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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 --

Baker Lions Club Bingo will begin Jan. 10 at the Senior Center. . .Picture: Maleah and Paiton Graham, daughters of Jarett and Trish Graham of Baker are ice skating on the rink near Coldwell Field. . .The City of Baker has received funding from the Montana Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant to rehabilitate owner occupied and rental homes in Baker. . .Nov. 28, Paul Wheeler, PA-C broke his neck as a result of a fall from a ladder. He was flown to Billings where it was determined to immobilize his cervical fracture by putting him in a cervical brace. If everything heals fine, Wheeler will be restored to 100 percent mobility. . .Glenn and Gay Rost will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Jan. 16 at the Fallon County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. . .Babe Billingsley will celebrate her 95th birthday Jan. 14.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 14, 2000 --

At the January county-wide economic development meeting, Paul Neiman, guest speaker, told about his oil extraction business - Montana Amber. Neiman started Montana Amber in 1992 and processes flax, sunflower, canola, organic safflower, millet and conducted research projects for other companies on rice germ oil, other forage seeds and pumpkin seeds. . .Baker Ag Day is slated for Feb. 9. Programs will run concurrently at the American Legion and Thee Garage; a banquet for approximately  160 people is planned with John Pulasky of Northern Ag Network as guest speaker. Entertainment will be provided by Robert Boggs and Emmett LaBree. . .Next year at this time postal rates for a first class stamp will likely be one cent more. . .People are cautioned to check their credit card statements very carefully for the next several months. Another Y2K glitch has surfaced. . .Della Moline, 93, passed away Dec. 15. . .Jan. 5 a meeting was held concerning a new millennium project - the beautification of Baker Lake. On display was a map of the lake area with a projected wide, cement path running from Highway 7 to the Iron Horse Park on the east side of the lake. A design team was formed to start formulating a plan. Members of the team include Steve Zachmann, Rich Menger, Alexiss Pinnow, Katy Sparks, Nicole Schuler, Brenda Wood, Bernie Heiser and members of the Baker High School FFA.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 11, 1990 --

New Baker Mayor, Dean Keirle, along with PoliceJudge Charles O. Larson and aldermen William E. Bohle and Richard Schueler took the oath of office at the City Council meeting. . .LuAnn Wenz won the Fallon Creek Beef Cook-Off held Jan. 6 at the Plevna High School. . .At the school board meeting, Superintendent Jim Stanton reported the asbestos removal project has cost $51,000 so far. . .Picture on the front page: Rieger family reunion held July 7-10, 1989 at Camp-On-The Boulder near Big Timber. Approximately 250 people attended. . .Julie’s Flowers and Gifts advertises one dozen carnations for $13.95. . .Residents of Baker are reminded to please refrain from discarding ashes in city dumpsters. Homeowners will be responsible for cost of replacing any dumpsters due to this occurrence.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 10, 1980 --

Chief of Police Charles Larson and local officers were recently honored by the state “Child Safety Program” for their efforts in teaching safe bicycle procedures to students in the local school systems. . .Jan. 25, Baker Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Casino Day. Big prizes and a free trip to Las Vegas will be in the offering. . .Gene Domagala, recent owner of Super Valu, has purchased the Cue and Brew restaurant. They have been closed for remodeling and are hoping to be open Jan. 27. . .Olen Wiseman, 75, passed away Jan. 7; Louis Parent, 96, passed away Nov. 30; and Art Kuehn, age 95, passed away Jan. 3. . .State Representative Harold Wyrick has been named to a Watch Dog Task Force project being sponsored by Jack Ramirez, Republican gubernatorial candidate. . .Little Beaver has district newsletter in paper. Pictured are four students who attended Montana Youth Range Camp at Elliston, MT, on June 11-15. They were Jon Neumann, Barb Neumann, Pete Rising and Dean Wang.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 8, 1970

Jim Lucas, author of the Montana Drug Control Act, will be in Baker to talk with all interested people in the community about drug abuse. . .Howard Stanhope, who has been plagued by fire, once again suffered another, this time the loss of his garage. . .Police Sergeant Charles Larson was promoted to acting police chief at a special meeting of the City Council. . .The Peanut Shack has been in operation in Baker for about seven months but may be forced to close its doors due to lack of people to assume responsibility to opening and closing and being there at the Shack during open hours. . .Attorney Gene Huntley of Baker has been elected president of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association. . .Juline Newell has been selected as one of the students of Jamestown College to a special studies group who will intern in Switzerland studying Swiss folklore and customs.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 7, 1960

Marvin Ehret of Plevna took home the first place trophy in the singles event at the third annual Mixed Holiday bowling tournament. The State Line team of Beach took the team event. . .Boy Scout Troop No. 57, formerly sponsored by the Jaycees, is being reorganized under the sponsorship of the American Lutheran Church. . .Mr. and Mrs. John Karch, Sr. celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, Jan. 3. . .Baker Police Department has increased in force with a 1960 revamped police reception room, new Rambler patrol car, fingerprinting system, criminal photography unit and bulletin boards.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 12, 1950 --

L. R Moline was elected president of the Commercial Club. Other officers are Francis LaCross, Dan Hel geson and L. Price. Directors are Roy McClain, Fred Morrow, Rex Flint, C. H. Duppler, Eugene Russell, Edgar Boucher, and Jack Lawler. . .Andrew Spisla was named chairman of the March of Dimes. . .Mrs. Christine Mengel, County Treasurer, reports they had a very busy day getting out car and truck licenses, Jan. 4. They took in over $4,000 that day.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 11, 1940 --

At the annual meeting of the Baker Commercial Club, Jack Mellor was elected president; C. W. Samsel, vice president; and L. Price, treasurer. . .Baker Lake is a natural, said E. McCaffery when he landed his plane on the lake. . .Vernon West was chosen as the new manager of Sawyer’s Store in Baker.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 9, 1930

Equal number of boys and girls born in county last year. Should make it easy for them to pair off in about 20 years   from now. One hundred twelve births were recorded. . .Except for what light may be obtained from candles and jets, the town of Ismay is now completely in the dark as the result of a fire which razed the municipal light plant about noon Monday. . .At joint installation ceremonies at Hubbard Hall Monday evening, Mrs. Karl Pleissner was installed as Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge and Oscar Ness was inducted to a similar position for the Odd Fellow Chapter. . .Blizzards since Christmas have spoiled skating for the youngsters on the Baker Lake. . .Anna John was elected Worthy Advisor of the Rainbow Girls Wednesday evening. Other officers are Juanita LaCross, Corrine Wheeler, Maxine Hitch, Mary Christopher, Elaine Erther and Mildred Christensen.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, Jan. 8, 1920

Fallon County Post No. 35 elected Ed Hanson Post Commander with the officers being Chas. Haftle, Ralph Keener, L. W. Busch, John Berger, George Vinton and H. S. Silvernale. . .W. W. Brant and Fred McFarland of the board of appraisers appointed to award damages in the Baker-Ekalaka road case accompanied by surveyor Lyman, County Attorney Cornish, Court Reporter Vinton and Attorney Tom Murn were at Willard Tuesday conferring with those who claim damages. . .Ole Roget returned Saturday to his home south of town after 19 months spent in the U.S. Army, 14 of which were in Siberia. . . Baker Lodge I.O.O.F. installed newly elected officers Monday evening. Wm. Harris is Noble Grand and other officers include C. H. Duppler, Don Goe, John Phillips, C. D. Bishop, Robert Cartwright, G. B. Nye, Fred Hasty, Mack Lockie, V. G. Phillips, Berg Marler, Walt Young, Curtis Shreve, H. S. Josselyn and J. M. Comstock.

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