100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 6, 1913

Who will be the new water commissioners? This is the general question of the day and one that cannot be answered even by Mayor Matlock and the councilmen who have the naming of the men to succeed the four members whose resignations go into effect as soon as their books have been exported and reported upon. An effort is being made to secure the new members but, so far, it is said none of those approached has shown the slightest willingness to accept. It is reported upon creditable authority that Mayor Matlock has been endeavoring to have the four resigned members reconsider their action but has met with firm refusal. It is known that a number of well known business men have been approached but have declined to serve on the board. The appointments, according to the charter, are to be made by the city council and members of the body today admitted that they were having difficulty in inducing men to serve.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 6, 1963

The Stanfield City Council modified curfew regulations at its regular meeting this week by extending the curfew hour to midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. Recommendation to change the hour was made by police chief John Hoskins to make the city ordinance coincide with the county curfew at least on weekends. Curfew hour on other nights of the week remains, within the city limits, at 9:30 p.m. The curfew siren, usually a short blast automatically activated by a timing device, sounded for more than two minutes one night this week — until the fuse blew out. Apparently, city officials surmise, the heavy fog of the previous several days moistened wiring or other electrical connections and resulted in the long count.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 6, 1988

An inmate being released from segregation Monday attacked one guard with a mirror and injured another in the fracas that followed. Correctional officer Jim Grosjacques received 14 stitches on the outside of his forehead to close a wound inflicted by inmate John Coan, according to Sharon Jackson at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution. Another guard, Tom Watson, suffered a sprained left wrist during the struggle to put Coan back in his cell. Coan was being released from his segregation cell for a shower when he struck Grosjacques with a piece of “polished metal” used as a mirror, Jackson said. Coan had been placed in segregation after he failed to comply with rules and regulations of the dormitory inmate housing.

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