FILES OF THE TIMES

10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 —

Baker Spartan football team had their dream come true. They defeated the Fairfield Eagles, 25-14, for the State Football Championship Saturday, Nov. 17. They finished the season with an 11-1 record. . .Eleanor Cooke will celebrate her 80th birthday Dec. 1 in Ismay; Robert and Gloria Boggs will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 2; Jean and Robert Lutts will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 1. . .Many issues were brought forth at the Plevna School Board meeting Nov. 13. However, the discussion surrounding whether to co-op Plevna and Baker High School basketball teams was the most controversial. . .Xi Alpha Nu hosted another successful holiday bazaar Nov. 18 with 60 tables of wares. . .Spencer Losing is pictured holding a carrot that grew through a pop top tab.

20 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Nov. 21, 1997 —

Father Thomas Tobin, resident priest of St. John’s Catholic Church in Baker, spent the month of September in Ireland, his homeland. He visited two of his sisters in his home county of Tipperary. . .A familiar face around Baker is that of Norman Zimmer. He is employed by Gene and Darlene Domagala and may be found helping customers carry out their groceries, cleaning ice and snow from the sidewalk or doing the many other necessary jobs. . .Cecil and Ruth Brown will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 29 in Miles City. . .Ten students from Baker participated in Dickinson State University’s Northern Plains Music Festival Nov. 8. Those attending the Festival were Corena Crow, Shawna Schell, Erin Rustad, Wiebke Haag, Guy Bruha, Desiree Zachmann, Aubrey Birrer, Tasha Gorder, Dawn Thompson and Matt Klang. . .Baker Lady Spartans were eliminated in two games at the district tournament. The Plevna Lady Cougars took the championship title and will advance to the divisional tourney in Billings. . .Candy Mettler was the lucky winner of the 1997 25” RCA color TV give away by Baker Furniture.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 19, 1987 —

Glenn Kirvan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kirvan, is the National Poppy Poster Contest winner for 1987. A plaque is awarded through  the National Department of the American Legion. . .Alice Higgins of Ismay lost control of her 1974 Dodge pickup on Highway 12, 10.2 miles west of Plevna and rolled down an embankment of approximately 40 feet. Alice was alone at the time of the accident. . .Two of the newest members of the Society of Century Citizens are Florence McEachren and Katie Huether. . .Lady Cougars closed their regular season with a 6 win-12 loss record. They are off to the Class C tournament in Miles City Nov. 19-21. Members of the team are Rhonda Higgins, Sheryl Allerdings, Janelle Curry, Kristin Schaefer, LuAnn Wenz, Shannon Saunders, Josi O’Connor, Londa Fried, Sheila Allerdings, Melissa Sieler, Jeanette Follmer and Reann Berzel. The girls are coached by Kim Van Dyke. Managers are Jeremy Ehret, Brian O’Connor, Brett Fried and Jay Shumaker. . .Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Abrams will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Nov. 28; Derry and Bev Diegel will celebrate their 25th anniversary Nov. 28. . .Vernie and Jeanne Jacobsen have sold their bulk plant, Golden Gas Co. . .Kuts 4 All celebrates first anniversary. . .Xi Alpha Nu annual Christmas Bazaar will be held Nov. 22.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 17, 1977 —

Samsel’s Department Store will be celebrating their 25th anniversary this weekend with free coffee, doughnuts and many gifts. . .Randy Hanson was elected president of the Fallon County Planning Board at the group’s meeting Nov. 7. He replaces Gordon Quenzer whose term is up. . .Fallon County Housing Authority reports that Prairie Enterprises has begun construction of 15 units of elderly housing on the corner of Third Street West and Montana Ave. . .Mrs. Alice Cartwright, a former resident of Baker, celebrated her 90th birthday Oct. 30 at Dodge Center, Minn. . .Baker will have a new store featuring “junior girls, student boys and pre-teen’’ clothing. The new place of business is called “The Side Door”. Nancy Bakken and Carol Herbst, the proprietors, say they will have over 30 brand names in stock, and the newest fashion jeans.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 22, 1967 —

Baker Jayceens will sponsor a measles vaccination clinic Nov. 30 at the Lincoln School. . .The City Council at their meeting Tuesday night discussed conditions at the County-City Airport. A request by Mrs. G. E. Skidmore to keep chickens in town was denied as there is a city ordinance prohibiting raising chickens in town. . .Members of Troop 229 will hold a Court of Honor Nov. 28 . The Eagle Scout award will be given to Scouts Wes Pruett, Bruce Jensen and Tom Rediske. . .Mr. and  Mrs. Harry Abrams entertained at whist Saturday evening at their home. Prizes went to Mrs. Gerald Verhulst, Terry Cameron, Colin Cameron and Mrs. Art Koenig. . .Mrs. Robert Varner and Mrs. Herb McCamish were guests at the Diet Club at Marion Callen’s Thursday. . .Baker Homecraft Club met Nov. 20 at the Leland Gundlach home with Mrs. Gary Syljuberget as hostess. . .Fallon and Carter County stockmen plan to send 100 calves to Ida Grove, Iowa, where it is hoped they will be bought by 4-H members as feeder calves.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 14, 1957 —

Wednesday, Nov. 13, will go down in Fallon County history as a red-letter day and should do a lot to quiet belief that the 13th is an unlucky day. That was the day that Shell Oil Co. representatives chose to present Fallon County with a royalty and interest check for $205,553.01 for 1957. . .The five buffalo yearlings purchased by Fred Klos Oct. 13 and placed on his ranch seven miles south of Plevna are becoming domesticated. . .Fallon County residents asked for 100 pints of blood Nov. 19. This Nov. 19 visit will be the tenth time the Blood Mobile has come to Baker. Out of those ten times, only once have we made our quota. . .Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bohle entertained with a birthday dinner Sunday in honor of their daughter, Joan. . .1957 grocery prices: toilet tissue, 4 rolls for 29¢; coffee, 2 lb. can, $1.69; Hershey’s chocolate syrup, 16 oz. can, 25¢.

70 YEARS AGO  Thursday, Nov. 20, 1947 —

President Truman issuing a proclamation designating Nov. 27 as Thanksgiving day, asked the nation Monday to observe it by generously sharing our bounty with the needy people of other countries. . .Jack Ballard recently sold his night club near Wibaux to W. A. Saunders and A. J. Holmes of Williston, N.D. . .”The Miracle of 34th Street” showing at the Lake Theater Sunday and Monday is said to be “grand entertainment” by a number of local folks who have seen it. . .Pfc. Marion A. Stanhope, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Stanhope, this week was graduated from one of the world’s greatest education programs – one of the Air Training Commands’ airplane mechanics training courses at Keisler Field. . .Regular meeting of the Baker Commercial Club was held last Friday with Roy McClain presiding in place of president C. H. Duppler who was ill. . . Mrs. Harry Hanson will receive a box of stationary from station KDIX, Dickinson, N.D. for her name was drawn in the “Woman’s Club” on the air.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 18, 1937 —

There is dire need in Fallon County for warm clothing, especially shoes, overshoes and underwear for school children. Some of the these needy children will not be able to go to school unless given clothing and Leo Riddle, chairman of the Fallon County Red Cross Chapter, repeats the request made several weeks ago for clothing. . .Black sand used as a surfacing with oil on the new highway between Helena and Clancy contains gold dust ranging as high as 60 cents per square yard. . .Baker Business and Professional Woman’s Club met Friday at the home of Doris Jensen. . .Fireside Club met Tuesday at the home of Marjorie Kochel. The meeting was led by Gladys Turner, vice president, as Mrs. Sanderson was unable to be there. . .The third birthday of Connie Gunderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gunder Gunderson was joyously celebrated at her home Sunday afternoon, 26 guests were present. . .1937 grocery prices: Crisco, 3 lb. can, 55 cents; brown sugar, 4 lbs., 25 cents; Harvest Queen coffee, 1 lb., 29 cents.