10 YEARS AGO
Friday, November 27, 2009 —
The Community Cupboard recently received donations from the Baker High School food drive. Currently, the Community Cupboard is well stocked. The Community Cupboard has seen a small increase in need this past year. They have sent out 17 Thanksgiving vouchers for the grocery store this year compared to 15 last year. . .O’Fallon Community Choir will present its 31st annual Christmas program Dec. 6 at the Baker American Lutheran Church. . .Xi Alpha Nu’s Holiday Bazaar was a huge success this year. Over 60 tables filled the Baker High School gymnasium, the foyer and the overflow room. . .Fallon County Council on Aging has received a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan to be added to their fleet of public transportation buses. The seven passenger van was awarded to Fallon County from the State of Montana through a grant process. . .District 3B football players selected for the All-State Team are Bryan Overton and Eric Hanson.
20 YEARS AGO
Friday, Nov. 26,
Baker Spartans claim the State Class B Football Championship title with a 24-7 victory over Huntley Project. . .New construction on Montana Secondary Highway 323 will begin at Alzada and result in an estimated eight miles of all-weather gravel surface. . .Paul Emerson, an attorney with Mackoff, Kellogg law firm of Beach, ND will open office hours in Baker on Thursdays beginning in December. . .45th anniversary open house honoring George and Doris Benner will be held Dec. 4. . .Plevna Lady Cougars earned a trip to the Class C State Basketball Tournament with a second place finish at last weekend’s Divisional Tournament. They will travel to Missoula Dec. 2-4. . .Fallon County tax assessments for the 1999-2000 fiscal year have been mailed to residents this week. Residents will note a considerable increase over 1998-1999 tax levies. . .Montana Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to discuss a project to place a new concrete surface and rehabilitate pavement on US Highway 12 and Montana Highway 7 in Baker. . .Country Pals 4-H Club will open Gifts 4-All Dec. 3 and 4 in the Hayden Truck Stop east of Baker in the Stanhope Addition. They are accepting donations of toys, clothes, household items or anything you feel would make Christmas better for someone.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 30, 1989 —
Paul Neiman was named the Montana Jaycee Outstanding Young Farmer at the recent convention in Lewistown. . .Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture judged local homes in the annual Christmas house decorating contest. This year’s winners are the Everett Knipps, James Herbsts and Wayne Sampsons. . .Nov. 22 a fire broke out in the home of Mary Ellen and Bill Bagley. Cause of the fire has been traced to a short in the wiring of an outlet in the laundry room. The family is temporarily staying with Mary Ellen’s mother, Mrs. Dolores Veroye. . .Peterson Law Office is open to handle your legal needs at 10 East Montana Ave. in Baker. . .Kitti Kreager is among those participating in the Black Hills State College pre-professional experience assignment program. She is the daughter of Clarence and Ann Kreager. . .Three Plevna Lady Cougars had the honor of being chosen to the all-tournament teams – Nicole Niccum and Josi O’Connor were on the first team and Melissa Sieler was named to the second team. . .Montana’s new vehicle license plates will not be for sale until January 1991. . .Two local groups, Xi Alpha Nu and Baker Jaycees, have joined to sponsor a Christmas Gift Tree project in Baker. . .Xi Alpha Nu will hold their second annual Christmas Clothing Drive Dec. 9 in the basement of the Sagebrush Inn. . .High temperature Nov. 24 was 51 degrees.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 29, 1979–
Two Baker families lost homes in separate fires. Tuesday morning the Baker volunteer firemen were called to the Howard Celander home. The fire, which started by unknown causes, gutted the house and left only the walls standing. About 11:30 a.m. Wednesday the fire siren sounded again and firemen were summoned to the Bill Randash home. It was thought at this time that the wood beside the fireplace had somehow caught on fire which spread flame’s throughout the north side of the house. . .Boy Scouts will be starting their Christmas tree sales Saturday morning. . .Community Choir will present their concert Sunday at 2 p.m. The 42 members are directed by Juelie McLean. . .Board of Advisors for the Outstanding Young Women of America Awards program announced that Sharon Rae Nordahl has been selected for inclusion in the 1979 edition of Outstanding Young Women of America. . .Rev. and Mrs. Gerry Bass and children Angela and Gerry Lee have moved to Fairfield where they have accepted the pastorate of the Fairfield Assembly of God Church. . .John Deere Farming Frontier Day will be held Dec. 7 at the Fallon County fairgrounds exhibit hall. . .Special recognition has been given to several members of the Dickinson State College cross country team which placed second in the NDCAC conference meet recently. Among them were Steve Pinnow and Terry Gill.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 27, 1969 —
The Baker elementary school is spending time this week stressing the health hazards that accompany smoking. . .The new look and new sound were the feature of the fall concert given Monday. The program featured a concert choir, a select choir and a folk group, two piano solos, the stage band and concert band. . .The Baker Chamber of Commerce has announced the beginning of the annual Christmas opening to begin Monday. . .More than 94 percent of the parents attended conferences in the Baker elementary schools. . .Pete Molenda of the Mountain Bell Company explained to the City Council a plan to lay 761 feet of underground cable between First and Second Street and other streets. . .A musical program furnished by Joe and Lawrence Goroski and Mr. and Mrs. Denzil Young was the highlight of the meeting of the O’Fallon Historical Society. . .At press time it was learned that the Fallon Memorial Hospital Coronary Care Center addition was approved by the County Commissioners. . .As we go to press there is no further word on the strike except that if MDU refused to answer the Union’s letter of proposals by the Union deadline of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, there may be a strike sometime Friday or soon thereafter.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 26, 1959–
Sharon Rieger won the district pie baking contest held in Miles City. MDU was the sponsoring firm. . .Four inch pipeline connects Pennel and Monarch fields to the Butte Pipeline system. . .Royal Neighbors host annual galloping whist party. Prizes were won by Wilbert Schweigert, Earl Livesey, Mrs. Coleman Krokker and Mrs. Leland Gundlach.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Dec. 1, 1949 —
Baker Lions Club pleased the public Wednesday when they presented their second annual minstrel show. The Lake Theatre was filled to capacity. Dan Helgeson was interlocutor and endmen included Dale Brown, Don and Fred Morrow, Roy McClain, Gene Wellenstein and Leo Riddle. Special characters were Mrs. Gene Smith of Miles City, Vic Grainger, Frank Gonsioroski, Dr. S. A. Weeks, Arthur Martin and L. Price. In the chorus were Ray Corey, William Shelley, Eugene R. Russell, Hallie Bickle, Francis Kirschten, Joe Kirschten, Zeke Lund, Leon Newell, Rodney Siring, Ronald Stanhope, Dick Stieber, David Weeks and Robert Weeks. In the Parisian Style Revue John Mellor presented Ervin Keirle, Walter Leutkins, Jack Lawler, Lee Moline, Edgar Boucher and Guy Thomas.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 30, 1939 —
Commercial Club is giving the annual dinner for the Baker high school football players Friday evening at Graingers. . .Dec. 14, has been set for the loading of a car of dressed turkeys by the Southeastern Montana Turkey Growers Assn., a cooperative organization of turkey growers formed here last year. Ernie Wallstein of Mill Iron is the president and Bentley Sinclair is the secretary-treasurer. . .Rev. Robert Dobeck started serving the Emmanuel Congregational Church in Plevna. He arrived with his wife and family of six sons and one daughter from Colorado. . .Saturday night the Plevna Town Hall was a gay sight in its dress-up for the carnival and dance sponsored by the alumni.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, Nov. 28, 1929 —
Baker High School music department presented their operetta “Leawala” or “The Maid of Niagra” in the Lake Theatre Thursday evening before a packed house. Solo parts were carried by Anna Mae Lawler, Miriam Baker, Florence Burwell, Llewelyn Price, Wesley Livingston and Lloyd Harris. . .Baker marksmen enjoyed an afternoon of shooting last Sunday when a turkey shoot sponsored by John Somonson was held on the lake shore near the icehouse south of town. Both trap shooting and target matches were held and turkeys were won by Thomas Ford of Ekalaka, Frank Kuss, Reginald Pickard, Robert O’Brien, Slim Niccum, Bill Sheehan and H. S. Proctor. . .Three churches of Baker will unite Thursday morning in a special Thanksgiving service – St. John’s Catholic Church, American Lutheran and the Community Church. . .Word of congratulations has been received by Fallon Post No. 35 for the splendid record made in the recent membership drive.