10 YEARS AGO
Friday, Dec. 22, 2006 —
The Holly Days Giveaway has come to a close. The two $25 winners were Rochelle Conroy and Eileen Rieger. The lucky winner of $100 in Holly Day Bucks was Mickey Tunby. . .Picture: First place winner of the Baker Chamber Annual Lighting Contest was Bill and Sandy Zupanik, second place was Randy and Shirley Martens and third Randy and Marie Sander. . .Spartans of the Week: Marnee Overton, Will Baglely, Danielle Madsen and Kaela Warburton. . .The Junior Girl Scouts met Dec. 18. The girls had a very busy night creating gingerbread houses, Christmas ornaments and Christmas cards.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, Dec. 20, 1996 —
When Baker residents are going around this year to view Christmas lights, they should take special note of the old time village at the Lee and Teena Strait residence. . .Jan Kenitzer and Robert Crow are the lucky winners of the drawings held at Mona’s Floral Open House. . .Last week the BHS Student Council held its sixth annual food drive and a class competition for the Community Cupboard, food and household items drive. The senior class won with 809 items, to win for their sixth year in a row. They will get to skip first period on a designated day for winning. . .Three Plevna girls were chosen to be on the District 4-C Girls All-Conference basketball team. They are Toni O’ Connor, Paige O’ Connor and Lacey O’Connor. Toni was also chosen for the All-State first team and Paige was chosen to be on the All-State second team. . .Long-time Baker resident, Tom Ferrel returned Dec. 8 from a ten day trip to Paris, France to visit his granddaughter. Mr. Ferrel was accompanied by his two daughters, Myrna Obert and Cheri Ziebart. . .Allen Barth, son of Reiny and Shirley Barth of Baker, recently earned his Eagle Scout Badge when he made four picnic tables for the Fallon County Fairgrounds. . .The weather this past Monday was nasty, cold and miserable, potentially life-threatening for some. With temperatures near zero, a wind chill of -34 and winds gusting up to 50 mph, it was no time to be out. Joan and Ralph Koenig and granddaughter Taylor were out in it and finally made it to their ranch home after many hours of struggling to find their way.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 18, 1986 —
Dec. 11 the Cedar Creek Anticline Production Unit of Shell Western E&P celebrated one year without an automotive accident. Pictured with the celebration cake are safety representatives of each division – Dale Neumiller, Dennis Rath, Dan Meidinger, Arnie Duneman, Ken Mueller, Glen Rost, Harold Miller, Everett Knipp and Perry Ganus. . .Army Pvt. Robert L. Wood, son of Don and Ella Wood of Glendive, has arrived for duty with the 61st Air Defense Artillery, South Korea. . .Cheerleaders for the 86-87 boys basketball season in Plevna are Sheryl Allerdings, Ronda Higgins and Kristin Schaefer for the high school; junior high – Sheila Allerdings, Londa Fried, Jennifer Panasuk and Lynn Rieger; grade school – Jennifer Hutchings, Katina Schaefer and Heather Vennes. Melody Fried is their mascot. . .It was heard there were so many children for the Saturday afternoon show at the theater that a second showing was necessary. Uptown has been very busy when Santa comes. . .Fresh lutefisk is $1.89/lb. at Reynolds, Willmaret turkeys $.79/lb., 12 pack Pepsi $3.59, 6 pack Coke $1.59.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 16, 1976 —
Douglas Barone was elected chairman and Tom Overton secretary-treasurer of the Airport Commission. . .Mrs. Shirley Heaps is pictured displaying her handmade Christmas scene which took many hours to construct. The village is made from edible glitter, frosting and has tiny electric lights for accent. . .Dec. 13 there was a collision on the crest of the hill about one mile north of the city shop. Armin Ziebarth, driving a Pontiac, collided with Brenda Shell, who was driving a 1973 Chevrolet station wagon. Both cars were completely demolished. Ziebarth received a small injury on his left hand and Schell’s teeth were loosened. . .At a regular meeting of Baker Assembly No. 14, Order of the Rainbow Girls, Lynn Stoddard and Dora Heim were initiated and welcomed into the Assembly. Following the business meeting, there was a ceremony to honor Dawn Dietz, grand representative to North Dakota. . .Plevna Cougars walloped the Busby Eagles last Saturday night, 66-60. Recognition should be given to Jerry Bradley for the best offensive drive with 14 points while on the opposite end Kevin Tennant brought down ten rebounds and helped with six assists and eight points. Others scoring were Dean Hepperle 10, Dave Wiseman 10, Dennis Schaefer 9, Ed Griebel 7 and Paul Rabe 6.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 22, 1966 —
Working quickly and efficiently, the man finished his welding job. Then he stepped back for a final inspection. There wasn’t anyone else around to admire the job because this welder was an Army diver working in 25 fathoms of cold, murky water. Satisfied, the diver began a slow ascent to an Army barge some 160 feet overhead. This is the work of Dwight Bublitz, second class diver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Bublitz. . .David M. Heskitt, president of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., spoke to representatives of newspapers and radio stations in this area last Thursday night following a dinner at The Jordan in Glendive. . .Baker Spartans racked up their third conference victory of the season as they dumped the visiting Circle Wildcats 54-42.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 20, 1956 —
Election of Harold Jensen, Baker, chairman; R. W. Irvine, Baker, vice chairman; and Art Hepperle, Plevna, as regular members to the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Committee for Montana for 1967 has been announced. . .Gus Albert, Inland Construction Co., Miles City, inadvertently dealt a body blow to Baker citizens Tuesday evening when he told of the approximate cost of construction of oiled mat streets in the city. . .Announcement last week that Hettinger wanted Baker to assume the role of headquarters for Golden Gloves boxing for the territory comprised of seven counties in North and South Dakota and Montana, brought a quick response from local, civic and service organizations.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 19, 1946 —
The amount donated by the contributors to Fallon County’s recent and final USC campaign was $567.50 and a check for that amount has been sent to Wm. Steege in Great Falls by state chairman Karl R. Pleissner. . .Eight little grade girls were chosen Tuesday evening at the Independent basketball game at the Baker High School gym as a group from which to select the girl privileged to draw the winning number in the Miss Dandee Lion contest sponsored by the Baker Lions Club. The drawing took place at half time and Gloria Everson was the happy girl selected to make the drawing and for the service received a lovely doll herself with the compliments of the Lions club. The winning number she drew belonged to Ethel Mae Jessup who then received “Miss Dandee Lion”, the lovely doll with the beautiful handmade wardrobe and $15 in bills clasped in her hand.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 24, 1936 —
The Baker Club was organized last week Thursday evening at the club rooms in the basement of the Baker National Bank by a number of hospitable minded people who want strangers who come to Baker on oil and other business to feel welcome. . .The depression was an ill wind to some, but to Dr. Llewellyn T. Evans of Montana State University’s zoology department, it brought six years of work at Robert College, Turkey, at a time when Turkey was making rapid steps toward westernization.