50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

February 21, 1969

Mayor Ralph McNeil presented the Baker Jaycee’s Distinguished Service Award for 1968 to Dick Hindman Jr. at their annual DSA banquet Thursday evening.

The guest speaker for the evening, Bob Bolinder, vice president of Albertsons Food Stores inc., told the capacity crowd in the Shangrila Room that change is the only thing that remains constant.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 21, 1994

The Baker City Council Tuesday night will discuss restriping most of Campbell Street to include a center turn lane.

That was one of the recommendations in a traffic report done for the city last year. The center turn lane would be from Main Street to the freeway, and would reduce parking on one or possibly both sides of the street.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 20, 2009

The market value of Baker County’s crops and livestock increased by 31 percent between 2002 and 2007.

The average production per farm or ranch rose slightly more, by about 34 percent.

According to the Census of Agriculture, which was released last week, the value of products escalated from an average of $67,453 per farm in 2002 to $90,316 in 2007.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

February 21, 2018

Discussion of how the Baker School District plans to take its proposal for long-range school improvements to a broader audience will continue this week.

Superintendent Mark Witty said Tuesday that he will be meeting with others Friday “to develop and solidify” ways to gather input and listen to the thoughts of District patrons who were not involved in the earlier process.

A 24-member committee spent the past year developing the long-range facilities plan that was presented to the Baker School Board on Feb. 15.

It is too early to say when the District might seek voter approval of a bond measure of up to $50 million to fund the proposed improvements.

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