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Days Gone By: Jan. 15-16, 2018

This day in local history for January 15-16.

Published on January 16, 2018 12:01AM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 15-16, 1918

Owing to the fact he is short of blanks required in filling out income and profit tax returns from men of heavy earnings, William Kennedy, deputy internal revenue collector, who has offices at the court house during the month is anxious to have men with incomes under $5000 a year call on him during the next few days so he may dispose of their cases. All single men with incomes over $1000 and all married men with incomes over $2000 per year are required to make returns. Exemptions are allowed men with children, there being an exemption of $200 per child.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 15-16, 1968

Bows, arrows, finger gloves and more valued at about $200 were stolen from a shed on the Round-Up grounds near the Memorial Armory used to store Blue Mountain Community College archery supplies, according to city police. The theft was reported by Don Phillips, BMCC coach, who was informed by James Wilson, Round-Up grounds caretaker, that a hasp had been broken on the shed door. Phillips said some damage also was done to some equipment not stolen.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 15-16, 1993

Snow depths reached 15 inches in areas of Pendleton on Thursday, one of the deepest measurements in the snow-covered Columbia Basin. Thursday’s snowfall varied between 1 and 5 inches depending on the area — with Heppner the lowest at 1 inch and Hermiston, the normal dry spot in Umatilla County, taking the most with 5 inches of new snow. Administrators for some Umatilla County schools this morning decided snow conditions warranted canceling classes, giving students a four-day weekend because of the Martin Luther King holiday Monday.



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