100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 13, 1909

The building campaign in Milton, launched early last fall when the contract was let for the erection of a $25,000 modern brick Odd Fellows hall, is growing by leaps and bounds. For months every available contractor and carpenter has been given employment and with the spring and early summer it is thought the demand for workmen can not be supplied. It is conservatively estimated that new business blocks together with residences already in course of construction or being planned, will cost in the neighborhood of $150,000. Included in this amount is the Odd Fellows building now nearing completion; the Columbia College group of buildings which will likely cost between $25,000 and $30,000; two new public school buildings to cost $35,000; a new two story brick to be built by A. Loof on the lot adjacent to the lodge hall and a one-story brick to be built by J. B. Plerit on the lot now occupied by Mrs. L.B. Storm?s millinery establishment.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 13, 1959

The flu has given St. Joseph?s Academy students and teachers an unscheduled holiday. Grade school students were told at the end of the school day Wednesday they wouldn?t have to return to classrooms until Monday. The academy high school was closed Tuesday and Wednesday because of flu and will remain closed the rest of the week. No Pendleton public schools had been closed, although there were some absences blamed on the flu, the city superintendent?s office reported.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 13, 1984

Judy Williams, Boardman, won the United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth speak-off Sunday in Pendleton. Steven Arntt, Hermiston, was named second place winner and alternate. Third place went to Nikki Lembcke of Helix. Miss Williams is a sophomore at Riverside High School at Boardman. In high school she is in band, plays the piano for the choir, had a part in the school play, writes for the school newspaper, is a member of the science and Spanish clubs, and played volleyball. A member of the National Honor Society, Miss Williams has a 4.0 grade point average. The Pendleton Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges, sponsors of the contest for Umatilla and Morrow counties, will provide Miss Williams with a month-long, expense-paid trip to the United Nations in New York in July.

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