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Days Gone By: Oct. 13, 2017

This day in local history for October 13.

Published on October 13, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 13, 1917

The Company L boys stationed at Campbell are not shooting pheasants or chickens or calves, according to Lawrence Dineen, one of the members of the Campbell outpost, and he and the other boys stationed there resent the report brought in by a Campbell farmer to the effect they are law breakers. He stated that one member of a previous squad killed three chickens and had been severely reprimanded. However, the farmer, he states, brought in a bill for $23 and had been charging up against the soldiers all of the chickens killed by passing trains. The three were killed at a distance from their camp and not by any man wearing the olive drab.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 13, 1967

Halloween carnivals, bake sales, hobby show and watermelon sales … individual contributions and funds from defunct organizations … services of machinery and men, begged, borrowed and hired … just a few of the ingredients mixed together by a group of Athenians determined to build a doubles tennis court for community use. The project was the brainchild of the Athena PTA which recognized the need of additional recreational facilities. The black top was hardly brushed with cement filler before youngsters showed up to use the base. And by the time the courts were striped and nets installed there was a waiting line. Leveling, blacktopping and fencing have been paid and funds are now being accumulated for lighting the courts.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Oct. 13, 1992

Seven people, mostly juveniles, were injured this morning when the stolen vehicle they were riding in rolled on Interstate 84 near the tower Road interchange west of Boardman, police reported. The vehicle’s occupants ranged in age from 14 to 19. Four of the seven youths involved in the accident used the Greenhouse Youth Center in Portland as addresses and the other passengers were also from Portland, police said. Scott Thrasher, 16, apparently fell asleep at the wheel about 3:45 a.m. with one passenger in the cab and five in the bed of the stolen pickup, according to Oregon State Police. The pickup was reported stolen from St. Paul, Ore. All seven people in the vehicle were transported to Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston, where all but two were treated and released.


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