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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, March 25, 2011 --

Jalyn Walker, junior at Plevna High School, was selected to the District All-Tourney second team. Taylor Dahl, junior at BHS, was selected to the District 4C All-Conference team. . .Sandstone Chapter of Pheasants Forever will host its annual banquet April 9. . .Keystone XL Pipeline permit delayed - slated to begin building its pipeline this summer, the whole project will be on hold until sometime next year. The State Department is requiring additional environmental studies before granting a permit. . .City Clerk Kevin Dukart was appointed to represent Baker on the Eastern Plains Resource Conservation and Development Council. . .It has been reported that some of the welds are broken on the railing alongside the new sidewalk near the lake on Highway 7. . .Cub Scout Pack 256 held their annual Pinewood Derby March 12. Thirteen cars were entered in the Cub Class and Rexx Wiman took first place. Ethan Verke placed second, and Trent Collins - third. . .Someone killed a sheep dog on the Anticline Road March. 3. The dog, owned by Randy Tunby, was used to guard his sheep against predators.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, March 23, 2001 --

Marge Griebel has resigned after serving 13 years as a leader of the Red Butte Ramblers 4-H Club. . .Big K Drive-In will be opening soon under the new ownership of Tom and Nona Muckle, Herb and Lonnie Ketterling have retired after 37 years in business. . .Fallon County Spelling Bee was won by Brittany Straub, a Plevna eighth grader. Brittany will represent Fallon County at the State Bee in Missoula. First runner-up and alternate to State is Amanda Mellon, Plevna sixth grader. . .Tom Stevens asks school board about the possibility of getting Washington School for a warehouse facility for Baker Furniture. . .Three Cougar basketball players received honors for their excellent play in the regular season and at the tournaments. Troy O’Connor was named 4-C Conference MVP for the regular season. Doug Stickney joined Troy on the All-Conference team, and Rusty Knuths was an honorable mention. . .Katy Sparks had the privilege to serve as a House page in Helena. She was sponsored by Rep. Keith Bales.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, March 21, 1991 --

Randy Ketterling has accepted the appointment as temporary Chief of Police of the City of Baker following the resignation of Don Denning March 13. . .Susie Quenzer was surprised with a special cake at Fallon Medical Complex March 14 in honor of 25 years of employment. . .Hospital Helpers Auxiliary’s annual Health Fair was very successful again this year. Approximately 275 people attended. . .Wallyball league results: first place team winner was Hepperle’s Team: Lou Egland, Kristi Brum, Linda Hepperle, Kevin Egland. Dean Hepperle and Ron Callen. . .Airman Jason Madler has graduated from the communications-computer systems control specialist course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MS. Madler is the son of Alvin and Pat Madler of Baker. . .Baker Spartan boys basketball team was selected to receive the Sportsmanship trophy at the district 3-B basketball tournament held in Miles City. Baker also received the award for Best Band.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, March 19, 1981 --

Office of Public Instruction has notified the Plevna High School and the Plevna Elementary School that they have been granted regular accreditation. Baker High School was accredited “with advice”. . . Baker Lions Club is placing six trash cans along Main Street in an effort to help keep Baker clean. . .Pictured are three Judo enthusiasts who participated in the AAU sanctioned tournament held in Kalispell. John Huntley was first in his weight and age group, Hartley Barefoot was third in his division and also placed second in open competition and Mark Bissell was third in the senior division. . .Pamela Fried, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arlee Fried, won the Fallon Creek CowBelle cookoff held March 7 in the Plevna High School. . .Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schopp celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 14. . .Clio Vane “Kraut” McGee, 66, of Ismay passed away March 11 at his ranch of an apparent heart attack, just 12 days after his mother’s death.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, March 25, 1971 --

Dennis Fried, William Martin and Brad Shepherd are named Boys State delegates. . .Ervin Keirle and Walter Kreager filed for positions as mayor of the city. . .Rich Vilhauer is elected president of the Country Club. . .Five girls attend State FHA Convention. They are Mary Ellen Veroye, Vicki Bechtold, Shelley Engesser, Anna Halmans and Donna Rost. . .About 700 wrestlers expected at four state wrestling tourney to be held here. Bill Donovan, high school wrestling coach, is tourney chairman. . .Mrs. James Tanner elected president of the Community Church Ladies Aid. . .Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Duffield and Myron Saylor attend leadership training workshop in Miles City.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, March 23, 1961 --

John Lewis of Rudyard has signed an agreement to be superintendent of schools. . .J. M. Steffes of Plevna will build a new post office and lease it to the postal department. . .Baker FFA Chapter will be host to the Big Muddy District convention this weekend with Bainville, Culbertson, Fairview, Medicine Lake, Plentywood, Plevna, Scobey, Sidney and Wibaux attending. . .Board of County Commissioners met with members of school board of District No. 12 in regard to moving dirt at the site of the new school building. The Commissioners refused due to the fact that moving dirt would be in violation of the law.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, March 22, 1951 --

No spring outfit will be any more beautiful than St. John’s Church which received a thorough renovation. All the pews were taken to the basement and repaired. The church floor was sanded and refinished. The altar and confessional were also redone in light shades. . .Nominating petitions filed for city officials include George Randash, G. R. Mosier, mayor; T. V. Critchfield, W. J. Campbell, E. J. Freier, alderman, ward one; Donald Morrow, L. R. Moline, Mark Brownson, alderman, ward two; Ed Herbst, police magistrate; Vern Bublitz, city treasurer.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, March 20, 1941 --

The terrible wind storm that raged through here late Saturday reached hurricane proportions in the Dakotas and Minnesota. . .Work is due to start on the new Baker-Ekalaka highway. Union Construction Co of Great Falls will do the work. . .Merle J. Mikalson and Gerald Smeltzer have been selected for induction in the United States Army. Should either be rejected, Harry Pratt is next in line. . .L. Price, cashier of the Baker National Bank, resigned his position this week and will take over the L. Price Hardware business. . .The news of the week is that Carter Oil Co. is moving in its drilling rig. According to its contract, work must be started before May 1. . .Baker National Bank is doing extensive repair work on the second story.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, March 19, 1931 --

Taxpayers will vote Tuesday on a $25,000 bond issue for the construction of a new gym and two class rooms. . .A program of one act plays will be presented by members of the public speaking class of Baker High School at the community hall March 26. Taking part will be Juanita LaCross, Alice Olson, Edyth Snow, Coleman Krokker, Ora Holcomb, Ray Moline and Harry Schorsch. . .Baker Golf Club met Wednesday evening when plans were made for reconditioning of the course and the membership drive. . .The old Morrow Lumber Yard building, which has been used by the Gas Development Co. for sheltering supplies and machinery is being torn down and the erection of a new and modem warehouse is being started this week by the company.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, March 24, 1921 --

The tenth anniversary of the Baker Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 92 was fittingly celebrated Monday evening at Hubbard Hall. The lodge was instituted by the Beaver Lodge of Ekalaka, March 20, 1911. . .At a meeting of the Fallon County Businessmen’s Assn.held last Friday at the Masonic Hall, the organization went on record for the establishing of a farm bureau with a county agent. . .Chas. J. Russell and R. W. Russell left Sunday for points east to try to get eastern farmers to locate in our territory. . .Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stumpges and son, who spent the last few months in Antigo, WI, arrived in town Sunday to get ready to put in a large acreage this spring at their farm in the Bisher territory.

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