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Days Gone By: Dec. 29, 2017

This day in local history for December 29.

Published on December 29, 2017 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 29, 1917

The Umatilla river is at flood stage almost as high as last spring and though the crest has probably been reached, there has been a good deal of anxiety felt today lest damage be done. The river lapped above the six foot mark during the night at the Main street bridge and most of the morning raced along at the five feet ten inch mark. This is only a few inches below the high tide reached last spring. The warm rain of yesterday gave way to a day of such mildness today that it was almost like spring. Overcoats have been hung up again and the fires allowed to die down. Doors are open and but for the calendar and the newspaper notices that it is 50 degrees below zero on the middle-west it would be easy to believe that summer was at hand.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 29, 1967

In a service held in the Church of the Redeemer this month, the Rev. Douglas D. Hollenbeck was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. The service of ordination and holy communion was conducted by the Rt. Rev. Lane W. Barton, bishop of the Missionary District of Eastern Oregon. The Rev. Richard L. Payne, rector of the Church of the Redeemer, said, “Here is a man, having recently completed some forty years with the Los Angeles Water and Power Company, seeking to find, even in his retirement, new channels for serving his community and his Lord. … Mr. Hollenbeck’s primary responsibilities will be calling on the hospitals and rest homes, calling upon the shut-ins and infirm of the parish, and assisting with the worship services of the church.”

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 29, 1992

The Pendleton Bucks cruised to their eighth straight victory in the finals of the La Salle Christmas Tournament Tuesday. The Bucks beat Tualatin 57-28 behind 21 points by 5-foot-11 center Kelli Read, who was playing on a sore ankle injured in a Bucks win over Columbia River the night before. Pendleton’s Melissa Wood had six rebounds, three assists and three steals to go with her seven points and point guard Ganine Moses had four assists and four steals.


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