker’s newest business is Therapeutic Massage. Owner/operator Paula Harkins is a certified technician and will be in Baker Tuesdays and Thursdays at the ‘N Styl building. . The activity at Farmers Union has created a lot of interest in Baker. When work is completed, there will be a 42’x28’ lighted canopy in front of Farmers Union along with the gas dispensers. Across the street will be the underground fuel tanks, an island dispensing four different kinds of diesel fuel and a bulk rack to load the bulk truck. . . The 4-H Clovers 4-H Club won first place in the National 4-H Week window displays. . . Carleen Susa is Reynolds Supermarket October Employee of the Month. . . Fallon Medical Complex has a new refrigerator. This refrigerator is designed for storing blood. it is hooked up to a monitor which charts and records the internal temperature of the refrigerator 24 hours per day.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 3, 1985- This week has been designated as the time to honor Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and the services they provide. Pictured as the ambulance crew and EMTs are Suzie Quenzer, Rick Bandy, Delsa Travis, Paulette Merwin, Kathy Cornelius, Jodie Schuetzle, Dorothy Beckers, Lindsay Barrett and Mary Lou Ryden. . . Dustan Ketterling, 18 month old son of Rory and Kristi Ketterling, has been hospitalized for a week in Hettinger where he is being treated for spinal meningitis. . Mark Wood is among the Southwestern Oklahoma State University music students who are members of the marching band. . . Sept. 18 a hearing was held in Marmarth where citizens were informed of an investigation being made to examine the books of the City. The following Wednesday, Sept. 25, Carmie Fuchs, Marmarth City Auditor, was charged with theft (a felony) and Misapplication of Intrusted Property.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 2, 1975- The newly re-organized Range Resource Committee consisting of chairman Bob Neumann, Mike Murphy, Norman Panasuk, Jim Anderson, Allen Wang, Warren Lee, Bob Cornelius, Frank Sparks, Dave Hielig, Bob Herbst and Wally Palm held a tour Sunday of the surrounding area. . . Three new directors were elected at the general meeting of Baker Livestock. Those nominated and elected at the general meeting were Bill Ludwick, Delbert Schweigert, and Dick O’Connor. . . A count of 194 people attended the reception given to the teachers Monday evening and sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Harry Erickson, superintendent, introduced all the faculty and employed members of the Baker school system.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 23, 1965-– Sam Durham and Edgar Justesen received a 15 year service award and Valentine Schartz received a 25 year service award from MDU. . . Baker PTA will have its first meeting of the year Monday with Mrs. James Massey as president. . . Roy Bettenhausen was appointed by the City Council to serve on the airport commission. . . Baker Homemakers celebrate their 25th anniversary Monday. . . Approximately 2500 people attended the Fall Festival dinner given by the Chamber of Commerce, Woman’s Club, Jaycees and Jaycee Jaynes. . . Billie Eilek won second in a state championship motorcycle race in Williston. . . Mrs. Harry Hanson, chairman of the first hobby show to be staged by the Fallon-Carter Extension Homemakers, reports a most successful event last Saturday.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 29, 1955 –– The town of Ekalaka went all out to honor one of their outstanding citizens, Charles Putnam, at a celebration held Sunday in Ekalaka. . Herman Follmer, who live 35 miles southwest of Plevna, lost a new milking barn complete except for the hanging doors by fire. . . Baker Woman’s Club met Tuesday night at the home of Mrs. Lee Moline with Mrs. Bob Corbitt and Mrs. Claude Moseley assisting hostesses. . . Main topic of business at the Jaycee meeting last Thursday evening was plans for improvement of the city park located north of the hospital.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 27, 1945 –– Baker will possibly play only one home football game this year and that will be Saturday against State School, Miles City. . . Fallon County Teachers Institute was well attended Sept. 20, which was held in the Eastside School. All Baker, Plevna and Ollie high school and grade school teachers were in attendance, and all but three of the 20 rural teachers. . . Otto Hoenkes, who were attending a church service in Plevna, found their car missing when they got ready to leave for home. The sheriff was called and their car was found in an alley in Baker a short time after the loss was reported. . . Pvt. George Schwindt received his discharge papers from the Army; Sgt. Herbert Bechtold writes from Okinawa that they are now patrolling the island, taking pictures and really seeing what the place looks like.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 3, 1935 –– Radio dispatches this morning reported that without declaring war Mussolini sent his airplanes to Ethopia and the capital city of Addis Ababa was bombed, killing many people. . . Baker riflemen won the match here Sunday from Mildred by a score of 1056 to 979.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 1, 1925- The county agent has received applications from 41 farmers in Fallon County who are interested in the purchase of purebred bulls. A few farmers want cows and heifers. . . Max Winner, local manager of the Baker Sawyer Store, received word that he is to assume managership of their store in Livingston. . . The machinery for the Peoples Exchange arrived Tuesday and will be installed as fast as possible in order to get the cold storage plant in operation.