100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 25, 1913

Lost in a fog while hunting rabbits on the breaks of the Umatilla, Cushing Baker of Walla Walla and L. Gacht, a settler living seven miles beyond Toll Gate, wandered for two days in the snow before the fog lifted enough to permit them to get their bearings. Young Baker is spending the winter with his sister and brother-in-law at the Tanks, near the boundary of the Wenaha national forest reserve. Though only a short distance from Gacht’s cabin, they were unable to find their way back. They continued walking in the hopes of stumbling upon a habitation but Friday morning when the fog lifted they discovered that they had made their way to the headwaters of the Umatilla. Fortunately, each man had a small supply of provisions in his hunting coat when he started from home.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 25, 1963

A Mac Hi choral instructor was named winner of Milton-Freewater’s Distinguished Service Award for 1962 at the Junior Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet here Thursday night. Jack H. Williams, who has been teaching English and speech at Mac Hi since 1951, was selected the community’s outstanding young man. He is boys’ counselor at Mac Hi and still is engaged in choral music. Under Williams’ leadership, the Mac Hi choir has won superior ratings for the last 10 consecutive years.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Jan. 25, 1988

Ethyl Cornett, an Ohio resident, is seeking damages against Greyhound Bus Lines, the driver of the bus, Alan Delone, and two dispatchers for the Jan. 5, 1986 accident that hospitalized 10 people. Three other passengers also have filed suits. The complaints charge that instead of helping injured passengers immediately after the accident on Interstate 84 near Stanfield, Delone attempted to hide and destroy liquor bottles, and that he had been drinking within four hours of operating the bus. The complaints also charge that Portland dispatchers Barry Poiser and Kurt duPre’ were negligent in allowing the bus to travel during extremely hazardous winter driving conditions.

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