FILES OF THE TIMES

10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Jan. 2,

2009 —

Deb Ranum, County Commissioner, and Jerrie Newell, Clerk of Court, were sworn into office by County Commissioner Dennis Afrank, Dec. 22. Ranum will be serving her second term as Fallon County Commissioner, and Newell will be serving her eleventh year as District Clerk of Court. . .MDU Resources Group announced it plans to develop a 19.5 megawatt wind generation facility in southwest North Dakota, approximately five miles west of Rhame. It also plans to expand its Diamond Willow wind facility near Baker. This expansion project will include seven additional wind turbines. . .People are encouraged to inspect their natural gas meters to make sure there is not a buildup of snow and ice. . .Taylor Rieger, eight year old daughter of John and Teresa Rieger of Plevna, is pictured with Max the snowman she created Dec. 28. . .Reynolds deli is now open. Grand opening coming soon. Chris Schell is the deli manager. . .Calib and Bailey Hunter are the winners of Reynolds giant Christmas stocking.

20 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Jan. 1,

1999 —

Stamps will be 33 cents Jan. 10. . .Train enthusiasts of all ages were in for a treat Dec. 19 when local train collector Bernie Heiser invited the public to Thee Garage to view some of his favorite trains. Children were encouraged to sign up for a drawing to be held at the end of the day with Dawnette Christensen and Kelby Newell winning trains of their very own. . .High temperature Dec. 26 was 40 degrees. Low was -11 Dec. 23. . .Donnetta’s Beauty Den is celebrating 35 years in business with a $35 perm special. . .Last week’s Pigskin Pick’s winner is Joyce Jardee. . .One of the new arrivals at Video Tyme is “Parent Trap”. . .Knights of Columbus held their annual men’s basketball tournament Dec. 26 and 27. Burdick Trucking took first place, Countryview Ranch of Wibaux placed second, tied for third were TAW, Inc. and The Breitbachs. . .Winners of a raffle that was held to raise money for weight equipment were: Julie Post – first place winner of a 25 pound turkey with all the trimmings, and a homemade apple and pumpkin pie. Second place winner of a Spartan sweatshirt was Linda Hepperle; third place winner of ten free movie rentals was Charlotte Kewley. . .It’s time to sign up for the Super Bowl party at the Corner Bar. . .At the Dec. 8, 1998 Fallon County Commissioners meeting, Ella Hitchcock of the Housing Authority Board announced she would be resigning from the Board. Ella has served many years on this board.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 5,

1989 —

Teddy Stoddard and Della Brockel recently completed the third annual CJIN TAC Conference, instructed through the FBI/CIC training staff. . .Jolinda Allerdings was welcomed to the Extension Office Jan. 3 as the new Fallon/Carter 4-H Assistant. . .Baker is happy to welcome a new face in business this week, Linda Hurley has opened Linda’s Dry Cleaners, located at 8 W. Montana Ave., where Baker Cleaners used to be. . .Vernold and Erna Jordan will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Jan. 7. . .PFC Timothy Hornung, currently stationed in West Germany, received a promotion to Specialist E-4. He is the son of Clayton and Darlene Hornung. . .Whole or half hog is 95¢ lb. at Reynolds – cut, wrapped and frozen. . .Baker Recreation Center hosted a three day, nine team wallyball tournament Dec. 28 – 30. Winners were: first – Pat Harrison, Dale Boggs and Jon Neumann; second – John Bechtold, Curt Arnell and Bill Wyrick; third – D & D Oilfield – Art DeGrand, Ross Shepherd and Tim Dietz. . .Dr. Kent Hoerauf, internist from the United Clinic in Hettinger, will no longer be able to see patients in Baker.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 4, 1979–

Annual Chamber of Commerce installation banquet will be held Jan. 13 with a cocktail hour beginning at 6. Glenn Moore will be guest speaker, talking about the wheat situation both abroad and at home and about his talks with the President. . .Trappers and hunters are getting prime prices for their predators this year as furs are in great demand throughout the nation. Coyote, fox, badger and raccoon are this area’s most popular animals. . .Dr. Don Beck is pleased to announce his association with Dr. R. L. Cornelius at the Fallon County Veterinary Service.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 2,

1969 —

With snow and winds continuing daily, conditions in the county and city show no gain. The county roads blow full after being opened, leaving little accessibility to town. There have been several emergency calls issued to the commissioners by those who have been stricken with the flu and those in need of food. . .Gene Huntley has been elected secretary-treasurer of the Trial Lawyers Assn. . .Robert Herbst of Sidney came this week to be the new cashier of the Baker National Bank. . .Terry Vanderpan was one of the freshmen chosen for the starting lineup for the Montana Tech Orediggers basketball squad.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 1, 1959–

The sale of Christmas Seals in Fallon County totaled $1,612.25 for 1959. Mrs. H. C. Yokley was chairman of the drive. . .There were only three changes in county officers this year: T. Wallace Hufford replaces Leo Steffes as sheriff, Denzil Young takes over the office of county attorney from Gene Huntley and Jake Ehret is seated as county commissioner the office held by J. M. Steffes, Sr. . .The Social Security tax is boosted $2.00 a month in 1959. .Measles tops state disease list. . .Wheat growers in Fallon and Carter Counties may form organization and affiliate with state group.

70 YEARS AGO  Thursday, Jan. 6,

1949 —

Flace Phebus was appointed director for the Fallon County March of Dimes campaign. . .Karl Wenz takes office as new county commissioner as Elmer Wang, commissioner for the past ten years, steps down. . .Mrs. Christine Mengel will take office as treasurer by election. She was recently appointed to the office by the commissioners. . .Baker independent basketball team wins from the Ismay independents. . .Al Eckes, manager of the telephone office, reports that linemen from the state serving department are installing new equipment in the local office which will be put into operation Feb. 1. . .Eleven young men were called by the draft and will leave for Butte for their physicals. They include Kenneth Grenstiner, George Rakes, LaVern Veroye, Robert Sparks, Gene and Samuel Skidmore, Rupert Ketterling, Richard Rolfson, Walter Hanratty, Donald Kingsley and Edward Cook.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 5,

1939 —

Democrats were in the majority when the state legislature convened in Helena for the 26th legislative assembly. . .Baker Checkerboard Club held a checker meet Sunday with Miles City over the air. Amateur radio operators took care of the broadcast. . .C. H. Duppler and C. W. Samsel were named school board members to replace the vacancies of L. O. Flatness and Dr. F. H. Dickman. . .The opening service of the new English Congregational Church will be held Sunday, Jan. 8. with Geo. E. Myer the new pastor. . .The Webster School, taught by Mrs. Minnie Wolenetz, held its Christmas program Friday. . .Matrimony is proving a success in Fallon County as only four divorces were reported during the year. . .As usual in the last few years. L. W. Busch has succeeded in getting license plate No. 1.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 3,

1929 —

The Fallon County Times reaches an important stage of development with this issue, one that we have looked forward to since the Times was in its infancy and that is, being the one paper to represent this territory. The subscription list of the Baker Sentinel will be merged with the Times list. The paid up subscribers of the Sentinel will be credited on the Times subscription list. . .Stamp sales go $1,763.82 over 1927 receipts, putting total for year well past $10,000. . .Legion finds new quarters in the basement of the Baker National Bank. . .Seventeen acres of land are to be added to the fairgrounds, following the recent approval by the county commissioners of a purchase of the tract at $50 an acre. . .The final action of incorporating the Baker Community Church was completed last Saturday when the articles were filed with the county clerk and recorder, and with the secretary of state at Helena.