50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

May 6, 1969

By a 93-vote margin voters in Baker School District 5J turned down the district’s proposed budget for the school year 1969-70.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 6, 1994

Community Connections will remain where it is for a few years.

The agency signed a three-year contract with the Baker County Fair Board Wednesday to rent the Baker County Extension Building, 2610 Grove St.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 6, 2009

The crowd at Brooklyn Elementary School was a little more restless Tuesday night, owing to the age of about half of the audience, but the message was much the same as the one delivered last week at South Baker Elementary.

Fifty-seven adults and 50 children, mostly from North Baker and South Baker schools, turned out to learn more about next year’s programs, Troy Fisher, Brooklyn Principal, said today. Students in Grades 1-3 will be housed at the eastside school when classes resume in the fall.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 7, 2018

Sherri and Mat Sand wondered why so many of their fellow churchgoers were gathered on the sidewalk outside the Baker City Nazarene Church, near Hughes Lane and Cedar Street, after the Sunday morning service.

The Baker City couple certainly didn’t think a bear was involved.

But it was indeed an adult bruin, galumphing across a field north of the church, that had attracted an audience about 11:30 a.m.

“We saw this bear running across the field toward the (A Frame) RV park,” Sherri said Sunday afternoon.

Mat said the bear had apparently traveled from near the Powder River, which flows under Hughes Lane a little less than half a mile west of the church.

The couple decided to drive toward the RV park, less than half a mile north on Cedar Street, to see if they could get a closer look at the black bear.

which, despite its common name, actually had fur of the cinnamon color sometimes seen in bears in the region.

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