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J. R. Campbell, John Day lawyer, began his duties as the 11th judicial district circuit judge Monday. Campbell was appointed by Governor Mark Hatfield to replace Edward H. Howell who was named…

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A more selective caseload with more time for judicial review are two of the differences former John Day attorney and judge J.R. “Bob” Campbell expects to find when he takes a seat on the Orego…

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Seventy-five years ago, the 33rd President of the United States, Harry Truman, announced the end of World War II as Japan surrendered a month after atomic bombs leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Thelma Kite’s mother, Clara Miller, served as midwife for several relatives, and when she gave birth to Thelma July, 23, 1923, Clara instructed her sister in the birth.

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Kim Lemons and his wife, Carla, received a Sesquicentennial Award as owners of Ingle Butte Ranches in Mt. Vernon. The award was presented by the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program.

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The following letter, reprinted from the June 28, 1956, edition of the Eagle is said to have been written in 1863 by Bradford C. Trowbridge, father of Charles Trowbridge of John Day, to his fa…

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When World War I broke out on July 28, 1914, it was called the Great War. Later it was called the “war to end all wars.” More than 70 million military personnel were mobilized in the global conflict.

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“Stockmen are all opposed to the late grazing order,” a front-page headline in the Feb. 8, 1918, Blue Mountain Eagle announced as a long-simmering dispute over grazing on public lands in Grant…

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These old-time recipes, and many more, can be found in the Grant County Genealogical Society’s compilation called “Through the Spokes of Time: A Collection of Recipes,” along with bits of Gran…

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On the night of Jan. 17, a Mt. Vernon boy, 12-yearl-old Ronnie Hyder became the first Grant County youth ever to receive a national Boy Scout award for heroism.

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When Wilma Boyer started working at the Blue Mountain Hospital in Prairie City in 1959, the facility had about 15 patient beds and a three-bed nursing home ward.

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Five-year-old Emma Nelson went missing on July 4, 1896, for five days at Cress Hollows, west of Susanville. She was found by John Pierson at Hawkins Flat.

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Billy Drinkwater of John Day, who will celebrate his 100th birthday in May next year, remembers the days of no electricity or indoor plumbing.

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1.) Palm thimble — worn while stitching canvas hoses, which were used for hydraulic mining.