Back in Time
100 years ago
September 12, 1918
Prineville will vote on the proposed bond issue for the completion of its railroad on September 23, which is Monday. The amount asked is $85,000 and estimates show that the outstanding bills can all be paid, the certificates that have been issued replaced with bonds, and enough left to fit the track so that services can be established in addition to buying some equipment.
Circuit Court closed the shortest term on record in Crook County yesterday evening. The grand jury was in session only one day and found only one indictment. Edward Street was charged with the larceny of a steer belonging to Chas. Lambert. Street's trial was set for Oct. 2.
A Portland band, under the leadership of Jack Smith, who is well known here, will furnish music for the Oregon Inter-State fair, which opens here on Oct. 1 for five days. All men in uniform will be admitted to the fair free, and to all attractions, their uniform being their ticket.
75 years ago
September 9, 1943
The new recreation center at the corner of Third and Main streets for the use of fliers in training at the Prineville airport will be opened for public inspection Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m., it was announced today by Mrs. O. O. Hagedorn, chairman of the Red Cross committee in charge of the project.
A proposal that the city lease or buy the Prineville Dry Cleaners and Laundry building for use as a fire hall was rejected by the city council at its meeting Tuesday night, and the fire committee of the council was authorized to arrange a lease on the Huston-Pontiac garage building at the corner of West Second and Main streets to house the city's three fire trucks. The council, in authorizing a lease on the garage building, stipulated a rent not to exceed $50 a month.
Miss Lucy Davison, public health nurse formerly on duty in Crook County, will return to this county on a part-time basis under the new tri-county public health program in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.
50 years ago
September 12, 1968
The only candidate for Crook County district attorney has withdrawn his name from the November ballot, leaving the county without a man seeking this position. Talking with Ida Gottlieb in Salem, he stated that he had found he had not met state qualifications, being recently from New York, and therefore had been reluctantly forced to withdraw himself.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wampler of Powell Butte have been selected as this year's King and Queen of the Redmond Potato Festival scheduled to begin Sept. 19. They have farmed in the Powell Butte area for 14 years and raise certified seed potatoes.
Mrs. Richard McKenzie is now taking orders for fresh flowers at her new floral store, The Posie Shop, although the final finishing touches have not yet been completed. In addition to fresh flowers, Mrs. McKenzie will carry flower arranging materials for "home florists."
25 years ago
September 9, 1993
An after-school stabbing Wednesday in a Crook County High School parking lot sent a 15-year-old Prineville juvenile to the hospital with a lower abdominal wound and marred the first day in session for returning students. The juvenile was transported by private vehicle to Pioneer Memorial Hospital, treated and released later that afternoon.
Saturday's a fun day that buyers of all budget levels look forward to each year: Prineville Hospital Foundation's Art, Antique and Whatnot Auction and Barbecue, held at Crook County Fairgrounds Carey Foster Hall. All proceeds will go to Pioneer Memorial Hospital to help fund the three-phase building and renovation project which is currently transforming the 40-plus-year-old facility.
A one-year contract signed in July between Central Oregon Council on Aging and Soroptimist International of Prineville Charitable trust will allow the Soroptimists to be reimbursed for serving home-delivered meals to homebound seniors. The Soroptimist Trust is now the sole recipient of funds from the Crook County United Way for home-delivered meals, and funds raised by COCOA through its annual sponsorship program and earmarked for Prineville will be forwarded to the Soroptimist Trust.