10 YEARS AGO
Friday, May 6, 2011 --
Fallon County Community Fund Drive will begin May 11. Beta Sigma Phi members will be going door to door. . .Winners in the Baker School Board election are Thomas Muckle with 200 votes and Steve Baldwin with 166 votes. Two positions were open for three year terms. . .The Health Facility Levy election passed with 593 votes for and 314 against. . .A one vehicle rollover was reported on Highway 7 south of Baker April 25. Trooper Dulin reported to the scene and found the driver Rob Greer, 25, of Bozeman had been ejected from the vehicle. Greer was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been working in Carter County. . .Plevna Cougars will be at their district track meet in Glendive May 12. . .Spring snow storm April 30 hits Baker area with between 3-5 inches of snow. North of Baker saw eight to ten inches of snow. Motorists were stranded along Highway 7 from Baker to Wibaux even as authorities closed the road. Visibility was zero due to 45-70 MPH gusts of wind. . .Construction of the fairgrounds grandstands is right on schedule despite an extremely wet and chilly spring. . .Harry Tronstad is honored for 45 years of service to the National Weather Service.
20 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 4, 2001 --
Attending Boys State this year from Baker will be Lance Rikala, Michael Newell and Brandon Schmidt. Troy O’Connor is the delegate from Plevna. . .The reception by the Baker community for the proposed Kiwanis Club has been so tremendous that the club has been formed. . .Agriliance Agronomy Center in Baker has installed a Waconia Model 2412 stainless steel loadout leg. Loading capabilities of the new leg are 150 ton per hour. . .Dennis Scott was seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck April 26 on Highway 7, one half mile east of Plevna. He collided with a motorcycle driven by Ernie Kriedemann of Baker. Scott was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. . .Fallon County Community Band will perform their sixth annual concert May 9. . .Leonard and Mary Oberlander have donated a wheelchair with a special oxygen attachment and special gel pad seat to Fallon Medical Complex. . .The spring tea and hat show was a great success with 65 spectators. Lorraine Marsh from Billings brought 78 hats which were modeled by local ladies. . .High temperature April 28 was 40 degrees. Low was 38 degrees April 29. . .Jeanne Drange is president of the Fallon Creek Cattlewomen, and Dotty Cretsinger is president-elect. Wanda Bickle - secretary/treasurer.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 2, 1991 --
Marty and Alberta Couch have assumed duties as co-managers of Anfinson’s Family Center. . .A late spring storm hit Baker again last weekend. Moisture came in the form of rain and snow and the official total from Friday through Monday was 1.72 inches. . .Fallon County welcomes more soldiers home - Mike Hawkinson and Matthew Mahon. . .High temperature April 24 was 80 degrees. . .Pvt. 1st Class Theresa Logar has completed the mobile subscriber equipment switching system operator course at Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA. Logar is the daughter of Henry and Deanna Logar of Baker. . .Board of Trustees of Baker Schools faced some difficult budget decisions last year when the mill levy failed three times. This year the high school levy has failed to pass voter approval once and the board has called for another levy election. .
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 30, 1981 --
Plans are continuing to shape up for the June Chamber of Commerce promotion; Old Fashioned Day. . .Firemen were called to the home of Mike O’Connor Wednesday morning when a fire broke out. Unofficial reports state the fire appeared to have begun near the electrical panel or a heater. . .Funeral services for Earlen Duneman will be held at the Baker American Lutheran Church with Pastor Miles Renaas officiating. . .Timothy O’Connor, son of Martin and Wynona O’Connor, represented Fallon County at the State Spelling Bee held in Missoula. . .Collette Hurley and Kevin Helfrich were crowned queen and king at the 1981 Baker High School Prom. . .Arbor Day was observed in Baker with the planting of a six foot apple tree by the Anticline Extension Homemakers Club. Pictured planting the tree are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schopp, Mrs. Alice Newell and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hanson. The tree was planted in the courthouse complex.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 6, 1971 --
After 40 hours of training, eight Baker firemen received diplomas for completed training in fire fighting, rescue work and salvage work. Receiving diplomas were Clarence Schell, Dick Molstad, Bernard Heiser, Everett Myhre, Clayton Verke, Robert Corbitt, Kenneth Kochel and Leon Newell. . .Alice Madler is chosen queen of the Baker prom. Dave Meccage was elected king. Attendants were Marnee Wiman, Connie Lovec, Jessie Schell and Dan Stenglein. . .Girl Scout Court of Awards will be next week. In charge of arrangements are Mrs. Vernie Jacobsen, Mrs. Doug Barone and Mrs. Gene Russell. Mrs. Bennie Bechtold will be in charge of the tea that will follow the presentation. . .Eastern Montana Shrine Club donated $100 to Fallon Memorial Hospital for the purchase of needed equipment. . . Dennis Bechtold won first in statewide Americanism and government test, sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliary of Montana. . .Dick Knowles and Herb Townsend received honorable mention in a poll taken by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, Coach and Athlete magazine and Sunkist Growers. . .Navy Hospitalman Apprentice Martin Nelson has graduated from the recruit training at the Naval Training Center in San Diego.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 4, 1961 --
There was a full house when the Baker High School music department presented their annual concert under the direction of Ray Kovash and L. F. Bruggeman. During intermission Warren Wenz received the senior band award and summer music scholarships were awarded to James Joyce and Margaret Coen. . .Ervin Keirle begins his third term as Baker’s Mayor and names appointive officers as follows: Russell Culver, city attorney; Robert Kinsey, water superintendent; Judd Cory, city engineer; Verol Corbitt, city clerk; Herbert Jundt, Ted Everson, Vera Bruggeman and Moline councilmen; Gene Wellenstein, treasurer; Ed Herbst, police magistrate; Robert Townsend and Bernard Brost, the police force. . .Dr. Mel Rogstad with the assistance of the Lions test the eyes of pupils in Fallon County. . .Irene Mengel has been named “GA of the Month” in the Girl’s Auxiliary. . .Joan Birtic, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Birtic has recently been elected secretary of Tau Beta Sigma honorary at Montana State College. . .Mrs. Danny Celander, nee Joan Martin was honored with a bridal shower at the home of Mrs. Fred Morrow.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 3, 1951 --
Snow, rain, freezing temperatures and biting winds greeted Montanans the first day of May. . .In the reorganization meeting of the city council Tuesday evening, C. K. Wilson was named city clerk and Al Hansen, city attorney. L. M. Corbitt was appointed water superintendent. Mayor Randash made the following appointments: Lee Moline, finance; T. V. Critchfield, park; Bill Campbell and Mark Brownson, airport. Additional water storage is being contemplated. Bonnievale Cemetery Association will be granted use of water free if and when the association lays the pipe.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 1, 1941 --
Howard Stanhope is improving but still suffering from a brain concussion suffered in a truck collision near Miles City Saturday. . .Ray Pitsor, Bob Lentz, Donna O’Brien, Montie Wolenetz, Lois Ferguson and Deloris Clocksene accompanied by Supt. A. O. Gullidge left Wednesday for Bozeman to attend High School Week. . .The season’s opening dance will be held at Wildwood Park dance hall next Saturday. Music by the Baker Swingsters. . .Elwood McLeod, recently appointed deputy sheriff for Fallon County, resigned the position and has been replaced by Tom Eilek.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 30, 1931 --
The largest delegation from Baker that has ever attended the state scholarship contest Vocational Congress left Baker Wednesday for Bozeman to take in High School Week. Gullidge took Mary Christopher, Bonita Hythecker, Priscilla Larsen, Alec Beckman and Karl Pleissner. C. D. McDonald took Mildred McDonald, Maxine Hitch, John Dougherty and Richard Johnson in his car. . .The Montana Petroleum Company this week moved its offices from the building opposite the depot to the offices of the Gas Development Co. in the building formerly known as the Morrow Lumber Co. The building now houses the three firms, Gas Development, Montana-Dakota Power and Montana Petroleum Co.
100 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 5, 1921 --
The quick response of the Baker Fire Department to the general fire alarm turned in by the Baker Electric Light and Power Company averted serious damage to the train and probably the loss of several lives Monday evening. . .L. E. Rushton, cashier of the Baker State Bank, has resigned his position in this institution. . .The most important step toward the establishing of a county fair was accomplished this week when the county commissioners bought thirty acres of land from F. W. Savage of Miles City for the consideration of $2,500. . .Mr. John Beal arrived in Baker Monday to look over oil interests in which he has been invited to participate. Mr. Beal does not hesitate in expressing his opinion that the oil industry in Montana will result in the erection of some very good towns and cities, and that Baker will be one of them.