50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 11, 1967

Teams from the North held the upper hand during the first portion of the “B” League Football Jamboree Saturday night at Baker High Stadium, but Huntington and Pine-Eagle High Schools turned the tide in the next two contests and gave the South teams a repeat over last year’s victory.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 11, 1992

Denzel Ferguson, the Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Bob Smith to represent Oregon’s 2nd Congressional District, says his campaign is going well.

“I think I’ve got a shot at it,” he said Thursday in Baker City.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 11, 2007

Doris Anderson is up and moving around her hospital room at St. Elizabeth Health Services, eating bananas, mashed potatoes and gravy and, as of today, being fitted for a new set of upper dentures to replace the false teeth she lost in the woods.

“Mom had a wonderful day yesterday,” her daughter, Barbara Moore, said this morning. “Everyone was saying, ‘Wow! Incredible. Like night and day difference.’”

The 76-year-old Sandy women was rescued Thursday after being lost in the Wallowa Mountains for 13 days.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 12, 2016

Baker School District has instituted measures to protect students and staff from lead-contaminated drinking water while awaiting more test results of the water in school buildings, Superintendent Mark Witty said Friday.

“Now that we know we have some issues, we’re going to approach them and get them fixed,” Witty said.

The Oregon Board of Education recently adopted a rule requiring all school districts to test water for lead.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends taking action when water contains lead at levels exceeding 20 parts per billion (ppb).

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