50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

Nov. 30, 1968

Vern Jacobson, city manager, announced this week the old Crabill Hotel at 10th and Broadway will be torn down. The razing of the old Baker landmark may take place this week. The old building has become an extreme fire hazard and an eyesore in recent years.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Nov. 30, 1993

Baker School District students exceeded state averages this year on the Oregon Assessment tests.

Two-hundred and three third-graders, 177 fifth-graders, 212 eighth-graders and 148 11th-graders took the reading and math exams in April. In all but the 11th-grade math text — where the average 5J score was two points below the state norm — Baker’s average score was higher than the Oregon average.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Nov. 28, 2008

More than 200 hardy individuals ran or walked their way through the first Run/Walk To Feed the Hungry” Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day in downtown Baker City.

The event, which raised approximately $2,000, was a fundraiser for the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center. The 3.1 mile event also netted a pickup load of donated food.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

Nov. 29, 2017

The spontaneous memorial to Dylan Scott Thomas, the 7-year-old Baker City boy who died when he fell from a float during the Miners Jubilee parade on July 15, was not made to withstand a Baker City winter.

Dylan’s permanent memorial, by contrast, should last as long as a mountain.

It is, after all, built from the same material.

A crane lifted the half-ton bench, crafted from solid Georgia gray granite, into its place Saturday afternoon beside the Baker Elks Lodge, 1896 Second St.

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