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Days Gone By: Jan. 17, 2018

This day in local history for January 17.

Published on January 17, 2018 12:01AM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 17, 1918

Pendleton men who desire to become members of the local Home Guard and secure the use of an army rifle had better get a hustle on for there are but seven more guns left of the original sixty-five. The drill last night was attended by almost 50 men and was the most successful held yet. A number of new recruits brought the guard up to 58 members.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 17, 1968

Voters Monday defeated a proposed consolidation of Milton-Freewater District 31, Tum-A-Lum 4, Ferndale 10, and Pleasant View 22 into one administrative district. The vote was 755 no, 214 yes. The administrative district would have been effective May 31 this year and operative July 1, under a board of seven members: three directors from District 31, two from No. 10, and one each from Nos. 4 and 22. A majority of voters approved a proposed kindergarten program that would have been effective if the administrative district had passed. The note was 412 yes, 363 no, with Milton-Freewater, which already has a kindergarten program, and Ferndale voting for it.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 17, 1993

Mountain View’s Tina LeLas, a 6-foot-5 exchange student from Croatia, earned Pendleton’s respect at the offensive end with her 26-point performance Friday. But Pendleton’s offense showed little of that respect at its own end. The Bucks’ inside players ran circles around the flat-footed LeLas, and pulled Pendleton to a 68-50 Intermountain Conference girls basketball victory. “We’re a low post team and we thought we could attack right over her (LeLas),” said Mark Mulvihill, Pendleton coach. “It doesn’t matter who’s standing there.”


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