50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

October 28, 1969

The possibility of establishing a tri-county youth care center to serve Baker, Union and Wallowa counties will be explored further.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

October 28, 1994

About 50 small earthquakes, the two strongest measuring 3.9 and 3.7 on the Richter scale, gently rocked the Baker County Panhandle this week.

No damage or injuries were reported, though residents from Richland to Oxbow felt the 3.9 quake, which occurred at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

October 28, 2009

Baker City voters rejected by more than a 2-to-1 margin an effort to recall Mayor Dennis Dorrah and Councilor Beverly Calder.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

October 29, 2018

Baker City Manager Fred Warner Jr. said a Michigan man has accepted the job as Baker City Fire Chief, contingent on a background check and drug test.

John Clark would take over for interim chief Cliff Hall, who has been in that role since Chief Tom Wills retired this summer.

Clark, 57, most recently served as chief of the Delta Township Fire Department in Lansing, Michigan. In July, he resigned from his position where he had served seven years as the chief. His stated reason for leaving was that he want to relocate to a new area, according to a story in the Lansing State Journal newspaper.

Prior to serving as the chief, Clark worked for almost 40 years as a firefighter. Clark was previously one of two finalists for another job in early September in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register. The city didn’t end up hiring either of the candidates after one of the candidates withdrew his application. The Pleasant Hill administration didn’t disclose which candidate withdrew.

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