Files of the Times

10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 —

Dennis Bishop has been hired by SMART to be its economic development director for Fallon County. He comes to Baker from Rapid City. . .Picture: Spartan wrestlers off to State. Will Bagley, Nathan Beck, Colton Cornwell, Dalton Arnell, Bryan Overton. . . Area residents have the opportunity to talk to their legislators via interactive TV. Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative is providing this service several times during this legislative session at its office in Baker. . .Valley City State University is pleased to recognize Kelli Unrein, for receiving academic honors for the fall semester. . .Curt McCamish of Baker was the lucky winner of a 52” big screen TV given away at the American Legion Club during their Super Bowl party.

20 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Feb. 7, 1997 —

Work on Mid-Rivers’ cellular tower on Bracket Butte has reached 120 feet. When completed, the tower will be 180 feet. . .Medical and law enforcement personnel from Montana and North Dakota gathered at the Lutheran Church in Baker Jan. 28 to attend a training program on sexual assault and crime scene management. Fallon Medical Complex sponsored the event. . .Millie and Duane Rindy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 15. . .Reynolds Supermarket February Employee of the Month is Donetta Turbiville. . .Orlen Zempel, vice principal at Baker High School, has resigned to accept a job as high school principal in Conrad for the 97-98 school year. . .National Boy Scout Week was observed Feb. 2-8. The Tiger Cubs, Bear Den, Wolf Den, Junior Webelos, Senior Webelos and Boy Scouts are pictured on this page along with their leaders.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 5, 1987 —

Baker Spartan wrestling team has set a new record in the state of Montana. Baker is the first class B team to place all 12 wrestlers in the first four positions at the divisional tournament. Those placing were: first place – Mark Wandle, Rob Merwin and Gary Singer; second place –
Casey O’Donnell, Chuck Jardee and Les Afrank; third place – Gary O’Connor, John Miller and Todd Barkley; fourth place – Don Bruha, Jeff Sampson and Clyde Crawford. . .Snowmobile drag races were held on Baker Lake in several inches of water as a result of many warm winter days. . .A local chapter of Toastmasters International was organized in Baker Jan. 27. Joel B. West was elected president and Mike Madler is secretary. . .Clifford Cate, age 79, died Jan. 24. . .Baker High School students are invited to participate in the Close Up Foundation. This week-long series of seminars in Washington, D.C. will take place the week of April 5. This year students participating are Kim Zink, Kim Schweigert, Shawna Potter, Tami Robinson, Kara Burns, Theresa Logar, Doug Tate, Tim Hornung, Joel Bechtold and Chris Lund.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 3, 1977 —

Cheerleaders Roxi Harris and Allison Engesser escort Mr. and Mrs.  Arnie Duneman and their son Royal across the gym floor at Saturday night’s wrestling match. It was parents’ night and all parents were introduced and honored. . .Peggy Redman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Redman of Ismay, was injured last Saturday 15 miles west of Miles City when the small car she was driving was run over by a semi truck belonging to Murphy Produce of Miles City. Peggy sustained a fractured neck and head injuries and was hospitalized in the Holy Rosary Hospital. . .Something new has been added to the Bank of Baker sign. A new weather clock has been installed that tells the time, temperature and one thing more – the weather in celsius. . .Donna L. Chester has been named Baker High School’s 1976-77 General Mills Family Leader of Tomorrow. . .Roxi Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Harris, will be Baker’s delegate for 1977 Girls State. Alternate is Selena Braun, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Braun. Chosen from Plevna were Susan Geving, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Connie Geving, for delegate and Karla DuCharme, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford DuCharme, as alternate. . .Running in the Primary Election for county commissioner are Larry Kellner, Gary Lang and Kermit Livengood. Running for re-election is Jake Ehret. Fallon County sheriff has Bob Bergstrom, Ted Carter, Rolland Hickey. Running for re-election is Emil Hoem. Running for Clerk of Court will be Jeanette Burkle, Bea Atkinson and Jean Cameron. Running for re-election is Colleen Peck.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 9, 1967 —

Pictured at the bid opening for the new office space for ASCS, SCS and FHA offices in Fallon County are Pershing Vance, Warren Curtis, George McCone, Les Nielson, John Buerkle, Ralph Rustad and Rodger Myhre. . .Baker Jaycees will host a Sweetheart Ball Feb. 18 at Green Acres. The proceeds will go toward heating the Baker swimming pool. . .Sharon Haar, Baker, and Nancy Thielen, Plevna, were named the DAR Good Citizens. . .KFLN raised $59.94 for the March of Dimes by requesting contributions from their listeners.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 7, 1957 —

Mrs. Lois Holmes, Baker, has been named Fallon County Chairman for the 1957 Crusade for Freedom program. This agency sponsors the dropping of millions of printed pamphlets from balloons to people behind the Iron Curtain in Russian territory. . .Ed Randash was elected president of the Sagebrush Speedway Association at its regular meeting held Feb. 1. . .Mrs. William Bohle, Fallon County Commander for the Cancer Society; Mrs. Charles Huber, Plevna chairman; and Mrs. A. L. Baker, a five year volunteer worker award winner, went to Billings for the annual Cancer Society meeting. . .All farmers of the area are invited to John Deere Day by the L. Price Co. Feb. 15. . .Charles Hamby of Ismay left this morning for voluntary induction into the Armed Forces.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 6, 1947 —

California may have its weather but so does Montana and if variety is the spice of life, we have it. Yesterday fair, today a blizzard, Feb. 2 there was a drop of 58 degrees. The low temperature of the week was -20. . .Mrs. Hilma Eilek returned Monday after an absence of five weeks during which she visited Mrs. Minnie Niccum in southern California and with her son Bob in Vallego. . .To date, $4,825 has been received for the March of Dimes, reports R. R. Stevens. Rural schools contributed $4,173.32.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 4, 1937 —

The 1937 Fallon County Fair  is scheduled for Sept. 16, 17 and 18. Baker is the last town to show a fair in the circuit. . .It has been too cold this week to do much in the oil field. . .Baker may view with pride the success financially of the Fourth Annual President’s Ball. The crowd attending the affair could barely be accommodated at the Legion hall. Total proceeds were $233.70. . .Directors of the Commercial Club met at the Baker Hotel Cafe Wednesday noon. Larry Busch was elected secretary. Other business matters included community welfare and the program of the club for the year. . .Cliff Cate, local liquor store vendor, states that liquor permits are now only 50 cents. They have been reduced from $2.00.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 3, 1927 —

R. A. Lyman is newly elected president of the Baker Commercial Club. Other officers include L. R. Rushton and Clyde McLemore. . .Bently Sinclair, progressive young farmer, attended the corn and seed show at Sidney and won first place in the corn show. . .Christy Howard, Robert Lowery and William Olson are representing the Baker High School at Boy’s Vocational Conference. . .Miss Jeanette Price and the Baker High School glee clubs and orchestra gave a splendid entertainment at the Lake Theatre Thursday evening to a large audience. . .Dr. W. H. Young who has occupied offices in the Baker National Bank building for the past 15 years, has moved to the Lake Theatre building.

  

      



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