10 YEARS AGO
Friday, September 4, 2009 —
Gina Cantalupo of Baker and her 1,285 pound Angus/Simmental steer won top honors in the 2009 Champion of Champions steer show held each year in Miles City. . .Kylan Klauzer, a 2002 graduate of Baker High School, is scheduled as the main event in a Mixed Martial Arts competition in Dickinson. ND, Sept. 12. . .The first H1N1 (Swine) Flu has been identified in Fallon County. . .Ping Askin is pictured with some of the things he makes with rawhide braiding – reins with the same braid pattern his father taught him many years ago, and a bosal. . .Fall Festival will be held Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to Midnight on the street between the Bank of Baker and Prairie Rose Classics. There will be a farmers market, old time photos, cookbooks for sale, taco in a bag/root beer floats, watermelon eating contest, etc.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, Sept. 3,
The winner of the “1999 Show of Champions” at the Miles City Fair Aug. 28 is Fallon County 4-H member Alexiss Pinnow. Alexiss is the daughter of Craig and Wanda Pinnow. . .Rob Quist is the featured artist for the cattle drive concert. . .Della Moline celebrated her 93rd birthday Aug. 29. . .A Westmore reunion was held at the Plevna Fire Hall Aug. 20. It was organized by Elphie (Tunby) Wood of Miles City. Ninety-five people attended from all over the United States. . .John Hovde Horsemanship Clinic will be held Sept. 11-12 at the Rodney Askin Arena in Baker. . .The 1999 growing season has given producers of forage a bountiful harvest. Rains came, hail didn’t and Mother Nature has been good to Fallon County this last summer of the millennium. . .Mrs. Hadley’s seventh grade science class has taken over the newspaper recycling program. The public may drop newspapers into the green horse trailer across from the post office anytime.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 7, 1989 —
Randy and Donna Morris have opened Video Plus in the former Avenue Floral building at 15 Montana Avenue. . .Third annual Threshing Bee at the Sieler ranch drew an interested crowd of spectators. . .Members of Xi Alpha Nu have spent months preparing for Fall Festival, their community service project to honor Montana’s 100 years of statehood. Wagon rides will be available, a street dance with music by the Tibors will be held, Alice Heiser plans to set up a tent similar to a frontier bar where she will sell nickel beer, ear of corn on the cob and potato pigs will be for sale at one booth, there will be something for everyone to do. . .Steve Stanhope was selected to attend the National Fire Academy at Emmitsburg, MD in July. . .Henry Losing will celebrate his 80th birthday Sept. 9. . .1989 Homecoming king and queen candidates are Todd Barkley, Tom Howe, David Orth, Les Afrank, Steph Anderson, Jill Gundlach, Michelle Mettler and Barbie Spriggs. . .Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and the Centennial Committee have put together a time capsule. The 38” pipe is 10” in diameter and bears the Montana Centennial logo. Nov. 8 it will be placed into a 16” steel pipe and buried in the park with a cement marker donated by Jon Stevenson to indicate its location. A complete inventory of its contents will be kept in the Clerk of Court’s office.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 6, 1979–
A total of $652 was raised by the Baker band for the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon last week in a challenge of the sections bidding competition. . .Edna Collie was the proud gardener of a five headed cabbage. . .Top prize winners in Harold Hanewald’s Fun in the Sun Contest were: first place – Delphine Maier – trip to Las Vegas, second place – Janice Hanson – saddle, third place – Dixie Justice – sewing machine. . .Mr. and Mrs. Henning Steen honored on their 50th wedding anniversary by their children Gloria and Donald.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 4, 1969 —
This weekend promises to be an interesting one for the girls in Baker High School. Hank Honst from Boise, ID will be here Friday and Saturday to begin a girls drill team for Baker High School. . .Repairing the roof on the new addition to the high school was the main item of business considered at the school board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2. . .Pictured was a large cowboy hat float which was an entry in the Fallon County Fair Parade. It won third place. . .World War I veterans, Homer O’Brien and Bill Lambert, had a get-together at the latter’s home Friday. . .Baker Woman’s club will start its 57th year Sept. 9, with an opening tea at the home of Mrs. Bill Bergstrom.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 3, 1959–
Last week’s Saturday Evening Post ran the photograph of the Adolph Rieger family reunion May 30. Eighty-three relatives representing our part of the United States were pictured. . .The Baker schools opened Monday with approximately 740 students registering, said Supt. L. W. Heftie. . .Mr. and Mrs. Leo Riley were in their room at Tete’s Motel, West Yellowstone, when the first quake tremor struck Aug. 24. Because of the rock slides caused by the earthquake at Hebgen Lake, the roads were blocked and they had to travel extra miles to get out of the park. . .The first golf tournament held at Baker in 12 years was won by Gordon Olson with a handicap score of 71.
70 YEARS AGO Thursday, Sept. 8, 1949 —
Baker High School gridiron schedule has been set and 16 men are out for practice with several more expected as soon as they have finished the outside work at home. Be sure to enroll. Don’t wait until the last day. The team will be competing against Circle, Forsyth, Ekalaka and Wibaux. . .School attendance has been increased to 542 students this year. . .Emergency polio drive starts today to aid in the support of the national polio epidemic.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 7, 1939 —
What promises to be one ‘Hell Roarin’ rodeo will take place at the Fallon County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday. It is being managed by Bob Askin who has spent several weeks in Wyoming rounding up top hand ropers, bull doggers and trick riders. .The Rev. H. J. Ludwig, Baptist pastor, handed in his resignation last week. He has accepted a call from Mountain Home, ID. . .Baker schools opened Tuesday with a total enrollment of 437. . .Today’s weather makes one think that summer is sliding around the corner to make room for fall. . .Little Beaver 4-H Club was represented at the Miles City Fair by John and Bonnie Jean Colbo and Harold Tronstad. . .Four carloads of Baker men went to Marmarth Labor Day to join 200 people of the North Dakota caravan on a tour of North Dakota oil fields. . .A very brief tornado whizzed through Baker Monday morning about 4 o’clock. Many windows were reported broken. . .Fallon County farmers in general report that threshing is going along as nicely as can be asked. The weather has been favorable and grain yields are a good grade.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Sept. 5, 1929 —
Re-assembling of the Baker Woman’s Club will be Sept. 10, according to Mrs. B. D. Grant, president. . .Baker public schools will open their doors for regular enrollment for their 1929-30 term Sept. 9. H. Everett Smith of Hamilton will teach science, and Dulaney Terret of Miles City will teach in the junior high. They are the only new teachers. . .Margaret Warren and Catherine Hoke, Westmore community; Ruby Baker and Alice McCord of the Twin Buttes Club; Edwin and Leon Rieger of Westmore; Marion Fost and Helen Bergstrom, Willard; Ethel Bryson and Mary Faye Conner, all received ribbons for their 4-H demonstrations at the Midland Fair held in Billings last week. . .One of the finest farm homes in Fallon County was burned to the ground Saturday morning when fire of an unknown origin razed the Simon Wosnuk residence 18 miles south of Plevna. . .A business deal involving the Schneider Studio at Baker and studios in Miles City, Ekalaka and Bowman was completed Monday when various concerns joined in a merger and thus established a studio chain. Mel Schneider, Baker, made a deal with J. O. Booen, Miles City, who also owns the studio at Bowman.