100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 7, 1913

Already applicants for relief under the new widow’s pension law are beginning to come into the office of Judge Maloney and there promises to be quite a few more within the near future inasmuch as a number of attorneys have been making overtures for clients. Hardly had the law gone into effect than an application was received from Mrs. Herman J. Downsner of Freewater who represents that her husband died not long since leaving her five small children and no insurance for their protection. Under the new law a widow may apply for $10 a month for the support of her first child and $6 a month for every other child which she has under sixteen years of age.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 7, 1963

A benefit dance for a Ukiah High School senior will be held in Ukiah Saturday. The student, Jimmy Williams, is losing the sight of one eye. He was hit by a thrown baseball in the Long Creek-Ukiah baseball game some time ago. The retina was detached and very little help could be given. He has been under heavy hospital expense and is without work and will be for some time, reported M.A. Tovey, superintendent of schools. He has a wife and family to support. He has inadequate insurance. A Long Creek combo will donate its music for the dance. Local women will serve a midnight lunch.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 7, 1988

After years of inactivity the Umatilla City Council is interested once again in developing the vacant Old Townsite along the Columbia River at Umatilla. On Monday, the council discussed the idea of a museum on the site — the original location of Umatilla — to be built in connection with the 1992 Columbia River Bicentennial. It also discussed two possible ways of funding it — a flat motel tax and an ordinance to license social gambling. The city drafted a plan in the early 1980s regarding the 130-acre site, one of the Northwest’s most significant ancient Indian camping and burial grounds. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places and under the control of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Confederated Tribes.



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