100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 9, 1919

There will be only a 50 per cent cherry crop in the east end of the county and the prune crop too has been hurt, according to Ed Hodgen of Fruitvale, who is here today. The cherries were hit by a frost several weeks ago, but the prunes were not injured until the heavy frost last Sunday morning. It is reported that orchards where smudges were not used were damaged to the extent of 8 per cent in some cases. Mr. Hodgen himself used smudges and escaped any serious loss.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 9, 1969

Late for work was the 75 year old man’s excuse. He had driven through a power pole and continued on for at least 500 feet this morning. The accident happened on Highway 395 South about one and a half miles south of Pendleton, about 7:15 a.m. When questioned by state police the 75 year old’s response was “late for work.” Pieces of the power pole still remained on the car. He was not hurt. His name was not immediately available.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

May 9, 1994

Students at Hermiston High School didn’t like the idea of having a police officer roaming their halls — until they met him. Since Officer Jay Lynch was hired as the district’s school resource officer in January, student attitudes have changed about having a “cop” in their midst.

“Before he started we saw him as a negative thing, that people would think we needed a police officer here,” said Nicole Blair, junior class president. “But now that we’ve met him, he is a positive figure. It turned out better than we thought.” That’s just the attitude Lynch was hoping for as he works to get to know the students and staff in his first few months on the job.

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