FILES OF THE TIMES

10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, June 12,

2009 —

June 7, the tenth annual Baker Car Show participants braved rain, snow, sleet and slush to be in the show which was moved to the Baker Airport. The People’s Choice Award went to Brian Rambur, owner of a 1969 Chevy Camaro. . .Approximately 30 people attended the sixth annual “Lights of Life” fundraiser which had to be held indoors due to a very cold, rainy evening. June 7. . .Steph Meggers, daughter of Roger and Beth Meggers of Baker, took her first solo flight. .  .June 7, Maureen Harbac and her two nieces, Gina Phillips and Jodie O’Donnell, and great-niece Abigail Tunby participated in the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon in Deadwood, S.D. Their team, “The Irish Wenches”, competed in the 26.2 mile relay race. . .Molly Barkley won the big screen TV given away during Reynolds Deli Grand Opening & Customer Appreciation Day celebration. Jason Griffith won an iPod, Sandra Weiler – digital camera and Alaina Berg – Bud Light fridge. Over 400 guests were served a free lunch.

20 YEARS AGO

  Friday, June 11,

1999 —

Shell Exploration & Production Company announced it has completed the previously announced sale of its interest in the Cedar Creek Anticline to Encore Operating L.P., an affiliate of Encore Acquisition Partners, Inc. of Fort Worth, TX. . .Baker Spartan cheerleader Aubrey Birrer has been selected to participate in the Montana Shrine Bowl East-West High School All-Star Classic football game. . .Loyd Ketchum and Mike Matt will be fighting bulls at the 1999 College National Finals Rodeo. Both Ketchum and Matt have claimed world titles in the Wrangler Jeans Bullfighting Tour. . .Beta Sigma Phi Sorority sponsors the gift of a layette to the baby boy and baby girl born closest to Mother’s Day. This year’s winners are Stanley David Wagner, son of Wendy Krause and Jake Wagner, and Sienna Kathryn Schuler, daughter of Nicole and Eric Schuler. . .Lt. Matthew Allen Breitbach graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY May 29.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 15, 1989 —

Maintenance of vacant lots was discussed at the City Council meeting June 6. In other business, City Judge Emil Hoem resigned effective June 30. . .Plevna Peace Lutheran Church will be celebrating its 75th anniversary at the church July 1 and 2. . .Gordon and Helen Olson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 25. . .Shucks Golf Tourney was held at the Lakeview Country Club June 4. Art Scheefer from Forsyth won a watch for the shortest drive and Father Tobin won a watch for the longest drive. Winners in the championship flight were Father Tom Tobin of Baker and Jim Silbernagel of Bowman. . .Fred Hepperle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Hepperle, was selected for a $3,500 scholarship from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation. . .Jim Gratz, formerly of Plevna, recently celebrated his 100th birthday at the Custer County Rest Home in Miles City. . .Rodger Myhre and Marion Hanson spent Friday afternoon sorting pictures and organizing them into groups of confirmands for the American Lutheran Church. The church will hold a reunion of all former confirmands during the Fallon County Fair. . .Frady’s second anniversary special is 2 hamburgers – $2.22, 2 fries $2.00, banana split $2.00, 2 flurries – $2.22 and 2 shakes – $2.22.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 14, 1979–

Lions Golf Tournament winners include Barcia Samsel, Tom Tobin, Jim Anderson, Ron Rindy and Fred Williams. . .An organizational meeting was held June 5 to form an adult community choir. It was decided to perform a Christmas concert Dec. 2. Directing the choir will be Mrs. Juelie McLean with Mr. Fritz Bruggeman as accompanist. . .The following students have been listed among the graduates from the University of Montana at Missoula: Lisa Wimnan, Kimberlie Barefoot and Julia LaCross. Kim Barefoot received a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. . .Northern Montana College student Valerie Miller was presented the $350 Max P. Kuhr Memorial Scholarship by Fred Weber at the recent Northern Montana College Awards Convocation.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 12, 1969 —

Robert Lindgren, president of the Baker Chamber of Commerce, told members that a promotion called Baker Bargain Bonanza would be held July 26. . .Summer recreation program is again being sponsored by the Baker Park Board. There will be about 100 boys out for the activities and 121 girls are signed up for this year’s girls program. . .Fallon County 4-H members who will attend a citizenship short course in our nation’s capitol are Steve Rieger, Wayne Rieger, Walter Turbiville, Carol Jensen and Rosina Tauck. . .The rodeo sponsored by the Double or Nothing 4-H Club at Plevna May 25 drew a large crowd. Ellen Evans made the only qualifying ride on a saddle bronc and Dave Wang on a bareback bronc. . .Competing for Baker High School in the “Road Scholars” trouble shooting contest in Helena for 1969 were Richard Koenig and Eugene Lester.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 11, 1959–

Mayor Ervin Keirle officially opened the new Baker Municipal Golf Course Sunday morning, June 7, at 9 a.m. . .Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Rieger entertained at a family reunion Saturday and Sunday with 16 children and their families attending. . .Camilla Eilek, sponsored by the Baker Woman’s Club, and Shirley Schaefer, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. Fallon Post No. 35, are prepared to attend Girl State June 21-28 in Bozeman. . .A meeting is scheduled for June 12 to organize a community TV committee to take care of TV booster and accompanying business. . .City swimming pool will open June 15. . .Rural Life picnic held Sunday at Medicine Rocks by the 4-H clubs of Fallon and Carter Counties, brought out a registration of 319 without a complete count of smaller children.

70 YEARS AGO  Thursday, June 16, 1949 —

L. R. Moline and Lloyd Johnson are opening a new service station June 18. . .Mrs. Ed Lawler was elected president of District No. 10 American Legion Auxiliary at their meeting in Jordan Saturday. . .While others are drilling for oil, Frank Beckers is drilling test gas wells on the Plevna structure. He reports five wells were drilled for him by George Askin and Ed Paulson and they are continuing. . .L. Price was elected president of the Lions Club at their Monday meeting: Dan Helgeson was elected vice president; Albert Eckes, second vice president; R. T. Joyce, third vice president; Ted Bentz, tail twister; Connie Hatton, lion tamer; John Lawler, treasurer and Eugene Russell, secretary. . .Merritt Duffield lost his barn and all its contents by fire late last week.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 15, 1939 —

Ensign Eddie Micka, son of the late Theo and Mrs. Sophia Micka, was a guest Friday and Saturday at the Joe Smola home while visiting friends. Ensign Micka was graduated June 1 at Annapolis and is on his way to Bremerton where he must report for duty on the heavy cruiser Minneapolis now in dry dock. . .Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hepperle, parents of Albert and Karl, of Plevna left by train Wednesday with a carload of household goods for Missoula where they expect to make their future home. . .The strangest story of the week is about a diamond ring lost 21 years ago on the Lewis Stuempges farm near Webster. Recently a salesman was idly scraping his foot in the backyard of the farm house and found the ring. A coal house had stood where the ring was found and tons of material had been moved over that spot. The ring belonged to Mrs. Stuempges.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 13, 1929 —

A cloudburst in the upper reaches of Beaver Creek early Friday morning sent a wall of water rushing down the stream that engulfed Wibaux, snatched three lives, flooded houses, swept 25 of them from their foundations, totally destroying ten, causing a property loss of a million dollars and drowning thousands of head of livestock whose carcasses lying in the creek bed caused abandonment of private pumps usually used for drinking purposes. . .Gas is struck at 574 feet, reports M. D. Miller in his newest drilling operation on the Frising Ranch on Beaver Creek, 19 miles southeast of Baker. . .Seventy-nine pupils receive eighth grade certificates at class day exercises held in the Community Church Friday.

      



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