100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 12, 1917

Hereafter the city council will have to pay for the water which is used to flush the sewers at the rate of 1 1-2 cents a thousand gallons. A communication to this effect was submitted to the council last evening by Water Supt. F.B. Hayes who was acting at the direction of the water commission. The charge is not being made as a matter of revenue, according to Chairman J.T. Brown of the commission, but as a matter of regulating the use of the water and preventing waste. Mayor Best and some of the council members seemed just a bit “peeved” at the action of the commission and murmured threatening protests. It was decided to confer with the commission upon the matter.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 12, 1967

Fire, the scourge of the wheat grower, has been popping up around the county at an alarming rate the past three days. Volunteers and fire fighting crews from Pendleton Grain Growers in Milton-Freewater and Pendleton fought four fires Monday and one Saturday that consumed between 700 and 800 acres of wheat and grass land. It is estimated the loss represents about $50,000. Most of the growers, however, insure their wheat against fire damage.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 12, 1992

In an effort to promote aviation, and to have a good time along the way, more than 40 classic and antique aircraft have been hopping around the state this week. The group stopped in Pendleton Friday morning, giving pilots a chance to tour downtown and interested Pendletonians the opportunity to look over the planes. “The thing about aviation is it’s fun for everybody, even the guy on the ground,” Dick Ridgeway of Alaska said. “And it’s fun to share it.”

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