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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, June 17, 2011 --

Classic Cruisers Car Club held the 12th annual Baker Car Show June 4. A 1935 Hudson Terraplane won first place in the open class. Owners are Archie and Bar Caraveau of Forsyth. . .A  mission project started by Shari Singer and Virginia Knipfer through the Community Church is making quilts for local service and rescue institutions. The quilts will be donated to these organizations for them to give wherever they are needed. . .Unofficial Plevna School District levy election results show 49 votes for the levy and 26 against. . .Javon DeGrand won the top 9-10 year old division on the state level of the Primitive Bow Division of the Montana Archery Postal Match. Over 70 4-H youth from across the state competed this year in the event. . .Fallon County Disaster Services will be testing the emergency sirens once a month beginning in July. . .Girls State delegates from Baker were Rebecca Davis and Isabella Heaps. Brandi Allerdings was the delegate from Plevna. They attended the Montana American Legion Auxiliary Girls State in Helena May 28 - June 3. . .Fallon County Fair Books are now available. . .The Daktana Goat Classic of Eastern Montana was held June 9 at the Fallon County Shooting Range. There were 110 goats entered.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 15, 2001 --

The District II High School Rodeo was held in Glendive last weekend. Clark O’Donnell of Baker won both rounds of the saddle bronc riding and took first place. Rusty Knuths of lsmay won one go of the team roping event and placed third. Clark, Rusty and Clint Bainter of Ismay will compete in the Montana State High School Rodeo in Sidney June 20-24. . .At the June 6 meeting of the Baker City Council, Mayor Kelly Coldwell announced that Riverside Construction of Missoula had been awarded the contract for the Baker street project on Highways 7 and 12. Construction will be started on Highway 12. . .Fallon County and the City of Baker have joined together to hire a full-time recreation coordinator and a part-time summer assistant. Nichole Hanjo, lately of Eufoula, OK has been hired to fill the director’s position, and her summer assistant is Christina Townsend of Baker. . .Ollie Reunion is set for July 1. . .Odes Lovec will celebrate his 80th birthday June 24. . .Ralph Losing will celebrate his 70th birthday June 17. . .According to Chuck Lee, organizer of the first annual Bump-N-Run races held in Baker, June 9, the event was a huge success. . .There were a total of 58 entries in the Baker Car Show held June 9. People’s Choice Award went to Karen and Darran Ryan of Glendive. . .Treasurer Randy Morris reports there are 74 paid members in the Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 13, 1991 --

Alvin Madler has grown a unique flower in his flower bed. Two separate tulips grew together, twisting around each other becoming the “Madler Love Tulip”. . .Opening day of the Fallon County Fair will have something special. Instead of the usual team penning, rodeo fans will be treated to a “Ranch Rodeo”. . .John Williams, a fourth grader and son of Ed and Darlene Williams, read 10,000 pages this year. His teacher, Mrs. Breitbach, reports that John gave an oral or written report on them during this past school year. . .George and Bernace Halmans will celebrate their 25th anniversary June 15; Mr. and Mrs. David Enos will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary June 23. . .Jack Fisher will celebrate his birthday June 15 at the Mildred Community Church. . .A family dinner in honor of Joe and Hazel Dietz’s 70th anniversary was held June 9. . .Grand opening for the Lambert House and open house for the O’Fallon Historical Museum will be held June 16. . .Winners of the 4-H Fashion Revue held June 7 were Kara O’Donnell, 14 years old and over division and Marnie Merwin, 13 years old and under division. . .Baker members of The Order of Rainbow for Girls decorated the Vietnam Memorial at the Fallon County Courthouse. Those members were Pierette Christensen, Michelle Lindemann, Katrina Rusley and Angie Townsend.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 11, 1981 --

Geothermal energy in Baker will have to wait until 1989 was the message Ray Hengel, an architect of a geothermal feasibility study for this area, delivered to the Chamber of Commerce last Thursday. To replace the existing natural gas system in Baker with a geothermal heating district and making it pay would mean waiting until the end of this decade. . .Larry Elder has accepted a call to the Baker Assembly of God Church. Pastor Elder, his wife Rhonda and two year old daughter will arrive from Oklahoma City. . .The Ismay Community Church, which was built in about 1915, is in the process of being renovated, according to Joyce Almy. . .A petition calling for an issue for a proposed indoor pool for Fallon County was approved Monday night by the pool committee. . .The Tronstad family reunion open house will be at the exhibit hall in Baker June 13. . .The children of Joyce and Mourice Myhre invite you to the 35th wedding anniversary open house June 21 in Miles City.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 17, 1971 --

Seventeen year old Mike Hoke captured first place and won the championship flight at the Country Club’s golf tournament. Hoke won with a score of 86 for 18 holes. . .Edward Anderson graduated from Standard Oil Division Development Clinic and will operate the Standard Oil service station in Baker effective June 23. . .Baker streets are getting a much needed facelifting at the intersections where standing water has deteriorated the asphalt. . .Rose Varner was the lucky Who’s Who winner of the week by guessing Harold Jensen from the list of clues. . .Melvin Rabe was elected post commander for the American Legion Post 35.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 15, 1961 --

Installed as officers of the Baker Lions Club at a dinner meeting were Roy Houser, president; Art Martin, vice president; Melvin Rogstad, first vice president;  C. F. Combrink, third vice president; Arthur Slagel, treasurer. . .Joan Birtic was presented with a special award, a $200 scholarship from Montana Home Demonstration Council at the annual MSC Honors Day Assembly. . . Duane Rindy, Morrell Ketchum, Ralph Jensen, Sam Durham, John Johnson, Ellis Livesey, Bill Bohle and Inez Krokker were installed as officers of American Legion Post No. 35 for the coming year with Coleman Krokker acting as installing officer. . .A move is underway to organize a branch of the singing group, Sweet Adelines, in Baker. . .Mr. and Mrs. Horace Schenck have purchased the Coast to Coast store in Chester and will take over toward the end of July. They recently sold the Baker News Stand to Gene Kirschten. . .Charlene Mehling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Knipfer of Knobs community, has completed and received her diploma in commercial art from Art Instruction. Inc., Minneapolis.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 14, 1951 --

Baker was host to a large crowd during the annual Bargain Day events. During the noon hour a free lunch was served to over 800 people under the supervision of the Catholic Altar Society. . .Gene Hoff recently purchased the old Congregational parsonage at Plevna and will have it moved to Baker on a lot on the south side. . .Baker Fire Department recently completed converting a Studebaker ambulance into an A-l rescue car. The car will handle rescue cases in fire, drownings and auto accidents. . .Mr. and Mrs. Elwood McLeod left Wednesday for Hubbard, OR, to make their home in order to be near Mrs. McLeod’s father.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 12, 1941 --

The drillers, of Noble Drilling Co., at Carter Oil Co.’s test well No. 1 met with bad luck during the last weekend. During 24 hours they had two fishing jobs and everybody was relieved when work could be resumed. They had reached a depth of 5,826 feet when a string of pipe jammed in a cavity and one pipe broke. . .Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases reported in Montana in 1941, number 70, the highest figure since an all-time record of 125 cases was established in 1935. . .The abundant rain since June came in has given the Water Facilities program a real test in Fallon County. . .The Fallon County Board of county commissioners, Art Kuehn, G. R. Moshier and Elmer Wang and H. M. Trandum, clerk and recorder, went to Helena Sunday to attend the annual state convention of county commissioners.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 11, 1931 --

Better district meetings were demonstrated at Ismay Saturday when the Legion Post and Auxiliary units held meetings with 150 in attendance. Thirty attended from Baker. . .In nine of 61 damage suits filed against the Northern Pacific Railroad by Wibaux citizens, a change of venue has been asked. Judge Felt went to Wibaux Tuesday to hold a hearing and granted the motion that nine cases be transferred to Fallon county for trial. . .Harry Schroth and other interested businessmen are trying out calcium chloride on a strip of road running past the Gas Development Plant and if it seems successful in allaying the dust will give it more, of a trial on a full block on Main Street.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 16, 1921 --

The balloting on the School Bond Issue last Tuesday resulted in a vote of 188 against and 44 in favor of said Bond Issue. This count includes all votes cast, including property owners and women electoral voters. The majority of the people are convinced that this is an inopportune time to call for such a sum of money and while in favor of the minor improvements necessary, do not want to burden themselves with building a gymnasium or a new school house this year, or at least until good crops are a certainty. . . From an angler’s point of view,  the Baker lake is becoming the most popular place in Fallon County, as evidenced daily by the swarm of men, women and children, fishermen and fisherettes. . .Heavy rain fell Tuesday night in the country about ten miles south of Plev- na, so much that it became necessary to use chains in  traveling.

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