50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 8, 1967

Should eastbound trains 11 and 12 between Portland and Huntington be eliminated, the Leo Adler magazine distributor office in Baker may be irreparably damaged.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

September 8, 1992

Sunday, 3,515 visitors toured the Bureau of Land Management’s National Historical Oregon Trail Interpretive Center near Baker City. That figure was just 20 people fewer than the single-day record of 3,535 set on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 7, 2007

Melvin Anderson needs only one word to describe the news that his sister-in-law, 76-year-old Doris Anderson, survived for 13 days, alone and lost in the Wallowa Mountains of Baker County:

“Unbelievable”.

“I’d given up hope after three days,” Melvin Anderson said this morning in a telephone interview from his Portland home.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

September 9, 2016

A cursory glance at the Baker School District’s 2015-16 state test results show little change from the results announced a year ago.

On closer examination, some bright spots emerge along with others that are not so bright.

The Department of Education on Thursday released results from tests given last spring showing Baker scores, which were nearly flat from a year earlier, near or better than the state averages.

In the area of English language arts, 53.7 percent of all Baker students met or exceeded standards in 2015-16 compared with 54.3 percent a year earlier. Statewide, the percentage was 55 percent this year.

Baker math scores went from 36.3 percent meeting standards in 2014-15 to 36.2 percent in 2015-16, compared with the statewide average of 42 percent.

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