10 YEARS AGO
Friday, March 3, 2006 — High temperature Feb. 27 was 68 degrees. . . Baker Spartan girls basketball team will be at the divisional tourney Mar. 2-4 at Rocky Mountain College in Billings. . . Baker and Plevna students are going to the Academic Olympics Mar. 8-9 in Miles City. . . Plevna hosted the second part of the FFA Career Development Events, Feb. 20-21. Last fall they hosted the first part with livestock and range judging. Jessica Kirschten from the Baker Chapter placed first in the Sales and Service competition and second in Prepared Public Speaking. Cassie Klos from Plevna placed second in the talent contest and Will Sparks, also of Plevna, received the Greenhand certificate. . . “Bucky”, a ten day old Columbia-Targhee cross bum lamb, visited the Fallon County Times Office Tuesday. He is owned by Gina Cantalupo and lives with two other bum friends. Gina is raising bum lambs to help with her college fund. . . The west upstairs room of the museum is getting a lot of changes – a new wall, ID tags on uniforms and artifacts. Tiger Cub Scouts toured the O’Fallon Museum Feb. 22. Rick Schell is their leader. . . Jan. 20, Jonathan Neumann was promoted in the Army to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. LTC Neumann is the son of Bob and Mikell Neumann of Baker.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, March 1, 1996 — One county commissioner for Fallon County will be elected this fall. Those filing for that position are incumbent Allen Rustad, Ralph Rising, and Ron Siring. Carole Wade has filed for re-election to her current office as Clerk of Court. . . Chris and Ida Lang will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 10. . . Joe Halmans is Reynolds Supermarket March Employee of the Month. . . The Pink Touch Gift Shop recently donated a check in the amount of $1,750 to the radiology department of Fallon Medical Complex for a mammogram chair. . . Mary Lee Sinclair celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday at the Fallon Medical Complex Nursing Home. . . Sakelaris’ Kitchen ad: This Sunday, Mar. 3, come down after church and help celebrate Ken Rustad’s 80th birthday. . . People who recently completed a cardiac rehabilitation program offered at Fallon Medical Complex include Clarence Schell, Mervin Rost, Martin Gunderson, Clyde Burns, Otto Bechtold, Marine Helgerson, Ted Bruha, Lee Stevenson, Leona Schafer, Esther Hartse, Rose Crawford, Margaret Birtic, Florence Quenzer, Wayne Stark, Ellis Williams, and Richard Lundgren.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, February 27, 1986 — Girls State delegates chosen from Baker are Kara Burns and Tonia Feisthamel. The Plevna delegate is Terri Oster. Alternates from Baker are Lora Williams and Shawna Potter. Carmen Fried will be the alternate from Plevna. . . Paul Pool, age 64, passed away Feb. 23; Orville Olsen, 58, died Feb. 18. . . Frank Dietz will be honored on his 95th birthday Mar. 9. . . Todd Wirthlin picked to be hired as county planner. . . Picture: Ed Susa, representing the Southeast Horse Racing Assn., presents J.D. and Ardis Kyle the keys to the 1985 Ford Escort that was given away by their organization.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, February 26, 1976 — Spartans are ready for Class A tournament to be held in Wolf Point starting today. Players are Gresh Tuggle, Arnie Duneman, Bill Wade, Gary Wade, Terry Gill, Aaron Olsen, Steve Bruski, Mitch Anderson, Kevin Tymchuck, Brian Meidinger, Brad Culver and Brian Shepherd. Managers are Val Miller, Lori Keirle and Roxi Harris. The Spartans are coached by Randy Peters and head coach Wayne Durocher. . . Cindy Neary has been named Baker High School 1975-76 Betty Crocker Family Leader of Tomorrow. . . A Plevna insurance agent, Gordon Heimbuch, for the Mountain West Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company was named to the Half-Million Dollar Club at the company’s annual meeting in Billings. . . Mr. and Mrs. Pat Hanley were honored by their children and family on their 25th wedding anniversary Feb. 22. . . The Bank of Baker and Montana Bank of Baker, represented by Gene Wellenstein and Walt Ehman, are pictured viewing scoreboards at the Baker High School gym. The scoreboards were donated by the local banks.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 3, 1966– Baker’s top seeded Spartans swept to a convincing 80-62 victory over the Plentywood Wildcats to take the Class B Eastern Tournament championship Saturday evening. . . Farmers, ranchers and others in control of land are urged to attempt to control skunks and other predators in their neighborhood to control rabies. . . Miss Diane Undem conducted a 4-H clothing workshop for 4-H members and their mothers last Friday. . . Steve Stickney, brilliant player for the Plevna Cougars, was named to the All-Tournament Team in the Class C District Tournament held in Miles City Feb. 17-19. . . Baker rifle team downed the Beach team in a shoulder to shoulder match in Beach, March 1.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 1, 1956 — J.K. Munsell has presently been doing his own contracting work to get started on the new drive-in theater which is being built west of Baker. . . The Ekalaka Volunteer Fire Dept., together with Les Strangford and Tim Best as committeemen, report their amateur boxing card scheduled for Mar. 10 at the Carter County High School gym is now complete. . . The courthouse has been a beehive of activity as renovation commenced several weeks ago neared completion this week.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, February 28, 1946 — Baker Spartans won the championship of District 4. Fully half of Baker was in Miles City for the district basketball tournament. The last time Baker won such laurels was ten years ago. Baker played Ekalaka for the championship. . . H.S. Proctor sold his jewelry business to A.L. Hartch of Beach. The new owners will call it the Jewel Box. . . State Fish and Game Commission delivered two truck loads of deer to Baker Tuesday night and the men, accompanied by Lloyd Owen and Jim Kochel, took the deer out to the Cabin Creek Game Preserve and turned them loose. . . Kenneth Briggs arrived in Baker a week ago and has been discharged from the Army after three years in the service. . . It was announced that R.H. Robinson and Dan Helgerson will take over the supervision of the Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. operation in Baker division. Harry Schroth, Wayne McDonald, Bernard Hall and Jasper Bailey have been transferred to Glendive.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 5, 1936– Cold and no feed were conditions that caused the loss of much stock for Fallon County farmers, but it was too much feed that lost Chris Christenson eight fine cows when about 20 head got into ground barley and overate. . . George Askin, Clarence Everson, Percy Sawyer and Jack Eichenburger were initiated into the Elks Lodge in Miles City Saturday. . . Ismay is proud of their basketball team in spite of the fact they received only fifth place in the tournament held in Miles City last week. . . Baker Park will become a reality when WPA work is resumed Mar. 6.