Back in Time
100 years ago
October 4, 1917
Addison Bennett, the youth of 73 years, whose writings have made the Oregonian famous, paid Prineville another visit this week with the stockmen's party. Mr. Bennett is noted for his oratory as well as his writings, and enjoys all the little trips like this one he just finished because it gives him an opportunity to collect data for his lecture of "What's the Matter With Oregon." Incidentally, if there is anything the matter with this part of Oregon, Mr. Bennett has not yet been able to locate just what it is.
When F. Fred Hoelscher returned from San Francisco, Tuesday morning he brought the tidy sum of $900,000 in certificates of deposit and drafts, property of the Ochoco Irrigation Project, of which he was the official representative on this occasion. This removes the last vestige of question about the financing of the project, and will add momentum to the already rapidly moving plans of the board of directors of the district and the contractors for a large part of the work, the Twohy Brothers Company.
Re. T.H. Fertig preached his opening sermon in Prineville at the Methodist church on Sunday. He and Mrs. Fertig arrive Friday from Nezperce, Idaho, where he has been pastor for the past three years.
75 years ago
October 1, 1942
The three cavalry units of Prineville, Bend and Redmond, and the infantry unit of Redmond, were reviewed before the grandstand at the Deschutes County Fair Sunday at Redmond. The Prineville unit was complimented by Major Howard C. Tobin, of Portland, for the rapid increasing forces of their unit. The Prineville cavalry unit's horses were transferred to Redmond for the exhibition by the Raymond Truck service and the city transfer.
A survey of insect damage in the ponderosa pine timber of the Blue Mountain area has been undertaken by the bureau of entomology and plant quarantine at Portland, it was announced this week by Supervisor H.C. Hulett of the Ochoco National Forest.
An order banning the sale, shipment or transfer of men's rubber boots or rubber work shoes for the five-day period starting at midnight, Sept. 29, was announced through the Crook County rationing board office this week. Dealers are asked to apply at the rationing board office for inventory forms, which must be filed by Oct. 10, in preparation for rationing of rubber footwear.
50 years ago
October 5, 1967
Plans for the Prineville Centennial are progressing at a rapid rate with a large amount of enthusiasm from participating groups. Mayor Wallace Boe said that the amount of response had been terrific from the general public as well as business organizations and social groups.
A special election was held Thursday, Sept. 28 in Prineville for the purpose of annexing an area to the southern edge of the city. The voters approved the annexation to the city with about 60 percent of the voters eligible to vote on the bill. The primary purpose of the election was to gain access to the sewer system which lies just north of the area and which now will be extended to the newly acquired city limits.
25 years ago
October 1, 1992
The Prineville Traffic Committee Monday viewed seven alternatives to improve the city's transportation structure. A plan tying Fourth Street with Laughlin Avenue together to form a one-way west through town received the most praise. The engineering firm will now prepare a draft transportation plan based on the Laughlin-Fourth Street one-way plan, a plan which would turn Third Street into a one-way eastbound. Even if the new plan – which is designed to handle the city's transportation needs up through 2015 – is adopted this winter by the city council, it may be eight years before the improvements are made.
On the eve of Friday's big game against Bend High School, Crook County's football stadium again has taken center stage. The discovery of additional lumber rot in Ward Rhoden stadium has put the fix project on hold. The offer from the Boosters to fix the stadium had been accepted by the Crook County School Board. The discovery of additional dry rot, however, may make the fix project too expensive for the Booster Club to handle.