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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, April 29, 2011 --

Candidates seeking election for school trustee positions are interviewed. Candidates are Steve Baldwin., Kevin Dukart, Shawna Knipp and Tom Muckle. There are two trustee seats open for election. . .High Tech Construction broke ground at the Longfellow School April 20 in preparation for building a new gymnasium. The first phase of the project is building the new gymnasium. Phase two will be the remodeling of the old gym into a music room and classrooms. All this should be done by fall of 2012. . .J & M Lumber will celebrate their eighth anniversary and customer appreciation day May 7. . .Brandon Schmidt is the newest employee at the Fallon County Federal Credit Union. . .The High School/YRA Rodeo held April 23-24 was a great success with approximately 60 entries and close to 200 attendees. Sunday, children participated in an egg hunt immediately followed by Cowboy Church led by Bruce Ketchum. . .Nellie Rost will celebrate her 85th birthday May 8 at the Marmarth Community Center.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 27, 2001 --

The Montana liquor store has a change of name, owner and location. Now called Spirits Plus, it is located at 15 South Main, Baker and is owned and operated by Russ Stoddard. . .2001 delegates to the Montana American Legion Auxiliary Girls State from Baker and Plevna schools are Michelle Becker and Maranda Zachmann of Baker and Leanne Klos from Plevna. . .Students in Lynnda Evans’ after school French class will present their spring program May 2. . .Delphine Maier has taken over the duties as Welcome Wagon representative from Helen Rieger. . .High temperature April 18 was 73 degrees. . .Employees of Fallon County Library served cake and coffee at an open house in honor of their volunteers. Those special ladies are Maxine Winters, Lauretta Stenglein, Eunice Higgins. Betty Kusler and Arleen Graham. . .April 8 a drilling derrick in the South Pine Unit north of Baker collapsed and fell to the ground, seriously injuring Jeff McGillivray of Chinook. McGillivray was at the top of the derrick when it fell. He was transported to Fallon Medical Complex and transfered to Holy Rosary Hospital. He was later transferred to Billings Deaconess and is much improved.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 25, 1991 --

Robert Singer, clerk at the Baker Post Office, has been named “Local Postal Volunteer of the Year”. Postmaster Mike Mangen presented Robert with a certificate of appreciation signed by Postmaster General Anthony M. Frank. . .Baker’s interest in developing an industrial park have not been discarded. Monday evening following discussion with Dr. Pierce Parker and Charles Henry of Pierce International, community members who had not pledged funds voted to support the continuation of the project. The Industrial Park complex would consist of a 25 acre core park that would contain diversified support companies to provide services for larger manufacturing plants. . .Statewide average price of unleaded gasoline at self-service pumps is $1.14. . .The benefit dinner and auction for John Reetz, son of James and LaTonne Reetz, netted $6,477.76. John has cancer and may have to undergo a bone marrow transplant.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 23, 1981 --

A 1977 black Ford pickup with a yellow stripe was reported missing from the driveway of the Don Groshans, Sr. home  April 18. The pickup, belonging to Don Groshans, Jr. of Glasgow, was unlocked and full of gas. . .Prom royalty candidates are Kurt Schell, Barb Mahon, Jeff Varner, Colette Hurley, Marie Lund, Kevin Helfrich and Sandy Engesser. . .Marge Koenig, Lillian Jensen and Frances Sikorski will be attending the Democratic Women’s regional conference in Glendive this month. . .Leon Newell, Chief of the local fire unit, presented the city council with a list of specs for a new fire truck, costing $83,000. . .The New Horizons Health Spa has opened. They are located at 207 Young Ave., Stanhope Addition.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 29, 1971 --

John Brown is named valedictorian of the class of 1971 at Baker High School. Dennis Bechtold is salutatorian. . .Baker will stay in the same basketball district as last year. . .Harold Jensen is elected president of the O’Fallon Historical Society. Other officers are Marion Hanson, Lillian Jensen and Forrest Duffield. . .T. V. Critchfield guided representatives from the Montana Fish and Game Department to the Arnold Pinnow and Art Meccage ranches where they planted 7,000 trout. . .Leo Riley recently captured two baby beavers during a trapping expedition. . .Special recognition was given to L. F. Bruggeman, Baker High School Principal, at the District Music Festival in Glendive. Bruggeman has been taking music students to festival for 35 years. . .Bev Breitbach has been named winner of the BHS John Phillip Sousa award as outstanding senior band student.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 27, 1961 --

Delila Fried, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Fried, and Kay Rediske, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Rediske, share the honor of co-valedictorians for the class of 1961. Arthur Linden, son of Mrs. Lena Linden, is salutatorian. . .Lee Stevenson was elected president of the Montana Funeral Directors Association. . .Mrs. Richard Vilhauer is elected president of the Baker Jaycee Jaynes; Mrs. Arlene Steffes, vice president; Mrs. Leland Gundlach, secretary; and Mrs. Bernell Pfeifle, treasurer. . .Frank Lewis, incoming superintendent of Baker schools, visited Baker. . .Mrs. Fredric Bruggeman has prepared a history of the Baker Homemakers Club in recognition of National Home Demonstration Week. . .Delila Fried, Judy Hatton, Art Linden, Tom Olson and Robert Yokley attend the annual High School Week at Montana State in Bozeman.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 26, 1951 --

A group of rural farmers and citizens met April 23, in the courtroom of the courthouse to take part in the discussion and planning of a rain-making project. This project is designed to increase the natural rainfall between the dates of May 1 and September 1. Since the western states are so dry, many are participating in rain-making, and more than 100 million acres are already under contract for cloud-seeding. . .Mr. John Gray, manager, Montana State Employment Service, Miles City, MT announces the appointment of Clarence Heiser, Heiser’s Bar, Baker, MT, as Farm Placement Representative. . .The Baker Library is richer by a number of current best sellers, which were given by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Busch.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 24, 1941 --

Lieutenant James Ovens, Army reserve officer, has received notice from district recruiting headquarters in Missoula that he is authorized to assist with the present recruiting drive. . .C. W. Samsel was elected to chairman of the board of school trustees for the coming year, and Evelyn Hitch was named clerk. . .Mrs. Minnie Niccum this week made a contract with Douglas Holmes of Glendive for the erection of a brick and tile one story building with full basement. The location is next to the Green Dragon and upon its completion will be leased to R. Luckow for a bakery. . .Leon LaCross was appointed local liquor vendor to succeed Jack Eichenberger.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 23, 1931 --

The William Krukeberg gas and oil filling station will be greatly improved by the addition of three private garages housed in one building at the east side of the lot on First Street. . .Juanita LaCross and Karl Pleissner, Jr. were the local Christian Endeavor delegates to the convention in Miles City last week. . .Eight pupils of Baker High School will take part in the scholarship contest at Bozeman next week. Those to go are Richard Johnson, John Dougherty, Alvin Beckman, Karl Pleissner, Bonita Hythecker, Priscilla Larson, Mildred McDonald and Mary Christopher. . .A disastrous fire Friday night razed Mrs. Elmer Cate’s house, C. O. Wright’s feed barn and partially destroyed the Victor North home.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, April 28, 1921 --

Baseball season opens in Baker next week when Baker meets Westmore on the local diamond. . .To show appreciation of the interest shown in Boy Scouting by Baker people, the boys have offered to load all the rubbish gathered on lots and premises into wagons furnished by the city. . .The Ollie High School gave a party for the graduates, the Misses Lillian Esmay and Ruth Baker, at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wang Friday evening. . .Graduates of the class of ‘21 in the play “Mr. Bob” were Roger Silvernale, Alf Trandum, Mel Schneider, Verna Bond, Frances Hiscock and Helen Norman.

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