10 YEARS AGO
Friday, November 11, 2005– Unofficial city election results show Clayton Hornung defeating Robert Crow for the position of Mayor. . . Larry and Jan Schell have purchased GETIM Here from Randy and Marie Sander as of Nov. 10. Marie will still be operating Thread Designs at GETIM Here for now. . . Miss Alyson Curry, daughter of Bob and Terry, a senior at Baker High School, was chosen as Miss Montana Tourism 2005 and will be attending the National Pageant in Roanoke, VA, Nov. 18-20. . . Brandon Cartisser is Reynolds November Employee of the Month. . . Individuals from local church youth groups gathered for a scavenger hunt Nov. 5. Kids went door-to-door to find paper products and ingredients for a pasta salad. The items will be used for the “Neighbor to Neighbor” benefit barbecue fundraiser to be held Nov. 13. . . . Baker Spartans defeated the Eureka Lions 34-14 in the Class B quarter-final playoff game. The Spartans will now travel to Cut Bank for the semi-final game. . . Baker Lady Spartan volleyball team took third at the divisional tourney in Columbus. . . Don Rieger was the lucky winner of the rifle which the Sons of the American Legion had been selling raffle tickets on. . . Quality Personal Care is entering its sixth year of business. . High temperature Nov. 2 was 69 degrees. . . Oct. 31, Chuck Lee, who is director of the Fallon County Dispatch Department, was appointed by Gov. Brian Schweitzer to the Montana Public Safety Communications Council-Statewide Interoperability Executive Council.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, November 10, 1995– Instead of saying “Shop at Home”, this year Baker businesses are making it very attractive to do just that. For the first time in history, up to $1,000 in Christmas Cash is available in Baker at 0% financing for six months on approved credit. . . Uncanvassed City Election results: Aldermen: Clayton Hornung – 67, Rodney Morris – 67 and Duane Brockel – 74. City Judge: Roddy Rost – 145. . . Reynolds Supermarket Employee of the month is Jodi Micheletto. . . Baker Spartan football team lost to Frenchtown 54-20 to finish their season. . . Lady Spartans are heading to the District Basketball Tournament to be held in Shepherd Nov. 9-11. They clinched second place in the conference. . Baker Furniture is celebrating their 50th anniversary. . . Winners of the Halloween Contest held at the Corner Bar were: 1st – Pat and Sharon Harrison, Larry and Peggy Niemerg and Ernie and Cindy Scheetz; 2nd – Shay Beyer, Brian Gunderson and Jess Lehman.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 7, 1985– Baker Livestock’s corrals were full again last Tuesday when the establishment reopened their doors for the business of selling livestock. It was reported to have over 2500 animals pass through the ring. . . J.D. Kyle was elected mayor and Richard Schueler is the new alderman in the recent city election. Ralph Higgins is mayor of Plevna. . . Marguerite Varner is honored at the hospital on her retirement. She has over 20 years of service to Fallon Memorial Hospital. . . Hospital Helpers Delphine Maier, Dolores Erlenbush and Merella Bublitz are pictured presenting hospital administrator Wayne Nelson a check to purchase a mobile Intermittent Gastric suction machine to be used for patients who have bleeding ulcers. . . Mervin and Ruth Rustad will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Nov. 10. . . . New movies at the Video Depot include “Ghostbusters”, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “White Christmas”, and “Strawberry Shortcake”.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 6, 1975– Baker Livestock was sold last week to a group called Livestock Auction, Inc. Members of the group taking over Baker Livestock include Clyde Burns, Dick O’Connor, Delane Beach, Glenn Moore, Delbert Schweigert, Joe Herbst, Duane Rindy, Gene Wellenstein, Ed Susa and John Heim. . . J.B. Kidd has accepted the post of hospital administrator at Fallon Memorial Hospital and will be moving with his family in the near future. . . Coaches Merridy Taylor and Mike Knopik are getting their girls basketball varsity team ready for tournament action. Team members pictured with their coaches are Roxi Harris, Tammy Bechtold, Patti Lutz, Brenda Culver, Tammy Rustad, Mary Breitbach, Joy Steen, Mariann Callen, Carla Engesser, Ida Gunderson and Karen Losing. . . . Miss Sandy Williams, 15 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williams, has been selected as 4-H Member of the Week.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 28, 1965– The Baker Spartans, sole possessors of the first place title in the eastern division Class B football race, will battle Plentywood Saturday night on the local field of the championship game. . . The Walter Ehman team won the steak dinners at the Lions Club Ladies Night Monday. This was their reward for getting the most new members while the losing team headed by Gordon Olson sat by and ate beans and wieners. . . Mrs. Glenn Rugg presided at the banquet of Republican Women. . . Three Scout troops took part in the camporee held on the Wyrick Ranch. Dan Eshleman, Bing Bakken, F.F. Rudolph, and Coleman Krokker accompanied the boys.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 3, 1955– The first general cold wave of the season left its imprint on Montana Monday with low temperatures and flurries of snow. . . Baker had successful all-school and pre-school Halloween parties Monday night attended by 434 guests. Thirty-four adults conducted the games and 80 dozen cookies were given by five Baker homemakers clubs. . . . The coroner’s jury found the death of Mrs. Moore to be an accident.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 1, 1945 – Fallon County gives Victory Fund Drive over the top boost. Quota was exceeded by 36.3 percent. . . William Bohle, Seaman First Class, arrived home last night from 18 months in Okinawa. . PFC Louis Jensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jensen, arrived home from Camp McCoy, Wisc., after being in Europe for 22 months. . . Honorable discharges noted here during the week include Clarence A. Leischner, John Karch, Jr., Einar C. Tronstad, and Isadore Leischner, Plevna. . . . Shoe rationing ended at midnight Tuesday.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 31, 1935– A gas explosion, cause unknown, is the only reason for the disastrous fire occurring in Baker Saturday evening which razed the Burns Bros. Garage, Hubbard apartment building and gutted the Baker Hardware Store. Total damage is not yet known, but is estimated to be more than $35,000 and only partly covered by insurance. When the alarm was first sounded, the post office workers and volunteers carried records and other items to safety. The Baker Journal machinery, which was housed in the Hubbard building, plunged through the floor to the basement of the burning building. Of the 1200 Baker residents, 30 are organized to combat fire.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 5, 1925– At a meeting of the Eastern Montana Teachers Association held in Miles City last week, Baker was brought into the limelight by the election of A.O. Gullidge, superintendent of Baker schools, as president of the Association. . Frances Schartz, canning club member from Pleasant Valley community; Laurance Stevens, corn and pig club member from the Springdale community; Frances Spriggs, clothing club member from the Webster community; have been selected as the three most outstanding members from each of the above named clubs. They will go to Chicago to attend the national boys and girls Club Congress