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  Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 --

Front page story  features Kynlie Moore, infant daughter of Ashlee and Neil Moore who was born at 24 weeks gestation. She was born in Bismarck Oct. 9. Her doctors estimate she still has about four more weeks to spend in the NICU before being able to come home to Baker. . .O’Fallon Community mixed Men’s and Woman’s Choir  will begin rehearsal Jan. 4 for the annual Americanism program. . .A Range Workshop will be held Jan. 13 at Thee Garage. It is being sponsored by LBCD and NRCS. . .The City approved the second reading and the adoption of ordinance #343, an ordinance to prohibit the parking of certain types of trucks in residential areas within the City of Baker. . .Kendall Shepherd won the giant Girl M & M filled with goodies from Reynolds Market, Will Rost was the winner of the giant Boy M & M filled with goodies.


  Thursday, Jan. 7, 2000 --

A workshop belonging to Fritz Goerndt burned Jan. 4. Goerndt estimates the contents of the building to be worth approximately $40,000. The workshop and its contents were considered a total loss. . .Don Schillinger has been named 1999 Class B Football Coach of the Year by the Montana High School Association. His 200th win was the 1999 homecoming game with a score of 51-0 over Shepherd. Mayor Kelly Coldwell proclaimed Oct. 1, 1999 to be designated Coach Don Schillinger Day in Baker. . .Baker wrestlers played host to the Japanese Junior National High School wrestling team Tuesday night, and the two teams put on a much appreciated athletic competition for the crowd. . .Randash Motors welcomes Slim Brockel back to their service department. . .Dec. 27. 1999, Ottilia Follmer celebrated her 89th birthday. . .High temperature Dec. 28 was 55 degrees. Low was -14 Jan. 3. . .Baker Lake has ice on it but is not safe for any sports.


  Thursday, Jan. 4, 1990 --

Picture: Outgoing mayor, J. D. Kyle, shakes hands with the new mayor, Dean Keirle. Kyle has been mayor for the past four years. . .Lakeview Mini Store, formerly Lakeview Conoco, reopened Friday afternoon, Dec. 22, under new management. Robin Gundlach is the new manager of the business. . .Baker Volunteer Fire Dept. is very happy with the results of the First Annual Holiday Food Bank. $1,020 was raised and 1,152 pounds of food were donated. . .Randy and Barb Ketterling are the parents of the first baby of the year at Fallon Medical Complex. Cassidy Rae was born Monday, Jan. 1, 1990, weighing 7 lbs. 5 1/2 oz. and measuring 19 inches. . .Montana High School Association has announced the winners of the Coach of the Year awards for fall sports. Class B Coach of the Year for girls basketball is Clayton Hornung of the Baker Spartans. . .Alvina Varner will retire from the Bank of Baker Jan. 12. . .Virginia and Leland Gundlach have secured authorization from Barry McWilliams, president of Montana Cattle Drives, Inc., to conduct a local cattle drive/wagon train in Fallon County. . .Baker Knights of Columbus hosted an eight team basketball tournament Dec. 30 and 31. A Plevna team took first, The Insurance Store second and DeGrand Angus third.


  Thursday, Jan. 3, 1980 --

Girls chosen for Girls State include Kay Hoff and Barb Neumann as delegates from Baker. Alternates are Debbie Lentz and Collette Hurley. Representing Plevna High School will be Libby Almy and Cindy DuCharme was chosen as the alternate. . .Richard Menger was the winner of the chess tournament and Bernard Heiser took second. . .Friends and relatives helped Mrs. Bertha Blaser celebrate her 91st birthday Dec. 30. . .Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. David Hall on the birth of the first baby born at Fallon Memorial Hospital in 1980. The little miss has been named Lacey LeAnn and weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. . .Saturday evening Marion and Harry Hanson were surprised with a housewarming. Friends walked in with a carry-in supper. Pinochle and late snacks were enjoyed. . .A family reunion dinner was held at the home of Roberta Rost and all three children and seven grandchildren were present.


  Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 --

Joan Mengel was presented with the DAR award at an assembly as school closed for the break at Christmas. . .Midland, Inc. in Baker was destroyed for the third time by fire Dec. 24. It had burned to the ground in 1916 and gutted by fire another time. Plans are being made to rebuild as soon as weather permits. . .Durhamel Broadcasting Enterprises of Lead-Deadwood, South Dakota TV stations announced today that a new tower with 3,000,000 watts of power will be beaming television signals into the Baker area.



  Thursday, Dec. 31, 1959 --

Kenneth Rustad has been selected by the Montana Association of County Commissioners as one of a group to meet in Helena in January in connection with the land reclassification program. . .“A Journey to Bethlehem”, a Christmas Cantata, was presented by Rev. Charles Segestrom and 22 members of the First Baptist Church.


  Thursday, Jan. 5, 1950 --

The City of Baker was served notice this week that Roy Mengel, through his attorneys Colgrove and Farr of Miles City, has brought suit for $25,550 for damages incurred through the creek at Mengel’s farm west of Baker. . .At the council meeting Tuesday night, the city administration granted Fallon Post No. 35 of the American Legion a license to operate a club. The Post has partitioned off a section of the hall to be used as a club room for members.


  Thursday, Jan. 4, 1940 --

The Rev. W. R. Milam of Phoenix, AZ, arrived Wednesday to assume charge of the Baker Baptist Church. He was accompanied by his daughter Marvel, a senior in high school, and they are living for the present in the Jesperson residence north of the Catholic Church. . .Private Herbert E. Bechtold, son of Edward Bechtold of Plevna, has recently been transferred to Battery C, 5th Artillery, 1st Defense Battalion, Fleet Marine Force, Marine Corps Base, San Diego, CA, for duty. . .It is reported that 50 in Fallon County took out their liquor licenses while 96 driver’s licenses were issued and 46 motor vehicle licenses, but no wedding licenses. . .The first New Year baby reported is a son to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hepperle of Plevna. . .Don’t overlook the coffee special at the Baker Meat Co., 4 lbs. Schilling for $1.00, also pork steak, 2 lbs. - 25 cents, while boiling beef sells at 7 lbs. $1.00.


  Thursday, Jan. 2, 1930 --

After a tentative consideration of almost two years, the directors of the Bank of Baker decided to change the upper floor of the bank building into business offices. The increased demand for office space by the oil and gas companies coupled with the damaging effects of large crowds assembled in the hall for numerous dances, forced the directors to make the change. The directors regret that they are forced to make this move as the Masonic Lodge and other fraternal organizations were faithful tenants. There is now more than ever a crying need for a community hall in Baker. . .Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Dougherty entertained Friday evening in honor of their son. Dr. A. M. Dougherty, who left the same night for New York where he will take a postgraduate course.


  Thursday, Jan. 1, 1920 --

The National Tuberculosis Association is about to launch another drive for better health which will cover a period of 15 weeks beginning Jan. 1. The work will be under the supervision of the Junior Red Cross in this county and will be carried into every school. . .It has been the custom of Lew Jim for many years at Christmas time to remember his many friends with substantial gifts. This Christmas a number of citizens got together and gave Lew Jim a handsome gold watch and chain. To say that Lew Jim was pleased is putting it mildly, he was delighted. . .Judge Dousman has appointed Clarence Phillips probation officer for Fallon County. It will be his duty to investigate all cases of juvenile delinquency. . .The Baker State Bank has installed a dictaphone outfit which will be a great convenience in handling their correspondence.

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