50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

May 23, 1969

The American Legion baseball team for boys 16 through 18 will definitely be organized and play regular league games this year, according to Harvey Blank, coach.

Whether there would be an organized Legion team this year has been up in the air all spring and a few weeks ago general opinion more or less accepted the fact the team would not operate.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 23, 1994

Some people may begin to use the word “dynasty” when referring to the Baker girls dominance in Greater Oregon League track circles.

The Bulldogs won their fourth straight GOL district championship, and fifth in six years, Saturday at Baker High School.

Ironically, Baker’s dominance started in 1989, the last time the Bulldogs played host to a district track meet.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 22, 2009

Halfway turns 100 today, and the town will celebrate its rich history of farming, gold mining, timber, recreation and a growing arts community.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

May 23, 2018

Donald Cody’s fingers work in a memorized pattern — twist, wrap, twist.

Soon red poppies pile up in front of him, ready for a label marked “In Memoriam.”

“I’m surprised more people aren’t involved with this,” Cody says, picking up another wire to make the next poppy.

Cody is one of three Baker County veterans who are making red crepe paper poppies for the American Legion Auxiliary to distribute across Oregon, plus several states.

“We are the sole producer of poppies in our state,” said Dani Huck, poppy production manager for the American Legion Auxiliary in Baker City.

Earlier this year, Huck called the state office to buy poppies for distribution in Baker County.

But there were no poppies for sale.

“They stopped producing them two years ago, and didn’t have enough to fill our order,” Huck said.

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