50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

April 12, 1969

“Requests for information about Baker College has overwhelmed us,” Gordon MacMahill, Albion, Ida., said. MacMahill is in Baker talking to prospective students and enrolling them in the college.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 12, 1994

HALFWAY — Pine-Eagle schools will switch to a shortened-week schedule next fall.

The school board is expected to approve the move at its May meeting, said Steve Peterson, Pine-Eagle superintendent.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 13, 2009

Idaho Power has asked the Oregon Public Utility Commission to cancel a scheduled Wednesday hearing over the need to build a 500-kilovolt line from Boardman to Hemingway.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 13, 2018

St. Francis de Sales Cathedral needs a new roof, and fundraising efforts thus far have raised about 70 percent of the needed $300,000.

“We’ve had quite a bit of roof damage,” said Dawn Coles, parish secretary.

The shingled roof is more than 30 years old. Leaks have recently caused damage to the lathe-and-plaster layer, resulting in the loss of three tiles inside the cathedral at First and Church streets.

Of the $300,000 total, the Diocese of Baker contributed $100,000 and Catholic Extension Services provided a $45,000 grant that required a match. A local donation of $50,000 plus $28,000 from other donors met that match requirement.

“That was a huge blessing,” Coles said.

The next fundraising effort is a “Raise the Roof Fiesta” planned for Friday, May 4, at the Baker Elks Lodge, 1896 Second St.

Social hour begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and a live auction at 7 p.m. There will also be a silent auction.

Dinner will be catered by El Erradero.

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