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Published on September 11, 2018 2:25PM

100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 12, 1918

Nearly a year after William Moore, a recluse and a hermit domiciled in a tiny box house near Perry three miles up the mountain side, was killed and his body jammed under the Perry mill flume, two men have been arrested charged with the crime. Both Ray McFerron and McFall, the men held, were arrested in Pendleton last spring by Sheriff Taylor for the sheriff of Union county, and later turned loose for lack of evidence against them. Later McFall was again arrested here for the same crime and taken to La Grande. When taken the second time McFerron was found in the army training camp at Ft. McDowell, Calif. He was arraigned yesterday and given until tomorrow to plead. McFall is also in jail.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 12, 1968

Seven fire runs kept firemen jumping Tuesday and this morning. Most serious of the fires occurred at 2:12 Tuesday afternoon at 1609 SE Alexander when the gas company was changing a meter. The gas had been shut off at the street while they were welding near the house, the street valve began leaking and fire erupted at the welding site. The home was just being built by Jerry Horn. They were scheduled to move in Saturday. Extensive damage was done to the attic, the side and two rooms. The fire also created a short in electrical wires and they were arcing until the power company cut the lines. Two trucks and 20 men answered the call.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Sept. 12, 1993

Jim Raible is not your ordinary high school English teacher. Sure he wears a tie and tennis shoes, is prone to gesticulating at the blackboard when excited, and spots punctuation mistakes from a mile away. But Raible, 30, is also a master writer who has taught his class how to craft their own stories into winners. Big-time winners. His Ione classroom has cranked out 18 award winners in 12 different writing contests. “I wanted to put their writing up against a bigger audience.” His students authored everything from essays to short stories to poetry — pulling in a prestigious Scholastic Writing Award (which publishes its results in the New York Times), a Pacific Northwest Writers Conference award, the Northwest High School Sportswriters Challenge and the Third Annual Essay Contest on Korea from the Korea Institute in California.


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