10 YEARS AGO
Friday, June 30, 2006 — The new Montana graduated drivers licensing rules for teenagers go into effect July 1. Teens will have to go through two main steps in order to get their license. . . High temperature June 26 was 92 degrees. . Liz Susa will celebrate her 85th birthday July 1. . . 4th of July party at the Plevna Bar and Cafe July 1. There will be a pig roast, games, beer garden and fireworks at dusk. . . June 25, Plainsmen Search and Rescue staged a boating accident with four victims on Baker Lake for a training exercise. . . Confirmation was held at the American Lutheran Church June 4. Those confirmed were Cole Meschke, Jamie Nielsen, Hillary Beach, Tyler Henson, Jessica McWilliams, Keli Gentilini, Bryan Overton, Tyler Bruha, Kelby Newell and Shantel Nielsen. . . Baker Oilfield Open Golf Tournament held June 17. The winning team consisted of Jerry Wyrwas, Clint Rawlins, Dennis Varner, Mike Lohof, Ryan Fix and Robert Crow. . . Fourth annual Fishing Derby, sponsored by Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Sons of American Legion Post #35, drew a record number of 95 youngsters. . . Leonard and Ruth Hoenke of Plevna celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary June 29. . . . A potluck farewell dinner was held Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church in Plevna for Jerry and Diane Shumaker. . . Fallon County Day Beach Party will be held July 4. . . Spartan basketball camp held June 12-15 in Baker with 64 kids attending. Coaches for the camp were Clayton Hornung, Jay Shumaker, Tammy Bruha, Sid Parini, and Duane Bergum.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, June 28, 1996– A Miles City man, Zachary Dean Schaefer, has been arrested and charged with four counts in the Heiser robbery two weeks ago. Schaefer had been employed by Heiser’s during the month of May. . . Al and Judy Fradenburgh will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary July 6; Jim and Wanda Bickle and Charles and Kate Redman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversaries July 6. . . Levi Johnson went turkey hunting with his grandpa, Roy Ferrel, May 4. With the 16 gauge shotgun Levi borrowed from his uncle, he bagged a turkey which dressed out at 11 1/2 pounds. . J.C. Stanhope will now be doing hair at Donnetta’s Beauty Den. . . Charles Abrams will be 98 years old June 28. . . Coca-Cola generously donated an electric scoreboard to the Babe Ruth All-Star Tournament which will be held July 10-14 in Baker.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, June 26, 1986 — Baker Babe Ruth team on its way to their third straight league title, totally demolishing the visiting Beach team in a double header Monday. . . Baker Lake is the place to catch the $10,000 fish July 12 when Baker Chamber of Commerce holds their annual fishing derby. . . Retirement party for Odes Lovec was held June 28. . . Rev. and Mrs. Emory May and children Christopher and Carlisa have moved to Baker from Crystal Springs, Miss. Rev. May is the new pastor of Lakeview Baptist Church. . . Matthew Mangold, age 10, died June 19 of complications of the disease of hemophilia. . . Fallon County Softball Complex will be dedicated to Matt Mangold. A plaque will be erected at the entrance to the fields. . . Men’s sport shirts are $7.88 at Samsel’s end of the month sale.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, June 24, 1976– Tragedy hit our city when word was received Monday evening of the accidental drowning of Eddie Roberts in the Intake area of the Yellowstone River north of Glendive. The boat in which three Baker men were paddlefishing capsized while trying to land a fish and Roberts was pulled under. The other two men in the boat were John Heim and Bobby Corker. . . Tanya Rieger has been chosen Fallon County Fair and Rodeo Queen for 1976 at the Baker CowBelles contest held Sunday. Joyce Ferrel was first runner-up, Tana LaBree as second runner-up, and Susan Bickle is third runner-up. . . Mrs. Dennis (Lois) Afrank is presently undergoing extensive rehabilitation treatment at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., following a car accident in May. . . Baker will have a new highway patrolman in Duane Phillippi, who has assumed his duties and is now living here. . . . Fire Marshall Bing Bakken, Bernie Heiser of Baker and Pete Anderson of Plevna attended the Firemen’s Convention in Kalispell last week.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, June 30, 1966– A 50th anniversary was held at the Marmarth Bridge as the new bridge was dedicated over the Little Missouri River. . . Baker Livestock, Inc. has taken a new lease on life and has again applied to the Montana Livestock Commission for a permit to open a livestock auction in Baker. . . Glen T. Rugg has filed for the Republican nomination to the Senate in District No. 1 which includes Prairie, Fallon, Carter and Wibaux Counties. . . Gov. Tim Babcock filed for the United States Senate. . . New officials of the Montana County Commissioners Assoc. include Kenneth Rustad of Baker as chairman of the Public Land Commission.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, June 28, 1956– A daytime speed limit of 65 miles an hour will go into effect for the first time in Montana July 15. . . Mrs. Ella Morrow took Dorothy Reese, Carolyn Morrow, Kay Rediske and Mrs. Martha Rediske to Grand Assembly of Montana Order of Rainbow where Carolyn will serve as grand representative to Kansas. Roberta Yokley served as Grand Recorder of the State for the past year. . . Cabin Creek Roping Club is sponsoring a rodeo at the fairgrounds July 3-4. . . The police department asks your cooperation as to double parking on the Main Street of Baker. Double parking has become a serious traffic problem, especially in front of the post office. . . Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Korneychuck invite friends to their golden wedding anniversary.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, June 17, 1946– Charles Russell, early day county clerk and recorder in Fallon County, and his wife visited Baker this week. While here they were guests at the home of Mrs. Anna Blanchard. . . The MDU is engaged in digging ditches for the water works in the east end of town to connect up with the artesian well recently drilled by Gideon Heimbuch. The west enders are getting ready to connect with the Plevna town wells.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, July 2, 1936– Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Nance Garner were the choice of the Democratic convention for the president and vice president. . . The weather for the week was a little on the warm side with the thermometer topping 104 degrees. . . Plevna’s members of the eighth grade graduating class went to Baker Saturday to participate in graduation exercises. Charles Weinschrott received high honors for the county with 1152 points, and Mary Ann Herbst received second high in the girls division. . . John Thielen, Fred Livengood and Amos Greenlee were elected directors of the Farmers Elevator at Plevna at their annual meeting.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, June 24, 1926 — Patrons of the Lake Theater are assured of a cool place to spend their summer evenings now that Mr. Lake has installed a cooling system. . . Sixteen cars of Train No. 78, a freight, were derailed about 14 miles east of Baker near Dodge. The cause was thought to have been the loosening of a load of timbers, one or more of which must have fallen under the wheel of the flat car. . . . Baker defeated Ismay 8-4 Sunday on the local diamond. Most of the game was played in rain. . . For the first time in its history, the Fallon County Times has been forced to come out a day late. The horse brands which had to be published failed to arrive until Friday morning.