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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, February 11, 2011 --

Baker Spartan wrestlers who qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament were Mason Melby, Cody Beyers, Buster Pickett, Ethan Taylor, Jonny Wiseman and Travis Koenig. . .Baker Lions Club will hold their 14th annual Variety Show Feb. 13. . .Plevna boys and girls district basketball tournaments will be held Feb. 16-19 in Miles City. . .Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Wibaux will furnish free popcorn at the Spartans vs. Longhorns basketball games Feb. 12 in Baker. . .Knights of Columbus Free Throw winners at the Council level from Baker are Scotti Robinson, Savannah Hickey, Paitton Herbst, Kaden Kuntz, Daniel Rost and Seth Barkley. They are now eligible to participate in the District level to be held in Forsyth. . .National Boy Scout Week is Feb. 6-12. Scoutmaster is Teresa Christensen, Cub Master is Scott Rabbitt and his assistant is Brock Collins. . .Feb. 14, St. Vincent Healthcare pediatric providers will visit Fallon Medical Complex to train local health care providers on caring for Montana kids during the critical moments of a trauma or medical emergency.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 9, 2001 --

Kylan Klauzer and Brandon Stevenson, both of Baker, won first place at the divisional wrestling tournament held last weekend. . .Buffalo Commons C.O.R.E. group has sold its building on Main Street to the Stoddards, Jim Schaefer announced at the Chamber of Commerce meeting. Plans are to locate the liquor store there. . .Verne and Ella Hitchcock will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 11. . .Pat and Kay Hanley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 18. . .Jan. 30, 2001 at the Fallon County Library, a dedicated group met to organize The Friends Of The Library. . .O’Fallon Community Men’s Choir, under the direction of Theresa Vaughn and accompanied on piano by Ruth Wang, will sing for the Americanism Program. . .Deb Singer and Marc-Annette thank everyone for supporting their grand opening. Their new name is All 4 U. . .Service team at Randash Motors consists of Terry Straub, Jay Grigsby and Rebel Nelson.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 7, 1991 --

Tom and Joena Adamson are the new managers of Lakeview Mini Store. . .Tara Braun and Bob Wheeler are new VIPs at the office of the Soil Conservation Service in Baker. VIP stands for Volunteers in Promotion. . .Randy Frank and Steve Klang, UPS drivers, are honored for accident-free driving. . .Ottilia Follmer celebrated her 80th birthday Jan. 13. . .Winners of the women’s bowling tournament were: Doubles - Mardi Brown/Jessie Neary; Singles - Marilyn Askin; All Events Scratch - Sharon Harrison: All Events Handicap - Sharon Harrison. . .New officers installed for Hospital Helpers are: president Dolores Erlenbush; vice president Dorie Wiseman; secretary Doris Benner; treasurer Mary Bohle and Pink Touch treasurer is Merle Ehman. . . Bronco Days, Baker Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture’s annual indoor rodeo, will be held March 8-10. Jan Kenitzer and Leland Gundlach of the Bronco Days Committee have promised good weather for this year’s event.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 5, 1981 --

The SoMoNo ag seminar begins this morning at the 4-H exhibit hall. Don Rieger, Plevna, is the master of ceremonies. . .Rev. David Johnson was installed as the pastor of the Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Plevna Feb. 1. . .Shane Beckers, a member of the Big Sky 4-H Club, will represent Fallon County at a citizenship seminar sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service. . .Baker Chamber of Commerce will host a newcomers banquet Feb. 23 in the Blue Room. The purpose of the dinner will be to welcome all new businesses to Baker. . .Governor Ted Schwinden has named Kenneth Rustad to the Montana Board of Crime Control. . .Bill and Ann Singer will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, Feb. 7.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 11, 1971 --

Father Dennis Keane has been assigned to the Catholic parishes in Baker, Ekalaka, Mill Iron and Plevna. . .Gene Huntley elected president of the hospital board. . .Vicki Bechtold selected D.A.R. Good Citizen from Baker High School. . .Mary Paula Young and Jamie Sue Alexander are Girls State delegates. . .The Ladies Aid of the Community Church is soliciting pictures to be made into scrapbooks. Mrs. Alex Hamilton, president, also reported that the response to the request for yarn and crochet thread to be sent to the Florence Crittendon Home in Helena has been so successful that another box is being collected. . .Mountain Bell will install its three hundred thousandth telephone in Baker Friday as part of its 127 exchanges in Montana.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 9, 1961 --

Baker City Council explains facts about the paving as to what will be applied to the streets, how long it will take and the cost. . .Osborn- McMillan Elevator will have an open house this weekend to show their new roller mill. . .The resignation of Ed Randash from Randash Motors brings in a new partner, Bill, the son of George Randash, a graduate of Montana State College and has been employed by Allis Chalmers for several years in Milwaukee. . .Gerald Martin and Harold Hammer have been appointed chairmen of the Red Cross drive.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 8, 1951 --

Fallon County gives $1,234.74 to polio, reports Mrs. Howard Yokley, chairman of the drive. . .Baker Lions Club is continuing the house numbering project. Weather permitting, each store and house owner will be contacted and correct and proper numbers will be installed for $1.00 per building. . .Fallon County American Legion Post 35 is making considerable changes in the hall and club room. A large store room, lavatories, remodeled kitchen and stage will be completed in about two weeks.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 6, 1941 --

Close to $300 was realized from the President’s Birthday Ball Saturday. . .William C. Jesperson of Willard was accepted Tuesday for a three year enlistment in the Army Corps. . .Fertile Prairie community is making plans for a farewell dance Saturday evening in honor of the nine draftees who will enter their country’s service this month. . .Pete Herbst, Christ Krausz, John and William Leischner have all moved houses to Plevna recently. All will be remodeled soon, is the report.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 5, 1931 --

Fallon County Commissioners appointed James Kochel, undersheriff, under the late W. B. Franklin to fill the vacancy created by the death of Mr. Franklin. . .A large group of friends and relatives surprised the Gottlieb Sieler family Friday night on their silver wedding anniversary. . .Streets in Baker have been materially improved this week by several loads of scoria which the city council ordered to fill all the rough stops at the corners. . .Organization of a Business and Professional Women’s Club was definitely affected at a dinner meeting Tuesday at Grainger’s Hall when approximately 40 women heard Dr. Alice Stroud of Glendive, president of Montana Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 10, 1921 --

At a meeting of approximately 80 persons interested in oil development in Montana in the Chamber of Commerce rooms in Miles City, they formed the Independent Oil Operators Assn. H. B. Wiley was chosen president. Chas. J. Russell, R. W. Russell, J. L. Barstow, M.D. Miller and H. R. Greeden attended from Baker. . .Natural gas supplies in Baker and Cabin Creek should be preserved for domestic use, making carbon black of no benefit to the state. . .The dance given by a committee of the Woman’s Club of Baker was a decided success. The dance was given for the purpose of raising money toward Fallon County’s quota for the Near East relief fund.

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