Back in Time
100 years ago
October 11, 1917
Crook County High School opened Monday morning with 150 students, the largest first day attendance in the history of the institution. The freshman class with an enrollment of 40 leads all other classes in size.
Starting with a record opening day attendance, the Oregon Inter-State Fair closed Saturday night after a record that insures it a big future. Plans are already being made for broadening the scope of the fair and getting support behind it that will make its steady growth a certainty.
One thousand feet of the west end of the main canal on the Ochoco project is completed, and the work is getting under way in excellent shape. This work is at camp one, which is operated by the district direct, and is just getting under way, the first dirt being moved on Monday of this week.
75 years ago
October 8, 1942
A 15-year-old boy who broke into five business houses here last week was in the custody of county officials, with a hearing in juvenile court planned within the next few days. The boy and a companion were arrested Saturday and officers reported obtaining confessions that indicated only one boy was involved in the robberies.
Crook County High School's football squad, keyed up for a game with Redmond this week, ran into more hard luck. With both high schools closed to release students to work in the potato fields, the Prineville-Redmond game has been postponed and so has the game scheduled with Burns here next week.
The city of Prineville, which houses its prisoners in the county jail in the basement of the courthouse, will contribute $15 per month to the salary of the court house janitor, it was decided at Tuesday night's meeting of the city council. A request for the additional pay for the janitor was relayed to the council by County Judge A.R. Bowman at the request of the janitor. It was promptly approved.
50 years ago
The First Baptist Church of Prineville will dedicate its new sanctuary, at 450 S. Fairview St., this Sunday afternoon. The morning service is at 11 a.m., the dedicatory service is at 3 p.m. Members and friends are cordially invited.
Heck Harper, television personality and president of the Golden Horse Shoe Guest Ranch near Prineville, will speak to the Chamber of Commerce at Maries Café on Oct. 17. Harper will talk about the new guest ranch facility being built near Grizzly mountain and about the residential addition on the ranch.
25 years ago
October 8, 1992
Approximately 150 Crook County residents participated in a nationwide anti-abortion rally Sunday. National organizers for the Second Annual Life Chain estimated that 900,000 anti-abortion protesters lined streets in 700 U.S. cities and towns for the one-day demonstration.