10 YEARS AGO
Friday, April 8, 2011 --
Jan Stickney was honored at the State FCCLA Leadership Conference in Billings, March 18-19, for her 40 years of dedication to FCCLA. Stickney took her first teaching job in Plevna in 1971 and has been there ever since. . .Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Apr. 17 at the Fallon County Fairgrounds. . .According to the 2010 Census, Baker’s population is 1,741 people - a growth of three percent since 2000. Plevna’s population is 162, compared to 138 in 2000. Fallon County’s 2010 population was 2,890, gaining 53 people since the 2000 census. . .Fallon County voters are invited to a presentation and question and answer session regarding the Fallon Medical Complex special mill levy election April 12. . .Mid-Rivers presented a $200 check to the Fallon County Fire Department and the Fallon County Ambulance.
20 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 6, 2001 --
Lisa Wood was crowned queen of the Baker High School Prom and Justin Thilmony was crowned king. . .Royalty at Plevna Prom 2001 was queen Gena Maier and king Dane Wang. . .Spirits Plus is now open at 15 S. Main in Baker. . .Jeanne Drange is the new president of the Fallon Creek Cattlewomen. . .Four Baker students recently participated in a youth leadership/anti-tobacco education training activity sponsored by the Office of Public Instruction. The four students were Michael Newell, Charlie Espinosa, Lane Straub and Clint Townsend. . .Customer Appreciation Day will be held April 7 at Northside Truck & Auto. There will be a free barbecue from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. . .April 2, the first wild ducks settled on Baker Lake where the ice had broken up. . .Heidi Wang underwent her fourth surgery April 5 at Deaconess Hospital in Billings. Her first three surgeries resulted in allergic reactions which caused infections. With the infections cleared up and further healing complete, doctors at Deaconess will replace part of her skull with a titanium plate. Heidi was injured last November in a sledding accident. . .High temperature March 29 was 58 degrees.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 4, 1991 --
Roger Schmidt has been promoted to executive vice president and chief executive officer at Bank of Baker effective April 15. David Clyde, president and CEO, has resigned and will move to Oregon to join his family. . .The board of directors of Equity Co-op has announced that the Plevna facility will be permanently closed May 1, 1991. . .Winners in the Easter Egg Decorating Contest were Chelsy Sander, Kylan Klauzer and Amy Callen. . .There will be an open house to celebrate the 80th birthday of Maggie Losing, April 1. . .Vera Horton celebrated her 90th birthday this week with a celebration lunch by Janet Singer, Vera Abrams and Evelyn Neary. . .Fallon Creek CowBelles elect officers and they are: Paulette Householder going in as director to Southeastern, Kathleen Currie - sec.-treas. and Jeanne Drange - president-elect. . .Gordon Olson is president of Fallon County AARP. . .Jon Neumann returned to Baker March 23 for a visit with his family and friends. Two weeks earlier he had returned to Fort Bragg, NC, after serving in Operation Desert Storm. Other Fallon County soldiers who have returned to the area are Quinton Wiseman, Jodi Madler and Alba Higgins.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 2, 1981 --
One hundred sixty-five boys and girls competed in the annual science fair held Tuesday evening in the Baker High School. Grand prize winners include Teresa Logar in the sixth grade, Tim Hornung in the seventh grade, Tanya Dilworth in the eighth grade. . .Pastor Paul Hickman of the First Baptist Church suffered a stroke last Thursday evening. . .Timothy O’Connor, Baker Middle School eighth grader, won the 1981 spelling bee. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin O’Connor of Baker. Second place winner and alternate is Tanya Dilworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Dilworth. . .Charles A. Noftsker, 73, of Baker passed away March 27.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 8, 1971 --
Walt Kreager is the newly elected mayor of Baker. Doug Barone and Russell Culver won three year trustee positions. Orville Stevens was elected to a one year position. Carl Hepperle was elected police magistrate. Gene Wellenstein was unopposed for treasurer. . .In Plevna, Leon Rieger was elected mayor, Ted Hepperle, Isadore Leischner, Morris Hoenke and Art Sieler were elected aldermen. . .Postmaster-General announces that new rates will go into effect in May. First class letters will be eight cents. . .Jan Tuggle and Jerry Baker are directors for the elementary music program to be held next week. . .Dennis Fried and Doug Dahl represented Baker at business sessions of the State FFA convention. Others attending were Don Beach, Bill Halmans and Jeff Madler. . .Six Baker wrestlers to compete in AAU finals. They are John Beach, Al Meschke, Tom Madler, Pat Neary, Jim Teague and Paul Groshans.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 6, 1961 --
Amateur boxing trophy winners were Doug Martin, Ronnie Callen, Bradley Wenz, Ronnie Rindy, Dale Rath, Melvin Dahl, Mike Correll, Jack Bohle and Roy Dahl. . .Dr. Melvin Rogstad was elected trustee for school district No. 12. . .Accreditation of Baker elementary school was reported in jeopardy and warning given to round out the educational system in the elementary schools, especially the library where standards need to be raised. . .Baker Boys 4-H was organized at the home of Arnold Davis.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 5, 1951 --
George Randash was returned to the office of mayor over his opponent G. R. Moshier. Aldermen elected in ward one were T. V. Crichfield and W. Campbell; ward two was L. R. Moline and Mark Brownson. . .L. F. Bruggeman returned Monday from Missoula where he attended the five day convention of the northwest division of music educators national conference. . .Baker Chapter of Future Farmers of America won the sweepstakes trophy of the Big Muddy District meet held Friday and Saturday at Culbertson.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 3, 1941 --
Drilling of the state’s deepest test oil well, a 10,500 foot hole on the Baker anticline in eastern Montana, will be started about May 12. Carter Oil Co. will drill the well. . .Dr. and Mrs. Sam Weeks of Ambrose, ND, came today from Helena where the doctor arranged for a reciprocity license. He is getting ready to open a practice here immediately. . .March went down on the weather bureau records as being one of the driest in the state’s history. . .Field work has started and many acres of wheat have been sown this past week. . .Prospects are good for a municipal band in Baker this summer under the leadership of L. F. Bruggeman. . .Mr. and Mrs. Delmas Baird and Gerry left for Bremerton, WA, where Mr. Baird will be employed under civil service as a welder in the Puget Sound Navy Yard. The Bairds have leased their home to George Severson and have sold their house next door to Valentine Shartz.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 2, 1931 --
News of interest to this territory was made known Monday evening when it was announced that the Montana-Dakota Power Company had purchased controlling interest in the Minot Gas Corp. which has for the past six or seven years served the city of Minot with artificial gas. . .Approximately $13,000 has been received to date by Fallon County servicemen in bonus money, according to George Vinton, Commander of Fallon Post No. 35. $375 is the average amount received by the veterans although the amounts range from $200 to $600. . .Mr. and Mrs. Louis Madler have moved to Sidney to make their home.
100 YEARS AGO
Thursday, April 7, 1921 --
City election is over the first ward elected Emil Ravey and the second ward re-elected L. Price and Ernest Heinrich for alderman. L. E. Rushton was re-elected city treasurer and L. C. Burns, police magistrate. . .Baker Woman’s Club elected the following officers: Mrs. Clyde Erther, president; Mrs. H. S. Proctor, first vice president; Mrs. Ora Blanchard, second vice president; Mrs. W. W. Blakemore, secretary; and Mrs. L. M. Corbitt, treasurer. . .Great excitement prevails in the eastern states about Montana and that the oil companies and lease agencies are willing to invest money in Montana. Several companies have representatives in Fallon County buying up leases. The drilling of the Medicine Rocks well is progressing nicely and the depth is now better than 2,400 feet.