Fallon County Times (Baker, Mont.) 1916-current, May 29, 2015, Image 1

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FALLON County strAittott• ' . it .; 4 , 4 fctimes@mldrivers.com 406-778-3344 VOLUME 99 ISSUE 22 BAKER, MONTANA 59313 Valedictorians Solenn Jacobsen. Jase Rost and Karlee Murnion $1.00 FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015 Salutatorians Lauren Wang and Braylea Wyrick Baker High School 100 th Commencement \The hardest years, the worst years, the desperate and di- viding years, these should not he forgotten years.\ Thirty-four seniors entered the Longfellow Gymnasium to \Pomp aril Circumstance\ performed by the Baker Symphonic Band under the direction of Jill Whiteman. Superintendent Don Schillinger welcomed family and friends to the'100th Baker High School Commencement. A class video was shown before salutatorians Lauren Wang and Braylea Wyrick, and valedictorians Solenn Jacobsen, Kar- lee Murnion, and lase Rost presented their addresses. Jay Shumaker, math teacher for Baker High School, gave the 20 15 commencement address. Ivh. Shumaker has been with the Baker School system for the past 13 years. Diplomas were presented by Johnna Koenig, School Board Trustee. Don Schillinger and David Breitbach presented the seniors with their awards. Schillinger then introduced the top ten scholars: Jase Rost, Solenn Jacobsen, Karlee Murnion, Braylea Wyrick, Lauren Wang, Brady Varner, Jerilyn Wiseman. Brianna Rambur, Stephanie Heaps, and Tyla Herbst. Other graduates were Dallas Arita. Donald Austin, Seth Barkley, Jacelyn Benter, Kelly Brookes, Mckenzie Buck, Jacob Conrad, Dustan Davis, Garrett Dschaak, Chase Fife, Kylie !ladle>. Morgan I lickey, Sa- vannah Hickey, Shaylyn FlueIle. Chelsi Law, Mariah Lecoe, Clinton Lesh, Wyatt Perry, Brady Rehm, Robbie Slagter, Tristan Stark, Ashlee Stevens. Jacob Weimer. and Lacy Zumbrun. Commencement Speaker Jay SI aker ••••••1••••••••...... • *- Pkoalpy Darlene Hornung Randash building demolished By Lori Kesinger The historic but long -closed Randash building in downtown Baker was completely demolished last week. The history of the building began when George Randash, Bill Randash's dad, started Randash Motors in the Super Valu building, formerly known as Hubbard !fall. in 1945. George built a new garage next to the Super Valu building in 1952 and took his brother, Ed, as a partner. Stop in for a Great Mean Steak & Pbsto Many factors hindered production in the car industry, so George and Ed received only two new cars to sell until eventually their showroom became full. In 1961, Bill bought Ed out and operated the garage until 1994. Bill's son, Dennis, took over the business until 2004. Following his departure. Ed moved to Great Falls and operated two NAPA stores. • Jones retiring after 41 years of teaching science By Lori Kesinger When the final bell rings at Baker High School this year. it will mark a milestone for Ed Jones. After more than four tlecades of teaching science, he will offi- cially end his career. Jones has been one of the leading science teachers at Baker schools for the past 37 years. He spent the first 16 years of teaching science to seventh and eighth grades. and the last 21 years to eighth and ninth. plus high school physics. Originally from Butte. Jones didn't decide It, become a teacher until he attended college at the University ol Montana in Missoula. Prior to Baker, he (aught in Col. strip and Miles City. In addition to his work in the classroom. Jones was an athletic coach. Ile SCINCti numerous years as the ii or high football coach and was involved with jun- high and high school wrestling. Besides coaching. Jones has also been involved with Academic Olympics for the past ten years. \A lot of good memories.\ Jones said. \Especially seeing the students do well at something, whether sports or academics.\ Through the years, Jones kept in mind Einstein's words, \A person who never made a mistake never tried something new\. Jones taught many students whose parents also had a class with him when they were in school. Many of those former students may remember the science fairs. Technology has been one of the greatest changes Jones has seen in his years of teaching, from overhead projectors and chalkboards to Smart Boards, and en- cyclopedias to interne' search engines. Jones said there will be some ihings he will miss once retired such as the daily routine, staff and sin dents, lie plans to continue with his summer pi),itsill SEE JONES, PAGE 7 Visit Our Website at www.FallonCount Extra.com

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