Back in Time
100 years ago
February 7, 1918
The Home Hospital, under the management of Mrs. K.E. Warner, is equipped to care for all the patients that would normally require attention of this kind in this community. The operating room is arranged in the most sanitary manner, and the entire building is bright and airy.
Judge Wallace has been appointed county chairman of the next liberty loan drive, by Edward Cookingham, state chairman. The next drive will be announced for early in March, and will be for the largest amount that any nation has ever asked for at one time since the world was new, and there is no question about its being a success, for America leads the world in all big things. It has been announced that Oregon leads the nation in all patriotic moves, and that phrase has been suggested for the state central committee for the state.
75 years ago
February 4, 1943
Two important announcements relating to food rationing were made by the OPA in Washington this week. One was that nationwide rationing of commercially canned, bottled and frozen fruits and vegetables and dried fruits will begin March 1. The second announcement from OPA reduced the coffee ration to one pound for six weeks instead of five weeks, effective Feb. 8.
Auxiliary Maude L. Peery will be here today to interview women interested in joining the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps. Applicants can contact her at the Prineville post office. Women 21 to 44, with no dependent children under 14 years, are eligible to enlist in the corps.
Vondis E. Miller, associated forester, arrived in Prineville with his family on Tuesday. Mr. Miller replaces Norman J. Penick on the staff of the Ochoco National Forest. Mr. Miller is a graduate of Oregon State College, obtaining both his bachelor and masters degree in the science of forestry. Prior to his assignment on the Ochoco, he served on the Siskiyou National Forest as an assistant ranger.
50 years ago
February 8, 1968
CUTLINE: CCHS STUDENTS attend special class in Industrial Mechanics at COCC. Daily class is part of special pilot program offered to high school students to give them a view of advanced vocational-technical programs to be instituted. From left to right, Gary Miller, Jim Bodie, George Cartner, Robert Lyle, Dan Harnden, Harold Marconnette, head of department at COCC and Jerry Flegel. (COCC photo)
Snow-cats are not permitted on Oregon public streets and highways, according to Vern L. Hill, director of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Hill said Oregon law requires all vehicles, except implements of husbandry, to be equipped with either pneumatic or solid rubber tires when using public streets.
Prineville area television watchers saw our own Fred Hudspeth receive the George Bertz Golf Award at the 20th annual Hayward Banquet of Champions a few days ago. Hudspeth is well known along the West Coast and elsewhere as the sponsor of one of the state's outstanding golf tournaments.
25 years ago
February 4, 1993
Fire ignited in a heating duct at the Les Schwab Production Center Thursday afternoon. Damage to the structure was minimal, according to Prineville Fire Chief Bob Schnoor, but much of the duct system had to be cut in order to put the flames down. The duct was part of a furnace system, which was shut down five years ago. The company continued to use the system to pump in heat from the mold room. Recently the furnace was repaired and restarted. No total damage figure has been released.
There's a new deputy in town, and his name is Anton Vom Escheneck. Or you can just call him Bob. Bob is a 9-year-old German shepherd police dog. He was given to the local sheriff's office by Lincoln County, which decided to replace the animal after he had served for seven years. Born and trained in Germany, Bob specializes in tracking, searching and handler protection.