Files of the Times


  Friday, May 11, 2007 —

Anna Koruba has opened a massage business in the Fallon Medical Complex. She is located in the basement in the chiropractor’s room Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. . .Marni Wade of Baker has won the Montana Knights of Columbus girls 12 year old division for 2007. Marni made 19 of 25 free throws at the KC District Contest. Her score was then sent to the state level where it was compared to other district winners throughout Montana. Her score will now be entered in the Knights of Columbus International competition. . .Warm weather has brought forth tulips and flowering crabs. High temperature May 2 was 79 degrees. . .Baker students will be at the district track meet May 12 in Colstrip; divisional tennis meet May 11-12 in Glendive; and state gold May 15-16 in Shelby. . .”Murder at the Lone Wolf Ranch” is a western musical comedy murder mystery which will be presented by the Vigilante Theatre Company May 12 at Thee Garage Showroom.


  Friday, May 9, 1997 —

Fallon County’s 1997 Senior Citizen of the Year is Genevieve Leischner of Plevna. Genevieve grew up in the Lame Jones community. . .Justin Madler will travel to New Zealand to live for one year. He has the distinction of being the very first foreign exchange student from Baker. . .Jeanette Zacher has bought The Framery business from Renee Callen and purchased the old Wesleyan Church at 238 First Street W. where she will go into business for herself as Jeanette’s Custom Framing. . .There will be an open house to view the new WBI warehouse and office building May 15. . .Paul Tinnes, son of Harvey and Marion Tinnes, was involved in a one car vehicle accident 38 miles east of Miles City May 2. He is in the intensive care unit at Deaconess Medical Center in Billings. . .Forty golfers participated in a tourney May 4 on the local course. Winners were: couples – Art DeGrand and Donnetta Schaefer, second – James Herbst and Florence Groshans, third – Teresa Benson and Doug Lindstrom. Winners of the nine men: Aaron Rafay and Don Reed. . .Bryce Brown is valedictorian of the Plevna 1997 graduating class and Nola Wenz is salutatorian. . .Pat and Kenny Wiman received a visitor from Sweden when Katharena Johansson arrived last Tuesday. The Wimans were Katharena’s host family in 1976 when she came to the U.S. under the International Farm Youth Exchange Program.


  Thursday, May 7, 1987 —

May 2 and 3 Baker was the site of the Baker Door 50 mile endurance ride and 30 mile competitive ride. Kathy Cornelius of Baker captured the overall competitive victory, riding her Arabian gelding Tachan. She placed first in the 30 mile ride. . .Juelie McLean was chosen as Beta Sigma Phi’s 1987 Lady of the year. . .Cub Scout Den 6 pictured with bags of garbage they picked up along Highway 7 south of town. Those Scouts pictured include Eric Kary, Tony Markve, Wesley Vaughn, Pat Griffith, Matt Griffith, Bobby Stieg and leaders Anna and Mike Griffith. . .C & S Automotive, new business located at D & A Building, will open May 11. Steve Baldwin and Chuck Abrams are the proud owners. . .Shawn Fradenburgh, shooting an 83, led the Baker golf team to two school records this past weekend at Plentywood. Shawn’s 83 is an individual school recorn and with Joel Bechtold’s 92, Klint Flint’s 92 and Robbie Hickey’s 98, the boys totaled 365, another school record (off home course).


  Thursday, May 5, 1977 —

Attend the benefit dance and potluck at the Ollie Community Club May 7 for Janelle O’Donnell, three year old daughter of Jim and Jane O’Donnell. Janelle had a kidney removed April 6 at the University Hospital at Denver. . .David Wiseman and Marlene DuCharme were crowned king and queen of the Plevna prom. Ruth Barefoot and Drury Phebus were queen and king of the Baker prom. Both proms were held this weekend. . .A long standing record at Munsell Lanes was broken last week when Gehrke’s Distributing rolled a 3,230 series in team league pin bowling. Team members are Dave Novacek, Doug Lindstrom, Clayton Keech, Harold Wiseman, Tony Feisthamel and Bob Lindstrom (alternate). . .Lawrence W. (Larry) Lindstrom is a long time Fallon County native and has been hired as undersheriff by Emil Hoem. . .Several Montana law enforcement officers recently completed a school of Supreme Court decisisons in Glendive. Among them completing the course were Leonard J. Goroski and Don Piesik of the Baker Police Dept. and John Ramsey of the Fish and Game Dept.


  Thursday, May 11, 1967 —

The “Hoke Place” as most people knew it, west of Plevna, burned to the ground in the early hours Monday morning. The cause was unknown. . .The R & R Service Station at Plevna, owned by Leon and Robert Rieger who live near Plevna, was buglarized Sunday night after closing hours. The owners, after opening the station Monday morning, discovered 25 boxes of rifle shells, a rifle scope, two tires and 180 spark plugs missing. . .Mr. and Mrs. Peter Herbst observed their 60th wedding anniversary with all six children and their spouses at the home of the daughter in Idaho. . .Wesley Malenovsky of Willard was graduated April 28 with his class of 25 operating engineers from Western School of Heavy Equipment Operators in Weiser, Idaho.


  Thursday, May 9, 1957 —

At the junior prom held May 4 with the theme of “Garden of Eden”, Carren Newell and Al Grenstiner were crowned queen and king. . .Pictured are the honor students of the class of 1957. They are Carol Rose, Jean Morton, Fern Noftsker, Florence Sheehan, Edward Helgeson and Howard Corey. . .Edwin Rieger and Henry Hopkins are the two new trustees for Plevna High School board of trustees. Elected to the Baker High School board of trustees were Willard Malcom, Ruel Varner, Robert Cox and Wilbert Schweigert.


  Thursday, May 8, 1947 —

District No. 10 of the American Legion will have their annual convention May 17 in Baker. Andrew Spisla, Commander, will preside over the Legion meetings and Mrs. H. Albert, Ekalaka, will conduct the Auxiliary meetings. . .Tuesday evening, May 6, Al Eckes, Jack Lawler, Wm. Shelley, Fred Morrow, Jay Reynolds, Don Morrow and Ray Eggen graduate from a Scouter course and completed their work with a get-together in the Ray Eggen yard. The course included six weeks work and the before-mentioned gentlemen will serve on the local council for Boy Scouts. . .Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kochel left Sunday for Spokane to visit their son, Larry, who is in the hospital. From there they will go to Dillon where they will make their home.


  Thursday, May 6, 1937 —

L. Fredric Bruggeman presented his pupils in recital at the Community Hall Monday evening. Mrs. C. F. Hogeboom played a group of violin numbers during intermission. . .New city council members met Tuesday evening at city hall for their first meeting and after the oath of office was administered, Mayor Lewis LaCross submitted the following appointments: finance committee – Jack Mellor; W. Busch was appointed city clerk for the next two years. L. M. Corbitt was appointed water commissioner and chief of police. . .The Business and Professional Woman’s Club will hold “Ladies Pay” dance May 22. Mrs. Betty Helgeson was elected president for the coming year. Other officers were Vienne Clark, Ida Wild, Duella Rediske, Maude Baird, Genevieve Marking, Angela Samsel, Mildred Nash, Maxine Hitch, Helen Madler, Rae Potterton, Cecil Carey and Mary Cate.


  Thursday, May 5, 1927 —

More than 30 members of the glee clubs accompanied by Jeanette Price will leave by car Friday morning for the music meet to be held in Glendive. . .Ollie Women’s Club will entertain the Baker Club Friday afternoon. . .The Dupont Co. moved into their new quarters, the former Fallon County Times office, this week. The rooms are redecorated and the company will use these rooms until they are ready to build a new store building. . .Chas. Voss this week acquired half interest of his partner Robert Van Hook in the pool hall which they have jointly managed this past year. . .Eph Keirle was in Miles City the first of the week making arrangements for the erection of his new garage building.