from the Democrat-Herald

Oct. 17, 1968

“The cornerstone of the United States rests upon the shoulders of local school board members,” Dale Parnell, superintendent of schools, told the Baker County School Board Association Wednesday evening in the Shangrila Room.

“Work of a local school board member is the most important contribution a person can make to the country outside of serving in the Armed Services,” he said.


from the Baker City Herald

Oct. 18, 1993

Oregonians will be able to put pioneer spirit on their vehicles beginning Nov. 4 when Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicles Services begins issuing Oregon Trail commemorative license plates.

The first plates will be issued during a ceremony at the Baker City DMV office. The time of the ceremony has not been announced.


from the Baker City Herald

Oct. 16, 2008

Barbara Sidway of Baker City is stepping down as president of the Board of Oregon 150, the group commemorating the sesquicentennial of Oregon Statehood.

But her good friend Mary Oberst, Oregon’s first lady has agreed to replace her.

“I’ve been honored and privileged to serve, but it’s been a great deal of work and there are other responsibilities I need to discharge,” said Sidway, who together with her husband Dwight, owns the Geiser Grand Hotel.


from the Baker City Herald

Oct. 18, 2017

The seven-member Oregon Supreme Court took center stage in the Baker High School auditorium Tuesday morning.

While they were on the stage, the court was not play acting, but conducting real-life reviews of cases referred to the higher court from earlier decisions rendered by the Oregon Court of Appeals.