100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 31-Aug. 1, 1917

In addition to the damage done by the drouth on Camas Prairie near Ukiah the farmers of that community are sufferers also from an unseasonable frost that struck the whole south end last Saturday night, according to reports brought down. Potatoes and much other growing stuff was killed by the frost, according to reports. The frost extended as far down as Yellowjacket hill.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 31-Aug. 1, 1967

Dixie Lee and Walter Barnes, children of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin A. Barnes of Milton-Freewater, danced their way to first place honors at the Tri-City Water Follies talent show July 20. And Dixie Lee, who was 13 this month, won the “best-of-the-best” trophy the following night, when nine first-place winners vied for the award. Walter, 10, won first in the junior division with a tap dance. Dixie Lee qualified for the championship round in the senior division by winning firs place in the novelty dance category with an acrobatic number.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 31-Aug. 1, 1992

AG Northwest pilot Tom White never thought flying a crop duster would make him a hostile target, but after examining the bullet holes that pierced his plane Wednesday he has his doubts. White was making passes over a field near Walker and Westland Road Wednesday, spraying insecticide, when Russel E. Smith allegedly began firing at him with a .22 caliber rifle. Three rounds ripped into the left wing of the plane and one deflected off the underside of the right wing. Oregon State Police officer Gary Workman said Smith was charged with endangering an aircraft, reckless endangering and criminal mischief after indicating at his arrest that he was not trying to kill the pilot.

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