50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 19, 1968

Tired and showing strongly their disappointment, members of the Baker County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse and volunteer searchers left again today seeking new clues to the disappearance of John Caldwell, Ontario businessman and the cream-colored plane trimmed with green markings he was flying when he left the Baker City Airport about 2:45 p.m. Monday.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 20, 1993

Schools in North Powder and Unity closed today and Baker School District students began their day two hours later than usual because of high winds and drifting snow.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 18, 2008

A typical practice for the Baker High School boys basketball team consists of about two hours of running, rebounding, shooting and defending

Not any more.

The varsity and junior varsity Bulldogs have added yoga to their arsenal.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 20, 2017

Sumpter voters might get to decide whether they want to ban marijuana businesses in the town of about 200 where two pot dispensaries are slated to open soon.

What’s not clear is whether voters will cast their ballots in the May 16 primary or whether they’ll have to wait until the next statewide general election, which isn’t until November 2018.

And even if Sumpter voters eventually ban pot businesses, the two dispensaries, if they opened before the ban took effect, likely would be exempt and could continue to operate.

The issue arose when Sumpter resident Vern Hollopeter collected 44 signatures from Sumpter voters for an initiative petition calling for a vote on an ordinance banning pot businesses in the town, which is about 28 miles southwest of Baker City.

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