100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 5, 1918

Under authority of search and seizure warrants issued from the office of Justice of the Peace J.H. Parkes yesterday afternoon between 100 and 200 quarts of whiskey were discovered in the home of H.I. Watts, mayor of Athena. The search for and seizure of the liquor was led by Sheriff T.D. Taylor assisted by Alf Oftedal, a federal officer, and others. In the hunt for the liquor yesterday at Athena a number of other premises were searched without finding anything. It is understood Mr. Watts claimed the liquor as some that he had had since prior to the time the dry law went into effect. The liquor found in his home was brought to Pendleton and is now in the possession Judge Parkes until disposition of same is made by the court. The investigation at Athena is the outgrowth of disturbances that have occurred recently at that place due to liquor.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 5, 1968

A proposal for a Round-Up hall of fame, which would honor the great men and women of all races who were outstanding in the development and continuation the western classic since its first show in 1910, was presented to the annual stockholders’ meeting at the Let’er Buck Room last night by Jack Hodgen, member of the directorate. At the conclusion of his presentation, Hodgen proposed that a committee be named to further look into the matter, and newly elected President John Mulligan said attention would be given to the proposal at a later date.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 5, 1993

Jan. 1 will be a long day for Marc Campbell and the rest of the Hermiston High School marching band. They’ll rise before 3 a.m. at their hotel at Newport Beach, Calif., eat breakfast and prepare for a long bus ride to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. When the parade begins, they’ll play for one million people on the curbs and in the grandstands, and several hundred million more watching on television. “The pressure is on,” said Campbell, a senior trumpet player. “We have to set our standards high. We have to work together.” Because the band has done just that over the past decade under director Mark Lane, it was chosen to represent a five-state area in the parade.

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