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Vernon J. Baker Boulevard

Vernon Baker, pictured in 2005, moved to North Idaho in the 1980s. He died Tuesday at his home near St. Maries at age 90. (File)
Vernon Baker, pictured in 2005, moved to North Idaho in the 1980s. He died Tuesday at his home near St. Maries at age 90. (File)

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

Who would you like to see a local road named after?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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