75 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 21-22, 1936

Fifty years a faithful member of the Presbyterian church, and one of the two living charter members, Mrs. E.A. Shepherd will tomorrow, with the dedication of the new edifice on Willow and Alta street, see the realization of a dream cherished for half a century. She has seen the church grow from 13 original members to a large and flourishing congregation. First attending services in a small room in the courthouse, she will tomorrow join with hundreds of worshippers in the beautiful new structure. Besides Mrs. Shepherd, Mrs. M. Sargent, of Seattle, is a surviving charter member but because of ill health she will be unable to be here.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 21-22, 1961

Firemen today credited Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Justus of Hermiston with saving the life of a 1-year-old boy who had stopped breathing. Mr. and Mrs. Justus were driving by the Henry Avery home on Locust Road when they saw smoke pouring from the house. Justus rushed into the burning house, losing his glasses and coat in the process. There he found Randy Lee Avery. The boy was not breathing, he reported. While Justus sped toward the hospital, a 15-minute drive, Mrs. Justus applied mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The boy resumed breathing, and showed no effects today from having been overcome by smoke.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 21-22, 1986

Morrow County government is getting a little elbow room in Irrigon at long last. The North Morrow Annex here is being renovated and expanded, and the improvements should be completed by the end of the year, according to Judge Don McElligott. The Morrow County Court recently approved the purchase of two lots adjacent to the North Morrow Annex building, and an addition is being built with the intention of better serving the needs of north Morrow County residents. The Annex remodeling will provide access for the handicapped, updated restrooms, better energy efficiency and additional office space, county officials say.

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