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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, October 15, 2010 --

October 11 Griffith Excavating was on location at the Fallon County Fairgrounds to take down the grandstand in order to make way for a new one. The grandstand was built in 1925 for the first county fair. The new grandstand will be finished by next summer. New warning sirens for Fallon County were installed Oct. 7. One siren is located near the Roger Schmidt Amphitheater at the lake, another is located northwest of the railroad crossing near J & M Lumber and a third siren has been placed near the Plevna Fire Station. . .Jake and Wendy Wagner, former owners of the Baker Club, opened Hanging W Meats Oct. 9, coinciding with the first day of hunting season. Hanging W Meats will specialize in custom butchering and processing, and wild game processing. The Wagners also plan to have retail sales in the near future. . .Baker Spartan football parents’ night will be held Oct, 22 and the Lady Spartan volleyball team will hold their parents  night Oct. 21. . .SMART director Mona Madler reported at the Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture meeting that SMART bought the office they had been renting from the owner, William Randash. They are renovating and plan to create more office space.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, October 20, 2000 --

Baker Spartan football team is conference champs. . .Albert “Rich” Batterman has filed for the position of Fallon County Attorney. That position was vacated earlier this year when previous Fallon County Attorney John Huntley accepted a position in New Mexico. . .Two candidates are running for one open seat on the Fallon County Board of Commissioners Nov. 7. . .Les Crow and Don Rieger are the two candidates. . .Jean Tronstad and Gini Knipfer have plans to start quilting classes for beginners. . .Burlington Resources recently donated a Ford Explorer to the Baker Police Department. . .Moonlight Madness held Oct. 13 was very successful. Approximately 550 people were served at the free appreciation supper. . .Murphy Quarter Horses awarded Andrea Buerkle with a saddle blanket for showing the Top Yearling at the 2000 Fallon County Fair. . .Keystone Ranches of Ismay is selling 250 bred heifers Nov. 11 at New West Livestock in Baker. It is their 17th year of selecting and selling bred heifers. . .School Superintendent Jim Stanton reported at the Oct. 26 school board meeting that he and several other superintendents had met in Helena recently with a Local Government Funding Committee. He said the meeting was good and the superintendents had stopped the committee from taking oil and gas revenues away from the schools, for the time being. . .Fallon Creek CattleWomen are sponsoring a Beef Preparation School Nov. 4 at the Plevna Fire Hall.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, October 18, 1990 --

Cara Setinc of Baker High School is among the select group of performers who will be gathering in Missoula this week for All State Band. She plays the contrabass clarinet. . .An 80th birthday party for Edith Carlson will be held Oct. 27. . .First playoff game for Baker Spartan football team will be held in Baker. . .Betty Mueller was awarded a 20 year service pin and certificate. Betty has worked for Fallon, Carter and Wibaux Counties for 20 years in the Social Services Department. . .Plevna Pancake and Sausage Supper was a huge success. Volunteers made 2,000 pounds of sausage to cook for the supper and to sell fresh. . .Country Cousins 4-H Club elected new officers: Kris Bechtold, president; Steve Schweigert, vice president; Marnie Merwin, secretary; Jennifer Plummer, reporter; Robyn Pinnow, recreation leader; Heidi Bechtold, flag bearer; Eric Bechtold, parliamentarian. . .Dave Wiseman has accepted a position with the Montana Dept. of Highways. He has hired Wade Besemer and his wife Starla, who are both licensed barbers, to work in The Upper Cut for him.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, October 16, 1980 --

Winners of the Photo Club contest recently held and sponsored by the Plevna Photo Club were: first - Dean Wang, second  - Richard Schaefer, third - Sue Reynolds. . .Sergeant Dent was speaker at the Oct. 10 meeting of Clergy and Helping Professionals on law enforcement in Baker. . .John and Cecelia Zupanik will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 26 with an open house at the Dick O’Connor home. . .Members of the Band Boosters and Baker merchants are coordinating their efforts toward the fall style show which they cosponsor annually. . .Boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Billings Oct. 11. Coach Johnson’s girls had a fine day by taking first place in the B division. Girls placing were Carol O’Connor 4th, Max Losing 5th, Doreen Losing 6th, Marcie Celander 10th, Barb Neumann 14th and Kathy Bridgeford 17th.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, October 15, 1970 --

Oct. 14, saw the first sale day at the auction yards with all the people working together finding shortcuts as well as better ideas gained only by experience. . .As the old press is put out for a time of retirement, a new idea is going into effect at the Fallon County times with better, more efficient equipment taking over. . .Next week the Fallon County Times will be going out to over 5,000 homes within a 100 mile radius of Baker to promote the Baker Livestock Auction that will be held Oct. 28. . .Mr. Russ Culver was elected as a delegate to the MSBA Delegate Assembly from District No. 10 which consists of Fallon, Carter, Custer, Powder River and Rosebud Counties. . .Mr. and Mrs. Orville (Smokey) Speelmon celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a series of pre-anniversary dinners given to them by friends.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, October 13, 1960 --

The Spartans in their annual Football Day classic lost to the Poplar Indians 20-13, Oct. 7. Leilani Naples, senior, was named football queen by the team members. . .Jim Joyce was elected “Band Member of the Month” for the Month of September. There will be one member elected for each month of the nine school months. . .R. F. Lutts of Carlyle was named as Fallon County chairman of the “Farmers for Kennedy-Johnson” committee. . .Richard Lovec, vice president of the Baker FFA Chapter, is attending the National FFA Convention at Kansas City, MO this week.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, October 19, 1950 --

Good news to all gas users in the area is contained in the announcement by the Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. that the Worland-Baker gas pipeline is completed, tested and in full operation at the present time. . .Farmer’s Frolic to be held Oct. 21, promises to be a big day for all who appreciate bargains and a good time. . .Mayor Randash, L. R. Moline, Karl Lentz and L. W. Busch attended a dinner and meeting at Lemmon, SD. The occasion was the celebration of the completion of the blacktopping of U.S. No. 12 through South Dakota. . .Andy Spisla, Fallon County chairman, reports that Oct. 16 was the closing date at which there was a total of 185 signatures and $74.89 in contributions.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, October 17, 1940 --

Mrs. John Eichenberger and Mrs. H. B. Schendel will match their ability with the country’s outstanding crocheters this fall it was revealed today. They are eligible to enter the fourth Nationwide Crochet Contest. . .Baker Woman’s Club will hold their annual Montana products dinner Tuesday when husbands and escorts of members will be guests. . .County Clerk and Recorder H. M. Trandum reports that 445 men registered in Fallon County Wednesday, national Conscription Day. The first to register in Fallon County was John Andolshek.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, October 16, 1930 --

Bill Hubbard drove away with the free Ford given away by Burns Bros, at their auction sale. . .With the completion of the pipelines from the Cabin Creek field to Williston and Bismarck, plans are now being made to extend the line to Minot. . .Wayne Cox and Floyd Jensen, both high school students, had the misfortune to break bones in their hands Monday. . .A decided drop in temperatures Monday brought the first snow of the season. The snow continued in short flurries during the morning. This morning Baker thermometers registered five below zero.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, October 14, 1920 --

The school fair and corn show is over. It was a big success and the originators of it may rightfully pat themselves on the shoulders and say “We did well.” Through, the hearty co-operation of the schools and First National Bank this first attempt at a fair was a winner and had more effect than was intended. . .L. Price went to Marmarth the first of the week to get his Spring lambs ready for shipment. . .A one cent sale will be conducted next week at the Hight Drug Co.’s store. . .Jess Barstow experienced one of the accidents peculiar to childhood last Friday when he fell off the teeter board and broke his arm midway between his wrist and elbow.

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