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WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019
THREE MINUTES WITH ...
Chief, Hermiston Police
When and why did you move to Hermiston?
Born and raised right here in Hermiston and very
proud of it!
HH ﬁ le photo
What is your favorite place to eat in
Walker’s Farm Kitchen
Josh Holland of Hermiston’s Nationals Babe Ruth team gets some team spirit from Nancy Baker before the opening of the
district tournament in 1994.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Unfortunately, the longer I have been in law
enforcement, the more introverted I’ve become
but I enjoy traveling with family and close friends.
Plenty of rock concerts still to be seen and places
What surprises you about Hermiston?
Nothing. This community is incredibly inclusive
and willing to step up and make worthy projects
come to fruition.
What was the last book you read?
”Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist
Revolution from Reagan to Trump” by Laura
What website or app do you use most other
Yelp and Untappd. Look at me, I love to eat.
If you could travel anywhere, where would
My wife and I have been blessed to travel through-
out the United States, Mexico, and Europe. I have
always wanted to visit Israel and experience the
signiﬁ cant culture and history.
What is the funniest thing that’s ever hap-
pened to you?
In order to stay sane in this profession, there are
plenty of funny things that happen around the sta-
tion, but getting a speeding ticket going 96 km/h in
a 60 km/h zone at the end of the Autobahn in 1999
ranks toward the top. The ofﬁ cers kept my pass-
port and my wife, and sent me a couple of miles
into a small town in southern Germany, Füssen,
to get 180 Deutsche Marks since all we had on us
were francs. After being gone for over an hour and
it having turned dark, my wife was not amused. In
my defense, this was before GPS and the autobahn
is not supposed to have a limit.
What is one of your goals for the next 12
To ﬁ nish my Master’s of Business Administration
degree. I have been working on it non-stop for the
last year and I have ﬁ ve classes left.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
On the personal side, I would say staying married
for 22+ years and raising a family. On the profes-
sional side, working in a challenging environment
with some incredibly dedicated men and women is
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25 YEARS AGO
JULY 12, 1994
Dispatch services for the City of
Stanﬁ eld could be directed through
the Umatilla County Sheriff’s
Department as early as August.
Stanﬁ eld Police Chief Alan
Humphrey and county police ofﬁ -
cials have negotiated a contract
that would break off dispatch ser-
vices with the Hermiston Police
Humphrey said the new deal
would cost less and eliminate radio
interference in parts of Stanﬁ eld
that makes police communication
2) If all goes well, the Uma-
tilla Depot Activity should be free
of conventional weapons about a
month ahead of the Congressional-
ly-mandated Sept. 30 deadline.
“They ﬁ gure they’ll have every-
thing out of here by the 25th of
August, except for the chemicals,
of course,” depot public affairs
ofﬁ cer Donna Fuzi said.
She said about 90 percent of the
igloos at the depot are empty. Much
of the ordnance is in the process
of being shipped to other instal-
lations and reserve units through-
out “Operation Golden Cargo.”
What can’t be moved — aging live
rounds — is being detonated.
50 YEARS AGO
JULY 10, 1969
Area population growth and the
completion of Interstate 80N are the
key factors to Hermiston’s ever-in-
creasing trafﬁ c pattern, and the
resulting congestion is not unlike
that found in major cities across the
City ofﬁ cials are alarmed at the
heavy trafﬁ c snarl that has devel-
oped on North First Street and High-
way 32 but see no early solution to
At a recent meeting of the city
council, L.T. Harper, city manager,
was asked what progress was being
made to get the Highway Department
to start a four-lane improvement proj-
ect on the street. Harper responded
he had nothing new to report.
Under projected plans of the
department, a four-lane road will be
built that will most likely include
curb gutters and possibly double yel-
low center lines. Such a program
would improve trafﬁ c ﬂ ow and per-
mit turns only from spots designated
for those purposes.
This would tend to reduce rear-
end collisions, now a major cause
of accidents on the street. Hermis-
ton police note that during peak rush
hours of workers, the trafﬁ c ﬂ ow is
often backed up three to four blocks
waiting for signal changes.
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The Hermiston Herald ofﬁ ce will
be closed all day Friday as we get new
ﬂ ooring installed in our building.
• • •
The local Boy Scouts of Amer-
ica/Boardman Police Department
Explorer Post churned out their
appreciation to the Boardman Tilla-
mook Creamery. The youth program
received a $1,000 donation, which is
being used to provide uniforms, equip-
ment and sponsorship to the Oregon
Annual Law Enforcement Chal-
lenge. Ofﬁ cer Cory Rosen said the
group hopes to do well at the event,
which is Aug. 1-4 at the Camp Rilea
Armed Forces Training Facility at
• • •
HH ﬁ le photo
Mark Edwards of the BH team passes the ball during a three on three tournament
at Spudfest in downtown Hermiston in 1994.
75 YEARS AGO
JULY 13, 1944
Two Hermiston young people are
in a Walla Walla hospital as a result
of summer vacation accidents.
Miss Hope Reynolds, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Smikley O. Bean, was
taken to Walla Walla Sunday eve-
ning suffering from severe bruises as
a result of falling from a horse ear-
lier in the evening. She also suffered
a sprained ankle and mild abrasions.
Her condition was quite critical for
some time but was considered some
better by the middle of the week.
The other accident victim is Earl
Miller, 13-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Hogan Miller. He, in company
with Earl Fowler, Bob Phelps, Royal
DeLaney and Tom Schoonover were
starting out on a rabbit hunt south of
Hermiston Tuesday afternoon, carry-
ing .22 riﬂ es.
The group reached the bridge
across the irrigation canal near the
H.G. Rankin home when young Earl
Fowler stopped to pick a pebble out
of his shoe. In laying down the gun,
which was cocked ready for ﬁ ring,
he either jarred it enough or the trig-
ger caught on something. The bullet
entered Earl Miller’s back and lodged
Michelle Gerber, who works at
the Boardman branch of the Bank of
Eastern Oregon, recently cashed in
on additional knowledge. She was
among a class of 30 who recently grad-
uated from the 2019 Northwest Bank
Operations School, held in Wilson-
ville. Presented by the Oregon Bank-
ers Association, the March through
June course focused on banking reg-
ulations, new accounts, sales cul-
ture, employee supervision, safety and
security, and other topics.
Linda Navarro, OBA president
and CEO, said effective operations is
both essential to a bank and often what
differentiates the customer experi-
ence. Based on the caliber of class par-
ticipants, Navarro said the industry’s
future leaders are bright, engaged and
• • •
The pre-registration deadline for
in the forepart of his abdomen.
An operation, performed that
afternoon, removed the bullet and
it was discovered that fortunately
all vital organs had been missed,
although striking his colon a num-
ber of times. His condition was
announced as quite satisfactory
100 YEARS AGO
JULY 12, 1919
The latest estimates of the United
States geological survey show that if
gasoline continues to be used up at the
present rates, all the petroleum ﬁ elds
now in use will be exhausted before
1950. Where, then, will the future sup-
ply of gasoline come from? Billions of
dollars are involved in the question.
2) Sunday in a get-together quick
game of baseball between Hermis-
ton and Umatilla on the Umatilla dia-
mond, the Hermiston boys showed up
wonderfully well. In the fourth inning
with our boys in the lead by seven to
one the game suddenly came to a halt
due to an argument between some of
the Umatilla players. After the umpire,
Mr. Payne of Boardman, called “play
ball” several times Umatilla forfeited
the game by not obeying the umpire’s
open class exhibits at the Umatilla
County Fair is Wednesday, July 24.
In addition to showing off your talents,
exhibitors can purchase a fair season
pass for the discounted price of $20.
For more details, see next week’s
Hermiston Herald or visit www.
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Thursday’s menu for the Harken-
rider Senior Activity Center is roast
beef, carrots and potatoes, and dessert.
Friday is clam chowder, coleslaw, gar-
lic bread and dessert. Monday is salad
bar, garlic bread and dessert. Tuesday
is spaghetti and garlic bread, tossed
salad, vegetable and dessert. Next
Wednesday is egg salad sandwich,
salad and dessert.
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