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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, January 28, 2011 --

February is “Cookie Month” and the American Legion Auxiliary plans to deliver cookies to veteran nursing homes in thee area. . .48th annual Americanism program will be held Feb. 1. . .Jan. 20, TransCanada announced a positive conclusion to its Montana On-ramp “open season” by entering into firm term contracts with independent oil producers. The on-ramp will add about $2 million annually of property tax revenue in Fallon County. . . A lunch and Learn “Heart Health” will be held Feb. 1 at Fallon Medical Complex. Amie Schillinger, PA-C will present the program. . .Plevna School Trustees are honoring Jule Walker for being named 2010 Montana Superintendent of the Year. Feb. 4 after the Plevna/Jordan basketball game. . .Any non-profit organization interested in managing the beer booth at the Fallon County Fair, please contact the fair office. . .A skating class is being offered by the Recreation Department for first-sixth graders at the city ice rink. The classes are being taught by coach Bruce Inion.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, January 26, 2001 --

At the Jan. 17 Baker City Council meeting, Mayor Kelly Coldwell announced that Jeff Varner had resigned from the city crew after having worked for the city crew nearly 14 years. . .Baker speech and drama team - divisional champs and will now advance to the state tournament. . .Edith Crippen celebrated her 80th birthday Jan. 6. . .Video Tyme has been purchased by Randy and Marie Sander. Justin and Brook Hadley were the previous owners and Robin Menger was the previous manager. . .Baker Club will be moving from Montana Avenue to First Street. Remodeling is currently underway in the building next to Rollie’s Upholstery. . .The Family Fun Day Carnival held Jan. 21 raised about $3,500 for the new playground equipment fund. The carnival was a huge success. . .The children’s group of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Plevna collected 50 winter coats during their coat drive. . .Honored for 50 years of service at the City, County and State Christmas party was city employee Russell Culver.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, January 24, 1991 --

War erupts in Persian Gulf. Reminders of war are everywhere. Flags flew for two days with yellow ribbons attached. When the war became a reality, the price of gas in Baker took a dramatic leap for a few days. Jan. 18, signs at two local stations listed gas prices for unleaded gas at $1.439 and $1.399. At most stations in Miles City, gas was selling for $1.269 or $1.279. . .Angela DeGrand was the winner of the reading contest at Washington School. The fourth grader read 31 books during the weeks of the contest. She is the daughter of Art and Kathy DeGrand. . .Fallon Creek CowBelles held their annual Beef Cook-Off Jan. 12 at the Plevna School. Winners were: Melody Fried, first; April Wenz, second; and Kristin Hagadone, third. . .Dr. Noel Emerson has moved here with his family to join the staff of Community Clinic and Fallon Medical Complex. . .Kitti Kreager is among cast members for Black Hills State University’s production of the musical “Brigadoon”.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, January 22, 1981 --

Last Thursday noon the Baker Firemen were called to a mobile home located one block south of the Longfellow School. Wally Meidinger and Ashley Stanhope were within a short distance of the fire and were able to arrive on the spot soon enough to be able to use a fire extinguisher to douse the blaze. . .Walt Stieg and Rod Morris have purchased the former Freier’s Dairy from Ken Schell. . .Don Bruha, a student at Longfellow School, was selected as the school’s award winner in the fall Read-A-Thon sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Don read 14 books to raise $98.20. Twyla Williams, Washington School, was selected that school’s winner. She read 179 books and raised $89.35. At Lincoln School, Julie Bublitz read the most books - 32 and Amy Lutts earned the most money, $54.50. . .JoAnn Giesler has been named Fallon Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home employee of the month for January 1981. . .Christmas day when all the restaurants were closed, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Callen hosted 22 truck drivers at dinner.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, January 28, 1971 --

4-H Photo Fun Club begins next week. It includes six 30 minute television programs. . .Mrs. Tom Bechtold is pictured presenting Mrs. Margaret Jensen $300 to complete the $12,000 coronary care unit. The money donated was raised by having a stew supper in December. . .Clarence Schell pictured as new president of Baker Chamber of Commerce. . .Cecil Combrink begins special assignment for Shell Oil on evaluating crude oil losses. . .Gary Petersen, general manager of Empire Broadcasting, announces a ten percent dividend for 1970. . .Del Hartwick, school superintendent, attends annual Montana High School Association meeting in Helena.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, January 26, 1961 --

Seventeen boxing bouts have been arranged for Baker amateur boxers with Fairview and Glendive competitors through the sponsorship of the Lions Club. . .Mrs. Roy Fowler displayed her agate work at the meeting of the Baker Woman’s Club Tuesday evening. . .Tuesday afternoon a nitrogen gas blow out occurred at a well being drilled about six miles northwest of Baker. The roar could easily be heard in Baker.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, January 25, 1951 --

Annual March of Dimes dance will be held Jan. 27. . .The house numbering system has been set up for the City of Baker. Everyone is requesting to see that the proper number is installed on their house by ordinance No. 58. . .Larry Busch, Jr. will leave Feb. 13 for induction into the Army. Larry volunteered for military service. . .After a lapse of about a year, Russell’s Store was burglarized again. No inventory as to merchandise or how much cash taken was determined. . .Genevieve Hayes was installed worthy advisor of the Rainbow Girls. Other officers were Donna Defferding, Joy Johnson, Joyce Morton, Phylis Olson, Darlene Cretsinger, Jeanette Stark, Laura Yokley, Sandra Hamilton, Connie Gunderson, Joan Phebus, Betty Morton, Gloria Everson, Myra Corbitt, Beverly Heftie, Lucille Griffith and Ashley Corbitt.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, January 23, 1941 --

Royal Shepherd left for Fort Missoula Wednesday where he will be subjected to final examinations to determine his qualifications for Army service. Royal is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Shepherd of Baker. . .Fallon County range is back to the good old standard. Urvin Cox brought in a number of steers this week and sold them to R. K. Munsell. One weighed 1,500 pounds. . .Mrs. W. Eilek received word from her son, Bob, who said he flew in one of the new Army planes in formation for the President’s inauguration. . .The City Bakery is the first in the state to bake vitamin B1 bread. . .Many in the county are confined to their beds with the flu.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, January 22, 1931 --

Sheriff William B. Frankland dies suddenly from a heart attack. . .Mrs. Minnie Mellor was installed as oracle of the Royal Neighbor Lodge by installing officer Mrs. Dorothy Young. . .George Vinton was elected chancellor commander of the Knights of Pithias at their first January meeting. Other officers are Elmer Rodger, Frank H. Becker, Holgar Trandum, Flace Phebus, Clyde Erther, Henry Niccum, William Alke and Henry H. Kettler. . .Victor North has assumed management of the Keirle Motor Company. Eph Keirle retired from the garage to take a more active part in business of the Baker National Bank.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, January 27, 1921 --

J. J. Foley of Miles City, manager of the Milwaukee Railroad Oil Development Bureau, arrived in Baker Wednesday to look over the Baker oil structure. Foley says that his company will send one of the best geologists in the country to this field and if his report proves favorable, several rigs will be placed on the most promising sections and development will start on a large scale. . .An effort is being made by the Baker American Legion to reorganize Company I. . .Yokley brothers are cutting ice on Little Beaver for home ranch. . .Nearly all the Chimney Creekites took in the hardtime dance at Webster Friday night, dressed in their tramp togs and had a glorious time. . .George West, Carl Sherva and Chris Carlson started filling the ice house at Ollie for Norman Rost this week. Norman took over the ice business when he made a deal with C. O. Brady for the meat market.

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