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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, November 12, 2010 --

Baker football coach Don Schillinger has announced his retirement from coaching after 37 years. Schillinger will remain the superintendent of Baker Schools. . .During the city council meeting Nov. 3, Councilor John Beach resigned his office. Beach no longer lives in Ward II and this is the ward he was elected to represent. . .David Havens had a heart transplant Nov 1 in Spokane, WA. . .High temperature Nov. 7 was 71 degrees. . .Three generations were at the polls Nov. 2. They were Kourtney Hanley, her grandmother Laura Bruha and Kourtney’s mother Rita Hanley. . .Five generations picture: Tootsie Hanson, Yesenea Torres, Allyssa Torres, LeRoy (Buzz) Hanson and Joleen Torres. . .Lakeview Baptist Church AWANA Club collected 31 boxes for the Samaritan’s Purse Ministry. The boxes will be given to needy children all over the world.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 17, 2000 --

Ve Abrams has accepted the position as director of the Fallon County Library which was recently vacated by Judy Gunderson. . .Bank of Baker and Wells Fargo Bank have joined forces to offer Christmas Cash to make this holiday season stress free. . .The Plevna Cougar girls basketball team continues to build on its impressive winning record. They’ve racked up 80 straight conference wins in District 4-C. . .Low temperature Nov. 12 was -17. . .Xi Alpha Nu’s Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held Nov. 14. . .Nov. 11 the Baker Spartan football team’s 22 game winning streak came to a halt with a 41-26 loss to the Cut Bank Wolves in the semifinal game. . .A going away party was held at Chimney Creek for Sam and Paulette Wheeler who will be moving to the MDU plant on the Camp Crook road near Belle Fourche. . .The American Lutheran Church installed their two new pastors last Sunday. Pastors Steve and Peggy Paugh Leuzinger were welcomed into the community along with their two sons. . .The Lady Braves basketball team of St. Labre has a tradition of presenting handmade quilts to their competitors. The giving of the quilt symbolizes sportsmanship, friendship and thanks to their opponent for the opportunity to play against them. Lady Spartan Steph Meggers was the recipient of one of their quilts this year.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 15, 1990 --

Local winners in the General Election were: Leland Gundlach for sheriff and Allen Rustad for county commissioner. . .Those attending the Veterans Day program at the American Legion Sunday were in for a special treat. The program, emceed by Kelly Coldwell, included guest speaker Leo Giacometto, United States Marshall for Montana, and a presentation on child abuse by Ronni Orth, one of the stars of this year’s speech and drama team at Baker High School. . .Don Hinman had five of the six numbers right on one of his Lotto tickets to win $1,001, as did Trish Rost, who also picked five correct numbers. . .High temperature Nov. 12 was 71 degrees. . .The following is a list of new residents to Baker who will be greeted by our “Welcome Wagon” hostess Gaye Sander: Shirley Keck, Tom Adamson, Jerry Woolington, Mike Mangen, Lee Dobyns, Tim Fuchs, Jerry Mumper, Bill Almy III, Gary Gentry, Dale Mitchell and Kim Wildey. . .Arlene Heim was the grand prize winner of a rifle in the Plevna Volunteer Fire Department raffle.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 13, 1980 --

Pictured are Luy and Pheng Ho, the new refugee family that has moved to Baker under the auspices of the American Lutheran Church. We welcome them into our community. . .Baker Chamber of Commerce is trying again to grow a Christmas tree on the south end of Main Street. The tree that was planted last year winter killed. . .Following two days of rehearsal, music students attending the 23rd annual Northern Plains International Festival of Music performed at a concert in Dickinson. Attending the event from Baker were Tammy Dexter, Dena Ehret, Dwight Quenzer, Jeanette Zachmann, Kenny Kenitzer, Carol O’Connor, Cheri Jacobsen, Rhonda Arnell, Rhonda Pfeifle, Patty Wuest, Barb Neumann, Rosalyn Young, Mark Wood, Kelly Mahon, Tammy Woodsend, Marie Lund, Debbie Lentz, Lisa Prokop, Rick Madler, Dave Mahon and Alan Varner.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 12, 1970 --

James Becker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Becker, was a happy hunter this season when he shot his first two deer. . .Elroy Ness, a long time associate of the Bank of Baker, will be taking over the position as executive vice president of the bank in Harlem. . .Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kochel were guests of honor at a surprise dinner held at Green Acres Sunday evening in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary. . .Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Speelmon were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary. . .Even though the weather wasn’t the best and the roads were a little slippery, the voters didn’t let that interfere with their right to vote. The percentage of registered voters voting in this general election was 80 percent.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 10, 1960 --

Baker Chamber of Commerce held their regular meeting Nov. 5, in Grainger’s Hall with Robert Anderson presiding. . .The new Plevna High School was formally dedicated at a service held Nov. 3, in the new gymnasium. . .S. A. Weeks, Republican, local physician and surgeon in Fallon County for many years, received 253 more votes than Duane Rindy, incumbent, in the only contest on a county level for Representative in the State Legislature. . .The 9:15 a.m. fire alarm Wednesday morning was caused by a smoking washing machine motor in the basement of the Wiman apartments. No damage was done. . .Members of the Baker High School band elected Warren Wenz as “Band Member of the Month”.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 16, 1950 --

The Baker Fire Department was called out twice last week. Sunday, Elmer Newell and Edgar Boucher took the truck to Plevna to help put out a fire at the John Leischner home. Tuesday morning Newell and Gene Duppler took the equipment to the J. K. Munsell ranch just west of Baker and put out a burning rubbish pile that was too close to the buildings. . .“We Shook the Family Tree” is the title of the junior class play to be presented next Friday. Joyce O’Connor and Gary Hurley have the leads. . .Mrs. Wayne Cox, Mrs. Arthur Martin, Mrs. Guy Thompson and Mrs. C. F. Hogeboom presented a program on “Home Economics in Your Community” for the Baker Woman’s Club. . .The Husky Oil Co. has shipped several carloads of oil from their wells 32 miles south of Baker to Minneapolis to be used as fuel oil.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 14, 1940 --

The first snow of the season hit the area the first of the week and there was a decided drop in temperature. The lowest recorded was eleven below Nov. 11. . .Miss Josephine LaBarge of Missoula will arrive tomorrow to take over the public health service in cooperation with Dr. H. Denman, county physician. . .Five Baker boys left for the Army Wednesday: Daniel Hackett, Aaron Sieler, Marvin Hanson, Roger T. Lunder and Godfrey Schlecht. . .Lilly Kay Rieger and Ruth Alberts were chosen at the 4-H achievement dinner to represent Carter and Fallon Counties at the 4-H Club Congress in Chicago.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 13, 1930 --

Tragedy struck this community Wednesday in Ismay when Henry Krause, 25, shot and killed his bride of two months then took his own life. . .High school team downs former grid stars of the community 20-0 in an Armistice Day tilt. Players on the town team were Robert Yokley, E. Peck, W. Livingston, M. Brownson, L. Owen, Dr. Joyce, H. Bisbee, W. Shermann, L. Blanchard, B. Owen. On the high school team were L. Moline, J. Catron, K. Pleissner, J. Blutt, R. Felt, M. Olson, L. Price, L. Bisbee, J. Micka, G. Livingston and H. Livingston. . .In the presence of a number of officials of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co., the cut-over of the old exchange building to the handsome $8,000 exchange recently completed was made at 9:15 Saturday evening. There was no halt in the service.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, November 11, 1920 --

Saturday evening witnessed quite a little blaze on the inside of the Patton house in the Morris addition. Patton’s had gone to the show, and do not have any idea how the fire started. . .Jim Biffle and Francis Morrow left last week for Salt Lake City, where they will enter the Navy Service. . .Dr. and Mrs. Potterton are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine baby girl. . .All parties who have sewer connections, are hereby notified that the sewer can now be used. . .The Baker High football team played against the Beach team and were victorious to the tune of 102 to 0.

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