100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 17-18, 1917

With the official thermometer registering 107, yesterday was the warmest day Pendleton has experienced since the first day of August, 1913. On that day the same temperature was recorded. Last night was also within one degree of the most uncomfortably warm nights ever recorded in Pendleton. The lowest official temperature recorded was 71 degrees above zero. The record of 72 above for a minimum night temperature was recorded on the night of August 29, 1915.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 17-18, 1967

It was a day of feverish activity, but Union Pacific officials were finally successful toward Sunday evening in moving 322 passengers of westbound train No. 105 out of Hinkle, most of them via bus, after the train stopped at 7:25 a.m. The crew left the train when it pulled into Hinkle, an important division point on the UP system. The local tieup is part of the nation-wide railroad strike. Frank Davis, UP Hinkle trainmaster, said seven or eight freight trains are stalled at Hinkle.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

July 17-18, 1992

Police put a stop to an unusual hobby early this morning. Ross Akey, 21, and Edward J. Price, 32, both of Hermiston, were arrested by the Hermiston Police Department for the theft of more than 70 license plates. Both were stealing license plates in order to further their goal of possessing plates from all 50 states, according to police reports. The considerable collection was seized from their residences and vehicles, police said. The arrests were the culmination of a two-week undercover investigation by the Hermiston police. An undercover officer was staked out at local motels and other parking areas where a lot of out-of-state plates could be found, a police official said.

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