Files of the Times


  Friday, March 23, 2007 —

Stephen Koruba is a new RN at Fallon Medical Complex. He started work Feb. 4 and is a native of Chicago, Ill. His wife, Anna, is a massage therapist and hopes to open her own practice in the community. . .King and queen candidates for the 2007 Baker prom include Richard Lang, Erick Hartse, Lucas Meschke, Robert Bondell, Mary Jo Trainer, Dawnette Christensen, Lori Fradenburgh and Cheyenne Thilmony. . .Fallon County has elected to voluntarily close Coral Creek Landfill after an inspection by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality which resulted in the imposition of new operating and space requirements. The soil treatment facility was operated by private contractor Petrocomp, Inc. . .High temperature Mar. 18 was 65 degrees. . .Fallon County Ag Bumper Sticker Contest winners were Luke Gonsioroski – grade 2, Nicole Allerdings – grade 3, and Jamila Vogel – grade 5. . .The walls are going up on the new Fallon Medical Complex addition.


  Friday, March 21, 1997 —

In honor of Ag Week, Baker CowBelles Carol Sparks and Lois Murphy showed third grade students in Baker the importance of the basic food groups. They used a giant cheeseburger as an example. . .A surprise 50th anniversary party was held for Walt and Daisy (Collie) McNaney at her sister, Mary MacKay’s home Mar. 9. . .Fallon County Spelling Bee was held Mar. 5 and was won by Katy Sparks, a Plevna eighth grader. She is the daughter of Carol and Tom Sparks. . .Baker Spartan boys basketball team went out in two games at the state tournament held Mar. 13-15. Josh Breitbach, Dustin Baldwin and Corey Herbst were named to the All-Conference and All-State teams and Ryan Lyson received honorable mention. . .1997 Prom will take place April 12. Queen candidates are Kim Schell, Alisha Havens, Brook Strub and Lacee Hinton. King candidates are Dana Sander, Darrick Gorder, Dustin Baldwin and Brandon Herbst. . .Mar. 15 at the boys state basketball tournament, Baker High School was honored by receiving the M&M Sportsmanship Award for showing the best sportsmanship during the state tournament. . .At the Southern C Divisional Tournament the Plevna cheerleaders won the trophy for best cheerleaders. They are Sarah May, Nola Wenz, Tawney Winkley, Maranda Sieler and Kendra Schuetzle. Josh Lang was named to the All-Conference Team and his teammates Britt Buerkle and Guy Stickney received All-Conference Honorable Mention. . .Mar. 13 a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party was held in honor of Sam and Paulette Wheeler.


  Thursday, March 19, 1987 —

High school senior Coleen Barkley has been selected to participate in this year’s Utah/Montana High School All-Star girls basketball team that will tour New Zealand and Australia. Coleen is the daughter of Tim and Darla Barkley. . .Arnold and Vivian Pinnow will have a farm equipment auction Mar. 21. . .Plevna FFA members, Terri Oster, Charlie Oster, Janelle Curry, Brett Fried, Jeremy Ehret and David Hoenke, came back from district convention with several top awards. . .Nurses aides at Fallon Medical Complex were honored at graduation ceremonies Tuesday. Those aides honored were Olive Sparks, Kaye Keirle, Dee Hoffman, Teresa Waller, Vickie Haaser, Jo Peterson, JoAnn Giesler, Pam Gorder, Wynona O’Connor, Ann Moore, Ann Hart, Winnie Bremer, Linda Wagner, Cleonne Cheadle, Karla Vadner and Martha Mahon. Cathy Sieler was the instructor.


  Thursday, Feb. March 17, 1977 —

Patti Randash, Miss Eastern Montana, was guest queen at the Miss Yellowstone Pageant. . .Mrs. Ethel Gustafson is installed as president of the Senior Citizens and receives a corsage from Mrs. Virgie Clark, installation chairman. . .Jack Lawler is chosen chairman of the County Health Board serving with other members – Kathy Cornelius, Kenneth Rustad, Herb Varner and Emil Hoem. . .Gene Domagala won first place for his store’s appearance in the Super Valu Save-A-Thon competition. . .Baker Chamber of Commerce sponsored a basketball tournament last Saturday made up of businessmen and women and organizations in order to raise funds for the pending band trip to Washington, D.C. Charence Schell is pictured with the “International Baloney Trophy” awarded to his team as a humorous trophy. . .Hazing or harassing of students or groups of students is forbidden and adopted as a school policy by the school. . .Sam Pat Durham took first in the junior adult bowling tourney held in Glendive last weekend.


  Thursday, Mar. 23, 1967 —

Jack O’Connor was named to the All-District Basketball Team in Class B Eastern District. . .Cole Mattie was the name pulled out of the almost 300 entries as the one who identified Lewis LaCross as the personality of the Who’s Who contest in the Fallon County Times. . .First place winner for the Pack No. 229 Space Derby was Paul Myhre, Dennis Randash was second and Craig Shepherd, third. . .L. M. Corbitt was honored and given an award for long and diligent service on the Baker Police Dept. as well as water commissioner, pound master and whatever else might arise for the City of Baker. . .Delegates chosen for Boys State were Terry Vanderpan, Keith Johnson and David Blake. Alternates are Kenneth Breitbach, Brad Wenz and James Schueler. . .March 18, 25 4-H members and about 20 leaders and parents took part in a livestock practice judging at the Frank Sparks’ home. Winners were Roy Rieger, Tom Hoff, Tom Rieger and LaTonne Murphy.


  Thursday, Mar. 21, 1957 —

Saturday, March 23, is the date set for the Golden Gloves boxing exhibition at Ekalaka, which is a make-up of one other fight. . .Fallon County Memorial Hospital received $10,000 Monday from the Ford Foundation. . .Tuesday evening the Rainbow Girls Assembly, their fathers and guests were entertained at a banquet at the Masonic Temple.


  Thursday, March 20, 1947 —

Sold, resold and resold, bringing $148.50 for the Red Cross, that’s the story of one bay gelding work horse donated to the Red Cross by John Thielen of Plevna. . .Saturday evening Mrs. W. J. Klukas in her farm home north of Plevna filled a lamp with what she thought was kerosene and an explosion occurred. The fire spread so rapidly that Mrs. Klukas’ first thought and act was to take her two small children out of bed to safety after she had beaten the fire from her clothing during which time her hands and arms were severely burned. The house and contents were all destroyed. . .Blinded by the sun, Edwin Kramlick and his wife and two children were on their way home from Baker and he failed to see an oncoming car as it turned off the Baker-Plevna highway. The result was two demolished cars and all the occupants taken to the local hospital.


  Thursday, March 18, 1937 —

Work on the new addition to the high school is progressing once more and the framework of the new classrooms, stage, offices and auditorium give one a good impression of the size of the new building. The juniors hope to present their play on the new stage but the delay due to cold weather has extinguished their hopes. . .The final chapter on the Carbon Black plant history in Fallon County was written today when the last lot of machinery was shipped to Texas and the engineers in charge of dismantling the plant left for their homes. . .Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Heiser have purchases a residence lot and plan to move a building in to make into a home.