10 YEARS AGO
Friday, November 13, 2009 —
Chris Heiser SGT/E5 returned to Montana from Iraq Oct. 31 after being gone for almost a year with the Montana National Guard’s 143rd Military Police Detachment. . .Badlands Electric is the newly created partnership of two experienced electricians, Josh Breitbach and Rob Kono. They will do industrial, commercial, residential and agricultural electric work, along with trenching and backhoe work. . .Baker Spartan football team played Huntley Project for their second game of the playoff season and were defeated 6-45. . .Lady Spartan volleyball team placed third at the divisional tournament and earned a trip to the state volleyball tournament in Bozeman Nov. 12-14. . .Jim Schillinger, a 1968 graduate of Circle High School and retired teacher and assistant football coach at Baker High School, was inducted into the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 16 in Missoula.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, Nov. 12,
New business in Baker: Bob Appliance Repair. Bob Hunt will repair appliances and will also have some used appliances for sale at his place of business. . .After a three year wait, Ralph Koenig received the kidney and pancreas he has needed to enable him to lead a normal life. He’s making a good recovery – his new kidney is functioning and the pancreas is putting out insulin. . .Fallon Creek CowBelles, Reynolds Supermarket and beef checkoff dollars sponsored a “Taste the Beef” cooking school Nov. 6 at the Plevna Fire Hall. Over 40 area residents attended the school. . .Ray Holman will celebrate his 94th birthday Nov. 16; Anna Schopp will celebrate her 90th birthday Nov. 18. . .Clyde and Rose Crawford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 20. . .Baker Spartan football team soundly defeated the Columbus Cougars 35-0. The Spartans will now host Missoula Loyola in the semi-finals. . .In appreciation for the efforts of firefighters from three states, the town of Ekalaka played host to a “thank you” supper Monday night. Townsfolk invited anyone who helped fight the Halloween fire or who hosted evacuated families to enjoy a meal. Over 400 people were served.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 16, 1989 —
At the November meeting of the school board, Brenda Hansen was acknowledged for her excellence in teaching science. Rich Menger, BHS science teacher, presented her with a plaque. . .Julie Woolston opened “Julie’s Flowers and Gifts”. November 1 was her first day of business. . .Lillian Anderson, Adeline Bertsch, Alice Carlisle, William Ehret, Bertha Karch, Neil O’Connor, Betty Pool and Mabel White are all employed in Fallon and Carter Counties thanks to a national program called Green Thumb. . .Baker Lady Spartans earned the first place trophy at the district basketball tournament last weekend. The girls take their impressive 21-0 record on to the divisional tournament in Billings this weekend. . .Marge Russell has been re-appointed American Heart Association’s volunteer memorial chairman in Fallon County. . .Plevna Lady Cougars captured third place in their district basketball tournament. The ladies will travel to Billings next weekend for their divisional tourney. . .Lotto America arrived in Montana Nov. 9. Location of the first local machine is at Reynolds Thriftway where Rick Schell bought the first ticket from Kenny Schell. . .Bernie Heiser, Robert Singer and Steve Stanhope attended the annual meeting of the Montana Fire Chief’s Association the last weekend in September. Stanhope was elected director on the executive board for the Fire Chief’s Association.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 15, 1979–
Baker girls basketball team off to district tourney in Miles City at the Sacred Heart High School Gym. . .The funeral of Herb Carmichael will be held Nov. 16 at the Community Church. . .Word has been received that Ray Jones of Marmarth passed away Nov. 13 in Redlands, CA. . .Baker Student Council leaders Joe Mayo, Jim McGhee, Bill Zachmann, Barb Neumann and Mark Duneman were off to Missoula Sunday for the three day annual meeting of the Montana Association of Student Council. Miss Linda Meyer, their sponsor, accompanied them. . .Annual Thanksgiving dinner for Fallon County senior citizens will be held Nov. 18 at the American Legion Hall. The Jaycees and Jayceens are sponsoring the dinner. BHS music department will provide entertainment.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 13, 1969 —
A note that was made for the purpose of remodeling the Legion Club was burned at a note burning ceremony Nov. 8. The Club was previously purchased by the World War I veterans during the hard depression year of 1934. . .All- Conference football team for Sagebrush District 5 has been named. Named on the offensive team are Larry Moser, Keith Lindstrom, Mike Lawler, Doug Barone, Dan Stenglein and Dick Knowles. Defensive names are Keith Lindstrom, Bill Blaser, Jerry Kellner, Dick Knowles and Brian Bechtold. . .Friday night the junior class of Baker High School will present a three act play, “The Magic Touch”, in the Baker High School gym.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 12, 1959–
The Fulton Ranch, consisting of approximately 60 sections of land, located in Fallon and Custer Counties, has been sold to Ed Love of Snyder, TX, according to Miles City and E. E. Wallace of Weldon Birdwell, real estate agent who handled the sale. . .Earnie Herbst and Willard Malcom were re-elected as directors at the annual stockholders meeting of Farmers Union Oil Co. . .Over 2,000 meals were served at the Fall Festival which was inaugurated Nov. 7.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 17, 1949 —
Baker has its corner grocery. It is on First Street West and the owners are Mike and Margaret Schwagel, formerly of Golva. They will be open for business next Tuesday and will live in an apartment at the rear of the store. . .Baker Lions Club presented their annual minstrel show this week at the Lake Theatre. . .The General Assoc., of Regular Baptists will hold a conference in the First Baptist Church in Baker this week. . .Junior Red Cross enrollment is almost 100 percent in Fallon County schools, reports Mrs. Lucille Riley, superintendent. . .A fire of unknown origin broke out in a brooder house belonging to Howard Stanhope. Before help could be summoned, the entire building and chickens housed within were burned.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 16, 1939 —
A large and appreciative crowd turned out Friday night for the annual faculty play given at the Baker high school. W. L. Riddle, county superintendent coached the play. . .John Rambur, Arnold Koenig and Glen Householder were recent enrollees at the NYA training camp at Fort Keogh . . .Bids were let for grading, surfacing and construction of drainage structures on about 9% miles of road between Baker and Ekalaka, starting at the county line. . .Thanksgiving menu at the Tally Ho Inn includes turkey with all of the trimmings, 75¢, fried chicken or ham, 65¢ or roast beef, 50¢.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 14, 1929 —
Playing their final game, the local eleven trounced Ekalaka by a score of 25-6, Nov. 11, before the largest crowd of the season. . .George Grainger, proprietor of the Commercial Cafe and who recently purchased the Pearce-Morse building, will take possession within ten days. . .Five 4-H members of Fallon County have been selected to attend the National Boys and Girls Congress to be held in Chicago the first week in December. Winners of the trip are Theocula Himsl, Plevna; Annetta Sipma, Knobs; Evelyn Bowen, Ollie; Leon Rieger, West- more; and Arthur Martin of Carlyle.