50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

February 2, 1968

A demonstration lecture sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission on atomic energy and its uses will be presented at Baker and Powder Valley High Schools Feb. 26.

The program titled “This Atomic World,” is designed to acquaint students with the basic principles of nuclear energy, its sources and role in industry, agriculture and medicine.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 2, 1993

Spend five minutes with Bill Knechtel and you’ll forget everything you thought you knew about making guns.

Factories turn them out by the thousands, but Knechtel’s work with firearms is pure art.

Although Knechtel retired in 1981 after a career with the Forest Service, his life since then has hardly been one of rest and relaxation.

In fact, Knechtel said he works 60 to 70 hours per week fixing and restoring guns in his basement shop.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 2, 2008

For the third time in six years, the 2,000 participants in Cycle Oregon will scream into Northeastern Oregon and hunker down for a night in Baker City.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 3, 2017

Four moms whose children attend Brooklyn Primary School asked the Baker School Board Wednesday night to reconsider the four-day student week the district has been operating under since 2011-12.

They asked directors to take another look at a five-day week, which would mean shorter school days for children.

Lindy Petrik, who is the mother of a kindergartner and a first-grader at Brooklyn and has a 10-month-old baby at home, addressed the Board Wednesday. Three other Brooklyn moms — Erin Taggart, Amanda Carroll and Heather Yaw — accompanied Petrik to the meeting.

Petrik read a letter asking the board to consider the group’s request and outlined some of the reasons they believe the change would be beneficial.

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