FILES OF THE TIMES

10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Nov. 28,

2008 —

New daycare, Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center, hosted an informational open house Nov. 23 and began taking registrations for their opening Dec. 1. . .A pancake and sausage benefit will be held Dec. 7 for Kim Gonsioroski and her children. Her husband, Greg, was killed in a plane crash near Reno, Nev. . .Spartans chosen for the 3B All-Conference Football Team are Slade Bettenhausen, Hayden Hadley, Bryan Overton and Tanner Varner on the first team. Spartans chosen for the second team were Eric Hanson, Tyson Whitney, Daniel Chester, Robbie Gray, and Dalton Arnell. . .Nov. 19, residents of Fallon Medical Complex Nursing Home were entertained by Patti Morris’ first grade class. They sang songs, recited riddles and poems. . .Xi Alpha Nu hosted their annual Holiday Bazaar Nov. 23 with approximately 60 tables selling a variety of items. . .Jason Dulin has been hired as the new director for the Recreation Department. He will take over duties in Feb. 2009 when Christina Shepherd’s resignation takes effect.

20 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Nov. 27,

1998 —

Jarrod Robinson is the new officer on patrol in Baker. Robinson is a resident of Baker and graduated from Baker High School in 1997. . .Betty Mueller has retired after serving 28 years as the county director for Fallon, Carter and Wibaux Counties for the Office of Public Assistance. . .Baker Student Council sponsored annual Community Cupboard Food Drive. The eighth grade class won first place with 953 items donated to help stock the shelves at the “Cupboard”. . .The Lady Braves of St. Labre have a tradition of presenting handmade quilts to their competitors. The giving of quilts symbolizes sportsmanship, friendship and thanks their opponents for the opportunity to play against them. Lady Spartans receiving quilts this year were Ashlie Mavity and Gina O’Donnell. . .Fallon County resident Clyde Crawford is pictured with a sampling of this year’s potato crop. At harvest time, his half acre potato patch yielded two pickup loads of the large spuds. . .Volunteers have been working many: hours preparing the site for Baker’s first Habitat for Humanity home. The home, donated by the Wang family. is to be moved to the new site and placed on the foundation. . .Toys for Tots will be open at the Masonic Temple. Anyone wishing to pick up toys for children may do so Dec. 3-5.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988 —

Coni Woods has joined Carmen Bertsch at the Gift Gallery. They have moved to 25 S. Main and they will do handmade crafts. . .The Chamber of Commerce has set up a committee headed by Dale Boggs to see if there is enough interest to bring an implement dealer back into Baker. They will put a survey in the Fallon County Times to get farmer-rancher input. . .High temperature Nov. 23 was 60 degrees, low was Nov. 27 with 2. . . Annual Xi Alpha Nu Christmas Bazaar was held Nov. 13 at the Fallon County Exhibit Hall. There were over 48 tables. . .In celebration of the Baker Rec Center’s fifth anniversary, they are offering a special on annual memberships. . .The Community Clinic is pleased to announce that Scott DeMars, D.P.M. will be holding podiatry clinics at the Clinic every third Tuesday. Dr. DeMars has recently opened his practice in Billings and has agreed to visit the clinic on a monthly basis.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 30, 1978 —

Clifton Varner and Roy Ferrel pose with their moose which they hunted southwest of Absarokee. . .Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Howe of Baker celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 19. . .Marlene Goroski, daughter of Christine and Joe Goroski, has won the award for Outstanding Young Woman of America for 1978 in recognition of her outstanding civic and professional achievements. . .Annual Boy Scouts Christmas trees will go on sale starting this Saturday. . .Scott Albert Townsend has been selected to Babe Ruth Baseball’s Athletes of the Year program for 1978. . .Navy Hall Maintenance Technician Fireman Otis F. Kapps, son of Harold and Dorie Wiseman, recently departed for an extended deployment in the Western Pacific.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 28, 1968 —

More calves are being wintered in Montana, notes E. R. Hoff, Extension Agent for Fallon and Carter Counties. . .Jayceens packed 100 Thanksgiving trays for local senior citizens at the regular meeting Thursday evening at the Doug Barone home. . .Tom Safford of Helena is the new Montana State Patrolman stationed at Baker, replacing Dan Eschleman. . .Two men were killed and a third seriously injured in a one car rollover 28 miles west of Casper, Wyo., Nov. 22. The victims were identified as Ronald Jack Derr of Casper and Charles Leonard Lambert of Baker. The driver of the car, Karl Robert Bertsch, of Baker received chest injuries and is in serious condition. . .The $200 robbery of Gambles store, which happened after the business was locked up Nov. 20, was discovered by the owner Maurice Jensen upon arriving at work Thursday morning.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 27, 1958 —

Shell Oil has initiated a water flooding project in the Montana section of the Williston Basin to determine if this might increase the production from the limestone formation. . .Jaycees and Jayceens distributed several boxes of clothing and toys to local needy families. . . Annual Christmas Concert was presented by a mass chorus of over 180 students from grades five through eight and the high school mixed chorus under the direction of Mrs. Charles Schenck and L. F. Bruggeman. . .Plevna unit of the MEA had annual Christmas party at the Don Morrow home with Mrs. Ed Nelson assisting hostess.

70 YEARS AGO  Thursday, Nov. 25, 1948 —

The Board of County Commissioners decided to postpone temporarily any action as to the building of a county hospital until more technical data is available. . .Mrs. Alice Wiseman was elected worthy matron of Charity Chapter O.E.S. Thursday evening. Other officers are Franklin Cunningham, Mrs. Carol Karch, Leonard Haskell, Mrs. L. Wiseman, Mrs. Ella Morrow, Mrs. Evelyn B. Hitch and Mrs. Nellie Lou Busch. . .A contract for 287 miles of electric distribution line in Wibaux, Dawson and Fallon Counties in Montana and Golden Valley and Slope Counties in North Dakota has been let by the Golden West Cooperative. Line Builders in Billings was awarded the contract for $114,691. . .Royal Neighbors of America held their election officers Tuesday evening in Grainger’s hall. Officers will be Marion Hanson, Katherine Boucher, Pearl Eckes, Mary Lee Sinclair, Margaret Cate, Anna Marie Peck and Alice Newell.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Dec. 1, 1938 —

Baker National Bank’s directors met in regular session last Monday night and elected L. Price to the position of cashier. Price is a graduate of MSC and for the past year has been assistant cashier. . .Nellie Lou Busch was elected worthy matron of Charity Chapter No. 60, Eastern Star. Her other officers will be L. Price, Sr.. Dorothy Young, R. W. Marks, Evelyn Hitch, Pearl Harris, Alice Cartwnght and Gladys Beasley. Sandstone Lodge elected H. I. Gapen, worshipful master. Other officers are C. W. Samuel, F. C. Williams, Jr., T. L. Owen and R. W. Marks. . .Special events committees of the Baker Commercial Club this week are to set up four Christmas trees in the corners of the town square. Colored lights on the trees and strings of lights from corner to corner with a large star hanging in the center of the square will make a beautiful sight. . .Orville Myhre, employed on the highway maintenance force in this district, has been transferred to Miles City and with his family is moving tomorrow.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 29, 1928 —

Through a deal closed here Monday, R. S. Johnson, one of the city’s pioneer merchants, sold the Baker Mercantile Co. to Weir & Co. of Greybull, Wyo., a chain store organization which operates some 42 stores through Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana known as the Golden Rule Stores. . .Winners of the popularity contest based on sale of tickets sponsored by the American Legion were Ruby Hopper, who was presented with a diamond ring, and Miss Blanche Parent, who was presented with a wrist watch. . .The Dumont delivery truck, coming from the rear, crashed into the back end of a dray driven by James Kochel Monday evening, throwing the driver from his seat and pushing the wagon against the horses, frightening them so they both made a dash for freedom.

      



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