100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 4, 1912

One hundred and twenty Pendletonians are today singing the praises of Stanfield as a result of their excursion to that thriving little city last night and their attendance at a grand ball which formally opened the new auditorium in the Watts building there. Under the auspices of the Commercial club of their town, citizens undertook to make the event of last evening the greatest social event in the history of Stanfield and so well did they succeed, according to the local guests, that they not only outrivaled all previous festive occasions in the newest town but made a record which equals that of an event in the older and larger towns of Umatilla.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 4, 1962

Pendleton will not lose its United Air Lines service, City Manager M.O. Gardner today reported the Civil Aeronautics Board has ruled. UAL in February sought expansion of an order that would have eliminated Pendleton as a stop on all UAL flights to and from Spokane. The airlines also sought to abandon other Pendleton service, contending West Coast Airlines wanted to expand its service to a point where it would not be economically feasible for UAL to continue operating in the Round-Up City. Gardner said the word he received today came from the CAB at Washington, D.C.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 4, 1987

The Umatilla Vikings finally broke into the win column by sweeping the Sherman County Huskies, 8-2 and 14-10, in a non-league baseball double-header that can best be described as “strange.” There was a lot of walking and running at Umatilla Field Saturday. For the day, the teams combined for 41 bases on balls. The Vikings ran around the field like thieves, stealing 32 bases in the two games. “It was one of those games you don’t want to stick around to watch but you end up watching because it’s a win,” Vikings coach Tony Villanueva said. In the nightcap, Sherman County got only one hit, a two-run homer by Bill Martin, yet the Huskies scored 10 runs. Umatilla helped out by walking 15 batters and committing six errors.

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