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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, June 25, 2010 --

Bump-N-Run Races held in Baker June 20 drew 35 racers from Colstrip, Ekalaka, Glendive, Plentywood, Baker, Dickinson and Minot, ND. . .Tunby Ranch is holding a 100 year celebration July 3. . .Detective Kylan Klauzer graduated June 19 from the Texas Dept. of Public Safety Law Enforcement Polygraph School, Criminal Investigations Division in Austin, TX. Klauzer was one of 18, out of 20, who graduated. . .Construction workers started laying asphalt this week on Highway 7. Highway 7 should be open to the public by the middle of July.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 30, 2000 --

Gye Varner made a hole-in-one June 22 on the seventh hole at Lakeview Country Club. . .Over 100 people packed the Baker Senior Center June 25 to congratulate City Attorney Russell Culver on having completed 50 years of service to the City of Baker. Mayor Kelly Coldwell was the organizer of the event. . .Fallon County has been approved for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) due to severe drought conditions. . .Rose and Everett Myhre will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 8 in conjunction with the wedding of their grandson, Grant Havens and Lisa Lien. . .Cameron Berger was the winner of camping gear from Reynolds. . .Fifth annual Baker Oilfield Open Golf Tournament was held June 17. First place went to the team of Joel Bechtold, Todd Overton, Rod Chaska, Harvey Vilhauer, C. B. Heiser and I.arry Mannin (Glendive ). . .Ensign Corey Herbst was advanced to third class petty officer June 16. . .Baker Little League hosted a baseball tournament June 24. . .Rusty Knuths of Ismay won the “Rookie of the Year” title at the State High School Rodeo Finals held last weekend. This honor is awarded to a first year high school student who places in more than one event. Andy Selle of Baker qualified to go to the National High School Rodeo in Springfield, IL in July. He qualified to compete in the bull riding. . .O’Donnell reunion open house will be held July 4 at Camp Needmore.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 28, 1990 --

High temperature June 25 was 100 degrees. . .Fallon Medical Complex has begun progressive implementation of a plan for a smoke-free facility. Beginning July 1, smoking will not be allowed in the hospital dining room. . .At the 44th annual Boys State held at Western Montana College in Dillon June 10-16, Bill Bohle was honored for ten years of service to Boys State. . .E.M.T. class passes state exam. Class members include Debi Wiman, Joe Janz, Dania McQuerry, Teddy Stoddard, Sharon Beckers, Kathy Sieler, Arnie and Sharlene Duneman all of Baker. Course coordinator is Mary Lou Ryden. . .Alice and Ernest Brewer will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 7. . .Ben Franklin is moving to the old L. Price building on Main Street. . .Fallon County Day will be held July 1. . . Rosebud CowBelles sponsored a Princess Contest during the Forsyth Horse Show June 2 and 3 and two Fallon County girls were among the winners. Angie Griebel was runner-up in the senior division and Shannon Callen placed third in the 4-7 year old junior division.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 26, 1980 --

Tommy Overstreet will be featured at the Fallon County Fair Aug. 16. Sunday another famous recording star, Moe Bandy, will continue the tradition of two shows a night with his rodeo songs. . .Five members of the Fallon County Rodeo Club qualified for the state competition in Lewistown, June 27-29. Loyd Ketchum, Forst Eichhorn, Joyce Ferrel, Pam Askin  and Teresa Rustad are the members who qualified. . .Large crews repaired the swimming pool over the weekend. A completely new bottom was poured over the old as well as new cement poured around for decking. . .Pictured are winners at the Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament held June 18. They were Ruth Stearns, Barcie Samsel, June Rindy and Joey Bechtold. . .Mr and Mrs. Ernest Brewer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 5 in Ekalaka. . .The new water superintendent has been appointed by Mayor Herb Varner. Don Hinman of Baker was chosen last week, taking Jerry Wiseman’s place, who resigned the first part of June. . .O’Donnell reunion open house July 5, at Camp Needmore.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 25, 1970 --

Jim Hoffman resigns and accepts presidency of Dawson College in Glendive. . .Merchants are now organizing Crazy Days for July 25. . .On MSU’s honor roll for spring quarter were Jim Kruger with a straight A average and Calvin Newell and John Nichols. . .The City Council Planning Board meeting June 22, named Harold Jensen to represent Fallon County on the Eastern Montana Community Development Federation. This is the second phase of the Social and Economic Development of eastern Montana community health association. Delane Beach was chosen alternate to Harold Jensen.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 23, 1960 --

Kay Rediske and Joan Martin were delegates from the Baker Assembly of Rainbow for Girls to attend the grand chapter meeting June 12-14 at Livingston. . .Construction of a new baseball park will begin Thursday at Green Acres. Connie Hatton has generously donated the land for use by the Baker baseball team. . .City Council met Tuesday evening in the city hall with Mayor Ervin Keirle, all councilmen, city attorney Russell Culver, water commissioner Bob Kinsey, Judd Corey engineer and Verol Corbitt, clerk, present. They passed ordinance No. 173 appointing Terrance Cameron for the organization and administration and operation of the city organization for civil defense.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 29, 1950 --

Approximately 2,000 people attended the bridge dedication and celebration held at Marmarth, June 22. . .Geneveive Hayer, Donna Defferding and Anna Moseley accompanied by Mrs. L. W. Busch attended the grand assembly for Rainbow Girls in Livingston. Nadine Everson was appointed grand representative but did not attend. . .The following class was confirmed at the Lutheran Church Sunday: Ida Marie Randash, Miriam Crawford, Shirley Rae Ovens, Shirley Carlson and Gloria Olson. . .Russell Culver of Richey, a 1950 law graduate of Montana State University, recently arrived in Baker and is associated with the law firm of Hansen and Jones.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 27, 1940 --

Soon after midnight Thursday, fire was discovered in Spurgin’s Cafe on Main Street and quick work of the fire department put it out before much damage was done. . .Carol Joy Bruggeman was named grand organist at the Montana Grand Assembly held in Glasgow last week. . .Dr. C. F. Hogeboom reported a strenuous day Friday when he delivered twin boys to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lindland of Marmarth in the morning, and that evening twin daughters to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ludwig of Plevna. . .The M. L. Russell Clothing Store is undergoing greatly needed improvements in repairing the roof and installation of air conditioning as well as a new ceiling. . .Local golfers are working hard in fixing up the golf course.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 26, 1930 --

In the new population ratings for towns in the state over 500, Baker falls into 37th place by virtue of its counting 1,211 citizens in the 1930 census. Butte, Great Falls, Billings and Missoula head the list in that order. . .Thirty-four rural school pupils received eighth grade diplomas, announced Miss Ruth Lyman, county superintendent of schools. . .Fallon County farmers and businessmen and their families, about 2,000 in number together with representatives from other nearby counties, greeted the “Low Cost” farming special train of the Northern Pacific Railroad on its arrival at Ollie Tuesday morning. Special programs for both men and women were held during the four hour stay and new farming equipment and the agricultural outlook was displayed.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 24, 1920 --

Chas. Emerson was in from the oil field south of Baker Saturday and Sunday. He says that everything is moving along nicely and that the drillers expect to start actual work within a few days. . .Sid Golden was in from his farm Wednesday and reports that the weeds are hurting the grain some, but that he expects at least ten bushels per acre. . .Commissioner Pepper returned from Deer Lodge last week where he purchased five trucks for the county. . .A band of about 50 Indian braves, squaws and papooses passed through the city Wednesday evening and camped just east of the ball ground for the night. They are Cheyennes and are on their way to Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota where the big pow wow will be held.

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