100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 6, 1919

Louis Nelson of Umapine, who was in some of the principal battles in France during the war, and received a wound chevron in the battle of Argonne, returned home a short time ago and this last week was surprised to receive the official notice of his death in battle. He leaves this week to attend the school of mechanics at Corvallis.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 6, 1969

The Stanfield High School student body lost about two-thirds of its material for the big homecoming bonfire scheduled tonight. According to School Supt. Donald T. Murray, last night some Hermiston boys poured gasoline on a gathered stack of material at Stanfield High School and started the blaze. Another stack burned later and at 6 this morning the third stack went up in flames. In Hermiston last night, approximately 20 truckloads of tires and bonfire materials went up in smoke at the high school. The bonfire is a major part of the homecoming activities and is scheduled tonight. Hermiston High School Principal Jack Jenkins said while guards were on duty on one side of the pile the culprits slipped in on the other side and ignited the huge stack. The fire department was called to the scene.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 6, 1994

Val Holley of Pendleton waited an hour to be first in line at the opening of the Umatilla Reservation’s temporary casino on Saturday. Holley says she’s giving up her bingo nights now that the temporary casino is open. Joe O’Neill, general manager for the Wildhorse Gaming Resort, said approximately 1,000 people on both Saturday and Sunday played the 100 video slot machines in the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s temporary casino. With the casino’s debut, the stage was set for a new era for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. “It’s great,” said Dave Tovey, economic and community development director. “The reservation will never be the same after today.”

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