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Days Gone By: Dec. 7, 2017

This day in local history for December 7.

Published on December 7, 2017 12:01AM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 7, 1917

Philip Parcher and Paul Amort, supervisor and assistant respectively of the manual training department of the Pendleton schools, will leave tonight to enlist in the U.S. navy. Parcher will go to Spokane to enlist as a second class mechanic and Amort will first go to Corvallis to visit his parents and will then return to Portland to enlist as a second class mechanic. Neither has resigned his position in the school and will not until finally accepted into the service. In the event that either is rejected, the department will be kept open but should both be accepted there is a probability that the department will be closed owing to inability to secure instructors.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 7, 1967

Robert Gentner, operator of Pendleton Community Ambulance Service, Tuesday told the city council he will liquidate the business if he doesn’t “get help.” The ambulance is subsidized by the city. Gentner complained the agreement between him and the city on operating the ambulance service is “not practical.” He said a banker had told him the business was not being conducted “in a business-like manner.” Gentner touched on no specific points of the agreement in his plea to the council for help.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 7, 1992

It was vintage Heppner football — the 1992 vintage, one the Mustangs will savor for years. Heppner powered its way to the state Class 2A high school football title with a 24-12 victory over two-time defending champion Vale. Vale’s loss ended the longest high school football winning streak in state history at 38 games. The Mustangs dominated the Vikings in a chilly drizzle at Parker Stadium, rolling to a 24-0 lead with two scores in the opening quarter and two more in the third quarter. A 6-yard touchdown run by Heppner running back Scott Coe late in the third quarter put a lid on Vale rally hopes and a 31-yard fumble return by Mustangs linebacker Shane Munkers for another touchdown just 1 minute, 13 seconds later nailed it down.



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