50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

April 9, 1968

D.E. Clark, Bishop Leipzig and Vern Manary talked to Tom Shaw, associated producer of Paramount Pictures Inc. Monday morning by long distance in regard to producing “Paint Your Wagon” here in Baker.

Shaw assured them in their meeting held in California Monday that the picture would definitely be made here.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 9, 1993

The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest sold just 24 percent of its allocated timber in the first half of fiscal 1993.

The forest sold 31.8 million board feet in the first six months of the fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. The year’s target is 133 million board feet.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 9, 2008

City Councilors will meet at least one more time before deciding how much to raise water and sewer rates.

Councilors agreed Tuesday to schedule a special meeting for Monday at 6 p.m. at City Hall. They will meet with the city’s Public Works Advisory Council.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 10, 2017

Nearly a week after Baker High School senior Kourtney Lehman was elected state FFA president, she still can’t believe it’s true.

“It still catches me off guard to say I’m a state officer,” she said. “It’s very surreal.”

The 18-year-old says she’s been eyeing a position on the state FFA officer team since she was a greenhorn freshman.

“I still remember my freshman year when I met the state officers,” she said. “They are superstars to you. It’s a really weird feeling to have now sat on both ends of the spectrum.”

While the road to achieving her goal has been marked by hard work and dedication, Kourtney shies away from taking the credit for her accomplishments.

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