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Days Gone By: Aug. 22, 2018

Published on August 21, 2018 1:59PM


100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 22, 1918

William Russell and Emmett Rothrock, two young boys of Athena, aged 18 and 16, respectively, were arrested at 2 a.m. this morning by Jim Randolph, night watchman at the Farmers’ Union elevator. They are being held today for a hearing in the juvenile court before Judge C.H. Marsh. The boys were in a car and are said to have been having quite a joyous time creating considerable disturbance. Two other young men from Pilot Rock, whose names were not learned, were with them. A couple of bottles of whisky found with the boys also figure in the case.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 22, 1968

An explosion, dense smoke in the cattle show barn, and arrival of three fire trucks brought unexpected excitement to the opening day of Morrow County Fair at the fairgrounds in Heppner Tuesday about 4:30 p.m. A 14-year-old boy was taken by his parents to Pioneer Memorial Hospital following the explosion. He was reportedly suffering first and second degree burns to his right hand and arm and lower back. Officers said three boys had slipped into a feed storage part of the new all steel barn. In a room approximately 15 by 30 feet they were making “bombs” at a wooden table. They reportedly used sugar and sodium chlorate which they had in a five-gallon pail. The resulting explosion bent out the steel wall of the room, even though the nails holding it were set in cement. The fire burned fiercely almost through 3/4 inch boards on the table, but only in the part where the sodium chlorate was.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 22, 1993

A search is under way for a Pendleton man suspected in the non-fatal shooting of his wife the early morning hours Saturday in Pendleton. Tammyra Woods, 24, of Pendleton was treated and released at St. Anthony Hospital for a single gunshot wound. One pellet from a 4-10 sawed-off shotgun pierced her left shoulder. Police are searching for Ron Woods, 34. Woods allegedly told his wife he was going to kill her, then shot at her through a trailer wall and then fled the scene, according to a report on the Oregon State Police Public Safety Log. The weapon used during the incident has been recovered, but police are unsure if Woods took an additional weapon from the home.



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