Squints and Glances:

Buck Elliott drives the '62 Days float in the Grant County Fair Parade, 1930.

A look back on news from Grant County over the past 100 years this week, pulled from issues of the past.

The Blue Mountain Eagle

100 years ago

Nov. 1, 1940

Blue Mountain Eagle

Dog House

Guard House: Boys many of you have been running hog wild. You have done as you pleased and many never knew the meaning of the word “discipline.” But bear in mind, that when you get into the army, they have what they call the guard house and which is something like the dog house that we have in civilian life. For a hangover in domestic life, it is the dog house; in the army it is the guard house.

50 years ago

Nov. 4, 1965

Blue Mountain Eagle

6-Year-Old Finds Way Out of Hills

Greg Johnson, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Connie Johnson of John Day, walked about seven miles out of a deer hunting area Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23, when he became separated from his hunting party.

The trek took him down a trail from the Waterman Flat area to Jim Cant ranch below Picture Gorge where he waited for the hunting party to return.

An unidentified Seneca family discovered him on Highway 19 near the Cant home, and gave him a ride to his parent’s house in John Day. The Sheriff’s office, with help from Dayville mayor Paul Grindstaff, notified the hunters of the boy’s recovery.

25 years ago

Nov. 1, 1990

Blue Mountain Eagle

Two locals pledged at OSU

CORVALLIS – Jennifer Claire of Canyon City was recently accepted to the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

The fall rush fraternity selections included Jason Underwood of John Day. Underwood was pledged to Alpha Tau Omega.

10 years ago

Nov. 2, 2005

Blue Mountain Eagle

Christmas Valley man guilty of horse theft

CANYON CITY – One of two defendants charged with allegedly stealing horses from several ranches in the Bear Valley and Izee areas in 2004 was found guilty by a jury in Grant County Circuit Court Oct. 29 after a four-day trial.

Boyd Daniel Burroughs of Montana and Brian Lee Burroughs from Christmas Valley were both charged with six counts of first-degree theft and six counts of unauthorized use of livestock in the indictment.

Boyd Burroughs was acquitted by the jury on all charges and Brian Burroughs was found guilty on three counts of unauthorized use of livestock.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 1 at 11 a.m.

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