100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 4, 1919

An open gambling game at Rieth was surprised at 9 o’clock last night by the entry of Sheriff Til Taylor and deputies Jake Marin and Joe Blakley. Before the gamesters could grab the money on the table the sheriff scooped up $70 change and the cards and held four persons under bail to await action by the district attorney. Nearly 50 persons were in the hall when the raid was made. The money game in progress was blackjack. The game was on in full blast and reminded of the “good old days,” according to the raiders.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 4, 1969

Business is booming at the Umatilla Toll Bridge, according to manager Gene Hiatt, who has reported a 24½ percent increase in traffic over the bridge in November in comparison to November of a year ago. Hiatt said the opening of a new shopping center in the Tri-City, Wash., area has been a “tremendous factor” in the traffic increase.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 4, 1994

Ukiah School, with 60 students that stretch from kindergarten through 12th grade, is one of the state’s smallest schools. Last year, with a shrinking enrollment, the school was faced with cutting one of its six teachers. Instead, school board members voted to build a boarding school, as was done earlier in Mitchell. Although the school interviews all of its boarders and requires an essay for entrance, it’s not always a perfect match. Five students of the original 16 have returned home. The ones who remain live in a horseshoe of manufactured housing at the base of a hill in the small town that has more trees than people. With just 23 high school age students, the boarders receive one-on-one attention at school, whether they want it or not.

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