COEUR d'ALENE - Vernon Baker's name is now firmly etched into the Kootenai County landscape.
County commissioners on Tuesday officially named a new road north of Hayden after Baker, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and World War II veteran who lived in St. Maries until his death in July.
Baker's widow, Heidy Baker, was thrilled to hear the news.
"Oh, I can't believe it. That is such an honor," she told The Press by telephone from her home in St. Maries. "This is absolutely wonderful. I thank everyone who was involved. I thank everyone for this." More here. Maureen Donlan/Cda Press
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