10 YEARS AGO
Friday, November 4, 2005-
The congregation of Lakeview Baptist Church is celebrating 50 years of ministry in 2005. A special worship service will be held Nov. 6. . . Frady’s Express changes owners once again. The Gary Unreins are leaving Baker so have sold the business to Niki and Kevin Junso. The Junsos took over operation Nov. 1. The Junsos owned the business prior to Unreins taking ownership. . . High temperature Oct. 25 was 76 degrees. . . An open house for Gladys Moseley – 75 year member of Eastern Star – will be held Nov. 6. . . City elections are scheduled for Nov. 8. Only one position is contested in Baker and none are contested in Plevna. Incumbent Clayton Hornung and Robert Crow are vying for the position of mayor. . . Lady Spartan volleyball team takes second at the district tourney held in Forsyth Oct. 28-29. They now advance to the divisional tourney in Red Lodge. . . Baker Spartan football team defeated Shepherd 34-14 in the first round playoff game. They now advance to the quarter final play-off game and will host Eureka Nov. 5. . . Winners of the 2005 Halloween Costume Contest sponsored by the Fallon County Times were: 0-3 year age group – Keela Kary; 4-8 age group – Tyler Dinardi; 9-12 age group – Ryan Espeland. . . Oct. 26, 45 After School Program kids (K-6) decorated pumpkins for Halloween with the help of Gamma Beta Sorority members. Reynolds Supermarket gave certificates to all the kids to receive a free pumpkin and extra pumpkins were donated by Pat Hanley.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, November 3, 1995- There’s a new face at the Vet Clinic these days. Scott Briers is serving a four week internship with Fallon County Veterinary Service. He is in his fourth year of vet school at Texas A & M University. . . Four Baker students emerged victorious from the state competition of Punt, Pass and Kick. Jace Schillinger placed first in the 14 year old group; Dustin Varner – first in the nine year old group; Clark Curry second in 15 year olds; and Michael Klang tied for third in 13 year old division. . . Municipal and special district elections will be held Nov. 7. Running for alderman for Ward I is Clayton Hornung; Rodney Morris and Duane Brockel – alderman for Ward II. Roddy Rost is running for a four year term as city judge. . Eighth ranked Baker Spartans defeated the Townsend Bulldogs 34-13. The Spartans will now travel to Frenchtown Nov. 4 for quarter-final play. . Last Wednesday the Birthday Club met at Fern Myhre’s in honor of Edith Carlson’s 85th birthday.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 31, 1985- Next Tuesday the electorate of the City of Baker will go to the polls to vote for a new mayor and two councilmen. Candidates for mayor include J.D. Kyle and Alice Heiser as a write-in; councilmen – Richard Schueler, Myrtle Stanhope and Bill Bohle. E.A. Hoem is a candidate for City Judge. . . Ken and Darleen Kochel celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Nov. 9, and George and Hulda Huether celebrate their 50th anniversary Nov. 10. . . Hanewald & Sons is having a quitting business sale. . . Minnie Ann Medearis, age 61 of Ismay, passed away Monday; Emiel Ehret, age 70, passed away Oct. 27. . . Four Baker High School students recently performed with the All State Band and Choir in Bozeman. Members of the All-State Choir were Amanda Sikorski and Kitti Krieger. Tricia Strangford and Kent Wood performed with the All-State Band. . . Russell’s Clothing and the Wrangler brand will each donate $1.00 to Farm Aid for every pair of Wrangler jeans purchased at the store this year from now to Dec. 31.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 30, 1975- Baker Jayceens voted to help get started a teen center in the basement of the Fallon County Creamery. The idea is for teens to have a place of their own where they can be themselves without having to be where alcohol is served and where curfew is before midnight. . . Baker area has recently been increasing in population. Postmaster Drury Phebus stated he has a waiting list of approximately 20 families for post office boxes, the longest waiting list in ten years. . . The newly organized Baker High School Booster Club held an election with the following people as officers. Bill Randash is president, Ray Bruski is vice president, and Arleen Beach is secretary-treasurer. . . At the District 5 meeting of FHA held in Terry last weekend, Baker was presented with a nomination and election win in Nancy Householder as 1975-76 District Song Leader.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 21, 1965-Senator Gene Huntley spoke to a group of Democrats at a supper in the Legion Hall Saturday night. . . Fire destroyed the milk barn and haystack on the Martin Gunderson place south of Baker Tuesday. . . Dr. Neil Terhune will be practicing medicine in the clinic, sharing reception rooms with Dr. Hogeboom. The doctor and his family moved to Baker from Broadus. . . Mrs. Ursella Bickle, state president of the Montana CowBelles, was guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Baker CowBelles.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 27, 1955- A football queen will be chosen and crowned by the Baker football team Nov. 4 during halftime with a game between the Spartans and Wolf Point. Candidates are Janice Cook, freshman; Carolyn Morrow, sophomore; Sally Griffith, junior; and Jacqueline Gappa, senior. . . Project leaders have attended classes on “Parliamentary Procedure” conducted by Mrs. Vera Bruggeman during the past two weeks. . . Community Church social hall was the center for the monthly pack meeting of the Cub Scouts. More than 40 Cub Scouts were present.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 25, 1945- To meet the housing shortage in Baker, a number of people are buying lots and moving in houses from Plevna, Ismay and Marmarth. With all these houses going up, there is a strong demand for tradesmen such as carpenters, painters and the like. . . In a three month period, Baker women knitted 75 sweaters and 22 mufflers for the Red Cross. . . Three year old Mark Askin was burned to death when trapped in a stock trailer Friday afternoon. . . Master Sgt. Robert Eilek was discharged from the Air Force after 32 months service in the South Pacific. . . L.H. Stommen and F.P. Meffert held auction sales to dispose of their farming equipment. Both live south of Baker.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 24, 1935- Montana state capitol is damaged by series of earthquakes. Federal government responds to call for help in reconstruction. . . Foot by foot the big rig at the Montana-Dakota Utilities Company deep test well being sunk on the Little Beaver location is going down. The depth reached this morning was 4410 feet. . . Thirty thousand fish, including bass, sunfish, crappies and perch were planted in the Baker Lake Saturday. . . Jack Guth returned home Monday with the World’s Largest Steer, weighing 3,980 pounds, after an extended tour of Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, and South Dakota.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 29, 1925- Stock shipment of sheep from Billings was made by Clyde Burrell, Joe Riley, Hamilton Bros., and Ed Campbell. . . The educational meeting held in Baker for farmers was well attended. . . Property changing hands this week – Karl Pleissner bought the business building on Main Street known as the Consor property; E.P. Meffert purchased 80 acres south of town from Eph Keirle. . . Mrs. Ora Stark returned home Monday afternoon from her trip to Billings and Laurel. Mrs. Stark was a delegate from the Ollie Woman’s Club to the state convention held in Laurel.