100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 14, 1919

Roy E. Taylor, formerly a switchman employed by the O. W. R. & N. Co. here, was released as a murder suspect at Olympia yesterday after having been held nearly a week. It was thought the woman murdered at Plum in June was his wife. His release resulted in telephoned information from Mrs. C.B. Reynolds, of Portland, that Mrs. Taylor, under the name of Vivian Gilroy, had worked for her during June. Mrs. Taylor is at present working as a domestic in Sacramento, Cal., Mrs. George Seaband, a friend of the Taylors, declared. She says Mrs. Taylor can be found and that she is working under the name of Vivian Gilroy to keep Taylor from rejoining her.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 14, 1969

Lt. John W. Smallmon, USNR-R, Naval Reserve “Blue and Gold” officer, of Hermiston, recently completed a two-week orientation program at Annapolis which covered such areas as entrance requirements, curriculum, and the military and professional programs. As a “Blue and Gold” officer he will now represent the Naval Academy at civic and local school functions in his community and will counsel prospective Academy candidates.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 14, 1994

Kube Hanson has been singing since before she could talk in sentences, and crowds at the Umatilla County Fair have been treated to some of that natural-born talent. Living in Echo, Hanson didn’t have to go far to show off her talent for fair-goers all this week. Even though some of the crowds were kind of thin, though appreciative, it didn’t matter. Hanson says she’s just got to do what she loves — sing. Hanson’s poise on stage makes her seem mature beyond her 13 years of age. She sings alone on stage with the aid of a backup tape, but it’s her voice that steals the spotlight. “Yes, I want to have a career in music,” Hanson said following her last set at the fair Friday. But she has a backup plan if she doesn’t get her big break — she’d like to be a journalist.

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