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Looking Back on Dec. 8

December 8

1993 - 20 years ago

Written testimony will be taken through Jan. 3 on a proposal by California-based Zond Systems, Inc., to build 50 wind turbines on Sevenmile Hill between The Dalles and Rowena.

“It’s going to be a long winter.” Ken McBain, director of The Dalles Clinic, provides that assessment of this year’s flu season, which started early and already has state officials drawing comparisons with the 1957 Asian flu epidemic.

1973 - 40 years ago

Columbia River flow at The Dalles during November, a month that brought sharp improvement in water conditions throughout the region with easing of the electric power crisis, was among the highest in nearly a century.

Vandals who scratched up his pickup with a sharp object were likely upset because they weren’t able to steal gas from his tank, Vic Jones, 1318 E. 16th, reported to city police Thursday. Jones said a tank of gas had been stolen Monday while the vehicle was parked at his home. He said the thieves apparently returned Wednesday night and when they found there wasn’t much gas in the tank, turned to vandalism.

1953 - 60 years ago

Dalles residents whose homes are in higher elevation areas are getting a taste of troubles that develop with city expansion.

The quota for yesterday’s blood drawing was barely reached in the last few seconds when the 250th and 251st persons each gave a pint of blood at the Civic Auditorium.

1933 - 80 year ago

City police took two Dalles youths into custody last night for alleged theft of pastry from a Cascade Baking company delivery truck. The boys were Vincent Branigan, 16, and Sam Dizney, 17. Both were to appear before Police Judge Joe Steers this afternoon. Police said the boys have satisfied their appetite for pastry on several occasions recently by taking pies and cakes from the delivery truck.

An evening party to which husbands of members were invited was enjoyed by the La Pont club last night at the home of Mrs. Charles Bohn with Mrs. T.F. Brumbaugh, Mrs. A.F. Procter and Mrs. Gus Mattes as assisting hostesses.

1913 - 100 years ago

Wasco County captures 16 of 30 prizes at the corn show. With only one week to prepare exhibits, local growers make best showing at state exhibition at Pendleton – demonstrated Wasco County can grow corn with great success – “Farmer” Smith says he can always depend on The Dalles when he wants an exhibit in record time.

The Dalles is again on “easy street”. The city has plenty of money with which to liquidate its obligations and persons to whom the city has been owing money, in some instances as long as four months, may secure their warrants from Recorder Hostetler tomorrow. The local city officials have not been paid for two months and the officials will also get their money Tuesday.

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