100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 21, 1919

Today is strawberry day in Milton, but last night it was Pendleton’s turn. At least the members of the city council, the city officials and a few invited guests had a strawberry festival, the guests of Judge James A. Fee, who is now the full fledged city attorney. The repast was served to the judge and his 13 guests at Hohbach’s French restaurant. Big ripe strawberries and cream, cake, ice cream and ginger ale freezes comprised the tempting menu with which the judge celebrated his formal installation. The strawberry feed was effected as a promise at the time the judge was voted in by unanimous action of the council.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 21, 1969

A 44-year-old Stanfield man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a Hermiston man who succumbed two months after a fight. John Gifford will enter a plea Monday in Circuit Court to the manslaughter charge. Dist. Atty. Joe Smith said Gifford was accused of hitting John David Boyd, 28, over the head with a club during a fight in a Hermiston tavern in February. After the grand jury returned a true bill in the case, Gifford was arrested by Hermiston police. Gifford was arraigned and today was freed on bond.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 21, 1994

Steve Caldwell of Hermiston is the man pilots turn to when they can’t put their own planes together. For the past four years he’s specialized in Glassair planes, which are built by Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft, Inc., in Arlington, Wash., a little north of Seattle. Typically, retired military pilots buy the speedy two-seaters that slice though the sky at up to 327 miles per hour. The company produces the planes in five models — but they come unassembled and can take up to a year and a half for a professional, such as Caldwell, to complete.

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