100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 3, 1915

A hard surfaced road from Pendleton to Pilot Rock Junction is not an improbability within the next year. A delegation of 25 prominent local taxpayers waited upon the county court yesterday afternoon, urging such a highway and the court, while not committing itself, seemed favorably disposed toward the proposal, especially since property in Pendleton is to be subject to the road tax next year. Though there is some question as to the legality of the law which makes all municipal property subject to road taxes, the county court, acting upon advice of the district attorney, will levy a road tax against all property in incorporated towns and cities as well as against country property. Under this law, the court must spend at least 70 per cent of the money paid in for road taxes within the district from which it is derived.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 3, 1965

Some days a fella just can’t win. Reginald Graham of Pendleton got his 1962 automobiles stuck in a field Monday when it slid off the gummy Lee Street grade above Pendleton. He went for help about 1 p.m. and when he came back with a wrecker at 5 p.m. someone had stolen the car’s hubcaps and tachometer, he told the Umatilla County Sheriff’s office.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 3, 1990

Several hundred dollars of Cotillion decorations were discovered missing about 2 a.m. Sunday, according to co-chairwoman Jackie Peterson. The loss may mean less money for the American Cancer Society, which benefits from the annual event. The gala attracted more than 1,000 people to the Pendleton Convention Center, formerly the Pendleton Memorial Armory. Peterson said many missing decorations were pre-sold, including a satin teddy bear with mink cape and heirloom jewelry. Organizers will have to refund the money. Purchasers were supposed to pick up their items beginning today. Decorations might have been taken home by mistake, Peterson added. She urged their anonymous return.

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