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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, November 19, 2010 --

A formal complaint was filed with the Baker Public School Board regarding a driver with the Spartan Bus Line. The complaint, filed by volleyball coaches Carol Hadley and Karol Williams, was addressed at October school board meeting. Williams told the board she had seen the driver texting while driving to and from volleyball matches. The complaint also cites the driver using his elbows to drive, swerving and talking on the phone while driving. The coaches made it clear they would not allow the team to get on the activity bus with this driver any longer. Owners of the Spartan Bus Line, John and DeeDee Geving, told the board the driver would not be driving any activity buses until the matter was resolved. . .Two Baker students, Solenn Jacobsen and Anna Espeland, traveled to Missoula to attend and participate in the Montana Music Teachers Association Conference and Festival. . .Ry O’Connor of Ismay was selected for the All DAC First Team. He is a two year starter on the offensive line for the Dickinson State University Blue Hawk football team.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 24, 2000 --

Baker area hit with snow storm - roads are closed, high winds, driveways are blocked. . .Baker Lady Spartans take second at the divisional basketball tournament held Nov. 16-18 in Belgrade. They will go to the state tournament in Hamilton, Nov. 30-Dec. 2. . .Natasha Kono received first place in the state Iamb carcass judging, and her sister Nicole placed fifth in the judging. The girls are the daughters of Dave and Penny Kono of Baker. . .An 85th birthday party for Mary A. Williams was held Nov. 5 in Marmarth. . .Lilly Klos was elected president of the Happy Neighbors Homemakers Club for 2001. Vice president is Darlene Hepperle, secretary - Bev Schell and treasurer is Ramona Fried. . .The Baker seventh grade class won the Student Council food drive with 863 items. . .Winners of the turkey scramble sponsored by the Fallon County Times were Doris Hinman, Edna Straub, Betty Larson, Jeanette Burkle, Roger Weaver, Beverly Rath, Herb Straub, Trish O’Connor, Echoe Bechtold and June Gillison. . .Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will sponsor a Christmas coloring contest for all ages with the first place winner in each category receiving a $5 Baker Commemorative Coin. . .Boy Scouts will have Christmas trees for sale at the Scout house.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 22, 1990 --

Sheriff Leland Gundlach is investigating the extinguishing of the navigational light located south of Baker on the hill near Gundersons. . .Teleradiology equipment was added to the new lab at Fallon Medical Hospital. . .Betty Allerdings is the Information & Referral/ Outreach worker for Fallon County. She will visit the elderly and/or handicapped and help them with any problems they may have. . .Lady Spartans earned the right to defend their state crown by advancing to the state tournament in Butte. . .Three Plevna Lady Cougars make All-Tournament team in the 4-C District Tournament. They were Josi O’Connor, Sheila Allerdings and Melissa Sieler. . .Quarter Century Pinochle Club was enjoyed at the home of Earnie and De Herbst. Winners were Don Morris, Evelyne Boucher and Gordon Olson with traveling going to Pearl Randash. . .Winners of the Ladies Bridge Marathon 1989 and 1990 were Donnetta Schaefer and Sandy Zupanik. Second place went to Barb Overton and Florence Groshans. Winners of average were Ariel McClain and Maria Varner. Low went to Marine Helgerson and Helen Jensen.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 20, 1980 --

Nov. 16, a 90th birthday celebration was held honoring Mrs. Barbara Bruha. . .Services for Dr. Sam Weeks will be at the Community Church Nov. 22. Dr. Weeks passed away Nov. 18. . .Boy Scouts Troop 258 have received two cabins from Mrs. Wayne Myers. The moving of the cabins, preparation of sites and concrete pouring have been quite an undertaking, according to Allen Rustad, assistant Scoutmaster. . .Baker Community Fund Drive, sponsored by the Baker Chamber of Commerce, has been scheduled to begin this week. Linda Price is the general chairman. The goal for this year is $3,000. . .Baker Schools will again be sponsoring the Women on Wheels classes for all interested females who want to learn more about the cars they drive. The class will be taught by Bill Randash.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 19, 1970 --

Art Martin, former Baker attorney now Judge Martin of Miles City, was the guest speaker at the Veterans Day celebration. . .Miss Sheryl Beach was selected as the junior division winner of District 6 “Make-It-With-Wool” contest held in Miles City Nov. 14. . .Baker Community Church social hall was the setting for a surprise dinner Nov. 7 which honored Mr. and Mrs. Allen Griffith on their 35th wedding anniversary. . .Lloyd Owens won the award in the Veterans Day celebration as being the oldest veteran and won first place in the division of the World War I Uniform. . .Dec. 4 there will be something different for the community of Baker in the Irish stew supper that will be sponsored by the Baker Jayceens.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 17, 1960 --

Leon Rieger, County Assessor; Bea Hatton, Deputy Assessor; and Kenneth Rustad, County Commissioner, are attending the County Assessor’s 24th annual meeting at the State Capitol in Helena. . .The following girls took part in the “Make It With Wool” contest in Miles City last Saturday: Faye and Bee Greenlee, Linda Hanley, Defila Fried and D’Ann Spriggs. . .Nov. 17-19 is set for a TV fund raising drive by the Jaycees when they will make a door to door drive. . .The channel 10 booster will have to be completely replaced to come up to government specifications.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 23, 1950 --

Fire caused by a short circuit, it is believed, broke out in the slumber room of the Owen Funeral Home last Thursday evening. The fire was discovered by Rudy Jensen and damage was confined mainly to one room. However, at 3 a.m. occupants of the Kit Kat Klub noticed smoke and flames at the funeral home and called the fire department. A large section of the building was consumed. Estimate of the damage was $10,000. . .L. W. Busch, Karl Wenz and Dean Helgerson returned from Helena Saturday after conferring with Dr. G. D. Carlyle Thompson and Robert Munzenrider of the State Board concerning federal aid for the Fallon County Hospital.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 21, 1940 --

The annual Days of ‘49 celebration sponsored by the Fallon Post No. 35 in Baker last Friday and Saturday drew capacity crowds. Bingo, paddle wheel, chuck luck and other games received large patronage. . .The faculty of the Baker schools made a big hit with their play last Friday. Taking part were L. F. Bruggeman, Miss Marjorie Siebert, Miss Genevieve Marking, A. O. Gullidge, Miss Anne Roberts, Ray Eggen, Miss Carolyn Goodspeed, Earl Thomas, Miss Jane Henk and Robert McGuire. . .We noticed by the ads that apples are 6 lbs. for 25 cents, lettuce - 2 heads for 17 cents; peas - 3 cans for 25 cents. . .Thanksgiving day dinner was served at Grainger’s Cafe for 65 cents including three courses of goodies.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 20, 1930 --

Attended by more than 56 Fallon County 4-H club members as well as a number of parents and friends, the 4-H County Achievement Day was held last Saturday in Baker. Winners of the Chicago trip were announced as Florence Wheeler of the Twin Buttes Club, Helen Bergstrom of Willard Wide Awake Club, Willie Breen of Pleasant Valley group and Lyle Kesal of Tonquin Club. . .Residents of Baker woke up to a white world Tuesday morning, several inches of snow having fallen since midnight the night before. No wind accompanied the storm and the weather is mild. . .The new mail route north of town was opened on schedule at 7:30 Monday morning with C. P. Epp as mail carrier. Postmaster Moshier reports that there were 40 boxes served on the route.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 18, 1920 --

Big game hunters returned from the Long Pines Thursday. Fay Shepherd was the only one lucky enough to get a deer. Others in the party were C. B. Young, A. L. Conser, Phil Olson and Carl Moen. . .Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shepherd left for Nashua, IA, Thursday where they will spend a couple of months at the home of Mrs. Shepherd’s parents. Miss Clara Hopper will assist in the post office during their absence. . .Four carloads of cattle were shipped from here to Chicago Friday. Cary Stromme accompanied the stock. . .A mass meeting will be held next Friday to talk over the proposed boundary line in the western part of the country. . .American Legion and Athletic Club combine forces to buy a building for their use. A club room and a gym will be maintained by the organization. . .Quincy Sinclair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Sinclair, left Baker Friday for a two year enlistment in the Navy.

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