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10 YEARS AGO

Friday, Jan. 22,

2010 --

Forty-two teams registered for the Coyote Calling Contest held last weekend. When the contest ended Sunday afternoon, there were 77 coyotes brought in. Jerrid Geving weighed in the animals and awarded $4,300 to the top six teams. Another $3,800 was awarded in calcutta money. First place went to a team from Belgrade - Troy Butler and Tim Delph - with a total of 17 coyotes. . .Harding County, SD Senior Citizens honored Regina Bruha with a special ceremony and cake Jan. 8. Regina cooked for the Senior Citizen Center’s Friday dinners for 20 years before retiring recently. Regina is a former Fallon County resident. . .Speech and Drama team will be at divisionals Jan. 22-23 in Shepherd . . .Tammy Hornung Bruha was named Region 8 “Volleyball Coach of the Year” by the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association. . .This year’s Southeast Montana Winter Ag Series will be Jan. 27.

20 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2000 --

City Council is proposing an increase of $4.00 per month for public sewer charges. This increase will not result in a dollar increase in the present sewer charge because a surcharge will be removed from the resident’s bill. . .Baker High School Speech and Debate team placed first at the divisional meet held Jan. 22 in Glasgow. . .According to Don Schillinger, Baker High School athletic director, sports seasons will remain the same in Montana for at least one more year. This is a result of a vote taken last week by the Montana High School Association. . .Jan. 19 a benefit supper and auction was held for Fritz Goerndt. The evening was successful to the tune of over $6,000. A fire razed his workshop recently and people have banded together to help him replace his tools and shop. . .A belated Christmas party for county and city employees was held Jan. 22 County Commissioner Don Rieger presented certificates of work service to Richard Menger for 20 years of service, Robert Boggs - 20 years, Don Rieger - 18 years and retirement plaques to Arnold Duneman, Gloria Boggs and Robert Boggs. Mayor Kelly Coldwell awarded certificates to Randy Ketterling and Rodney Kramlick for 15 years of service.

30 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Jan. 25, 1990 --

Winners of Baker Cub Scouts annual Pinewood Derby Jan. 21 were: 1st - Wayne Newell, 2nd - Derek Abrams and 3rd - Cody Brown. . .Vic Uttke, representing the Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, and Tammy O’Donnell, service chairman of Beta Pi, are pictured with the Paul Hoff family. The Chamber donated $100 to the Hoff benefit. Beta Pi is sponsoring a pancake and sausage breakfast Feb. 4 to raise funds to help with Kyle Hoff’s medical expenses. . .High temperature was 47 degrees Jan. 22. . .Ralph Duneman and Toni Granat tied in points for Toastmaster of the Year. New officers for the Baker Toastmasters Club are: Toni Granat, president; Ralph Duneman, educational vice president; Steve Vaughn, administrative vice president; Richard Schueler, secretary-treasurer; and Mike Madler, Sgt. of Arms.

40 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Jan. 24, 1980 --

Montana’s Governor Tom Judge put in a busy day in Baker Tuesday. His visit to the eastern part of the state is to inform and explain the happenings around the world and within the state. . .Pictured are Dr. S. A. Weeks and Mrs. Merva Wellenstein. They are celebrating their 82nd birthday. Both were born Jan. 18, 1898. . .Trustees of Plevna School District No. 55 have hired Larry Schroeder, a Billingws architect, to draw preliminary plans for remodeling and additions to the existing high school. . .Jacob Schell, Jr., 74 years old of Baker, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 18. . .Casino Days in Baker Jan. 25. Sign up in all stores for a free trip to Las Vegas. . .Elections around the country and state are getting started. The County Clerk of Court, Colleen Peck, will be retiring this year when her term expires and the county will be looking for someone to fill this position. The term of commissioner of District No. 2, Delane Beach, will expire this year.

50 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Jan. 22, 1970 --

Newly elected officers installed Jan. 16 at Green Acres for the Chamber this year are Gene Domagala, second vice president; Don Groshans, president; and Jack Samsel, first vice president. . .This weekend coach “Tornado” Prokop and his Spartan wrestlers traveled to Terry to chalk up another victory, 29-16. . .Neither age nor sex has anything to do with the slot car races that are being sponsored by the Baker Lions Club.

60 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Jan. 21, 1960 --

Baker Woman’s Club and the American Legion Auxiliary will join together in a civil defense meeting Jan. 26 at Grainger’s Hall. . .Three directors, Cleo Barkley, Harold Jensen and Gordon Steen, were elected at the Fallon-Carter Grain Growers Assoc. annual banquet Jan. 14. . .Fallon Post No. 35 of the American Legion has announced plans to join a nationwide campaign to further the display of the flag on holidays. . .Installation services for the Rev. Richard K. Keithahn at the Baker Community Church were held Jan. 20.

70 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Jan. 26, 1950 --

Keirle Chevrolet, Inc., Baker, has incorporated for $100,000. Directors are Ervin Keirle, Eph Keirle and Irene Keirle. . .Fallon County Fair .dates for 1950 are August 25-27. The Clarence Smith Agency was engaged for the night show, reports H. B. French, president, and Gene Hoff, County Agent, who attended the Rocky Mountain Fair Assn. meeting in Great Falls. . .E. L. Russell will again head the local 1950 Red Cross campaign. . .The weather still remains cold with a low for the week of 25 below.

80 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Jan. 25, 1940 --

The annual charity ball held in connection with the President’s birthday, will be Saturday evening under sponsorship of Fallon Post No. 35. W. D. Hubbard is in charge of arrangements and music will be furnished by Grainger’s orchestra. . .Order of Rainbow Girls held installation of officers Wednesday evening at Grainger’s Hall. The Misses Marjorie Kochel, Lorentine Pleissner, Rae Potterton, Agnes Tommerdahl and Gladys Turner were given certificates of honorary membership. Officers included Dorothy Hall, Ellen Young, Carol Joy Bruggeman, Evelyn Gunderson, Florence Hickok, Elsie Carrington, Ione Schendel, Gloria Phebus, Ruby Cretsinger, Gladys Chapin, Jessie Mae Bucklin, Helen Stieg, Lorraine Mangold, Audrey Smola and Violet Klein. . .George Korneychuk arrived home last week from Minneapolis where he has been attending the Northwestern Bible School. . .Larry Burns and Rex Flint, members of the Fallon County Fair Board, went to Miles City to attend the 1940 meeting of the Rocky Mountain Association of Fairs.

90 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Jan. 23, 1930 --

Thirty members of the senior class may be raising their hands more than usual this week inasmuch as they received their class rings. . .Workmen are engaged this week in remodeling the entrance to the Baker Hotel lobby. The old vestibule has been torn away and construction on a new enlarged entrance has been started. . . .County Agent C. O. Hembre left last Wednesday for Helena where he will attend the Woolgrowers convention being held there. From Helena he will go to Bozeman where he will attend a conference for extension agents.

100 YEARS AGO

Thursday, Jan. 22, 1920 --

Stockholders of the Baker State Bank held their annual meeting last Thursday afternoon and evening and elected officers and directors for the coming year. F. R. Savage was elected president; Wm. G. Lang, vice president; R. F. Smith, cashier; L. E. Rushton and E. M. Holcomb, assistant cashiers. . .Fallon Post No. 35, American Legion, is getting rooms fixed up in fine style in their building. In addition to a meeting room, the servicemen will have four rooms. A large reading room is also provided. . .A local business deal was consummated the first of the week when Elmer Hight became the sole owner of the Hight Drug Co., buying Edwin Lake’s interest. After the deal was made, Mr. Hight disposed of a half interest to his brother Jay who will be associated with him. . .Dan Harris has announced himself candidate for county commissioner on the Democratic ticket.

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