100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 25-26, 1916

A telephone message from Helix at 3 o’clock this afternoon brought the information that a cloudburst descended upon that town at about 2:30 and inundated the place. Water waist high was running through the streets, basements were full, sidewalks washed away, even automobiles swept for a distance and a good deal of other damage done. The railroad tracks were completely under water and the afternoon train is held there.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 25-26, 1966

The American GI passing out gum to children in foreign counties during World War II was given as the reason Wednesday for the high demand for peppermint export production. Discussing growing by local farmers, following presentation of a program on agricultural resources at Hermiston Kiwanis Club Wednesday noon, Herman E. Bierman, County Extension Agent in the west end district, said peppermint is the number one field crop in demand today.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

June 25-26, 1991

What does it feel like to have a dream come true? To Shawn Henrichs the situation is both exciting and scary. Henrichs saw his lifetime dream of playing professional baseball come true Friday night when he stepped onto the mound for the first time for the Everett Giants. Henrichs was the ace pitcher for Hermiston High School in 1989, leading them to the state Class AAA playoffs. After that he took his talents to Linn Benton Community College for two years where he helped that team win the NWAACC title this year. Shawn was drafted directly out of high school by the Montreal Expos, but declined their offers and went back into the draft, where after one year of college he was drafted again, this time by the San Francisco Giants. He elected to finish his college program at Linn Benton before going pro, but told the Giants that he would not re-enter the draft because he wanted to play for them.

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