10 YEARS AGO
Friday, September 10, 2010 --
Shann Schillinger will be wearing number 49 this year for the Atlanta Falcons. The same number he wore for the Montana Grizzlies. Schillinger made the cut for the Falcons out of 75 players. . .Baker School Board votes to build a new gym/auditorium at Longfellow Middle School. The new construction would include entries, a lobby, ticket booth, concessions, concessions lobby, public bathrooms, basketball courts, bleacher, locker rooms, coaches’ office and referee room, custodian storage, regular storage and mechanical and electrical room. The gym will be able to be converted easily into an auditorium. The seating capacity will be near 1,000 people. . .Daniel Chester and Melissa Stevens were crowned 2010 Spartan homecoming king and queen Sept. 7. . .A moving away open house for Ray, Bonnie, Milbert and Betty Allerdings will be held Sept. 19 in Plevna. . .Three foreign exchange students are attending Baker High School this year Arianna Roat is from northern Italy, Marzhan Karabekova is from Kazakhstan and Lukas Lewald is from Germany. Their host families are Jeff and Patti Brookes, Rod and Lisa Kilsdonk and Mark and Isabelle Jacobsen. Picture of a tomato grown by Karen Beyers of Baker is shown. The tomato weighed 14.5 ozs. and measured five inches across. . .Nearly 100 dogs were seized from a home near Wibaux. They were brought to the Fallon County Fairgrounds as a temporary shelter. The dogs were treated by veterinarians and taken to other shelters and organizations.
20 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 15, 2000 --
A hole-in-one put Lora Stoltz’s name on the clubhouse plaque at Baker Lakeview Country Club. Lora is from Ekalaka and others golfing with her were Cathy Frye, Cindy Quade and Sherry Curry. . .Johnda Allerdings is the new Plevna correspondent for the Fallon County Times. . .Willard Homemakers is holding a quilt show Sept. 16-17 in memory of area quilter Loyce Roberts. . .The Standards, an a cappella group, will take the stage at Baker High School Sept. 27. . .Andrew Sonsalla Sr. had a dream of placing a statue of a horse on a hill west of Marmarth. This summer his dream came true when his grandson, Derek Lyson, designed and built one. The horse was erected on a hill and bears Sonsalla’s brand. Tess Stark will celebrate her 98th birthday Sept. 16. . .Maxine Rost has retired from the Fallon County Library Board of Directors after 14 years of service. . .Travis Gilmore was the lucky winner of the Reynolds Pepsi Car. . .Aurore Baker, who resides in Fallon Medical Complex Nursing Home, recently celebrated her 99th birthday. . .2000 Homecoming candidates were selected by the BHS student body. King candidates are Donavan Hecker, Kenrick Ehret, Shawn Hoenke and Brian Tromble. Queen candidates include Michelle Brown, Janalee Osman, Joy Ho and Becky Steen. . .Mayor Kelly Coldwell has announced he has blueprints of the state street project set for next summer if anyone wants to see them. He said there’s no longer any plans to change the Main Street parking to parallel parking.
30 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 13, 1990 --
Eagle Scout project may save lives - Kyle Newell and several assistants began painting house numbers on the curbs in front of the properties of 16 street blocks. More than 60 houses now boast numbered curbs. This project was supported by many from the community, especially emergency personnel. Those assisting Kyle with his Eagle project in the actual physical labor Saturday were Bob Wheeler, Bryan Kary, Leon and Susan Newell, Tim and Don Dilworth, Karl Wenz, Gordon Olson, Eric and Dave Blake, Grant Havens, Barb, Heidi, Heather, Hope, Matthew and Michael Klang. . .Brook Gundlach and Ryan Hecker were chosen homecoming king and queen. . .Walt and Jean Hanratty will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sept. 22. . . Fall Festival will be held on Main Street Sept. 22. . .Officers for the Anticline Homemakers Club this year are: President Evelynn Hoem, vice president Gladys Moseley and secretary-treasurer Stasia Corey. . .Equestrian Challenge, a horse show sponsored by Fallon County Vet Service, was held Sept. 8 at the Fallon County Fairgrounds. Top three winners were Caralea Speelmon of Mill Iron, Jennifer Plummer of Baker and Amy Callen of Baker.
40 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 11, 1980 --
A 70th year celebration will be held Friday for the L. Price Company. The town of Baker was only two years old when the L. Price Company was founded in 1910. . .A special improvement district was formed to install paving in many areas of Baker. The paving has been contracted for many streets on the east side of town and streets in Gunderson Addition. . .The Tiedemann family reunion held at Camp Needmore Aug. 29-Sept. 1 was a great success and enjoyed by about 150 guests. . .Robert Kochel passed away at his home in Kirkland, WA Sept. 7. . .Pictured are Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Boucher as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 31. . .The class of 1944 from Plevna finally got together after waiting for 36 years.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 10, 1970 --
Friday the Baker Spartans opened their football season against the Broadus Hawks. Coach Butch Donavan led his powerful Spartan team to a 56-0 victory. . .Fallon County Library will be open Sunday afternoons beginning Sept. 13 from 3-7 p.m. . .Monday the golf course at the Baker Country Club was filled with participants to vie for the first place in each flight. In the championship flight, Vince Cobb took first with a score of 36 with Beryl Jensen following close behind with 37 after the first nine holes of play. The second nine holes saw them both tied with a score of 39. . .Baker Jayceens will be honored by a visitation of the state vice president for district 12, Darlene Stieg, at the home of Mrs. Leo Miller.
60 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 8, 1960 --
Football season will open for Baker High School with a home game Sept. 16 with Scobey, said Al Genatone, coach. . .Shell Oil Co. has been granted state permission to use water to maintain pressure in its Cabin Creek field unit in Fallon County. . In recognition of their faithful service, a large group of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. employees were presented with lapel buttons designating the number of years each has been in the service of the company. . .Mrs. Howard Yokley accepted the chairmanship of Home Preparedness for the Civil Defense committee in the Baker Woman’s Club this week.
70 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 14, 1950 --
Fallon County Post No. 35 in its regular meeting donated $500 to the Fallon County Memorial Fund. Also it was decided that all proceeds from the Farmers Frolic to be held Oct. 21 will be donated to the hospital fund. . .A group of ten couples took their supper and went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Seaman for a surprise farewell and get-together and presented them with a gift. The Seaman family left Sunday for Worland, WY., to make their home. . .The Commercial Club resumed meetings Friday after the summer recess with Lee Moline president in charge. The club pledged $500 to the hospital fund. . .Rainbow Girls held their first meeting of the season Wednesday. Offers elected were Hazel Schettler, Genevieve Hayes, Bohna Defferding, Ashley Corbitt and Joy Johnson.
80 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 12, 1940 --
The 1940 Fallon County Fair is now past history and tops all previous records. From the standpoint of education, entertainment and hospitality, the 1940 Fallon County Fair was as near perfect as could be hoped. . .The first meeting of the Baker Woman’s Club following the summer recess was held at the home of Mrs. Evelyn B. Hitch. Mrs. W. Eilek began her second year as president. Carol Joy Bruggeman, 1940 high school senior who attended the vocational conference at Bozeman during the High School Week, gave a very worthy report of the event. . .Jack Lawler left Sunday morning for Notre Dame University where he will enter his junior year. . . Baker Junior Woman’s Club met Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. R. T. Joyce. Mrs. L. Price, president, was in charge and plans for the ensuing year were discussed.
90 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 11, 1930 --
The sixth annual Fallon County Fair goes down as the best in the county’s history. . .Rev. Arnold Olson will be officially ordained into the Lutheran ministry and will take over the pastorate of the local church Sunday. The Rev. E. E. Rolefson has left to take over the Froid church. . .Following the customary summer recess, the Woman’s Club met Tuesday afternoon in Hubbard’s Hall for reorganization. Mrs. R. E. Sutton is the new president. . .A total of 435 are enrolled in the Baker schools this year, an increase of 30 students. . .Mrs. Claude Erther, who was elected president of Montana Woman’s Club Federation District 6, left for Great Falls Saturday to attend the state convention and will officially take over her office at this meeting.
100 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 9, 1920 --
The school yard at present is the scene of great activity, a shop is being built in the northeast corner, under the supervision of the agricultural department. . .An important business deal was transacted this week whereby Ed Lake became owner of the Liberty theatre by purchasing it from Emil Ravey and Dr. Potterton. . . Before closing the Liberty theatre, the management decided to show their appreciation of the liberal patronage of the Baker citizens by giving a free entertainment Thursday evening. . .Junior Red Cross work is started in Fallon County. Mrs. A. E. Landis will have charge of reorganization and every child is expected to enroll in this nation-wide institution. . . Local grain buyers are complaining about the serious car shortage and wonder how conditions will be later in the fall.