10 YEARS AGO
Friday, December 2, 2005 – Baker Spartan football players selected to the 2005 Class B All State Football Team are Casey Varner, Bryan Hastig, Erik Morris and Aaron Straub. . . . Parents are cautioned to watch their children and pets and keep them off Baker Lake at the present time. The lake has not frozen thick enough to support much weight and two dogs have broken through the ice and had to be rescued. . . High temperature Nov. 22 was 62 degrees. . . Another successful “Parade of Lights” was held Nov. 26. Participants in the parade were Lawler Drug, K & P Construction, Hardware Hank, Baker CowBelles, two Baker fire trucks, Jane’s Home Cookin’, Lions Club, Thee Garage, Montana Motel and Bill Whitney on his horse. Santa Claus also participated in the parade. . . Christmas light decorating contest will not be judged by Chamber members this year. Instead, prizes will be awarded based on votes turned in by the public. . . Santa Claus will be stopping at Thee Garage Showroom Dec. 7, and from 6:00-7:30 a free movie and popcorn will be provided for the youngsters. . . Edythe and Robert Lindstrom will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 6. . . The 50th anniversary of Doris and Lynn Householder was celebrated Nov. 26, along with the recent wedding of their granddaughter, Amber and Matthew Anderson.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, December 1, 1995 — Desiree Zachmann, 15 year old daughter of Steve and Karol Zachmann of Baker, will be competing against ten other contestants in the Make-It-Yourself-With-Wool Contest to be held Dec. 1-2 in Billings. . . . Doug and Leona Osman have opened a sub shop, located in the Dragon, featuring nine different submarine sandwiches. . . An accident occurred at the Baker Gun Club Nov. 22 injuring 16 year old Thomas James Leischner, son of Jim and Kathy Leischner of Baker. Thomas suffered a gunshot wound when a bullet ricocheted off the pipe frame on the target range, striking him in the left side. . . Ashlee O’Donnell is the 4-H Feature of the Month. . . Downtown Baker received its seasonal trimmings this week when city shop and MDU employees decked the streets with Christmas cheer.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 28, 1985– Five Plevna students participated in the annual Beef Cook-Off sponsored by the Fallon Creek CowBelles. Heidi Bickle won first place, second was won by Denise Rugg, and third by Denise Maier. . . Two Baker Spartan girls, Coleen Barkley and Sandy Jacobson, were named to the Eastern B All-Conference basketball team. . . Mabel Ness, age 98, passed away Nov. 20. . . Frank and Ellen Gonsioroski will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 8. . . Santa Claus Day is Dec. 7. There will be a free movie at 1:30 p.m. . . One of the provisions of the 1983 Social Security amendments gradually increases the age at which people can get unreduced retirement benefits from 65 to 67, Kelly Radue, resident representative in Miles City said recently. This change will be implemented between the years 2000 and 2022. . . Margaret Herbst, 81, passed away Nov. 20.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 27, 1975 — Karen Losing, captain of the Baker Spartan girls basketball team, receives the third place trophy following a close challenge game with Miles City Monday evening. Others on the team are Tammy Rustad, Brenda Culver, Mariann Callen, Mary Breitbach, Joy Steen, Roxi Harris, Carla Engesser, Ida Gunderson, Patti Lutz, and Denise Graham. . . The second and last turkey drawing sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce was held. Winners were Mrs. Everett Myhre, Gloria Dietz, Ella Wood, Lavern Schuh, and Lil Geving. . . Thieves confiscated between $8,000 and $12,000 worth of merchandise from Kyle’s Radiator & Glass north of Baker. . . Members of the 1975-76 Spartan wrestling team are Paul Enos, Cody Johnson, Gary Cameron, Casey Olind, Doug Varner, Bret Mayo, Dennis Randash, Dave Meschke, Tom Madler, Wincel Kenitzer, Pat O’Donnell and John Beach. JV wrestlers are Kelly Goerndt, Larry Dahl and Pat Neary.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 18, 1965– The champion Baker Spartans had six football players listed on the Eastern All-Conference football team. They are Steve Spriggs, Wes Naylor, Lynn McMillan, Jerry Townsend, Jack O’Connor, and John Bickle. . . Faculty of the Baker schools will take on the faculty of the Terry schools Saturday in a basketball game. . . . Fallon County Commissioners receive $53,000 as the first payment of Hill-Burton money to pay the first installment of the matching funds for the Fallon County Nursing Home. . . Larry Rustad was killed in a car accident Wednesday near Forsyth.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 24, 1955 — Cecil Hosman, whose hobby consists of training dogs, has just been offered a job of showing his dogs and their “stuff” in a lyceum program in Fargo. . . One of the big events in Baker is the annual Sportsman’s Club banquet to be held in the Legion Hall Saturday night. Dick Kohler will be the chef. . . Fallon County will receive $3,882.77 from the United States Forest Service to be used for public schools and roads.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 22, 1945 — Baker Coast to Coast Store is having their grand opening this week. Fred A. Morrow, owner, formerly of Terry, has been busy for two months getting the store ready. . . . Pvt. Denzil Young left for camp Friday after 45 days furlough. He now has an APO number indicating he may go overseas soon. . . Sgt. Gene Wellenstein writes that he was transferred from Okinawa to Tokyo. . . Pfc. Morris Ammundson, Plevna, is station at Utsunsmyia, Japan. He says he is near a winter resort and the food is very good.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 21, 1935 — Mr. and Mrs. Lee Biffle were killed instantly in a train collision at Glendale, Calif. . . Sheriff Jim Kochel accompanied by B.J. Kuhl, Glen Robbins and Al Hanson went to Deer Lodge and returned Saturday. They report spending a day in Helena looking over earthquake damage. . . It is good news to Fallon County that by the end of this week eight WPA projects will be going and every one of the eligible 177 men will be at work. . . The Montana-Dakota Utilities deep test well is now down to a depth of 5,350 feet. A shipment of 6,000 feet of 8 1/4 inch pipe for casing has been ordered to be set when the right time comes.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, November 26, 1925 — The first general shipment of registered cattle arrived in Fallon County Saturday and the various ranchers for whom the stock was purchased by County Agent J.O. Hembre have been taken to their ranches. . . A new bell has been installed at St. John’s Church and dedication services will be held this week. . . V.S. Himsl, Ben Kuhl, Dave Bickle, Ed McCord and Tom McGill returned from a hunting trip to Gardiner in Park County. The gentlemen brought home six elk and one buffalo. . . Floyd Benz and R.F. Griesy in a right of way dispute were wrecked near Wildwood Tuesday. . . Fourth and fifth graders from the Ollie School will present a Thanksgiving puppet show at the Lake Theater Thursday in addition to the regular program.