Fallon County Times (Baker, Mont.) 1916-current, May 15, 2015, Image 1
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FALLON County firstname.lastname@example.org 406-778-3344 VOLUME 99 ISSUE 20 BAKER, MONTANA 59313 $1.00 FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 Spartans Victorious District Track Champions . . . The Baker track and field teams traveled to Colstrip to compete in the 2015 District 3B Track Meet May 8. The top three boys' teams were Baker, Forsyth and Colstrip. The top three girls' teams were Colstrip, Baker and Forsyth. Their next meet will be at the Divisional Meet in Laurel May 14. (Results on page 5) Photo by Mark Jacobsen Divisional Tennis Champions. . Baker hosted the Eastern B Divisional Tennis Tournament May 8.2015. Baker won the tournament with a score of 81, Wolf Point finished second with 30 and Forsyth was third with 7. The top four singles players and the top three doubles teams from the division move on to the State Tournament in Great Falls. May 14-16. (Results on page 5) Photo by Carol Hadley TAKE NOTE . . . Account set up for Schmidt Brandon Schmidt of Baker has been taken to the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Utah with a serious heart condition. He is throwing strings of PVCs after four days of treatment in Billings. His heart is operating at eleven percent. Last update at press time. He will need the community's support until they can stabilize his condition. There is an account set up at the Fallon County Fed- eral Credit Union for taking care of his monthly responsibilities. As this community has been so generous in the past, we hope they will show him how much we appreciate all he does for the com- munity. Memorial Day Services Memorial Day Services will be held at the Community Union Cemetery in Plevna at 9 a.m. Monday. May 25.A service will also be held at the Bonnievale Cemetery in Baker at 11 a.m. speaker for the services will be Pastor Jim Biswell, Medicine Rocks Church. Times Office closed The Fallon County \rimes will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day. Deadline will remain the same,Thesday at 2 p.m. [lave a safe and enjoyable holiday. District Judge Huss resigns By Lori Kesinger An Eastern Montana District Judge is confronting a sex- ual harassment complaint from a previous employee and has resigned from his position. District Judge George W. Huss of Forsyth sent Chief Justice Mike McGrath his letter of resignation April 21. lie stated he was resigning his position and retiring as the 16th Judicial District Judge effective January 1,2016. Huss felt this would allow more than enough time for the Judicial Nomination Commission and Governor Bullock to appoint a replacement. Huss' resignation follows a sexual harassment com- plaint filed with the Montana Human Rights Bureau (HRB) in February 2014 by a former court reporter. Huss allegedly made unwanted romantic advances towards the female employee beginning in 2013, the same year he took office. Huss denied sexually harassing the woman, lie at- tempted to resolve the dispute by entering an agreement entitling the woman to more than S744,000. The State Office of the Court Administrator (OCA) could be held responsible for the amount because Montana SEE Huss, PAGE 8 Employees for Plevna Public Schools retire Herchel O'Connor . . . By Lori Kesinger lierchel O'Connor has taught numerous students to study sci- ence and the value of being ac- tive. After 21 years as a kindergarten to 12th grade physi- cal education teacher and seventh grade life science teacher for Plevna Schools, Herchel O'Con- nor is preparing herself for retire- ment when the school year ends. O'Connor was a substitute teacher for 15 years before she was employed in her current position in 1973. She also coached junior high girls basketball for 12 years during her tenure. \If it hadn't been for school, 1 wouldn't have learned com- puters,\ she said. Over the years, O'Connor has worked with numerous co- workers. \1 enjoyed working with them and having them as colleagues.\ she said. SEE O'CONNOR, PAGE 8 Janice Ehret • • • By Lori Kesinger The head cook at the Plevna School will hang up her apron for the last time at the end of the school year. After working at the school for 34 years, Janice Ehret has decided it's time to retire. One of only two positions in the school kitchen, Ehret started as the assistant cook in the fall of 1981. She worked alongside Peggy Vennes for about 32 years. Ehret has been head cook for the past few years with Connie Lang as her assistant. \Mrs. Charlie Neumann had the job for ten years,\ Ehret said. \I thought I wouldn't make it ten, now its 34 years.\ Ehret's work day has started about an hour earlier than the students. Many of the school's food items have continued to be made from scratch. Sii EintET, PAGE 8 Stop in for a ( ;rem Meal! Steak & Shrimp Skewers 31-1 BRINK SPECIALS MUM Simulcast Horse Racing Visit Our 'vVel)sjI ( II www.Eillion(lottutyExtra.com