10 YEARS AGO
Friday, Feb. 27,
Jalyn Klauzer, freshman at Baker High School, earned District 3-B Tournament MVP from area media. Medori Gray, junior at BHS, was selected to the first team and Jessica, Breitbach, senior at BHS, was selected to the second team. The Baker Spartan girls basketball team took first place at the district tourney and will go to the divisional tournament this weekend in Columbus. . .Fallon Medical Complex recently received a check for $33,000 from Holy Rosary Healthcare as a participant in a federal grant that funded a teleradiology project for small hospitals in Montana. . .Baker Spartans boys basketball team placed second in their district tourney and will advance to the divisional tourney Mar. 5-7 in Laurel. . .Plevna Lady Cougars finished second in their district tourney and will head to the divisional tournament next weekend in Glendive. . .A public scoping meeting was held Feb. 23 at Thee Garage concerning the application of TransCanada/Conoco Phillips to build a pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast area.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, March 5,
Two masked persons entered the Cue and Brew Feb. 23 and demanded the cash on hand from the bartender on duty. A sum of $1,000 was stolen. Baker Police Chief Randy Ketterling, Sergeant Pat Knipp and Officer Jarrod Robinson responded to the call and conducted a search of the town for possible clues. . .Baker Spartans take second at district tourney last weekend. They will travel to Belgrade this weekend for the divisional tournament. . .Jenna Houzvicka, a fifth grade student in Amanda Tunby’s class, and George Sparks, a fourth grade student in Denise Wang’s class, all in Plevna, had their bumper sticker designs chosen to represent Fallon County in the annual Bumper Sticker Contest. . .A belated senior citizen Valentine party was held Sunday afternoon at the American Lutheran Church. . .Plevna Cougars placed third at their district tournament and will now play in the divisional tourney in Miles City March 4 – 6. . .American Legion and Auxiliary’s Birthday Party will be held March 13. Music by “Little Missouri”. . .Community blood draws for the FMC Health Fair will be held March. 11. . .An article on the history of Westmore, Montana was submitted by Monte Rene Willman. A Westmore reunion is being held Aug. 20 at the Plevna Fire Hall from 1 – 5 p.m.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 9, 1989 —
Emma Schopp retired from Fallon Medical Complex after 43 years of dedicated service. . .Baker Community Church is sponsoring a chili supper for Stan Wagner. Freewill donations will be taken. . .Plevna cheerleaders were awarded the trophy for “Best Cheerleaders” of the 4-C District Tournament. Varsity cheerleaders are Kristin Schaefer, Shannon Saunders, Sheila Allerdings and Londa Fried. Junior varsity cheerleaders are Jennifer Panasuk, Katina Schaefer and Heather Vennes. The boys brought home the free throw trophy for the first time since 1980. . .Mr. and Mrs. Kenton Stickney celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary March 4. . .Willard Homemakers and Baker Homecraft Club presented a “Spring Fling” style show March 5. Mistress of ceremonies was Joyce Almy of Ismay. . .Kevin Plummer of Carlyle is the 1988 North Dakota Rodeo Association Saddle Bronc Champion. He was presented a trophy saddle. . .Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest winners who will compete at the state level are Bryan Buerkle, Kelly Blake, Chad Shumaker and Candice Allerdings.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 8, 1979–
Mr. and Mrs. Doug Barone entertained outgoing school board members, Ashley Stanhope and Art Koenig, who have been on the board for nine years each. . .The 35th wedding anniversary open house for George and Irene Korneychuk was held March 4 at the First Baptist Church of Miles City. . .The Barn Disco held their grand opening last Friday and Saturday with a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd both nights – on the dance floor and off. . .March 1 – 3 the seniors of the Baker Student Council traveled to Helena to visit the Legislature and tour the museum.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 6, 1969 —
Dr. Clayton F. Hogeboom of Baker recently attended a coronary care symposium at the University of Montana and St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. . .Bing Bakken will take over as City Fire Chief at the February meeting. He replaced Vic Grainger who was presented with a plaque for 41 years as a member of the fire department and 31 years as fire chief. . .Baker Spartans defeated Circle Wildcats in a challenge win in an Eastern Class B play-off Monday night at Glendive. This advanced coach Joe Johnston’s fourth place team in the division to second and assured him a trip to the big one – state tournament at Cut Bank. . .Rose Mary Mische and Diane Mansheim are the queens for the BES and Slim Soon Tops Clubs by virtue of their losing the most weight in a year. . .Members of Boy Scout Troop 229 held a Court of Honor March 4 at the Legion Hall. Scouts earning awards were Mike Lawler – Eagle, Neil Munsell – Star, Gregg Ehman – Second Class, David Molstad, David Zachmann and Craig Shepherd – Tenderfoot, Wes Bermel – Bronze Palm and Gold Quill.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 5, 1959–
Several accidents the past week caused by icy conditions on the streets were investigated by Bob Townsend, Chief of Police. . .Dean Gerke’s Spartans won the Eastern Division Class B championship last Saturday night when they downed the favored Wolf Point Wolves 71-57 in the championship game. . .The Shell Oil team is the 1958-59 champion team of the Baker Woman’s Bowling Association City Tournament. Members of the winning team are Peg Cate, Virginia Culver, Arlene Schell, Mary Nell Hutchings and Loyce Roberts, who is captain. . .Heart Month ended last Saturday at midnight but Fallon County’s heart chairman said other gifts are still welcome. Fallon County donors gave a total of $504.30 which exceeds the total for 1958 which was $119.40.
70 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 10, 1949 —
Legion Post 35 will hold a party celebrating the birthday anniversary of the starting of the American Legion March 17 at the Legion Hall. . .Mr. and Mrs. Dave Good celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary March 2 and were entertained at the Kermit Livengood home Sunday. . .Adeline Sherva returned home Sunday from Minneapolis where she completed her course in business training.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 9, 1939 —
Several members of the State Highway Department moved down from Miles City this week and will be here a month or six weeks working on a short stretch of the Baker-Ekalaka Highway which is all that is being worked over at this time. . .Harley Wright has set up a General Electric shop in the Blanchard building south of the barber shop on Main Street where he will handle all G.E. products and have a radio and electric repair shop. . .Order of Rainbow for Girls met in regular session Wednesday evening at the Grainger Hall. Following the meeting, initiation ceremonies were held and six new members were admitted into the order. They were Betty Mae Stieg of Plevna, Evelyn Gunderson, Florence Rickock, Violet Klein, Gloria Phebus and Doris Simonson. . .Mrs. Christ Christenson, accompanied by her granddaughter Deany Everson, left Monday morning for Marietta, Minn., to visit her daughter, Mrs. Mike Hurley, and family.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, March 7, 1929 —
Miss Alma Wretling, field nurse with the Montana State Board of Health, arrived in Baker Saturday, and Monday began her work of examining the children in the schools of the county under her official capacity here as school nurse. . .With two rigs at its disposal, the Gas Development company expects shortly to resume its drilling activities in the section south of Baker, and in the field extending from north of town to Cabin Creek, bringing the number of its wells well up to, and possibly beyond, the 50 mark, before the season is over. . . The Camp Fire Girls were hostesses at a tea given for their mothers in the parlors of the North Side church Monday afternoon. . .By order of the supreme court, action in the case of John Konon of Plevna, charged with planting an infernal machine in the private roadway leading to his brother’s house, is dismissed. . .Surmounting the difficulties of snow piled roads, and some days being the only travelers to venture over the highway, Jake Wagner and his regular drivers made 23 1/2 round trips with the mail to Ekalaka during February, out of the scheduled 24 trips.