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Rails and materials for the completion of the Prineville railroad were ordered 100 years ago

100 years ago

January 17, 1918

The case against the creation of Deschutes County has been appealed to the supreme court. Judge Wallace, who is attorney in this case, is confident of winning the appeal, and is busy preparing material to be used when the case is taken up for consideration by the court.

Deputy Sheriff F.A. Rowell spent two days in the Bear Creek Butte country the last of the week in search of some cattle rustlers. While he discovered considerable evidence showing that cattle had been killed there, not enough was obtainable at the time to warrant arrests.

Rails for the completion of the Prineville railroad were ordered this week, and other materials such as lumber for the bridges and other work has been ordered and is already sawed for early delivery. The grading of the road is completed, and almost all the right of way fenced and ready for the track.

75 years ago

January 14, 1943

A justice court jury of six men Wednesday brought in a verdict of not guilty in the case of the state of Oregon against Venitia Imbler, charged with selling beer to a minor. The case was tried before Justice of the Peace Percy R. Smith on a complaint filed by City Marshal Ernest McKenzie.

H.I. Talley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.I. Talley, of Prineville, a student at Oregon State college, has received the Phi Kappa Phi award of achievement, his parents have learned. Talley made a 4.2 grade average in the mid-year examinations, equivalent to "A" in all subjects.

50 years ago

January 18, 1968

The lumber and wood products industry in the Central Oregon area is reported to be receiving enough orders to keep near capacity work crews on the job, although a number of logging operations have temporarily laid off workers because of winter weather and excess log decks.

The CCHS students have started a search for a 'Spirit Bell' for use at school activities. The bell would be rung for various reasons, most of which would be to boost school spirit. At present, a bell is apparently a thing of rarity. None has been found that hasn't been tagged as extremely valuable. There is undoubtedly a bell of reasonable size and price available somewhere in the Central Oregon area. Perhaps that owner would be willing to negotiate for the bell for school spirit use.

25 years ago

January 14, 1993

Clear Pine Moulding Inc. has announced plans to upgrade its Prineville plant with assorted technological equipment. The upgrade is expected to add between 70 and 100 new jobs at the plant during 1993.

The effort of Crook County school District to redraw its zone boundaries hit a snag, but will go through in time for candidates to file for the March elections. The district is divided into five zones of representation, from which the five school board members are elected.

Crook County's plan for a seven-lot industrial park near the airport is going in front of the county planning commission Wednesday. The industrial subdivision, which would be located across State Hwy. 126 from the city-county airport, adjacent to the west of Millican Road. Plans are for the park to measure approximately 60 acres, with lots ranging from 2.64 to 12.11 acres.

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