Files of the Times

10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 —

Rev. Rod Kilsdonk is the new pastor at the Baker Assembly of God Church. He’s been there since Aug. 1. He and his wife Lisa are both natives of Sidney and they have four children. . .People in southeastern Montana and western North Dakota were surprised by a power outage Nov. 23 that lasted several hours. The power failure was due to a breaker which failed in the Baker junction substation. Power was restored and it was discovered there was another problem in Baker. This failure was caused by a broken conductor and wire. . .Jay and Lori Quenzer purchased abandoned properties north of Baker Nov. 6 and promptly began demolition Nov. 7. Construction of a new business is planned.

20 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Nov. 28, 1997 —

The Giving Tree Program, sponsored by Preceptor Psi Sorority, will be in effect again this year. . .Friday, Nov. 28, first late night opening for Baker merchants. . .Second annual Christmas Stroll will be held Friday, Nov. 28. . .A $219,517 federal grant was approved for an addition to the Park I Apartment Complex at Fallon Medical Center. The proposed addition to the Park I Apartment Complex was initially estimated at 1.1 million for ten one-bedroom units, four two-bedroom units, two common rooms, elevator, utility and storage units. . .The class of 2003 won the seventh annual food drive competition held at Baker High School. . .Desiree Zachmann will be among more than 1,100 youth selected to attend the 76th National 4-H Congress Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 in Memphis, TN. . .Plevna Lady Cougars take third place at the Divisional Basketball Tournament held in Billings Nov. 20-22. . .Christmas Light Decorating Contest will be judged Dec. 15. Winner in each category receives $40 in Baker Bucks. . .Christmas Tree of Remembrance service will be held Dec. 5 in the chapel of Stevenson Funeral Home. . .Fallon County dispatchers Kathy Schwindt, Kay Wiman, Lori Hall, Missy Thielen and Tina Bechtold are featured in this week’s issue of the Fallon County Times. They are rarely seen, but deal with more people in one day than almost anyone else in the county. They are trained in answering 911 emergency calls and have gone through medical dispatch training.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 26, 1987 —

Scout leader Paul Benedict said their shipment of Christmas trees is in and they will be ready to sell beginning Nov. 30. . .KFLN will be broadcasting until 10 p.m. beginning Dec. 1. . .Jeri Obye, Baker school nurse, and Alice Kay Schweigert, county health nurse, said Fallon County has joined the statewide Tobacco Free Class of 2000 project. . .Department of Family Services has moved out of the welfare department to a new location on the lower floor of the courthouse. The social worker for Fallon County is Elizabeth Wheeler. . .Royal Neighbors held meeting Nov. 18 at the home of Violet Rasmuson. Election of officers included Marion Hanson as Oracle, Mary Lee Sinclair – Past Oracle, hold-over officers are Iva Post – Recorder and Violet Rasmuson – Receiver. Ismay RNA members are now members of the Baker 6869 group and have been for a couple years. . .Dan Lantis, vo ag instructor at Baker High School, and Patty Rose, student teacher, participated in a computer workshop for Ag Ed Network in Helena. Computers are becoming commonplace in Montana agricultural education classrooms. . .November 27 is the first night of late night shopping during the holiday season.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 24, 1977 —

The 60th anniversary celebration of the First Baptist Church in Plevna will be held Nov. 27. The church was started Nov. 25, 1917. . .June Owens was the lucky winner of the one minute shopping spree at Baker Super Valu. She netted $206.63 worth of groceries in that minute. . . Ross J. Shepherd, son of Ralph and Virginia Shepherd of Baker, has been elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. . .Pictured is Harry Young of Plevna who received a 15 year service award from the National Weather Service last month. . .Despite the weather conditions Friday evening, 55 to 60 people turned up at the fairgrounds for the Fallon County Sportsman’s Turkey Shoot. Approximately 30 turkeys were won. . .Three representatives of Herbst Construction recently attended the Technical Service Training Center at the Polaris factory in Roseau, Minn. Pictured are Joe Herbst, Steve Herbst, Mike Herbst and Dick Arneson, instructor at the training center.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 29, 1967 —

Baker Jayceens are sponsoring a measles clinic at the Lincoln School. Dr. Hogeboom and Dr. Robert Weeks will both be attending physicians with qualified nurses on hand. . .Three Boy Scouts from Troop 229 received their Eagle badge at a Court of Honor held Nov. 28 at the Legion Hall. Bruce Jensen, Wesley Pruett and Thomas Rediske were presented the awards by Coleman Krokker, former Scoutmaster of Troop 229. . .25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Russell was observed with special mass offered by the Rev.  Father Joseph Galour Nov. 5. . .A surprise birthday party for Mrs. Elmer Clark was held at Marvin Gookin’s Saturday night. Whist was played. High prizes went to Roy Williams and Mrs. Elmer Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Merle Clark received low prizes. . .Sgt. Roger Sinclair is spending his 30 day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Quincy Sinclair.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 21, 1957 —

Mr. and Mrs. Earnie Kruger rolled a 1949 pickup Monday evening about one mile west of Plevna as they were returning from Miles City. The steering arm broke and Kruger lost control of the pickup, causing it to veer into the ditch and roll over. . .A short meeting of the Baker City Council was held Tuesday evening in the Chamber Halls with Mayor Ervin Keirle and City Clerk Leo Riddle confined to their homes with the flu.

70 YEARS AGO  Thursday, Nov. 27, 1947 —

President Truman offers ten point program of legislation to check rise of living costs. . .The VFW Auxiliary met Monday evening at the Legion Hall with president Lois Holmes presiding. . .Lions Club is being handicapped in getting the city skating rink into condition by little children going onto the rink and slashing it up. . .Food supplies in 1948 will be less than in 1947 and retail food prices will remain high for most of next year. . .Ray, Jr., Kenneth, Bill and Ted Prichard, Vern Welch and Beatrice Elmore visited at the D. Most home Sunday evening. . .Baker Homemakers Club met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. E. J. Nelson with Mrs. C. W. Sorenson presiding. . .Recently the president of the Fair Board received a letter from Harry Garner of Drummand, Okla., requesting information on a certain sorrel filly that ran in the races this fall. Apparently we have some fine running horses in the area as no one would care to go that far to get a horse if he didn’t believe it was of the best quality.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 25, 1937 —

Unemployment cards were sent out by the president last week to everyone throughout the country and so far no results have been announced except locally. Postmaster K. O. Lentz states that to date 221 cards have been returned to the Baker Post Office. . .Drunken and reckless drivers to the number of 38 have been denied the right to pilot  automobiles in Montana for the ensuing year, by court order. . .J. J. Long, who recently became 65 years of age, retired from service as Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railway conductor with almost 30 years of service behind him. . .Mrs. Reuben  Myhre was hostess to a towel shower Thursday evening in honor of Miss Patricia Crow. . .Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Heiser are having Thanksgiving at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Heiser. . . Mr. and Mrs. Harry Corbitt and sons of Bowman, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Corbitt and daughter and Mrs. Martha Shepard are having dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Corbitt. . .Shop early – Baker stores are full of lovely things within the reach of every pocketbook. Shop early and mail early for Christmas.

      



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