Files of the Times

10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, October 9, 2009 —

Bryce Kramlick and Alyssa Mitchell were crowned 2009 Homecoming King and Queen. . .Oct. 2. the American Legion Post #35 committee, chaired by Drury G. Phebus, gathered with Kenny and Mike Griffith, Tom Muckle, Scott Rabbitt and Mona Madler to stake the location of the Fallon County Veterans Memorial in Steve McClain Park. . .Preston Geving of Baker is a member of the New Vision music ministry team, organized by Youth Encounter. He will spend the year touring the United States and Australia sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music, drama, etc. Preston will be the drummer for the team. . .Over 200 people attended the fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Soup and Salad Luncheon held Oct. 1. An amazing $5,000 was raised this year. . .The bridge on Highway 7 south (across from Lakefront Bed and Breakfast) has been removed and will now be replaced with a concrete boxed culvert. Construction on Highway 7 will end at the hill at Gundersonville for the winter. . .Fall meeting of the American Legion District No. 10 will be held in Baker Oct. 10, reports Commander Sheila Wang.

20 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Oct. 8,

1999 —

Baker High School is host to a foreign exchange student from Germany, Katja Koppe. Her host parents are Fran and Gene Sonsalla and their children Liz and Paul. . .Joyce Jardee is the winner of the Fallon County Times football contest for week number one. . .Jim Smolczynski is the new game warden for the Baker area. . .Approximately 50 area residents were on hand Oct. 2 at the Sieler farm west of Baker to view old time threshing of wheat. Steve Sieler and Duane Brockel are in partnership on the threshing operation. . .A community economic development meeting will be held Oct. 18 at the Fallon County Fairgrounds. . .Low temperature Oct. 4 was 24 degrees. . .Fallon Medical Complex received a $1,500 check Oct. 5 from MDU Resources Foundation as a donation to be applied towards the debt retirement on FMC’s mammogram machine. . .Moonlight Madness will be held Oct. 13. Stores are open until 8 p.m. and there will be a free supper at Thee Garage from 4:30-7 p.m. . .Avid bowhunter, Don Kuntz of Ekalaka, is pictured with a 6×6 bull elk he shot with a compound bow at 55 yards. . .Rochelle Conroy was the winner of a barbecue grill from Reynolds Supermarket. . .National Newspaper week is Oct. 3-9. . .Arnold and Vivian Pinnow celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary Oct. 1. . .A breast cancer awareness tea will be held Oct. 10 in the American Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Oct. 12, 1989 —

City election to be held Nov. 7. Arnold Duneman, Sr. will oppose William Bohle in the Ward II alderman race and Dean Keirle has filed to run for mayor against J. D. Kyle, who currently holds that position. . .Curtis Huether, Fallon County Assessor, has successfully completed the requirements for Assessor Certification. . .Good news for area residents is that Fallon Medical Complex is once again accepting in-patients. With the hiring of one full-time and one part-time RN, there is coverage for all shifts at once. . .Mona Shepherd and Debbie Hickey attended the Montana State Floral convention in Billings Friday- Sunday. . .Plevna High School music department is holding a variety show fundraiser Oct. 28. Local talent is wanted. . .Adeline Stark of Ollie had the misfortune of sustaining a broken hip in a fall. . .Steve Vaughn has been appointed as a Regional Drug Prevention Trainer for Carter and Fallon Counties. . .Deaths: Robert Morton, 79, Oct. 4 and Frank Kelly, 65 of Ismay, Oct. 7. . .Groshans Jewelry welcomes everyone for Moonlight Madness. Ben Franklin will have 20% off storewide for Moonlight Madness Oct. 17.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Oct. 11, 1979–

Homecoming queen and king candidates include Val Zupanik, Roberta Hartse, Kelly Uttke, Kim Ketterling, Marty Williams, Dale McCamish, Lester Straub and Doug Vanderpan. . .Jane Russell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Russell and a student at Baker High School, has been selected to be a member of McDonald’s All-American High School Band. Jane is one of two students chosen to represent Montana in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. . .Baker’s Lonnie Gorder and Craig Pinnow were the only two medal winners for Baker in the cross country meet sponsored by the Baker Spartans at the Baker Country Club. . .A total of about two to three sections of grass and brush burned Thursday near the Charles Redman place. . .Val Zupanik and Marty Williams were crowned queen and king over the Spartan homecoming activities for 1979. . .Tarentaise Day was held at the Tom Bechtold ranch last Saturday. Approximately 100 cattlemen were on hand for the slides and talks given.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Oct. 9,

1969 —

At the annual stockholders meeting of the Farmers Elevator, the directors with expiring terms, Wilbert Schweigert, John Madler and Ted Wocicki of Ekalaka, were reelected to the board. . .The adding of the coronary care unit will have to be postponed at least until after the first of the year due to the fact that the bids opened Oct. 7 were in excess of the $165,000 bond issued approved at the special election last summer. . .Larry Bender met with the school board Oct. 6, asking board members to consider the opening of a school store which would be supervised by the Distributive Education Dept. . .Miss Lucy Greenlee became Lake County Extension County Agent Sept. 15, it was announced by the board of county commissioners.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Oct. 8, 1959–

High School annual Football Day is scheduled for Oct. 9, when the Spartans will meet the Wolf Point Wolves on the local field. Each class is sponsoring a float with the queen candidates riding. Candidates are Barbara Weeks, senior; Molly Agler, junior; Cathy Stevens, sophomore; and Maureen Jacobs, freshman. . .The Chamber of Commerce agreed to foot the bill for the treats given to youngsters attending the annual Halloween party which is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

70 YEARS AGO  Thursday, Oct. 13, 1949 —

Two brothers, Tony and David Sieler, young farmers near Plevna were testing out some powder Monday which had been left over from last year and was wet. They put the powder part way into an old pipe, lighted the fuse and got 30 feet away behind a building. In the resulting explosion, a piece of two inch pipe was blasted loose from somewhere and pierced through David’s leg and caused a compound fracture. . .About 40 teachers attended the Fallon County one day institute held in the high school gymnasium. Ronald Cook and Mrs. Lillian Peterson from Helena were in charge of the sessions. . .Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mindel and son Andre, 8 years old, of Budapest, Hungary, arrived Friday and will make their home at the Henry Huether farm.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Oct. 12, 1939 —

The city water project has been approved as a WPA project and the government has allotted $6,650 to construct and reconstruct mains with fittings and perform work incidental and appurtentant thereto including excavating and backfilling throughout the City of Baker. . .A WPA crew is now busy razing county acquired property at Ollie and bringing it to Baker to make into an exhibition hall at the fairgrounds. . .Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jackson have been informed that their daughter and son-in-law have taken over the management of the Glacier News, a weekly published at Cut Bank. . .Equipment arrived in Baker this week to begin work on a number of dams and ditches in Fallon and Carter Counties. The first project in Fallon County will be on the Emerson Hamilton ditch and will irrigate from 300 to 400 acres and will control the entire flow of the Little Beaver.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Oct. 10, 1929 —

Baker High School has added another activity to its list in the publication of a high school paper, the first issue of which came off the press Tuesday. The news sheet is to be printed bi-monthly and has been named the Anticline. . .Records of Fallon County show that there are 163,469 untaxable acres in this county. This land is divided as follows: total of wasteland and totaled forties comprise 107,406 acres. State land comprising school sections 16 and 36 are 50,035 acres. Lands deeded to the state and therefore exempt from taxation – 6,028 acres. . .The second new business house to be established in Baker within the month will be the Baker Furniture Co. by Harry Schenck.

      



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