10 YEARS AGO
Friday, Dec. 15, 2006 —
David Espeland, Fallon Medical Complex CEO, announced that a new doctor will be coming to practice at FMC. Dr. Raymond Nejeres should be here by the end of the month. . .Baker High School would like to inform Baker businesses and individuals of a possible phone scam involving sport cheer items being purchased and sent to the school that were not requested by BHS. . .Stevenson Funeral Home will not be holding their annual Tree of Remembrance Service because of the chapel construction project. . .Spartans of the week were Abby Chaska, Patrick Flor, Presley Straub, Serenity Johnson, Anita Hayden and Marnee Overton. . .The BHS speech and drama team traveled to Huntley Project for their toughest meet of the season. A total of 29 teams were in the competition. Overall, the students from Baker were outstanding – they finished in second place. . .The Montana Chamber Foundation congratulates Plevna High School for placing first in the eight week business simulation, High School Business Challenge fall competition.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, Dec. 13, 1996 —
Baker Lady Spartan basketball team captured the Class B State championship Dec. 7. Karrol Bagley was MVP of the tournament and Amanda DeGrand was named the All-State Player. Baker players named to the All-State team were Amanda DeGrand, Karrol Bagley and Karmen Bagley. Conference Coach of the Year is a tie between Joe Fox of St. Labre and Clayton Hornung of Baker. . .Dec. 6 the courthouse crew gave a farewell party for Jessie Neary who is retiring after 22 plus years in the Clerk and Recorder’s office. The party was also in honor of outgoing commissioner, Allen Rustad. . .Nanette Hester will be taking appointments at ‘NStyl. . . Plevna Lady Cougars were eliminated after playing two games at the State Tournament in Billings last weekend. The Cougars are coached by Jay Shumaker. . .Dec. 15 two Sisters of the Order of the Seven Dolors of Our Blessed Lady are coming to Baker. They are coming to serve the parishes of St. John, Baker; St. Anthony, Plevna; and St. Joan of Arc, Ekalaka. Their names are Sister Rose and Sister Annie. . .Bud Hoenke was last week’s Pigskin Picks Football Contest winner.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 11, 1986 —
Fallon Creek CowBelles held their annual Beef Cook-Off at Plevna last Saturday where chairman Kate Redman announced the winners as Sheryl Allerdings, first; Jasi O’Connor, second; Carmen and Melody Fried tied for third. Co-chairman of the event was Alice Stickney. Judging the event were Evelynn Hoem and Pam Beach from Baker and Doris Householder of Ismay. . .The City of Baker nearly lost $117,000 Tuesday afternoon. According to Fire Chief Bernie Heiser, some hot ashes had been placed in a dumpster that eventually began to smolder and catch on fire and thanks to Rod Kramlick’s quick action, the garbage truck was saved. . . Florence Culver, 83, passed away Monday. . .Eilek’s Ready Wear will have 20% off selected items. . .James J. Wosepka has purchased the firm of Dan Handran in Baker. Dan, who had been in business for 12 years, moved to Idaho. . .Class B All-State Football Team includes Mark Wandle, Jeff Sampson, Rob Stanton, Mark Hecker, Doug Tate, Rob Merwin – all on first team offense; first team defense -Doug Tate, Rob Merwin, Mark Hecker. . .Girls Spartan basketball team competed very well in the divisional tournament held in Glendive. They challenged Wolf Point Monday evening for a spot at the state tourney but lost 54-44.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 9, 1976 —
Lona Stanhope placed second in oral interpretation at the Broadus speech meet held Dec. 4 in which team teams participated. Geriann Zachmann and Gail Moore, humorous duo; were in the finals. Others attending were Sharon Sturtz, Dawn Dietz, Vicki Volz, Donna Huether and Monica Nielsen. . .Richard Curry placed fourth at the Laurel invitational wrestling tournament held last Friday and Saturday. Others who won matches were Jeff Haase, Dave Meschke, Bob Mahon and Bill Zupanik. . .Green Acres club has been sold to Tom and Marie McKiernan, former residents of Keystone, S.D. . .A 25th wedding anniversary party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Schuetzle hosted by their children, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Schuetzle of Billings, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Tague of Terry, Miss Shirlene Schuetzle of MSU and David Schuetzle of Plevna.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 15, 1966 —
Rev. John Brown conducted his last service in the Assembly of God Church Dec. 11. He and his family will leave this week for Seattle. . .The Pure Water Control Assoc. met Dec. 7 at the Dry Fork School north of Plevna with their attorney Richard Renn, Bozeman. The water level in the Fox Hills Sand aquifer is declining due to the increased use of water by Shell Oil Company in the secondary recovery process. Since last spring the amount of water used has increased from 19,000 barrels per day to 21,000 barrels per day. The group has been organized by farmers and ranchers in the area to try to protect their declining water supply. . .Glenn Moore and George Gunderson attended a grain marketing conference in Great Falls.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 13, 1956 —
Baker guard Dean Gerke sank a 30 foot, two-handed shot with ten seconds remaining in the game to nip New England, 67-75, Saturday afternoon and gave the Indees a victory in the season’s opener on their home court. . .Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Community Committeemen chosen by farmers and ranchers in the election which ended Dec. 5 were announced this week by John Karch, Sr. Chairman, vice chairman, regular member, first alternate and second alternate are: Community A – Robert A. Morrison, Jr., Elmer Wang, John Karch, Jr., Willard Malcom and Murray Melcher.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 12, 1946 —
Vic Grainger, who this week severed his longtime connection with the service department of MDU, has joined his father in the management of Grainger’s Cafe. . .James Kochel resigned as sheriff of Fallon County last Thursday to take a job with the MDU as extra man at the Cabin Creek booster station. . .Mr. and Mrs. K. R. Pleissner received word Wednesday afternoon that their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. Clark, arrived that morning in New York. They will spend the holidays with Mr. Clark’s parents in Iowa and with Mrs. Clark’s parents in Baker and then return to Berlin for a year.