50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

Nov. 14, 1968

The duty of the press is to report the facts as seen by the correspondents, John Morley told members of the Knife and Fork Club last evening at the Shangrila.

“The press is continually watching for political ‘shenanigans’ which go on in the world and it is the press’ duty to bring this information to the public,” he said.

Morley gave an “Eye Witness to Today’s Headline World,” report to an attentive audience of approximately 130 persons.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Nov. 15, 1993

Contrary to the weather service’s forecast of sunny and 40 degrees in the Baker City area Saturday, a wind and snow storm blew into Bullodog Memorial Stadium just before Baker’s state playoff football game against Astoria.

Like that storm, the second-ranked Bulldogs’ defense stormed all over fifth-ranked Astoria on the way to a 28-6 first-round victory in the opener of the Class 3A playoffs.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Nov. 14, 2008

Planning visions for future improvements at the Baker City Municipal Airport aired Thursday included adding a paved taxiway and hangars at one end of the airport and extending the main runway to better accommodate business jets.

The potential improvements surfaced during a public hearing on the 10-year update of the airport master plan led by airport consultant Aron Fegre, along with Jake Jacobs, a member of the Baker Airport commission and the Baker City economic development staff, and Michelle Owen, public works director.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Nov. 15, 2017

Wanda Groshens and her family have donated their tree as Baker City’s Community Christmas Tree. A selection committee from Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative, which volunteers to move the tree to its spot in the Court Avenue Park downtown between Main and Resort streets, picked the Groshens’ tree from among nominations submitted to the city.

Police Chief Wyn Lohner, who proposed the ordinance, wrote in a report to the Council that the city lacks penalties that deter people from repeatedly violating state criminal statutes or city ordinances.

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