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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019
HERMISTON HISTORY
25 YEARS AGO
Jan. 11, 1994
JENNIFER HOOK
Childcare Resource and Referral,
UMCHS
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
I moved to Hermiston when I got married and to
raise a family.
What is your favorite place to eat in
Hermiston?
Either Nookie’s or Delish
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have two kids, and we like to go to movies, events
and things going on in town. We like to go out in
explore the area, whether it’s Main Street or the fair.
What surprises you about Hermiston?
The diversity. When I fi rst moved here, I thought
it was such a small town. We have everything you
could need — you’re 30 minutes from being in a big
city, but if you go 30 minutes in the opposite direc-
tion, you’re in the middle of nowhere. There are all
kinds of things going on in terms of the people.
What book are you currently reading?
”Managing Emotional Mayhem for Kids,” by Dr.
Becky A. Bailey
What app or website do you use most often?
Amazon Prime — it’s probably my biggest downfall.
If you could travel anywhere, where would
you go?
Scotland
There won’t be a low-in-
come housing project on
the corner of Southwest
17th and Sunland Avenue
anytime soon.
The Hermiston city
council put two city-owned
lots up for sale, but made
clear during a public hear-
ing at Monday’s city coun-
cil meeting that it would
sell only to those who
would use it for single-fam-
ily dwellings.
This thwarted an effort
by the Umatilla County
Housing Authority to place
60 low-income units on
those lots.
The Housing Authority
had offered $23,000 for the
lots. A subsequent appraisal
put their value at more than
$83,000.
Many on the council said
the fact that the Housing
Authority is exempt from
property taxes troubled
them. The goal of selling
surplus lots is usually to get
them back on the tax rolls.
2) Voters will be asked
to approve a $9.9 million
bond sale to fi nance new or
improved schools in a spe-
cial election set for March
22.
The Hermiston School
Board passed a resolu-
tion calling the election
Tuesday.
The 20-year bond will
cost homeowners in the
district about 93 cents for
every $1,000 of assessed
property value.
For their money, Herm-
iston residents will get a
new junior high school for
the 1995-96 school year,
and a remodeled Armand
Larive Junior High School
the following year.
HH fi le photo
Umatilla Police Chief Eldon Olson feeds his horse Tequila as he prepares to retire as police
chief in 1994.
Mr. Harkenrider was a
farmer most of his life but
retired from active work
about 25 years ago. He has
made numerous visits to
Hermiston in recent years,
spending some time here
last August with his daugh-
ter Mrs. Ralph Richards and
son George Harkenrider.
100 YEARS AGO
Jan. 11, 1919
50 YEARS AGO
What is the funniest thing that’s happened to
you?
I’m a total klutz — anybody who knows me knows
that — but I don’t know if that’s funny.
What is one of your goals for the next 12
months?
I have a lot of home improvement projects. I recently
bought a house, and have a big to-do/wish list. The
Ace Hardware guys know me well, I go in with all
my lawn care and painting projects.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I think I’m proudest of my kids. How far they’ve
come, and what they’ve achieved in life. Life hasn’t
always been the easiest, and they’ve maintained a
positive vibe about themselves.
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Jayati Ramakrishnan | Reporter • jramakrishnan@hermistonherald.com • 541-564-4534
Tammy Malgesini | Community Editor • tmalgesini@eastoregonian.com • 541-564-4539
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Jan. 9, 1969
The recent cold spell has
been more than an inconve-
nience for some individu-
als, and the Port of Umatilla
and Pendleton Grain Grow-
ers have had their share of
misfortune along with the
rest.
First, the port’s water
storage sounded an alarm
several times in the past
week, which made it nec-
essary to drain and change
huge amounts of water in
the 125,000 gallon storage
unit to avert possible exten-
sive damage.
Next, a tug that had been
working at the marina basin
became top heavy with ice
and rolled over and sank,
requiring extensive salvage
operations; then Pendle-
ton Grain Growers discov-
ered that a broken main at
the McNary elevator had
dumped 48,000 gallons of
water into the elevator’s
basement over the past
weekend.
Finally, the PGG eleva-
tor manager Dan Hill broke
HH fi le photo
Troy Dennis Pulley was the fi rst baby of the new year in
1969. He arrived at Good Shepherd Hospital Jan. 2 at
6:13 p.m.
his leg in the front yard of
his home in a freak acci-
dent that almost resulted in
another accident to his wife
when she fell down trying
to reach Hill after she dis-
covered he wasn’t joking
about his broken leg.
75 YEARS AGO
Jan. 13, 1944
The possibilities of
post-war electrical heat-
ing of homes in this area
will be discussed at a meet-
ing of the Umatilla Proj-
ect Farm Bureau Friday
night at Columbia Hall. In
response to a request, data
regarding home heating has
been obtained from Bon-
neville Power Administra-
tion and will be presented
by H.J. Ott, a director of
the local REA organization.
Interest and inquiries with
the regard to electric home
heating is increasing daily.
2) Funeral services for
Frank J. Harkenrider were
held Tuesday in the Catho-
lic church at Estacada, Ore.
with burial in the I.O.O.F.
cemetery there. Father
Crowe was in charge of the
services.
Mr. Harkenrider, an
early pioneer, was born
March 5, 1859, at Shel-
don. Ind. and was married
to Miss Mary Faust Oct.
3, 1882, at Roseta, Colo.
The family moved to Ore-
gon the same year, settling
in Clackamas County near
Estacada, which has been
his home ever since.
Now that the fl u is grad-
ually being brought under
control, another menace to
the health of the commu-
nity has appeared. This has
come in the form of small-
pox, which broke out the
fi rst of the week in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Metzker,
both of whom are affl icted.
The house has been put
under rigid quarantine reg-
ulations, and it is the hope
of the authorities to squelch
the disease right there.
2) Hermiston’s volunteer
fi re department was called
out Sunday afternoon on an
alarm of fi re being turned
in from the home of W.J.
Kened on the west side. On
arrival there it was found
that clothes thrown over the
water pipes in the basement
after they had been thawed
out had ignited from an
unnoticed spark, and the
smoke therefrom had fi lled
the house and become so
dense that it looked as if the
whole place was afi re.
But a few buckets of
water rightly applied soon
cleared the atmosphere.
While there was no fi re and
no damage was done, nev-
ertheless the fi re department
got needed exercise, for
which the members desire
to thank R.L. Barnard, cap-
tain of the hook and ladder
truck. If you want to know
why, ask him.
Audra Workman | Multi-Media consultant • aworkman@eastoregonian.com • 541-564-4538
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Quilters piece together relief outreach
By TAMMY MALGESINI
COMMUNITY EDITOR
A group of quilters from
Grace and Mercy Lutheran
Church recently boxed
up 108 quilts to send to
Lutheran World Relief.
The group meets for fel-
lowship and quilting to assist
with the project that pro-
vides aid to people experi-
encing emergencies around
the world. Others are invited
to help with the project.
In addition to the quilts,
the group gathered sup-
plies collected throughout
the year from the congrega-
tion. The October shipment,
which weighed in at 571
pounds, sent to Lutheran
World Relief also included
56 kits with school supplies,
25 personal care items kits
and 10 packages with baby
care products.
Taking a biblical refer-
ence from the book of Mat-
thew, the group’s motto
is “Blessed be the quil-
ters, for they shall be called
Piecemakers.”
Although it’s a sim-
ple combination of fabric
and thread, the quilts can
Photo contributed by Michelle Hedgepath
Dorothy Lee, Ruth Konningrud, Regina Marks, David Marks, Kevin Hedgepath, Jerry
McMichael and Phil Schmidt worked on recent mission projects with Grace and Mercy
Lutheran Church in Hermiston. A fall shipment to Lutheran World Relief included 571
reach out to people in their
time of greatest need with
a message of hope. In addi-
tion to shielding against the
cold as warm bedding, the
quilts can be useful as sim-
ple tents, fl oor coverings or
a wrap to hold a baby on a
mother’s back.
Ruth Konningrud and
Dorothy Lee, who head up
the effort, invites anyone
who is interested to join
them to work on quilts. The
2019 campaign runs from
January through October.
They meet each Thursday at
1 p.m. at the United Meth-
odist Church, 191 E. Gladys
Ave., Hermiston.
For more information,
call 541-571-9477 or visit
www.graceandmercylu-
theran.org/programs.