50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

January 18, 1969

Six 5J School District budget board members were taken on a school tour Friday morning by Jim Evans, 5J District Superintendent.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 18, 1994

Arnold Coe seems surprised that when his friends in North Powder ask how his new job is going, he struggles to find an answer.

“I really just haven’t had time to think about it,” said Coe, who recently finished a busy first six months as Baker 5J Superintendent.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 19, 2009

The Baker School Board will receive the final report from a committee organized this fall to consider ways the school district could operate more efficiently during a work session Tuesday.

The committee’s recommendations have ranged from moving to a four-day school week, to selling the district office building and reorganizing elementary schools to serve students by grade level rather than by neighborhoods.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

January 19, 2018

A new year brings new faces at the Baker City Fire Department.

Today marks the completion of two weeks of training for three new firefighter/paramedics the city was able to hire after receiving a three-year federal grant.

The new firefighters began their training Jan. 8, which is also the day that Fire Chief Tom Wills returned from a medical leave of absence.

The city accepted the grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in October. The grant will pay $436,000 over the three years, while the city will spend $285,000.

“I am pleasantly satisfied with their experience level,” Wills said about the three new firefighters — Cameron Kiyokawa, Brian Johnson and Steven Donaldson.

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