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Days Gone By: Jan. 24, 2018

This day in local history for January 24.

Published on January 24, 2018 12:01AM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 24, 1918

Frank Mytinger, for 18 years conductor on the Pendleton-Huntington division of the O.-W. R. & N. Co., has resigned his position to take effect February 1 and will after that devote his entire time to his dairy ranch just east of Pendleton. He has a good dairy plant, two miles out on the road to the agency, and has a herd of 80 dairy cows at the present time. He believes there will be more money in the dairy business than working as a railroader. In tendering his resignation to the company Mr. Mytinger specified that if at any time his services should be needed in handling war traffic he will be ready for service.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 24, 1968

City police reported a 16-year-old boy, whom they discovered was the youth who telephoned them Jan. 17 there was a bomb in Pendleton High School, had been cited to juvenile authorities here. The boy first was questioned at considerable length by Sgt. Paul Carter. Carter said the boy refused to admit any previous such calls, stating this was his first.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 24, 1993

Martin Ortiz, a 14-year-old Umatilla youth charged with criminally negligent homicide in the November shooting death of Cody McNeel, was convicted Thursday in juvenile court. There is no actual guilt or innocence stated in a juvenile adjudication hearing, which is similar to an adult trial, but Judge Robert Abrams’ decision is the equivalent of a guilty verdict. Disposition options include putting Ortiz on probation, placing him in shelter care with a proctor family or sending him to a youth facility like MacLaren School in Woodburn. Assistant District Attorney Nancy Kerns said there was little argument about what happened during the shooting.



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