Files of the Times


  Friday, Feb. 16, 2007 —

Plevna Volunteer Fire District has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The grant amount awarded is $328,320. Matching 911 funds of $17,280 will be added to the grant to bring the total money available $345,600. . . Plevna Lady Cougars captured second place at the District Tournament and will now travel to Billings for the Divisional Tournament Feb. 22-24. . .Colton Cornwell, in an overtime match, placed second at the State B-C Wrestling Tournament. . .Don Schillinger, Baker School Superintendent, has been nominated to the National High School Association (NHSACA) Hall of Fame as an athletic director, a position he no longer holds. Schillinger and eight other members of the MCA will be honored at the NHSACA annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wis. June 27-29. . .Emmanual E. Free Church of Plevna sent a recovery team to help rebuild areas of New Orleans devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The team was comprised of Allen Allerdings, Pastor Bruce Inion, Allen Mitchell, Beverly Rath, Richard and Arlis Schaefer, and Phil Thibodeau. . .Jessica Bruski Baldwin has joined MetraPark as the marketing and sales coordinator. . .The gaping hole on Main Street is the result of demolition of a building belonging to Kelly and Angela Heiser.


  Friday, Feb. 14, 1997 —

The Tower is Up! As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, the Bracket Butte cellular tower was in service. . .WBI office previously located next to Verke Refrigeration has moved to a new location on Highway 12 East. . .National Supply has moved from East Highway 12 near Universal Tire to north of Baker. . .J. K. Kinsey has brought the first place trophy for auctioneering home to Fallon County from the 1997 Montana Auctioneers Assoc. Bid-Call Contest held at Scobey Jan. 31. . .Knights of Columbus  Free Throw winners are Kelly Brott, Alexander Lovec, Steph Meggers, Lacey Tooke, Caradee Meyer, Jacob Rieger, Aspen Smith, Brandon Stevenson, Tye Williams and Tim Mellon. . .Navy Seaman Recruit Nathan W. Lilienthal, son of Carroll Bishop of Plevna, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. . .A potluck meal was held Monday in honor of Betty Schaefer’s 82nd birthday at the home of her daughter, Cindy and Pete Enos of Willard.


  Thursday, Feb. 12, 1987 —

Baker wrestlers returned from the State Wrestling Tournament with two championships and a fourth place win. State champion for the second consecutive year is Rob Merwin. Coming home with his first state championship is Mark Wandle. . .Fallon Medical Services joined forces with United Clinics of Hettinger, N.D. to bring additional doctors to Baker. Dr. Kent Hoerauf and  Dr. Ellen Willoughby will begin working at the Baker Clinic each Tuesday beginning Feb. 24. Dr. Robert Thom and Dr. Paul Ahlness from the Bowman division of United Clinics will come on a weekly basis and Dr. Henry Reichert, Bismarck eye surgeon, will hold a monthly clinic in Baker. . .Local members of Search and Rescue trained at Roddy Rost’s dam on ice rescue. Instructors were Don Denning, Darold Brown and Dennis Randash. . .Fund raising efforts are underway to put street signs on every corner in Baker.


  Thursday, Feb. 10, 1977 —

Picture: These Boy Scouts are proud of their construction of model cars which they ran in the annual Pinewood Derby held by Pack 256. Pictured are Kevin Skogas, third place; Sean Smith, first place; Darin Strobel, best designed car; and Tim Barth, fourth place. Tom Price, second place, is not pictured but his car is being held in the right hand of Sean Smith. . .Bill Zupanik is pictured with the medal and wooden bracket he won at the divisional wrestling tournament held last weekend. . .“Sorry we’re sold out,” was the response from the office of the Baker High School when it came to buying reserved tickets for the divisional Class A tournament. It’s good to see this kind of support for one of the small schools in the division. . .Mrs. Vera G. Bruggeman, who was recently selected as Montana’s Teacher of the Year for 1976, received her award Feb. 7 in Helena. Gov. Thomas Judge made the presentation at the beginning of the afternoon session of the House of Representatives.


  Thursday, Feb. 16, 1967 —

Nancy Thielen, Plevna, has been accorded the honor of being nominated DAR good citizen from Plevna High School. . .Two rounds have been completed in the Baker chess tournament. Leaders are Dr. Walter Black and Rev. Edward Roe, each have four points. Jim Cawley is in third. . .Diane Morrow gave a senior recital Feb. 13 at the University of Montana. . .American Legion Auxiliary in their meeting Monday night decided to start their Easter egg sale Feb. 25 to help local crippled children.


  Thursday, Feb. 14, 1957 —

Honoring the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Griffith, a party was given Sunday afternoon at their home in Baker. . .Three one-act plays will be presented by Baker High School students Feb. 21. . .Cubmaster Eugene Russell was honored Sunday at the Cub Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet.


  Thursday, Feb. 13, 1947 —

The weatherman dished out the worst blizzard of the year just a week ago and it raged for three days. There was little precipitation but it was so manipulated that visibility was almost nil. So far there have been no reports of any casualties. . .Plans were made at a meeting of the Baker Lions Club Monday for the club to sponsor the second annual independent basketball tournament in Baker Mar. 13-15. Jack Mellor, chairman of the affair, reports the following teams have been invited: Beach, Ekalaka, Golva, Ollie, Plevna, Rhame, Wibaux and Baker. . .Baker defeats Circle 48-39 to remain undefeated. Baker earns conference trophy with their 13th conference victory.


  Thursday, Feb. 11, 1937 —

It is rumored that drilling operations at the Smith well south of Baker will resume Friday after a ten day delay due to bad weather and blocked roads. Cold weather prevailed all week but a chinook set in last night which is a welcome change. High for the week was 29 above with a low of 34 below zero. . .The lately remodeled Legion auditorium fulfills a public need. The hall proved an outstanding factor in promoting civic welfare. . .Ed Lake, owner of the Lake Theatre, will present microphonic sound to patrons starting tonight.


  Thursday, Feb. 10, 1927 —

Sponsored by Fallon Post No. 35, American Legion, the first dog derby will be held at 2 p.m. either on the streets of Baker or on Baker Lake Feb. 23. . .The Rev. H. Roy Phillippi, formerly of Glendive, took over Sunday as pastor of the Community Church. . .Boy Scouts end 17th Anniversary Week with a Scout program given in the Legion Hall Sunday evening with Scouts Harold Olson, Byron Young participating and Rev. H. Roy Phillippi giving the address of the evening. . .E. A. Mulkey of the 101 Ranch, who has been ill for some time, left this week with his daughter, Mrs. R. W. Atkinson, for Grants, N.M., where he will visit for some time.