FILES OF THE TIMES

10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, November 6, 2009 —

Clayton Hornung, incumbent, was re-elected Mayor of Baker with 322 votes. His opponent, Karol Zachmann, received 234 votes. Rod Morris and JoDee Pratt were re-elected as aldermen. Kalyn Bohle was elected Mayor of Plevna and Shawn Sander and Gary Thielen are Councilmen. . .Lady Spartan volleyball team placed first at the district tournament. They are on the road to Forsyth to participate in the Divisional Tournament Nov. 5-7. . .Nov. 1 Rexall Drug was burglarized. The robber(s) gained entry to the store from the roof and stole a large quantity of prescription medication and cash deposits. The burglary is under investigation. . .Baker Spartan football team triumphed over the Three Forks Wolves in their first playoff game, 35-12. They will now face Huntley Project Nov. 7. . .Stefanie Schallock arrived in Baker to begin her American education. She is an exchange student from Germany. Her host parents are Jade and Michaele Melby. . .Irene Bechtold celebrated her 90th birthday Oct. 24 with a party at Fallon Medical Complex Nursing Home.

20 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Nov. 5,

1999 —

Fallon County Commissioners signed a fire season resolution Nov. 1 declaring Fallon County to be in a state of emergency due to dry area conditions and high potential for wildland fires. Residents of Ekalaka were forced to evacuate because of a fire threatening the town. Residents were given a choice of going to the Ridgway Hall or Baker. . .High temperature Oct. 31 was 78 degrees; low was 8 degrees Nov. 1. . .Baker Spartan football team defeated Boulder 57-0 and will now travel to Columbus to play the undefeated Cougars Nov. 6. . .Baker Lady Spartans will be at the district basketball tournament Nov. 11-13 at Billings Skyview. . .Plevna Lady Cougars are conference champions and will be at their district basketball tourney Nov. 11-13 in Glendive. . .12th annual Plan for the Future Sale will be held Nov. 16 at Baker Livestock Exchange. Nearly 1,000 head of bred heifers and stock cows have been consigned. . .Fallon County RSVP held a Harvest Hoedown Recognition Event for all volunteers Oct. 23 at the Baker Senior Center. A total of 53 volunteers from Baker and Plevna attended this event. Special recognition was given to Lolita Cameron for her hard work as chairperson of the advisory council.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 9, 1989 —

Included in this issue was a special Centennial Edition which contained many articles that had previously been printed in the Fallon County Times and the Plevna Herald. . .About 100 Baker residents braved the wind and chill to attend the Centennial ceremony held at the new Senior Citizens Centennial park Nov. 5. The occasion was the dedication of the new park and the placement of the Centennial Time Capsule. Picture: Bryan Kary and Doug Havens, Park Board members, stand next to the Centennial Capsule at the site where it will be placed in the Senior Citizen Centennial Park. . .Paul Neiman has been named Baker Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer. . .Frank DeMers was honored at a retirement party at the Assembly of God Church Nov. 4. . .Baker voters elected Dean Keirle as their new mayor. Dean defeated incumbent J. D. Kyle. In the only other contested city race, alderman Bill Bohle squeaked by his opponent Arnold Duneman, Sr. by nine votes. . .Chris and Esther Huber will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 19. . .Plevna Lady Cougars and Baker Lady Spartans are at district tournaments this weekend.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 8, 1979–

Keeping up to schedule on the Baker Lake dredging program, the mudcat was pulled from the near freezing lake Nov. 7. Plans set for the previous years had been around 20 acres per season and this season was extremely close to that goal. . .Hunters Ball to be held Saturday night at the Legion Hall. . .Boys basketball practice is in full swing this week. Dale McCamish and Doug Vanderpan are team captains. . .First meeting of the Fallon County Water and/or Sewer District Stanhope Area was held Nov. 5. Election of officers was held. Howard Stanhope was elected president and will serve with J. T. Jackson, Laurie Pankratz, Donald Stanhope and Vic Uttke. . .Green Dragon Barn held their annual masquerade ball Halloween night. The funniest costume winner was Maggie Hoke who was dressed as a clown. Cindy Fost won the spookiest outfit and the most  authentic costume prize went to Peggy Niemerg.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 6, 1969 —

Approximately 150 children attended the Jayceen sponsored Halloween party held Oct. 31 at the Fallon County exhibit hall. . .Saturday night the Baker Spartans lost the division championship to the Roundup Panthers 24-20 in a tough battle on a rain soaked field. . .James Anderson and Earl Anderson, his brother of Stephen, MN, became the owners of the Fallon County Times, buying its assets in a transaction which was completed Nov. 1. . .Fallon Post No. 35 of the American Legion is having a note burning Nov. 8 at the hall. . .Several Baker High School students will attend the Tri-School Music Festival being held in Dickinson Nov. 7-8. Those chosen from tape presentations were Dan Stenglein, Herb Townsend, Hazel Hanson, Linda Davis, Gail Herbst, Mary Paula Young and Bev Breitbach. . .The 4-H Southeast District Leaders conference will be held Nov. 7-8 in Baker.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 5, 1959–

Willing Workers 4-H Club reorganized with Delila Fried, president; Roberta Abrams, vice president; Judy Birtic, secretary-treasurer; Linda Fried, reporter; and Karen Kalland, song leader. . .Board of County Commissioners has issued a call for bids to put a scoria surface on the Monarch- Pennel road. . .A large turnout of Baker kids was reported attending the city Halloween parties as sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Saturday night. . .William Lutts died in a traffic accident ten miles out of Gillette Saturday night. He was of Carlyle. . .Police Chief Robert Townsend announced the addition of Bernard Brost to the Baker Force. . .The Style Shop, a new ready to wear store with women’s accessories, will be opened formally Friday by Mr. and Mrs. Verne Leischner in the building next to the American Legion Hall on First Street.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 10, 1949 —

Don Morrow is putting the finishing touches to his new store building and expects next week to be able to announce an opening. . .The school carnival held Friday had a large crowd in attendance. Robert Weeks and Elsie Olson were named king and queen. . .Mrs. Gertrude Mae Grimes, Plevna teacher, who is taking special work in teaching handicapped children, was one of the speakers on the program at the MEA meeting in Miles City last week. . .Willard Farmers Union held their annual meeting Thursday at Willard Hall. Directors this year are Ole Roget, Roger Lunder and C. M. Shreve, Jr., Mr. Harry Hanson, president; Raymond Fost, vice president; and Mrs. Raymond Fost, secretary.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 9, 1939 —

Last week G. H. Bingham, irrigation specialist from Bozeman and County Agent Gib Ziedler spent considerable time getting everything in order for the first irrigation from the Red Butte Dam on the H. B. French land. The first water was turned on Friday night into the border ditch system. The system comprises about ten units 830 feet long by 40 feet wide. After running water for two days with very little lowering of the dam, approximately ten acres of land was well soaked. . .Baker Woman’s Club celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the National Federation of Woman’s Clubs Saturday. Mrs. Ed Lake and Mrs. Evelyn Hitch were presented as the two remaining charter members of the Baker club and they gave sketches of pioneer women in Baker. The Baker club was organized in 1912 and became federated in 1915. Mrs. P. T. Cornish and Mrs. L. Price were the prime movers of the club.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Nov. 7, 1929 —

Fallon Post No. 35, American Legion, met at a smoker Tuesday night in their organization room at the Baker National Bank. A membership campaign resulted with 100 percent renewal of those present. . .Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Pickard arrived in Baker Monday morning from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where they have spent six months awaiting immigration regulations to admit them to the United States following their arrival in Montreal from England. Mr. Pickard is a nephew to Ed Lake and will assist him in the operation of the theatre. . .With the district manager and other officials of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. in the city, bids are being received and the contract is about to be let for the construction of a new building for the company here. . .Roll call for the Red Cross is now underway with Dr. A. M. Dougherty in charge. The quota is $200.

      



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