100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 13, 1908

An attempt at a break from the city jail was made last night and only

the prompt action of Night Officer Clarence Kearney kept it from being

successful. Two vags, G. Hermann and Mike Kelley, were in the jail and

a crowbar had been passed to them by some one on the outside. By means

of the bar they pried out the grated window opening into the coal shed

on the west side of the jail. They had gotten into the shed when they

were confronted by the officer. Covering the two men with his pistol,

the officer ordered them back into the jail and back they went.

Hermann, who was convicted of begging after a lengthy trial last week,

is a sullen fellow and the police believe he is a bad actor.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 13, 1958

Conversion of parking on Main Street from angular to parallel has been

started. The west side of the two blocks from Dorion to Frazer has been

converted. Approximately 80 parking spots will be taken from Main

Street by the conversion, but parallel parking is expected to help keep

the flow of traffic moving. According to City Engineer Gerald W. Ulett,

a traffic jam develops nearly every afternoon between 4 and 5 with the

present angular parking, with Saturday afternoons particularly

cumbersome for traffic. Ulett estimated will take three weeks to finish

the conversion, depending on the weather and other work that may arise

for the street department.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

March 13, 1983

A father and son farming team are Morrow County Conservation Men of the

Year for 1983. Announcement of the award to Al and Michael Bunch,

owners of the Last  Straw Ranch, was made at the annual

meeting of the Morrow County Wheat Grower's Association on Monday. It

is not the first recognition for Al Bunch. He share the title with his

father-in-law, Fred Mankin, when they were faming together in 1952.

Bunch was also named Cattleman of the Year in 1973. He switched his

total operation to wheat in 1977.

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