100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 21, 1908

Mistaken again! That pile of rocks which decorates the circuit court room is not for the foundation of a new palace of justice, neither is the piece of 2x4 scantling one of the timbers of such a building; the facts are altogether different. The stones and the scantling are simply exhibits in the divorce case of Card vs. Card in which the original suit filed by W.P. Card is being contested by a counter suit of Mrs. Card, claiming also a divorce and upon the same grounds ? cruel and inhuman treatment. They are the persuaders testimony in settling small difficulties. The method of settling small difficulties however, lead to the creation of larger ones and the case now is being most bitterly fought. Evidence in rebuttal was brought in this afternoon. Both sides allege great cruelties, and some time ago Card asked an injunction to keep his wife from maltreating him.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 21, 1958

Mac-Hi had what it takes in the home stretch ? and Pendleton didn?t. That about tells the story of the Pioneers? spanking of the PHS Buckaroos at Milton-Freewater 57-50 Friday night. It evened the two-game basketball series between the two rivals, Pendleton winning the first game here earlier this month 54-45. From Pendleton?s standpoint, it was a tough one to lose after the Bucks apparently had it almost iced. From Mac-Hi?s corner, it was a brilliant win, with Coach Russ DeBondt?s youngsters completely outplaying the Blue Mountain Conference defending champions in the final quarter by scoring 18 points while Pendleton managed only five. To go still further into the situation, it was a sharp reversal of form that saw Pendleton?s first three quarters? superiority chucked out the window with Mac-Hi taking over convincingly and successfully to the delight of a cheering crowd of hometown fans who jammed the Mac-Hi gym.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Dec. 21, 1983

A little over $3,000 in cash was reported taken from Inland Empire Bank in McNary Tuesday afternoon by a robber who greeted a clerk with, ?Merry Christmas. Do you have any money?? According to Umatilla Police, the robber then grabbed the clerk, shoved her to the floor, stuffed the money into a paper sack and fled on foot. Police do not have a description of any vehicle which may have been involved, and no weapon was seen. Police Chief Eldon Olson said there were only two clerks inside the bank at the time of the 4:43 p.m. robbery. The clerk who was robbed was shaken up but not injured. The robber was described as a white male in his mid-20s, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with an extremely slender build, blonde-brown hair and a small light-colored mustache, and wearing a fatigue jacket and a hunting-style hat pulled down over his face. Olson said Umatilla Police and the Oregon State Police will be joined in the investigation today by the FBI because bank robbery is a federal crime. He said there is evidence linking the suspect to at least one other similar robbery recently in The Dalles.

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