100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 6, 1918

Joe Pohl and Arthur Ulrich are in the county jail having been arrested by Sheriff T.D. Taylor charged with robbing the Charles Co. cigar store on Main street the first of the week. Both boys have made full confession of their part in the robbery, and the milk bottle for Belgian relief contributions has been recovered together with a large part of the pennies and small change that was in it. From the first Mr. Taylor considered the robbery a “boy job” and working on this theory was soon able to trace it to the above, who when confronted with the facts made their confession and told where the bottle was hid. It was found under the sidewalk at Happy Canyon by Deputy Marin where the boys said it was.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 6, 1968

A loaded logging truck plowed through a large band of sheep on the Hardman highway 15 miles south of Heppner Wednesday morning, killing 42 outright. Approximately 50 others were so badly injured that they would have to be killed, according to Mrs. Harold Wright. The sheep belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Wright. They were being brought from the mountains where they had been for summer pasture. Exact number in the band was not known. Mrs. Wright said it could have been from 500 to 700 head. All were ewes which would have had lambs in January.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 6, 1993

A continued effort by Hermiston-area irrigators to keep water they’ve spread outside district boundaries is trying the patience of the Confederated Tribes. Tribal leaders think a resolution to this latest water issue can be worked out, but not at the expense of flows for fish. “We want the public and the irrigators to know that the first option is to develop a cooperative agreement, but our first priority is protection of treaty rights and fisheries,” said Don Sampson, the 32-year-old fisheries biologist who was sworn in Wednesday as chairman of the Tribes’ Board of Trustees. Earlier this summer, the Bureau of Reclamation ordered west-end irrigators to stop “spreading” federal water to about 17,500 acres outside district boundaries. In response, the districts asked for permission to expand their boundaries, thereby accommodating owners of cropland who have for years received federally subsidized water without a contract.

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