100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 30, 1909

A.C. Koeppen is now fathering a plan for the presentation of a suitable present to Herbert O. Roesch, champion rifle shot of the world, and his plan is one that will also advertise a very important industry of this city. It is Mr. Koeppen?s plan to have the business men of the city contribute to a fund to purchase for Roesch the first blanket that will be turned out from the new woolen mill when it gets in operation this fall. Like other local people, Mr. Koeppen is proud of the great showing made by Roesch at Camp Perry and furthermore he believes that Roesch?s townsmen should show proper appreciation of the honor won by the midshipman and incidentally by Pendleton. As the woolen mill will now soon be in operation it is held that it would be very fitting to give Roesch the first blanket to be turned out by the new looms. It is Mr. Koeppen?s plant to take but 10 cents from each man so that as large a number as possible will be represented in the gift.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 30, 1959

Rev. Raymond H. Beard of St. Francis of Assisi and Sacred Heart Catholic churches, who is being transferred to Heppner, will be honored by members of both churches at a potluck supper at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Milton-Freewater church. Father Beard will be replaced by Rev. John Phelan from St. Augustine Catholic Church, Merrill. Appointments which were made by Bishop Lepzig, Baker, are effective Sept. 1.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Aug. 30, 1984

Like the weather, everybody complains about yard sale signs, but nobody does anything about them. The Hermiston City Council decided Monday to change that. It asked the city attorney to raft an ordinance with enough bite to encourage people to remove signs from public places when their yard sale if finished. The suggested bite? $25. Although illegal, yard sale signs clutter utility poles at most major intersections, posing a danger to emergency pole climbers who could slip off the pole. An issue of concern to the council is enforcement. Councilman Alan Wilcox said police have more important problems to solve. Wilcox liked the idea of having a service club or private person enforce the ordinance and take the proceeds as their pay.

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