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10 YEARS AGO

Friday, Feb. 12,

2010 --

Spartan wrestlers bound for state are Clint Mrnak, Tanner Apple, Buster Pickett, Ethan Taylor and David Thibodeau. . .Jalyn Walker of Plevna had the privilege of being chosen as KATL’s Player of the Week for Jan. 28. . .Janice Moser, president of the Carter/Fallon County Chapter of Thrivent, presented Toni and Jim Reetz of Baker a check for $7,538 - money raised through a benefit by Bekki Rambur Jan. 3. Thrivent’s contribution was $1,500. Jim and Toni lost their home to a fire Dec. 9. . .Roy Rost was appointed as city representative to the Little Beaver Conservation District. . .Low temperature was -19 Feb. 8. High temperature was 26 Feb. 6. . .Plevna and Baker first graders celebrate their 100th day of school. Plevna students dressed how they might look in 100 years and did many activities. Baker students collected 118 cans of food for the Community Cupboard.

20 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2000 --

First annual Baker Ag Day and banquet has been termed a success. Ag producers and other interested people attended a variety of informative sessions. The day was culminated with a banquet and came to a close with music provided by local musicians Emmett LaBree and Robert Boggs. . .J. K. Kinsey of Baker was elected vice president of the Montana Auctioneers Association at their annual convention in Kalispell. . .Baker Spartans and Plevna Cougar boys basketball teams are headed to their district tournaments Feb. 24-26. Baker will be at Billings Skyview and Plevna is in Miles City. . .Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest winners are - girls: Jennifer Markuson, Makayla Tisdell, Maggie Nemitz, Kayla Becker and Kourtney Hanley. Boys’ winners were: Jason Becker, Dallas Newell, Jamie Walker, Jon Cline and Travis Walker. . .Ron Meredith, elementary school principal, told the Board of Directors of School District #12, that Deb Almy, a sixth grader, had won first place in a statewide essay contest. Longfellow School will receive $1,000 from the contest sponsors.

30 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Feb. 15, 1990 --

High temperature Feb. 11 was 54 degrees. Low was 10 degrees on Feb. 12. . .The 1990 Americanism program was held Feb. 7 at the high school gym. Roy Wood and Leonard Culver received awards of recognition for their work on the annual Americanism programs. Special speakers were Mayor Dean Keirle, Jim Schaefer, Elizabeth Wheeler and Jim Wiseman. Master of Ceremonies was Robert Boggs. . .Jason Madler, son of Alvin and Pat Madler of Baker, has enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. . .Friday more than 40 people attended the economic development workshop held at the fairgrounds exhibit hall. Saturday and Sunday the numbers increased to more than 60 participants. Dr. Dennis Winters of Butte stressed the fact that we must become more self-reliant and not count on others to help our communities.

40 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Feb. 14, 1980 --

Pictured are the Pine Wood Derby winners - Jeff Sampson, Fred Hepperle, Jason Bremer and Todd Gunderson, winners in each age division. . .Paul Neumann is pictured cutting the net from the hoop following the championship game at the Southern Class C District Tournament. Plevna played an exciting game against Ekalaka, winning by two points in the last few seconds. This is the first 4-C crown they have won since 1961. . .Fallon Memorial Nursing Home gives a Valentine party to residents living there each year. The party is complete with refreshments and the crowning of a king and queen. This year Archie Lewis, a Beach native, was crowned king, and Francis Coldwell, long time resident of Fallon County, was named queen. . .Mrs. Iva Burghduff celebrated her 90th birthday Feb. 1. . .Mrs. Gilbert (Charlotte) Gregerson, age 65, passed away Feb. 12 at the Custer County Nursing Home in Miles City. . .Plevna Cougar cheerleaders, mascots and managers would like to dedicate the 1980 Southern C Divisional Basketball Tournament to Art Buerkle and family. . .Baker Spartans participated in the state wrestling tournament Feb. 8 and 9 in Butte. Allon Fleckenstein, a junior, brought home second place in the 167 lb. division. Other wrestlers participating were seniors Dale Thompson, Jeff Haase and Joe Mayo. Juniors were Russ Schell and Dan Engesser.

50 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Feb. 12, 1970 --

Katie Huether celebrates 82nd birthday with her two daughters, Bertha and Martha, as guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fuchs. . .Baker is number one in district basketball. . .Cecil Combrink elected head of hospital board. . .Slot car race trophy winners are Ward Anderson, Lew Price, Paul Rabe and Kevin Tymchuk. . .Baker cheerleaders Marcia Molenda, Marie Walker, Becky Thompson, Marnee Wiman and Debbie Atkinson are not only the best cheerleaders in the state, but the prettiest. . .Vic Uttke and his wife Ethel will be among the Montana bankers to tour Europe on a banking leaders 21 day inspection mission, leaving the United States April 8.

60 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Feb. 11, 1960 --

At the annual Christmas banquet of Fallon Post No. 35 held in December, Thomas L. Owen was presented a certificate for 40 years continuous membership. . .Rolerama opens. . . Chuck Hayes again heads the Red Cross drive this year. . .Boy Scouts celebrated their 50th anniversary with a potluck supper at the American Legion Hall. . .Future Homemakers of America elected Lelanie Naples, president; Delila Fried, vice president; and Joyce Brown, secretary.

70 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Feb. 16, 1950 --

Ed J. Nelson, Fallon County campaign director of the March of Dimes, submitted a total return of $1,227.69 for the annual drive. . .More than 90 men and women attended the Lincoln Day dinner and program held Saturday evening at Grainger’s. E. J. Nelson was master of ceremonies. . .Boy Scouts met with leader, C. K. Wilson, Tuesday evening to plan for an all-day hike, Saturday. . .Rainbow held installation of Joann Phebus and Virginia Brayton. Elaine Abrams and Nadine Everson were honored on the completion of their terms.

80 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Feb. 15, 1940 --

Thomas E. Dewey, noted New York district attorney, received a warm welcome into the State of Montana Friday evening by the people of Baker. A delegation consisting of L. W. Busch, Lewis LaCross, L. K. Hills and D. R. Young met the train at Marmarth and escorted Dewey into the State of Montana and presented him with a ten-gallon hat. . .Baker Rifle Club held its first in a series of handicap shoots at the range in the basement of the Green Dragon. Prizes went to Carl Straw, Emmett Gregerson and Firman Loveless. . .George F. Askin was low bidder in the drilling of 16 wells on the Kinsey project.

90 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Feb. 13, 1930 --

Three Ismay men being held in Carter County jail pending outcome of probe into cause of death of C. E. Haven. . .Approximately one hundred and fifty men and boys of Baker sat down to the Father and Son banquet table at the Community hall on Monday evening. The banquet is an annual affair and is given each year to usher in National Boy Scout week. . .Extensive improvements have been made during the past week in the front of the store building of the Fullerton Lumber company south of the tracks. . .Saturday was a banner day in the history of the Baker Public library according to Mrs. R. E. McQuinn, librarian, on that day a record of 117 outgoing books was set.

100 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Feb. 12, 1920 --

Ralph E. Flinn of Pittsburg and F. M. Bell of Butte are looking over their oil holdings in this vicinity. These gentlemen represent interests that control about 10,000 acres extending south from this city. . .Superintendent Phillips, appointed probation officer some time ago for this county, has found it impossible to carry on this work in connection with his school work and tendered his resignation. . .A blaze at the Palaze Livery Barn Wednesday afternoon looked bad but prompt work on the part of the fire department subdued the flames in a short time without much damage. . .The Lake Theatre under the personal management of Mr. Edwin Lake will open to the public Feb. 14. Mr. Lake has been making some wonderful improvements at the play house.

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