10 YEARS AGO
Friday, October 14, 2005 — Allan and Trish Barth have purchased Horizon Electric from Ken and Renee Mueller and took over operating the company Oct. 1. . . The heavy wet snow storm Oct. 5 caused black cattle belonging to Roy Lutts of Carlyle to drift onto Highway 7. Timothy Martin of Wabasso, MN was driving south on Highway 7 in a 2003 Peterbilt semi and suddenly came upon the black cattle and could not stop. Five cows were killed on impact and four others had to be killed later. . . Steve Stanhope, who works for Fidelity, has just returned to Baker from the gulf region where he worked for two weeks on hurricane relief. . . Marni Wade captured first place in her division in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Eastern Montana section competition in Miles City. . . A big thank you to all businesses and individuals who so generously donated in excess of $14,000 to the Katrina Victim Fund. . . Roger and Melba Losing will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 16. . . MiKenna O’Donnell, daughter of Vance and Kim, was in the Spartan spirit Friday when she created two Spartan football players with the first snowfall of the season. . . Kent Ehret, manager of Fallon County Redi-Mix, said supplies of cement have been tight all year and recently they have been put on ration for the amount they can receive. They are only getting one load a week. . . . 2005 Homecoming king is Cody Heiser and queen is Kari Pankratz. . . Over 600 people attended the Plevna Volunteer Fire Dept. annual Pancake and Sausage Supper held Oct. 8.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, October 13, 1995 — Local farmer-rancher Scott Abrams returned home from a very successful hunt. He bagged a 7×7 bull elk while hunting the Mission River in the C.M. Russell Wildlife Reserve. . . An open house will be held Oct. 15 to welcome David Espeland, CEO and Robin Crowley-Mize PA-C to the Fallon Medical Complex staff. . . Oct. 7 a fire burned approximately 350 CRP acres on the Roberta Engesser and Connie Geving ranches. . . The Montana CattleWomen’s Steer Performance Contest was held recently with steers from three area ranches placing very well. Steve and Janelle Rieger, Plevna, placed first in the carcass contest and won grand champion in the British division with an Amerifax steer. Rene LaBree, Plevna, placed fourth in the British division average daily gain; and Griffin Ranch from Locate placed first in the exotic division in average daily gain.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 10, 1985- This week is National 4-H week and last Sunday the youth of this county were honored during their Achievement Night. Winning the best 4-H club was the Lucky Lassies. Members of the club include Amber Ramsey, Jodie Newell, Chastity Collins, Kim Newell, Michelle Zink, Michelle Price, and Linda Price – leader. . . Norman Panasuk, Jerry Maurice and Dan Thielen are pictured cooking pancakes for the annual Plevna Volunteer Fireman’s supper held last Saturday. . . Alice Heiser is running as a write-in candidate for Mayor of the City of Baker. . . 40th anniversary party for Bob and Evelyn Morrison will be held Oct. 12.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 9, 1975- Oct. 7 began the 1975 homecoming week at Baker High School. Coronation was last night with four girls vying for homecoming queen. They are Tami Lovec, Linda McCamish, Cindy Brown, and Brenda Jensen. The Miles City Cowboys will be the homecoming opponent. Graduating seniors who will be playing in their last homecoming include Steve Bruski, Dennis Randash, Randy Morris, Steve Baldwin, Kevin Tymchuck, Mark Coldwell, Tom Madler, Alan Abrams, John Beach, Eric Tiedemann, and Clancy O’Connor. . . Oct. 1 saw Pam Sparks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sparks, Plevna, win the Little Beaver Conservation District annual speaking contest. Other participants were Diana Young, second; and third and fourth place was a tie with Garnee Myhre and Shirlene Schuetzle. . . Sept. 27, two propane tanks and brackets valued at $150 were taken from a camper owned by Duane Quenzer.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 30, 1965 — The state association of FFA sponsored a district leadership training school in Bainville to teach chapter officers their duties and responsibilities. Attending from Baker were Jim Wyrick, Russell Singer, Gerald Spriggs, Fred Rambur and Howard Breitbach. . . Neil Terhune, M.D. and his wife of Broadus were in Baker Monday where he reached the decision to come to Baker to practice medicine. . . . Homecoming activities are planned for this weekend with Lynn McMillan and Steve Spriggs as co-captains of the football team crowning the queen. Candidates include Betti Swart, senior; Debbie Eilek, junior; Bonnie Plummer, sophomore; and Linda Napton, freshman.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 6, 1955- Miss Mary Lee Moseley was installing officer and Miss Carolyn Morrow acting Marshall for the Rainbow Girls installation. Worthy Advisor is Dianne Burns. . . Members of Sandstone Lodge No. 84 are pushing final stages of construction on the new $52,000 building in Baker which will be the meeting place of the Baker Lodge. . . Ismay boys and girls originated the Ismay rodeo with dads in the community donating stock, but the management part is done by the kids. Rodney Askin is the chief push on the project for this year and is assisted by Jordan Lee, Harold and Larry LaBree and Berl Shipman.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 4, 1945- Pvt. Arthur Wang, son of Mrs. Lena Wang, is back in the state due home soon. . . E. Flasted, Jr., in the Navy, is also expected here soon. . . T/Sgt. John Karch telephoned his parents Monday that he had arrived home from the Pacific and will be home soon. . . Mr. and Mrs. George Poulos received word from their son, Pvt. Leon Poulos, that he is stationed in Casablanca, Morocco. . . Mrs. Wayne (Dorothy) Speelmon became county clerk and recorder Oct. 1 by appointment in place of Mrs. Lolita Gillan who was acting in the capacity while the elected officer, H.M. Trandum, was serving with the Seabees. . . Excavating and preparations for foundations were made this week for the brick building Eph Keirle is erecting next to the J.C. Penney building. John Sterhan, Glendive contractor, is in charge of the work and also for the new fire hall.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 10, 1935- The two day training school for the committeemen of the new wheat program concluded today and Keith Sime, Extension Agent, announces that a series of community meetings will be held to explain the program and contracts to the farmers. . . The school board of District 12, Baker, received word Friday from the Attorney General that the recent bond issue proposed for a gymnasium addition to Baker High School has been approved. Further action on the project awaits word from the WPA. . . Hubbard Hall was fairly crowded last Friday evening with people interested in the Townsend old age pension program.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 7, 1925– The first snow and freezing weather of the season arrived together in Fallon County Tuesday morning. Minimum temperature reached was 28 degrees. . . L. Price Co. will have a super Byterodyne radio set operated off an inside loop at the dance at Webster School
Saturday night. These sets are wonderful and people can expect fine entertainment. . . Clarence Myhre, C.W. Schneider, and Dan O’Connor, south of Baker, went east with a shipment of cattle Thursday.