10 YEARS AGO
Friday, November 18, 2005-
Two National Guardsmen from Baker, Jerry Losing and George Mickolio, arrived back in Baker after serving nearly a year in Iraq. . . High temperature Nov. 11 was 76 degrees. . Rev. Steve Mortenson is the new pastor of the First Baptist Church in Plevna. . . Baker businesses, organizations and individuals are gearing up for the holidays. First late night opening is Nov. 25. . . The “Neighbor to Neighbor Hurricane Relief Benefit” held Nov. 13 was a huge success. The total amount our community will be sending to Cameron Parish, Louisiana will be close to $18,600. . . Baker Spartan football team ended their season with a loss to Cut Bank, 15-34. . . Tenth annual Positive Choices Youth Conference was held Nov. 10. Keynote speakers were Ronald B. Clem and Glenda Davis. . . Picture: Mike and Esther Murphy, local members of the O’Fallon Historical Society, made a large donation to the Society’s building fund. Plans are to build a large addition onto the present metal building, costing approximately $125,000. . . Dickinson State Bluehawks football team won their fourth consecutive conference championship. Kylan Klauzer of Baker was selected first team all-conference and was chosen as the conference’s Most Valuable Senior. Last year’s recipient was Jace Schillinger, also of Baker.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, November 17, 1995-
Baker Lady Spartans won the district basketball championship and will now travel to divisional competition in Livingston. Plevna Lady Cougars took third in district competition and will be at their divisional basketball tournament at Billings West. . . A retirement party for Dennis Afrank will be held Nov. 25 at the Fallon County Exhibit Hall. Dennis is retiring from Shell Oil. . Ron and Gini Knipfer attended a family dinner in Baker Nov. 12 in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary. . . Esther Wildish responded to an ad in the Miles City Star that advertised a talent search for new singers and songwriters. She entered the contest and was notified she was in the nomination group for an award. Wildish attended the award ceremony in Nashville. She did not win an award but it was an honor to be nominated.
330 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 14, 1985-
Baker Spartans win their play-off game against Forsyth. They received a bye for the first play-off game. Next Saturday they will compete against Cut Bank in semi-final action. Seniors on the team are Mitch Domagala, Dan Stanton, Sean Smith, Jeff Nichols, Dale Singer, James Herbst, Dave Schweigert, Doug Bechtold, and Dave Kruger. . . Spartan girls basketball team will travel to Wolf Point this weekend to participate in the divisional tournament. . . Jacob Schaefer, 68, of Plevna died Nov. 5. . . Celia Zupanik celebrated her 75th birthday Nov. 8. . . Plevna girls basketball team travels to Miles City for their district tournament.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 13, 1975 —
Baker New Breeds first feeder calf show and sale held at Baker Livestock Auction Nov. 8 drew the largest number of all consigned cattle ever to fill the yards at Baker. . . . Local hunters have probably noticed the decrease in deer population over last year’s hunting season. The cause is Epizootic Hemoragic Disease, a virus interfering with the clotting system of the white-tailed deer. . . The following students earned varsity football letters for the 1975 season: Bill Wade, Randy Morris, Kimbal Thompson, Doug Varner, Kevin Tymchuck, Mike Mahon, Steve Bruski, Clancy O’Connor, Vance Johnson, Dennis Randash, Larry Dahl, Bill Zupanik, Tom Madler, Bob Zachmann, Richard Curry, Royal Duneman, Mark Coldwell, Brian Meidinger, Alan Abrams, John Beach, Steve Baldwin, Eric Tiedemann, John Bechtold, Kyle Alexander; managers – Monty Erickson and Gary Cameron. John Beach was selected by the Eastern A football coaches as a second team All-Conference defensive tackle for the 1975 season.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 4, 1965 — Baker High School Spartans finished their regular season by a win over the Plentywood Wildcats. The Eastern Division Class B championship was the prize. . . Mr. and Mrs. Tom Overton traveled to South Dakota to attend the funeral of his father, I.W. Overton. . . Sam Durham was named to fill the vacancy on the city council made by Stanley Erlenbush when he moved from Ward I to Ward II. . . Commissioners report the nursing home is approximately 70 percent completed. . . . Senator Gene Huntley spoke at a meeting discussing electric power.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 10, 1955 — Robert Brownson crowned Sally Griffith as football queen during activities Friday afternoon. . . Oil production going strong in the Baker area. . . Funeral services for Jacob Schopp held Wednesday. . . Justice Herbst advises night drivers to watch their speed due to the influx of arrests of night drivers exceeding the speed limit. . . Nov. 16 persons throughout Fallon County will receive their 1955 Christmas Seals, marking the opening of the 49th annual Christmas Seal sale. . . Community Church held their annual meeting Nov. 7 with Bud Price presiding.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 8, 1945 — As a result of the Fallon County taxpayers voting a $100,000 bond issue this summer for the erection of a county hospital, the board of county commissioners this fall requested the various organizations appoint various representatives to serve on an advisory committee for the purpose of reviewing the architect’s plan and making representations on the size of the hospital and selections of a site. . . Harold Leischner of Plevna is suffering from arm and chest injuries resulting from a hunting accident Sunday night south of Ekalaka. . . Dale Olson has been discharged from the service; Eddie Flastad, Jr. discharged from the Navy. . . Wildwood pavilion is all dressed up to go with a roller skating and dance program, managed by Connie Hatton. . . Other discharges from the Armed Forces listed for the week include Sgt. David Collie, Lloyd V. Johnson, Pfc. Emil Krausz, C. Jesperson, Marvin Hanson, Cpl. Harry G. Houston, Pvt. Reinhard Meyer, Pvt. Louis Jensen, Lt. Robert E. Lentz, Pfc. Clinton Rost, and Harvey L. Rost.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 7, 1935– An Armistice Day program, arranged by Mrs. H.E. Felt, was presented at the regular meeting of the Woman’s Club. . . Burns Bros., whose garage was destroyed by fire a week ago Saturday, are now ready to serve their customers at their new location in the former People’s Exchange building.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 12, 1925– Next Tuesday at the Baker Lake Theatre people will for the first time observe Pioneer Day and the public (adults only) is invited to attend the program given in honor of the pioneers who will occupy seats of honor on the stage. . . Bob Askin of Ismay won the bucking contest in the Los Angeles roundup and carried away the $5500 purse for the championship. Paddy Ryan, also of Ismay, was a close second, two and one-half points behind Bob in scoring. . . . Mildred Gullidge, Margaret Warren, and Lottie Bisbee will represent Baker High School at the annual vocational congress to be held in Bozeman next week.