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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, February 25, 2011 --

Picture: Snow, snow, everywhere you go there’s snow. Residents are seeing more wildlife in town looking for food as the ground in the country is buried too deep for them to find food. . .World Day of Prayer will be celebrated March 3 in Baker. This year’s service will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church. . .Last week the Legislature dropped HR 136, the Governor’s school funding plan. . .Herb O’Donnell will celebrate his 80th birthday March 5. . .Baker Spartan boys’ basketball team ended their season at the district tournament. . .Lady Spartan basketball team will advance to the divisional tourney in Manhattan Feb. 24-26. . .National FFA Week is Feb. 19-26. . .Area volunteers are honored in this issue of the Fallon County Times. . .Irene Korneychuk will turn 90 years old Feb. 28. Her children are asking that memories be send to her in lieu of a celebration. . .Brock Parini of Baker was crowned Miles Community College homecoming king. . .High temperature Feb. 16 was 45 degrees, low was -19 Feb. 21. . .Eric Bechtold and Jessica Baldwin, both former residents of Baker, won nominations for Billings’ 40 under 40 and were honored by their community. . .Bowman Recreation Department’s 2011 volleyball league champs are a team from Baker/Plevna consisting of Sheila O’Connor, Michelle Gorder, Ashlee Moore, Toni O’Connor, Marisa Straub, Shye Coulter and Carol Hadley.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 23, 2001 --

Ashley Stanhope was named “Committee Man of the Year” at the 2000 NPRA Finals held at the Civic Center in Bismarck, Feb 8-10. . .Two Baker teachers, Clayton Hornung and Rich Menger, are planning to attend a statewide rally for public education in Helena March 3. . .Karen Birrer of Baker has been nominated to receive the 12th Annual Intermountain Children’s Award. The award honors an individual volunteer or professional in Montana who has made an outstanding contribution to children with special needs. . .A pancake breakfast benefit for Jacob Rieger, son of Marc and Debbie Rieger, will be held March 4 at the Plevna Fire Hall. . .Over 40 youth and adults attended the second annual “Day of Sewing” held at Thee Garage Feb. 19. This sewing event was hosted by 4-H sewing leaders and members of the Patchwork Quilting Guild. . .Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest held Feb. 4. Winners were: girls - Hali Jardee of Ekalaka; Marnee Overton, Baker; Kaily Stoltz, Ekalaka; Mandi Overton, Baker; Kadri Schuetzle, Plevna. Boys’ winners: Laker Brockel, Plevna; Derek Arnell, Baker; Neal Susa, Baker; Matt Junso, Baker; and Zach Hepperle, Baker.

 30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 21, 1991 --

Three ladies were crowned Valentine Queens at Beta Sigma Phi’s Valentine Ball held Feb. 9. They were Roxie Latham, DeeDee Geving and Phyllis Peterson. . .Girl Scout Troop 142 has been busy tying yellow ribbons around town. They did 75 homes and the highways street signs uptown. This helped the girls understand more about patriotism. . .U.S. Census Bureau released figures compiled in the 1990 survey. The State of Montana experienced an overall increase in population of 1.6 percent, but counties in eastern Montana have a marked decline in population. . .Frank Dietz will celebrate his 100th birthday March 3. . .Four employees of Anfinson’s received service awards: David Gustafson - 15 years, Ron Rabe - 14 years, Marty Couch - 14 years and Alberta Couch - 6 years. . .Fireworks Fund drive begins and once again the goal for the fund is $,3500. If you are interested in helping out call Kay Wood or Bryan Kary. . .Fifty American flags were on display at Thomas McGonigal Gymnasium Feb. 12, during the annual Americanism program. With our country at war in the Persian Gulf, patriotic feelings are high .

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 19, 1981 --

Two positions from the elementary district will be open on the Baker school board this spring, according to Jim Stanton, superintendent. The three year terms of Herb McCamish and Henry Logar will be up at that time. . .A full year kindergarten program is being studied for the Plevna schools. Final approval depends on interest of parents. . .Pictured are Baker Lions Club members Al Fradenburgh and Harvey Tinnes with first graders at Washington School. Each student in Mary Lou Ryden’s class received an American flag courtesy of the Lions Club. . .Pictured is Tim Barth, son of Mr. and Mrs Reinhard Barth. Tim was awarded a certificate for the energy education and conservation program, signed by former President Jimmy Carter. . .Baker chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Beta Pi crowned Launa Quenzer as their Valentine Queen for 1981. . .Baker High School twirlers will perform at halftime of the basketball game Feb. 21. Twirlers are Carol O’Connor, Barb Mahon, Cheri Jacobsen, Carla Barone, Laurie Breitbach, Kim Lund, Kathy McGonigal and Janice Stoddard. . .Three area residents, Richard Wenz of Plevna, Paul Enos of Willard and Tim Schwindt of Baker attended a John Deere Fly-In held this week. The group flew from Billings. . .Ismay Masonic Lodge held its annual 500 card party Feb. 14. A surprise cake was served for Kenton and Alice Stickney in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 25, 1971 --

Baker wrestlers take third in state, led by twins Jerry and John Moser. Baker coach for the 1971 tourney was Steve Prokop. . .Bert Schell, Paul Taylor and Larry Bender are elected officers in the Badlands Coin Club. . .O’Fallon Historical Society reports that the museum is presently being renovated and repainted. . .Robert Irvine is reelected president of the National Farmers Organization. Harvey Nichols is treasurer. . .Super Valu sells ten pounds of sugar for $1.19. . .Edith Gift, Girl Scout cookie chairman, reports that 145 cases of cookies have been ordered. Girl Scout Junior workshops for February are books by Alice Newell, prints by Helen Hoke, Indian lore by Ann Weeks and dancer by Iva Post.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 23, 1961 --

Plevna wins District 4-C basketball championship under the coaching of Brenden Murphy. . .Jaycees are meeting to make plans for a Quarter Horse Show and have decided to hold it in conjunction with the annual carnival and street dance in late spring. . .County Commissioners discussed changing the town lots of Ollie and Westmore back into acreage, making the land more saleable due to the lesser cost of taxes. . .Frank Sparks received the Ford Farm Efficiency Award Feb. 16.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 22, 1951 --

Seven teams will take part in the district three AAU basketball tournament to be held in Baker, Friday and Saturday. Teams are Baker, Plevna, Wibaux, Miles City, Terry, Broadus and Bud’s. Flower Shop of Miles City. . .Jack Lawler heads annual fund drive for Red Cross. . .William Bradshaw, Ismay rancher, suffers severe bruises and sprains when thrown from a bucking horse on the MacKay ranch 20 miles south of Ismay where he is manager. . .Intention to auction leases on 1,669.44 acres within the known geologic structure of the Cedar Creek Anticline in extreme northern Fallon County has been announced by the Bureau of Land Management. . .Total receipts from the polio drive were $1,475.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 20, 1941 --

Dr. and Mrs. S. A. Weeks of Ambrose, ND, have decided to locate in Baker on April 1. They have purchased the William O’Loughlin house now occupied by the J. C. Swindel family. . .County Attorney Denzil R. Young will be the guest speaker at the annual Washington’s birthday anniversary banquet held at Miles City. . .Several workmen are busy remodeling the former Jacob Rideway Marketing in Plevna which was purchased by Bob Janz.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 19, 1931 --

The question of establishing a county free library is soon to be brought to the attention of the people of Fallon County. Members of the library board will meet with those interested Saturday in the courtroom. . .Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Welch are observing their 50th wedding anniversary at their Westmore home. . .Workmen are engaged this week in renovating and redecorating the interior of St. John’s Church. . .Eight more dresses mysteriously disappeared from the Style Shop Thursday night. The thief apparently gained entrance through the front door.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, February 24, 1921 --

Officers elected to serve for the Altar Society are Mrs. Raymond, president; Mrs. Hibbard, vice president; Mrs. M. L. Russell, secretary; Mrs. R. F. Smith, treasurer; Mrs. E .O. Lentz, sector; and Mrs. Ed Lawler, sacristan. . .Mayor George Hough received corporation papers of the Fallon County Fair Ass., from the secretary of the state this week. . .Melvin Schneider, who has been teaching in Dist. No. 41, has been transferred to the Baker schools and began teaching the fifth grade Monday morning. Miss Susie Thomas of Knobs will take his place in the country. . .Art Kuehn of Willard was in town Tuesday attending to school district matters. He says he will soon be in the fields if this weather keeps up. . .Beaver Creek well on the Hunter ranch is down 2,130 feet and Supt. Heft reports everything to be in fine shape. . .Night school began at the high school building with a good attendance in spite of the severe weather at the beginning of the week.

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