50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 14, 1968

The visiting Gov. Naif Hadeed of the state of Karak, Jordan, was honored yesterday noon at the Baker Hotel at a luncheon with city and county officials. The gathering saw some 75 business and professional men attending to pay their respects to the Arab official.

After the meal, the governor was greeted by city mayor Ralph McNeil and later introduced by his U.S. State Department interpreter Qais Al-Sharbati.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 14, 1993

With the exception of a windy first day, Cycle Oregon VI is progressing nicely, Rand Racey reported Monday afternoon from Ukiah. Racey is one of three Baker City residents riding in the 450-mile, seven-day tour from Baker City to Oregon City.

Chuck Rouse and Anne Kramer are the others.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 14, 2008

John Kroger’s got only minor party opposition for Oregon attorney general this fall — he won the Democratic nomination and even captured the write-in nod on the GOP side of the ballot during the May primary.

Former Oregon Senate Majority Leader Kate Brown has drawn as her opponent former television reporter and anchor Rick Dancer, who’s never held office, as she seeks the job of Oregon secretary of state.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 14, 2017

Jobs and development are coming to northern Malheur County.

But just across the Baker County line, Huntington stands to share in the economic boost next year as the truck stop at Farewell Bend, closed since May 2011, is slated to re-open under new ownership.

Joseph Alee, who owns 42 gas stations and four truck stops in Georgia and other southeastern states, plans to rebuild the travel plaza at Farewell Bend, adjacent to Interstate 84 about four miles southeast of Huntington.

ulances.

The $426,000 SAFER (staffing for adequate fire and emergency response) grant is awarded through FEMA.

To receive the grant, the city would have to pay a 25-percent match for the first two years — $57,500 per year — and a 65-percent match — $149,700 — for the third year.

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