10 YEARS AGO
Friday, February 10, 2006– Robbie Gray of Plevna has received the honor of having raised a Market Lamb with the top carcass grade of all 4-H and FFA Market Lambs in the state of Montana for the 2004-05 year. . . The Volunteer Fire Dept. was called out to an oil well fire Feb. 7. When the fire whistle blew it rang a long steady blast, which is the wrong signal for a fire. That is the signal for a weather warning. Fire Chief Randy Hoenke said the wrong signal didn’t interfere with getting firemen to the fire. . . Baker High School wrestlers who are going to the state meet are Bryan Hastig, Nathan Beck, Will Bagley, and Colton Cornwell. . . Mayor Clayton Hornung told council members he had visited with Roger Meggers concerning exploration of gas wells at the airport.The city has plans with Loma Energy to drill two wells north of the airport. . . At the February Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture meeting, Karol Zachmann announced that a new doctor was on staff at Fallon Medical Complex. Dr. Van Steenkiste started seeing patients Feb. 7. . . Violet Baird will celebrate her 80th birthday Feb. 11. . . Super Bowl drawing winners at Reynolds were Chris and Linda Vann – ultimate tailgate party package; Ron Caudill, Julee Morrison, Larry and Petty Niemerg – lottery throw and ten lottery tickets. . . Plevna Cougar boys basketball team is at their district tournament in Miles City, Feb. 9-11.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, February 9, 1996— The first baby of 1996 is Jeffrey Scott Fisher, son of Jennifer and Bill. Jeffrey was born Jan. 25, weighing 8 lbs. 6 3/4 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. . . Low temperature Feb. 1 was -35 degrees. . . Bennie Bechtold will be honored at halftime of the St. Labre basketball game Feb. 10. Bechtold served as head custodian for BHS from 1973 until his recent retirement in Dec. 1995. . . Dale Boggs of Baker has been elected president of The Professional Insurance Agents of Montana for the 1995-96 term. . . Mayor Kelly Coldwell has proclaimed Feb. 14 as Americanism Day. Guest speaker will be Lt. Governor Dennis Rehberg. . . Four members of the Senior Webelos Den of Cub Scouts Pack 256 and two den leaders attended the Short Grass District Klondike, Jan. 27. The four Scouts were Dustin Baggs, Brandon Cartisser, Blake Parini and Bradley Stanhope. Den leaders attending were Jim Hufford and Richard Baggs. . . A break-in occurred at Baker High School some time after the game Feb. 2. One or more persons entered several classrooms and the main office. Concession and gate money from the game was stolen as was money from classrooms. Vandalism also occurred in some of the rooms.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, February 6, 1986– Baker Spartan wrestlers take second place at Divisionals last weekend and Huntley Project repeated its divisional championship. Nine wrestlers qualified for the state wrestling tournament next weekend at Cut Bank. . . Patrolman Pat Harrison was kept quite busy last week. Although the highways were in the best condition they have been since the onset of winter, five accidents occurred between Jan. 29 and Feb. 1. . . 12 pack of Coke, 7-Up or diet Coke $3.59 at Reynolds and 12 pack of Old Milwaukee Beer – $3.99. . Lynette and Daniel O’Connor of Plevna have become independent distributors for the Conklin Company. . . Kathleen McGonigal of Baker will appear in the musical comedy “Damn Yankees” scheduled at Mary College in Bismarck. . . Bank of Baker will have an open house Feb. 14. Welcoming you to the bank will be Stan Markuson, Lisa Hughes, Debbie Veroye, Sandy Shepherd, Alvina Varner, Linda Varner, Patsy Schopp, Merri Buerkle, Edee Flint, David Clyde, Clint Ehret, Tammy Moore, Ruth Wang, Dawn Dietz, Shirley O’Connor, and Tami Baldwin.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, February 5, 1976– The trial of Gloria Eagan, accused of shooting and killing Russell Hanson on the morning of July 13, began with testimony of Penny Kinsey Tuesday morning. . . Mary Breitbach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Breitbach of Baker, and Kristi Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arne Johnson of Plevna, have been chosen as Girls State Delegates this year. Alternates are Karen Losing, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Losing of Baker, and Debbie Geving, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Connie Geving of Plevna. . . Cub Scouts Pack 256 held the 1976 Pinewood Derby Jan. 27. Winner of the Derby was Dean Wang, and Tony Gunderson placed second. . . Annual Beef Cook-Off held last weekend. Tanya Rieger took the $10 first prize, Marlene DuCharme received the $7.50 second prize, and Ruby Kinsey received the $5 third prize.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, February 10, 1966 — A vocational addition was discussed at the school board meeting Monday night with architect Leonard Sundall of Billing answering any questions and showing plans. . . Senator Thomas J. Dodd, sponsor of a bill in the Legislature concerning the anti-gun act, is pushing for all guns in the United States to be confiscated and issued at certain times of discretion. . . The Times Office was informed at press time that the boiler in the Longfellow School just blew out and is presently under inspection to see if any repair can be made to the old one before installing a new one.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, February 9, 1956- City Council met in regular session in City Hall Tuesday evening at which time Robert Kochel resigned as councilman. . . The Cougarettes of Plevna High School will hold their annual variety show Feb. 14 in the town hall. . . A good crowd of members turned out for Dr. Mel Rogstad’s first session as Chamber of Commerce president. . . Cub Scouts observing Boy Scout Week and their 46th birthday held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet Saturday afternoon in the Baker Community Church hall.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, February 7, 1946- Tom Taylor of Whitefish, Mont., called on the Times editor on his way home from where he has just finished the purchase of the Ekalaka Eagle from Mrs. O.A. Dahl. . . R.R. Stevens, who has been the manager of the Bagley Elevator since August 1938, resigned this week due to serious eye trouble. His successor is Clarence B. Hand of Miles City. . . Flace S. Phebus has been named Jackson Day dinner chairman for Fallon County. . . Mrs. Pat Murphy left Wednesday to meet her husband at Minneapolis. He is returning home after receiving his discharge from Camp McKoy.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, February 6, 1936- Sub-zero weather prevailing for nearly a month was climaxed today with a high wind and the temperature 16 below at the noon hour. Numerous students arrived a the Baker schools with badly frosted faces and hands. At noon school was dismissed for the day. Reports from the south country are that farmers are losing cattle for want of food and shelter.
Dr. W.H. Blakemore was elected president of the Commercial Club. . . Banker H.S. Himsl of the First State Bank of Plevna passed through Baker Sunday evening on his way to Minneapolis where he will attend to business matters relative to the bank. . . Supt. A. Gullidge wa re-elected superintendent of the Baker schools. Denzil R. Young and H.S. Proctor were made members of the school board District No. 18 Monday evening at the regular meeting of the board and will fill the places of E.O. Lentz and R.A. Lyman.