FILES OF THE TIMES

10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Feb. 13,

2009 —

Five Spartan wrestlers qualify for State. They are Clint Mrnak, Bryan Overton, Tyson Whitney, Buster Pickett and Alain Jacobsen. . .Dana and Elizabeth Sander are pictured with their new son Damian whom they adopted the end of December. Their story is told as a Valentine’s Day love story. . .Dustin Rudolph, son of Boog Rudolph of Baker, has been nominated “Volunteer of the Year” by Hands On Tampa Bay (Florida). . .Fallon Medical Complex held an open house Feb. 6 to give the public a chance to meet Dr. Trivisonno and his family and give tours through its Diagnostic Imaging Department. . .Randy Morris has retired as treasurer of the Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. He has been the treasurer for the Chamber for the past 14 years. . .Amber Lawlar has taken over the duties as the new treasurer. . .David Kono was recognized for ten years of service as a Hunter and Bowhunter Instructor for Region 7

20 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Feb. 12,

1999 —

New Plevna correspondent is Marge Griebel. . .Baker Spartan wrestlers bound for State Feb. 13 are Dustin Gorder, Thomas Crowley, Justin Klauzer, Matt Mason, Kyle Sander, Andy Selle, Dusty Erickson and Kylan Klauzer. . .Members of the Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture were informed Feb. 4 that Fallon County and Baker will be the location of the last big cattle drive of the 20th century. Judy and Bob Sivertsen of Havre and Bob Petermann of Wibaux attended the monthly Chamber meeting to explain their project to members. The drive will be comprised of approximately 1,000 head of cattle, drove crew and 100 paid drovers. . .The building which housed the Fallon County jail from 1915-1975 and is now home to the O’Fallon Museum has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places effective July 31 1998. . .Scott Rieger, a senior studying agricultural education at Plevna High School, has been named a local winner in the Tools for Tomorrow All-American Vocational Student Awards program. As a local winner, Rieger will receive a personalized award and a $100 gift certificate from Coast to Coast, ServiStar and True Value Retailers.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 16, 1989 —

Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture welcomed a new face and business to the community Feb. 9. The face of Dr. Tracy Gabbert of Glendive. Dr. Gabbert opened his practice Dec. 8 as a branch of his office in Glendive. . .Spartan grapplers bring home second place trophy at the state wrestling tournament held Feb. 10-11 at the Metra in Billings. Jon Miller took first place in his weight class. . .There will be a Tupperware benefit for Britt Owens Feb. 18 at both Frady’s Family Restaurant and Margetta’s Family Diner. . .Bronco Days will be held Mar. 10-12. . .Myra Plummer, age 53, passed away Feb. 12.  . .Doug Dahl, rodeo clown, will appear in the Cam-plex Expo ‘89. He will perform at the Northwest Ranch Cowboys Association sudden death finals rodeo each evening. . .Girls State candidates from Baker are: alternate Jamie Rost, delegates Barbie Spriggs and Barbie Schueler. . .Thirty RSVP volunteers enjoyed a Valentine party Feb. 14 at the Senior Citizen Center. Ella Hitchcock won the prize for the best homemade valentine. Entertainment was provided by Denzil Young, Milt Hochhalter, Carl Hepperle, Jim Russ and Joel Howard. The occasion was made possible through the efforts of Cora Moser.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 15, 1979–

Winners of the local Boy Scout Pinewood Derby were P. J. Botello, Chuck Jardee, Wade Verke, Chad Shepherd and Damon Wenz. . .Bud, Dick and Lew Price attended a John Deere sales meeting last week in Phoenix. . .Sweethearts chosen at the Fallon Memorial Nursing Home were Ole Wiseman and Katherine Boucher. . .Navy Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Apprentice Michael C. Mahon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Mahon, has completed the Aviation Machinist’s Mate Basic Jet Engine Course. . .This beautiful quilt was made by the senior citizens in support of the hospital and will be auctioned off at the Hospital Ball with proceeds going to the benefit. Pictured are Mrs. Ethel Gustafson, Mrs. Betty Stanhope and Mrs. Lena Linden.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 13, 1969 —

Hospital board met Monday evening at the hospital dining room. Officers re-elected to serve for the coming year were Rolph Tunby, chairman, and J. R. Corbitt, secretary. . .There are prospects that the Carter County Museum with its valuable collection of exhibits will be brought out of the basement of the high school and moved to above ground quarters, the former Ekalaka Motor Service Garage. . .The second session of the grain marketing conference will he held in Baker Feb. 18 and will feature a new group of speakers including Ted Schwinden, Charles H. Rust and James H. Cothern.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 12, 1959–

Roger Traweek, a freshman at Rocky Mountain College of Billings, received a football letter. . .World Day of Prayer was observed in Baker by the Wesleyan Methodist Church. . .Members of the local ASC office received awards for being the most outstanding county ASC office for effective and efficient operation of ASC programs for 1958. Those receiving the citations were Harold Jensen, R. W. Irvine, Charley Karch, Pat Murphy, Josephine Smith and Isabelle Yokley. . .The Jaycees are building benches to be used in the basement of the library. . .Feature of the Jaycee banquet last Friday evening was the presentation of the “Outstanding Young Farmer” award which was won by Wilbert Schweigert.

70 YEARS AGO  Thursday, Feb. 17, 1949 —

The annual Class B tournament of district four opened today in Miles City. Baker Spartans are among the eleven teams in the district and 110 players who will take part. Last year Johnnie Venell placed third in the free throw contest. Glen Wiseman is Baker’s free thrower this year. . .Mrs. Christ Klos, who kept house for her son Fred while his wife was in the hospital, came to Baker Thursday on the plane that brought her daughter-in-law home and she enjoyed the trip very much. She is staying at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emil Fried, and family.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 16, 1939 —

Due to the very cold weather last week that threatened to hold over the weekend, the American Legion called off its masquerade ball scheduled for Saturday night. . .A Past Masters meeting of the Masonic Order was held at Marmarth Tuesday evening. Those going from Baker were T. L. Owen, Holgar Trandum, R. W. Marks, H. Shendel, Harley Gapen and Wm. Harris. . .President Harry Schroth of the Baker Commercial Club appointed the following members to serve on the Athletic Committee for the ensuing year: Wesley Munsell, H. A. Barchus, Geo. Meyer and Dr. R. T. Joyce. . .Plevna girls basketball team took the number of the Baker girls to the tune of 45-22 on the Plevna floor Tuesday evening. High scorer for Baker was V. Collie with a total of 12 points. . .Eugene Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Russell of Baker, was recently elected secretary of Pi Rho Zeta, international commerce fraternity of Kinman Business University in Spokane.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Feb. 14, 1929 —

Arriving in Baker Monday from her home at Clarkston, Wash., Miss Ferne A. Carrick began at once her duties as music supervisor in the city’s public schools, succeeding Miss Arvilla Heineck. . .Aligning itself with the Independent Grocer’s Alliance of America, the Economy Grocery, which has been undergoing redecoration for the past month or more to conform to the color scheme which marks the chain, will hold formal opening Saturday under the new association. . .Greeted by a sold out house, the Baker High School presented the three act operetta “Pickles” Tuesday evening at the Lake Theatre. Among those taking part were Myron Olson, Kenneth Livingston, Vernon West, Mary Christopher, Kathleen Dougherty, Harry and Walter Schorsch, Mildred McDonald, Florence Burrell, Anna Mae Lawler, Edward Flasted, Lewellyn Price and Eugene Russell. . .St. Valentine’s Day and the joint birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Mrs. L. F. Bruggeman combined to inspire the motif of the L.T.D party held at the home of Mrs. Martin Russell.