50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

April 19, 1969

Charles Haskell, auto salesman of Weber Volkswagen, recently received two awards. Because of high sales volume, Haskell is one of 60 of 450 salesman in the northwest to receive a membership in the National Sales Guild.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 19, 1994

It was perhaps fitting that the renovation of the Baker Hotel would lead the rebirth of Baker City’s historic downtown.

Community residents were thrilled when plans were unveiled to restore the 1929 hotel — the tallest building in Oregon east of the Cascades — to its original condition as the glamorous cornerstone of the city’s downtown.

Yet just a few years later some city residents, including the director of Historic Baker City Inc., worry that the project is falling behind.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 20, 2009

Curt Jacobs was preparing to load his last band of sheep for a trip to safer pastures away from marauding wolves when Tik Moore stopped by to break the news that wolves attacked a calf at his place about 4 a.m.

Russ Morgan, ODFW wolf coordinator, said he, volunteer wolf tracker Carter Niewmeyer from Idaho, and a wolf specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service responded to the Moore ranch shortly after the attack and confirmed tracks at the scene were made by wolves, possibly the same two wolves that attacked sheep twice at the Jacobs ranch between April 9 and April 13, leaving 23 lambs and one ewe dead.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 20, 2018

An Eastern Oregon man who’s spent the past four years as an elementary principal with Lebanon Community Schools will replace Nanette Lehman as principal of South Baker Intermediate School in the coming year.

The Baker School Board approved the hiring of Eugene “Geno” Bates at its meeting Thursday night.

Bates, 54, an Ontario native, is currently principal of the Hamilton Creek School just outside Lebanon, Oregon. It serves 315 students in Grades K-8.

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