50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

December 6, 1967

Heber Greer, 2845 Second St., won first place in the final Democrat-Herald football contest published last week with the prediction of 21 correct game outcomes.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 7, 1992

Baker County Courthouse offices were burglarized over the weekend and an undetermined amount of cash taken.

Baker City Police continued to investigate the break-in today.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 6, 2007

Tim Kerns wants voters to give him four more years as a county commissioner.

Kerns, a Haines farmer and rancher, filed his candidate papers at the county clerk’s office Wednesday, on his birthday.

First appointed to the county commission to replace Paul York, Kerns won election to a two-year term in 2002 and a four-year term in 2004.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

December 7, 2016

The peace had lasted 23 years, but it took scarcely one day for America to gird itself for war.

So it was in Baker.

Although the city lies more than 300 miles from the Pacific beaches — the most likely site for any offensive action by the Japanese following their Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor — Baker residents, just one day after that “date which will live in infamy,” were already bracing for the nation’s second great war of the 20th century.

The front page of the Dec. 8, 1941, issue of the Democrat-Herald (the newspaper changed its name to Baker City Herald in May 1990), in addition to the inch-tall headline, “Congress Votes War; U.S. United For Fight,” carried multiple stories about local preparations.

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