Fallon County Times (Baker, Mont.) 1916-current, April 15, 2016, Image 1
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FALL tN County $ 111111 1 7) firstname.lastname@example.org 406-778-3344 VOLUME 100 ISSUE 16 BAKER, MONTANA 59313 .... — .N . \ 41 . '5 roar'''- . : . ! I . in 10 . ,.., ,. ?:-..L.4'7. t?7- ' I i 4 '' ‘ 'k' ts._ , • V. 31.4' - .1. ' 4 ,.1ffili,ub. , -,pojite,:' , , ,, ,, , ‘7.,'S't aut. The Town of Baker became the City of Baker 100 years ago - April 18, 1916. f t ka — pir ' ,- ! r t $1.00 FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016 City of Baker:100 years of business in Montana In 2010, Linda McCulloch, Montana's Secretary of State, established the Centennial Project. The Project publicly rec- ognized the businesses and organizations that have been reg- istered with the Montana Secretary of State's Office for the past 100 years. The City of Baker received a certificate recognizing the Resolution advancing the Town of Baker to City of Baker of Third Class on April 18, 1916. The site of the Town of Baker grew because of the railroad and oil activity at said site. A census was taken and it appeared over 1000 persons were res- idents with the limits of the said proposed Third Class City. City of Baker started as a territory in Custer County. It was known as Loraine briefly, and then the town site was changed to Baker, named after a railroad official. Residents wanted to incorporate the town and a special election was held in Baker, Custer County, Montana, on April 22, 1911. Fifty-two votes were cast in the election: 51 votes for incorporation and 1 vote against. Thus, the incorporated Town of Baker was es- tablished in accordance with Section 3209, Revised Codes of the State of Montana. Some residents who signed the petition to incorporate: J.L. Barstow, R.R. Pearce, L.C. Burns, J.P. Brewer, Oscar Ness, H.W. Sparks, E.A. Monroe, A.B. Wyman, W.J. Mitchell, A.E. Hutchinson, W.A. Beck, O.L. Blanchard, Edward Lawler, N.R. Lloyd, F.T. Seeley. and William Lang. Due to the increased population over the next three to five years (oil activity starts in 1912), the Town Count ii .1,1opts Ordinance #60 declaring the Town of Baker to he a ,Lit of the third class under the provisions of the Res ' , id of the State of Montana. Baker is City of the Third Class now Reprinted from The Fallonite 4-20-1916 Taking the census of the town from data provided by a re- cent report of the school district, which shows that Baker possesses a population of more than a thousand souls, the city council Tuesday night declared Baker to be a city of the third class. The ordinance creating Baker a city was read and will be effective within the next thirty days. This will extend the au- thority of the city board of aldermen and will permit the council to accomplish more than has been permissible in the past. A resolution was passed providing for special improve- ments on the Morris first and second additions, Savage first addition to the city of Baker and on the east half of the block facing the lake in the Lakeside addition to Baker. The improvements will consist of grading the streets, ex- tending the water mains and perfecting a sewer system. A general clean up of old business was attempted but as all was not completed, a special meeting will be called for to- morrow evening. Fallon County reports fewer flu cases By Angel Wyrwas Although tragic cases ol influenza related deaths have made headlines recently, Fallon County health officials report only five confirmed cases of influenza in the area. \The few cases we have seen.\ said County Health Nurse Kim Cuppy, \are much less severe than we could see be- cause they were all vaccinated.\ Cuppy explained there are hundreds of strains of influenza each year and the Center for Disease Control predicts which top four strains will be most prevalent. They issue a vaccine for those top strains of the disease. \We do not anticipate seeing anything like Yellowstone County has this year,\ said Cuppy. \Our numbers remain down from last year.\ That being said, Cuppy would still urge people to get a vaccination if they haven't yet. \Flu season carries on into May and our vaccine is good through June,\ said Cuppy. She also reminds people to help stop the spread of influenza by practicing good hand washing, covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing, and staying home when sick. Chil- dren should remain home for 24 hours after they are fever free w ithotit medicatiowbefore returning fo school., Run for your Life Third annual Team Helgoth Zombie Fun Run/Walk By Angel Wyrwas The skies have a dark, ominous hue rolling in over the horizon. The spring air is crisp and a cool, foreboding breeze sends chills up your spine. Grab your running shoes, it's time to test your survival instincts and skills at the Third Annual Team Helgoth Zombie Run Run/Walk Sunday, May 8, at the Fallon County Fairgrounds. \We do this in memory of my late husband, Nick, and usually donate the proceeds to the American Brain Tumor Association,\ said Team Helgoth promoter Sara Helgoth. Nick passed away in early 2015 from Anaplastic Astro- cytoma brain cancer. \However this year all proceeds will go to benefit the family of Luke Gonsioroski,\ said Sara. Luke is a 17 year old junior at Baker High School who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. He is the son of Charlie and Katina Gonsioroski of Baker. This year the festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a vendor show, conces- sions, miniature golf by BPA, kid carnival by SADD, and zombie make- up. Music by Rock Jocks will keep the walking dead on their feet throughout the day. At 2 p.m. Studio 39 will offer an OULA session to get everyone's blood pumping. There will also be a costume contest for the scariest, most creative and overall best zombies. Items will be displayed for a silent auction that will end at 7 p.m. Do- nations are already being posted on Team lielgoth's Facebook page. There are many fill your freezer items including half a beef donated by Nemitz Livestock with cutting and wrapping donated by Hanging W Meats, two items each of 20 pounds of ground beef in 11/2 pound pack- ages donated by Kevin and Maria Braun, half a beef, two quarters of beef, all including processing, donated by Bret and Kim Lesh and boys, two items each of half a hog donated by Kalyn and Leslie Bohle, and 20 pounds of sausage - choice of Polish, German or country donated by Hanging W Meats. Start time for the Zombie Fun Run/Walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. Babysitting will be provided from 5 p.m. until contestant finishes the run. Third Annul Team Helgoth Zombie Run Run/Walk will be held Sunday, May 8 at the Fallon County Fairgrounds. Submitted photo \For those potential monsters who have never participated in a Zombie Apocalypse before,\ explained Sara, \contestants sign up as a human or zombie. Humans are given two taped on flags. Zombies try to pull flags from the humans. All humans who make it to the finish with a flag are survivors and the zombie who finishes with the most flags wins. This year we've added three obstacle zones that contestants can choose to do to make it even more fun.\ A free will offering dinner of pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans and chips donated by Heiser's Bar and dessert donated by the nurses of WC will also take place that evening. To finish the event, Team I felgoth will present a Spartan Auction live at 7 p.m. Spectators can bid on a whole host of Spartans for two hours of work each to be completed by July I. 2016. Team Helgoth is currently looking for vendors for the show and for volunteers for make-up, direction of the course, and help serving food. If you are interested in these or donating a silent auction item: please contact Sara at 406-853-4527. Visit Team lielgoth on Facebook or stop at Heiser's Bar to get a registration form. Contestants may register up to the day of the run, but race shirts and goodie bags are not guaranteed un- less payment and registration are received by April 22. Baker Chamber to purchase seasonal banners By Angel Wyrwas The Baker Chamber of Cimunerce and Agriculture \\III be raising funds to purchase decorative banners for spring. summer and fall seasons to add to the snowflake banners that beautified the city this past winter. Chamber members will be selling taco in a bag or hot dogs with a soft drink in the Lake City Shopping Center parking lot during Ace Appreci- W rivA*oker Weekends in our Poker Room ation Days April 16,2016. Members will also be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win either a Savage Mark II .22 long rifle or a Louisiana Smoker. Tickets are $20 each or six for $1(X). Sales from the 2015 Appreciation Day bought the lighted Christnic. wreaths for downtown Baker, 20 winter banners and the brackets for the banners. Wa Apply in arson INT BRINK SPECIALS er FRIDAY & SAMMY Helena woman claims Montana Cash ticket Helena - Charlotte Fuson of Helena has claimed a $230,000 Montana Cash jack pot. 'Ike ticket was purchased .11 Reynolds Market I.ake City Shopping Center in Baker and drawn as the win- pIngjklfpt Vet). 24. Fuson declined to make any further statement about her prize. The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $497 million in prizes and re- turned approximately $224 million to the state of Montana. Planning Board work session Attention I he I tutu Count) Planning Board w II toe \ltdk session for the Growth Policy Update Monday, April 18. 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Fallon County Courthouse basement conference room next to the Planning Department. All in- terested parties are encouraged to attend. The Pla llll ing Board will et insider any public input regarding the economic downturn. The subject of topic at this work session is governmental entities, in- frastructure, schools, and decline in oil Bike-a-Thon St. Jades Bike-a-Thon will be held Sat- urday, May 7. 2016. at 10 a.m. at the Baker Lake Gazebo. For sponsor sheets or information, please call Lisa at 406- 891 -2436. Bingo Baker Lions Club Bingo will he held Sunday. Apr. 17. at the Baker Senior Cen- ter from 2-4 p.m. Bring the family for an afternoon of fun. 1916 Times 2016 celebrating 100 years . . . May 23 - 26, 2016 Visit Our Website at www. on ountyExtra.com