50 YEARS AGO

from the Democrat-Herald

April 6, 1968

American Legion Post No. 41 baseball team got off to a slow start but came from behind to wallop the Pine-Eagle team 9-3 at the Leo Adler Field Friday evening under cold, threatening skies. The second game was cancelled because of a snow squall.

25 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 6, 1993

The winter of 1992-93 took a severe toll on Baker County deer herds.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s spring deer counts show the effects of five months of cold and deep snow.

The most important statistic — the ratio of fawns to adults — was a meager 6 to 1 in the Sumpter Unit and 7 to 1 in the Keating Unit. Last December the numbers were 43 to 1 for Sumpter and 37 to 1 for Keating.

10 YEARS AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 7, 2008

A committee appointed by the City Council recommends councilors boost water and sewer rates by about 15 percent each, and consider instituting a 2-cents-per-gallon tax on gasoline and diesel sold within the city limits.

Councilors will consider the proposals, from the Public Works Advisory Committee, during their meeting Tuesday evening.

ONE YEAR AGO

from the Baker City Herald

April 7, 2017

Stacy and Jason Bingham have now waited and worried through four heart transplants for three of their children, and this time the world watched with the North Powder couple as their son Gage woke up after surgery.

Well, at least those who were on Facebook at the same time Jason turned on a live video feed from Gage’s hospital room.

Gage, 8, received a new heart Wednesday morning after being on the transplant list for 512 days.

Two of his older sisters were diagnosed with the same rare heart condition and have also had transplants.

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