100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 15-16, 1910

Pendleton football enthusiast are becoming very much elated over the prospects of a game of real football in this city on Thanksgiving day. Following the announcement that all local stores will close for all day, the lovers of the great game set to work to arrange for a contest between the crack local high school team and one of the Portland high school teams or that from the Columbia University at Portland. Though Pendleton went down to defeat at Baker City last Friday by the close score of 3 to 2 and thereby lost her chance to win the legal title of champion of eastern Oregon, those from this city who saw the game declare that Pendleton has the better team. They are therefore confident that in a game with one of the Portland teams the local boys will be able to render a good account of themselves and put up an exhibition that will be a credit to the city and entertaining to the spectators.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 15-16, 1960

Three men have been placed on probation by Circuit Judge W.W. Wells and ordered to pay restitution. Each of the three received three years probation, Paul Osburn and Marcus D. Shoemaker for larceny and Donald Wayne Lakey for burglary not in a dwelling. Osburn and Shoemaker each was ordered to make restitution of $319. Lakey was ordered to make restitution of $5. Osburn and Shoemaker were jointly charged by the grand jury with larceny Oct. 16 when a cigarette vending machine and 200 packages of cigarettes valued at $636 were stolen from Ernest Cox.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 15-16, 1985

A small community, isolated from other towns, surrounded by forests and rangeland, must do what it can to take care of itself. The tiny city of Ukiah, population 320, has become as self-sufficient as possible, given its limited financial resources. The city is incorporated; it provides water and sewer service to its residents. There’s a small, but well kept, city park on the main street, and a volunteer fire department and quick response units are on call 24 hours a day. But where is city hall? In a bedroom at the home of city recorder Ida Sheff. City recorder since 1977, Sheff uses a corner of her spare bedroom to store the municipal files and records. Residents come to her house to pay their water and sewer bills. If she’s not home, they put the money in a lock box. “I earn $90 a month, and the city pays me $105 a month in rent,” she said.


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