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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, April 15, 2011 --

April 10 members of the Willfully Bald Incentive Program team had their heads shaved as part of St. Baldrick’s Goin’ Bald for Childhood Cancer Research. Team members included Dave Wiseman, Rita Nemitz, Pastor Bruce Kolasch, and  Dey Muckle. . .Sixth annual Southeastern Montana Health Fair will be held April 27. . .Baker Band and Choir will be at the District Music Festival in Glendive April 15-16. Plevna Band and Choir will be at their District Music Festival in Miles City April 15-16. . .April 9, Paitton Herbst, a freshman at Baker High School, broke the 3200 meter school record that had stood since 1980. The previous record-holder was Julie Bruha who ran it in a time of 13:22. Paitton’s time was 12:29.89. . .Wade Klauzer and Robert Rusley are landowners who have cave-ins on their land where the Bison Pipeline project crossed. The company, TransCanada Corporation, said they will begin to repair the cave-ins as soon as the ground dries out. . .Fallon County voters were sent mail-in ballots this week for an election to be held May 3. The sole purpose of this election is to determine whether the Fallon Medical Complex Health Facility Levy should be continued for another two years. The levy’s funds are used strictly to keep the buildings in good operating condition. . .Marine Corps Corporal Justin James-Christopher Apple was welcomed back to the USA March 23 at the Cedar Creek Anticline weekly safety meeting. Apple had just returned from seven months in Marja, Afghanistan.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 13, 2001 --

After 37 years, Herb and Lonnie Ketterling chose to retire and sell thc Big K Drive-In to Tom and Nona Muckle of Baker. . .Hat Show and Tea will be held April 21 at the Baker Senior Citizen Center. Local ladies will model hats from yesteryear to today. . .Emma Heimbuch celebrated her 88th birthday April 4. . .Picture: Kylen Kary delighted the younger set by dressing up as the Easter Bunny for the Girl Scouts’ Easter Egg Hunt at Lakeview Country Club. . .An 80th birthday celebration for Harvey Nichols was held April 7. . .Carla Baldwin announced the “Helping Hands” program has been set for April 28. . .High energy costs have hit everyone this past winter. Fallon County has averaged about a 50 percent increase in its MDU bill this winter. Their bill for March 2000  was $6,300, and this year was $11,482. Demand has far outstripped supply this winter, causing the increase in heating bills. . .Selena Nelson, Mary Mason, Roseann Varner, Laurie MacKay, Phyllis DuCharme and Diane Renner bowled at the State Bowling Tournament in Bozeman last weekend.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 11, 1991 --

Iron Horse Park got a facelift April 6. It was a pretty big undertaking and when it is finished about 400 new trees will be planted. The tree planting was organized by Tim Dilworth to earn his Eagle Scout award. . .John Manning and Cara Setinc were crowned king and queen of the Baker High School Prom for 1991. . .Dana McCully, radio announcer for KFLN, is moving to Scott City, KS. Dana was sports director for two years and broadcast games for the Baker Spartans. . .Esther Leutkins is back in Baker again after living in Miles City for a number of years. . .Jim Stanton met with the City Council to discuss draining the pool. Since draining the pool has caused flooding problems in some city residences in the past, the school has been asked to pump the water - 280,000 gallons - and redirect it. . .Since August 1989, 15 year old John Reetz, son of Jim and LaTonne Reetz, has been battling a cancerous tumor in his hip. To help the Reetz family with his medical expenses, Fallon County 4-H leaders and members are planning a roast beef dinner and auction.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 9, 1981 --

A revised time table, drawn up by the architect of a new Baker indoor swimming complex, was approved unanimously Monday night by the swimming pool commission and a cost figure of about $850,000 for the project was agreed upon to be a working figure in drawing up a petition. . .Nineteen out of 28 Baker wrestlers who participated in the Sidney divisional tournament last Saturday have qualified to go on to the eastern section freestyle tournament. Those who placed were Dale Singer, Todd Rustad, Todd Barkley, Jerry Williams, Leslie Afrank, Kelly Heiser, Neil Engesser, Lonnie Gorder, Kenny Fleckenstein, Chad Afrank, Jamie Engesser, Don Bruha, Troy Burdick, Mitch Domagala, Mark Domagala, Don Maier, Allon Fleckenstein, Thadd O’Donnell and Randy Hastig. . .Marguerite Varner, L.P.N., was named Employee of the Month for Fallon Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home for March. . .The United States Achievement Academy announced that Jeff Varner has been named a United States National Football Award winner for 1981.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 15, 1971 --

Vicki Gonsioroski received Legion life membership. Ben Susa and Mel Rabe presented the membership. Vicki was in the Army from 1961-1964. At the present time she is the only lady Legionaire in Baker. . .The Fallon County Times will be sponsoring a marble tournament in May. Trophies will be awarded. . .“Hats and gloves will be appropriate” at the senior girls tea sponsored annually by the Baker Woman’s Club. Senior girls from Baker and Plevna and their mothers will be special guests. Mrs. L. F. Bruggeman will be mistress of ceremonies. . .Dr. C. F. Hogeboom was honored at his office with a coffee hour. Dr. Hogeboom has been in practice in Baker for 35 years. Mrs. Gert Holmlund and Mrs. Myron Saylor were hostesses. . .Don Dilworth and Tom McGonigal will attend the MEA meeting in Helena this weekend. . .Carol Buerkle, Ann Ashley and Jeffery Deitchler, all of Plevna High School, will attend High School Week in Bozeman this month. . .Tom Gates was guest speaker at the Baker Woman’s Club meeting.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 13, 1961 --

A heated hassle over the procedure used by the city council to award bids for the Improvement District 23 bonds of the city took place as the Southwick-Campbell & Waterman Co. of Seattle was awarded the bid. . .Jaycee Junior Bowling Tourney is held with local entries including Garry Townsend and Jerry Quenzer. . .Mrs. Elroy Ness heads the American Legion Auxiliary after election of officers. . .Grand opening of the Fallon Post No. 35, American Legion, lounge and hall took place April 15 with a special dance and prizes.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 12, 1951 --

Baker Future Farmer delegates to attend the state meet in Bozeman after winning first place in the Big Muddy District meet are Rolph Tunby, Larry Martin, Lyle Seaman, Doug Plummer, Martin O’Connor, Melvin Wolenetz, Eddie Malenovsky, Joe Kirschten, Leroy Waterland and William West. Victor North will accompany the group. . .Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Fallon County Memorial Hospital took place April 7 at 3 p.m. with a large crowd attending. Members of the groundbreaking crew included Earl Jacobs, John McPhee, Commissioner Art Kuehn, Mayor Jacob Oberlander of Plevna, Mrs. Harry Schenck and Mayor George Randash. . .L. Price and Calvin Lund were re-elected as trustees of school district No. 12 for a three year term. A total of 43 votes were cast. . .For the Plevna junior-senior class play the following pupils will be included in the cast: Lorraine Quincer, Alice Janz, Delilas Christman, Viola Geisler, Bob Hoke, Leo Ketterling, Delbert Rabe, Lloyd Ehret, Glenn Schuetzle and Darline Quincer. Gertrude Mae Grimes is the director.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 10, 1941 --

Lewis B. LaCross, who has served as mayor of Baker for three years, was re-elected to that office Monday. New faces on the city council will be Bill Harris in the first ward and Ed Herbst in the second ward. . .Chris Christenson, six miles north of Baker, had 24 head of cattle accidentally poisoned from eating barley treated with grasshopper poisoning. . .Lloyd Owen and J. F. Smola were reelected to three year terms as trustees for district No. 12. . .Earl Thomas, Baker High School coach, resigned his position after three years in Baker.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 9, 1931 --

L. E. Livingston and Maurice Trout were unopposed for two year terms as members of the city council. . .L. E. Rushton and J. O. Hembre were returned as trustees of school district No. 12 in the election Saturday. . .The garage and car owned by Frank Faust were destroyed on his property in south Baker Friday evening. The loss was estimated at $2,000. . .Maxine Hitch won first place in the extemporaneous speaking contest at the high school. Karl Pleissner won second, and Mary Ann McGinnis, third. . .Mrs. Stuart G. Watt was elected president of the Baker Woman’s Club at its annual election Tuesday. Other officers are Mrs. Gullidge, Mrs. McQuinn, Mrs. Leo Burns, Mrs. Carrie Hildreth and Mrs. Erther.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 14, 1921 --

About 300 attended the Boy Scout supper given at Hubbard Hall Saturday evening. . .Bart Oxford sold 40 acres of his homestead in the Medicine Rocks structure for $100 an acre. . .Baker Creamery has been remodeled by Ernest Heinrich, the new owner. Heinrich started work this week on the office building and the grand opening will be held about June 1. . .Supt. Clarence Phillips and the school board called members of the state survey of Missoula to find weak points in the Baker school system and suggest remedies for them. Prof. Ames and Dr. Daughters, who made the survey, assured the board that the results would not be unfavorable and corrective measures on several points could be easily made.

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