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10 YEARS AGO

  Friday, June 11, 2010 --

Eleventh annual Baker Car Show was held June 5 and was dedicated to Doug Havens who passed away Jan. 22. There were 80 cars and motorcycles on display at the show. People’s Choice Award winner was a 1958 Chevy Impala owned by Stan and Carol Hurley of Cortez, CO. . .Unofficial Primary Election results show William Randash the winner in the County Commissioner race. He will run against John Tronstad (Democrat) in the General Election. In the County Treasurer/Assessor race, Barbara Ketterling defeated Faye Koenig. . .Jim Schillinger, Baker, was appointed by Governor Brian Schweitzer to the Board of Hail Insurance. . .Breezy Bodyworks & Massage is now open. It is owned and operated by Breeann Owens and is located in the back of the Multi-Shot building. . .Seven preschoolers graduated from Bright Beginnings Early Learning daycare. They are now headed to kindergarten. . .McClain Park glowed the night of June 6 as 69 luminaries were lit during the seventh annual Lights of Life, sponsored by the Friends of FMC Foundation and Knights of Columbus..Senior 4-H member Brandi Allerdings of Plevna won a blue ribbon on a quilt she designed herself. With this win she is now eligible to attend Montana 4-H Congress in Bozeman and compete with her quilt on the state level.

20 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 16, 2000 --

Fallon County is experiencing a drought that seems to be more severe than the drought of the 80s. Reservoirs are dry and well water levels continue to decline. The County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency due to wildland fires occurring in neighboring areas. . .Betty Kusler was chosen Fallon County’s Senior Citizen of the Year. . .Picture: Don Wade hooked to a hemodialysis machine which cleanses his blood three times a week in the comfort of his own home. . .Dorothy and Wilfred Stieg will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary June 25. . .Winners of the Mother’s Day layettes for 2000 have been announced, Taylor Marie Rieger, born to John and Teresa Rieger, May 14: and Casey Lee Wyrwas, born to Jerry and Angel Wyrwas June 1, are the recipients. . .An open house is planned to honor Russell Culver for his 50 years of service as Baker’s attorney. . .Students inducted into the National Honor Society at Baker High School were Donavan Hecker, Tom Birrer, Ryan Meccage, Crystal Espinosa, Shawn Hoenke, Joy Ho, Stacie Smith, Becky Steen, Janalee Singer, Michelle Brown and Katie Straub. . .Joe Montana and the Ismay Reunion will be held July 1-2 in Ismay. Rounding out the entertainment will be the Ringling 5 performing at the Joe Montana Center Sunday evening. . .June 11 a 90th birthday party was held for Bernice Gregerson.

30 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 14, 1990 --

The Montana Centennial Quilt is currently on display at the Montana Bank of Baker. It is a beautiful tribute to Montana’s 100 years of statehood. . .Kara O’Donnell won the 14 years and older division of the Fallon County 4-H Fashion Revue, June 4. Kris Bechtold earned second place. Marnie Merwin won the blue ribbon in the 13 years old and under division and Angie Griebel and Desiree Zachmann tied for second place. . .For the past nine months, 19 year old foreign exchange student Sinisa Pajtak of Zagreb, Yugoslavia has been a member of Bob and Terry Curry’s family. . .New officers for Willard Homemakers include Nancy Curry, president; Darla Barkley, vice president; Carol Sparks, secretary/treasurer. . .Marvin Tweet, retired Baker Postmaster, received a plaque from the U.S. Postal Service in recognition of 33 years of service. He spent 27 years in Glendive and six years in Baker.

40 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 12, 1980 --

Museum opening very successful. Two hundred fifty visitors came and looked around and enjoyed the exhibits. . .Any persons involved in driving any motorized vehicle up the backslope of the upper Baker Lake dam will be prosecuted. A fence will be constructed in the near future to prevent destruction of vegetation on the backslope. . .The Lake dredging is progressing well. . .Attending Girls State at Carroll College in Helena were Kay Hoff, Collette Hurley, both from Baker, and Libby Almy from Plevna. . .Pee Wee baseball started Monday morning and a fine group of youngsters showed up at the ball park. Coaches are Wade Jacobsen and Brian Bechtold. . .Candidates for high school rodeo queen are Tana LaBree of Ismay, Mona Kolka of Volborg, Sharlene Beckers of Baker and Joyce Ferrel of Baker. The High School Rodeo will be held in Baker June 14. . .Terry Steen was driving his 1979 Chevrolet wagon on a country road near the Willard Malcom ranch and lost control, rolling it. The car was totally wrecked, but Steen received only minor bruises.

50 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 11, 1970 --

The weather has been beautiful for golfing and the club house at the golf course is complete except for paint. . .School budget cuts include teaching supplies, library supplies, health services, Washington kindergarten discontinued, grade school athletic trips, substitute teacher amount and one teacher cut from staff. . .Sergeant First Class Gary L. Lindstrom, Senior Drill Instructor of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, was presented with the Silver Star by Brigadier General Glen C. Long, Ft. Ord’s deputy commanding general, for valor on March 27, 1969, in Vietnam. During an attack on a fire support base, Sgt. Lindstrom went to the aid of his wounded radio telephone operator while under fire. Despite his own wounds, he then organized a counter attack which repelled the advancing North Vietnamese and helped prevent further casualties in his unit. Sgt. Lindstrom is the son of Wilford Lindstrom of Baker. . .Roxene Gerleman, valedictorian of Baker High School’s class of 1969 and daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Gerleman of the Wesleyan Church, has been chosen as one in 16 to go to Africa for a month this summer with VISTA.

60 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 9, 1960 --

Butte Pipeline has been disposing of the homes it built in and near Baker about four years ago. . .Ninety-four boys and girls have enrolled for the summer recreation program. Jim Price is in charge of the program. . .Gene Hoff, County Agent, reports that Fallon County includes some areas where the crops are real good, but some are not too promising. Rain is needed all over. . .Baker Chamber of Commerce held its regular meeting Friday and discussed the growth of our Highway 12. They also discussed the problems of Highway 7 and the need for connection in  Saskatchewan and the establishment of a port of entry at the border.

70 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 15, 1950 --

Baker Lions, including E. L. Russell, L. Price and Jack Lawler, have gone to Missoula to attend the annual Montana-Alberta District Lions Convention. . .The Askin- Becker combine has just finished drilling their tenth gas well on the Plevna and 101 structure. . .Preliminary census announcement of the population of Baker - 1,759 persons. . .The famed Liberty Bell replica was brought to Baker Wednesday and displayed on Main Street south of the Baker National Bank. . .The American Legion Auxiliary met Monday evening with Mrs. John Andolshek presiding in the absence of Mrs. George Schettler.

80 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 13, 1940 --

Miss Madge Munro, supervisor of the WPA sewing room in Baker, was transferred this week to Miles City. Mrs. Teresa Wagner is now in charge of the local room. . .The population of Baker, April 1, 1940, was 1,297, a gain of 85 compared with 1,212 on April 1, 1930. . .Donald Bain, for three years employed at the local J.C. Penney store, has been transferred to the company’s store at Chinook. . .A social event of the week was the surprise silver wedding anniversary celebration tendered Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mengel by a group of 45 friends Saturday evening. . .Art Kuehn, Elmer Wang and G R. Moshier, the county Board of Commissioners, made a trip to Sidney today to attend to highway matters and will return this evening. . .Carl Straw, recently employed at Burns-McGrew Motor Co., will open his own auto body repair and paint shop next Monday in the south end of the R-B Freight Station in Baker.

90 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 12, 1930 --

The famous Concordia Concert Band of Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, will visit Baker July 7. . .A dance band, newly organized under the name of Emma’s Dance Band, will be headquartering in Baker for the season. . .Denzil R. Young, who for the past six years has served as county attorney, has filed for re-election and has filed as Democratic candidate.

100 YEARS AGO

  Thursday, June 10, 1920 --

The following are those from Fallon County who are attending the summer school at Glendive: Edwina Eichenberger, Helen Riley, Edith Wright, Miss Allen, Mrs. Collette and Berniece Jones. . .Commissioners T. F. Schofield and James Pepper went to Miles City Wednesday evening to confer with the Custer County Commissioners relative to the recent bridge settlement. . .O. A. Dahl, publisher of the Ekalaka Eagle, has purchased the Beaver Valley Press, formerly published by E. H. Johnson, who retires from the field. . . Naomi Circle was entertained Friday at the home of L. Biffle. Mrs. Paul Hubbard and Mrs. Biffle were hostesses. . .The Board of County Commissioners of Fallon County have made a requisition to the State Highway Commission for some of the surplus war equipment for road building purposes.

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