Back in Time
100 years ago
June 13, 1918
The free mail delivery for the city of Prineville will start next Monday morning. There will be two deliveries each day, one starting at 8:15 and the other at 12:15. The two carriers who have been appointed are Ruth Fitzgerald and Ruby Clark. They will be required to carry all the first class mail, papers and small parcels. You will be notified of large parcels that cannot be conveniently carried.
H.C. Nelson, of Roberts, who was arrested on a charge of bootlegging, was acquitted by a jury Thursday. Mr. Nelson was arrested as an accomplice of Marion Mayfield, on evidence furnished by Mr. Mayfield. The jury found they did not have sufficient evidence to convict Mr. Nelson on the bootlegging charge.
75 years ago
June 10, 1943
Prineville's water supply is gradually being changed over from the former shallow well supply to artesian water from a newly completed well and pump installation near the water tank on Ochoco Heights. The artesian water was first turned into the mains last Thursday afternoon.
"Treasury records are notably slow in arriving, but it is with pleasure that recognition is given to Art Michel, Crook County war bond chairman, for putting his county over the top ahead of everyone else during the month of March." That statement appears in the June issue of the Oregon Minute Man, official organ of the Oregon war bond committee. The headline of the story is "CROOK COUNTY FIRST IN NATION." Crook County reached its March war bond quota before any other location in the country.
50 years ago
June 13, 1968
Arthur A. Selander, well-known Northwest artist, will hold classes in Prineville under the sponsorship of the Juniper Art Guild during the week of June 17 through 21. Mr. Selander has held classes in Prineville twice before and each time the attendance was large and the classes well received.
Twenty-five Crook County 4-H Club members left Prineville Monday, June 10 for Corvallis and a week's study and recreation at Oregon State University according to Harold Kerr, Crook County Extension Agent. The 4-H'ers were sponsored by local civic organizations and businessmen.
25 years ago
June 11, 1993
Pomp and Circumstance filled the Indoor Arena Sunday as 150 students of Crook County High School's class of 1993 received their diplomas. Melody Bustillos and Adam Jackson served as class speakers and focused on the class motto, "I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday" in their joined speeches.
Aspiring bike thieves beware: Prineville has three new bikes in town that should probably be left alone. The Prineville Police Department has received three specially outfitted mountain bikes, thanks to two grants. The bikes will primarily be used by reserve officers, with two officers of the bicycle unit on the street and one bicycle in reserve.
Remember "Building the Future" as Pioneer Memorial Hospital's fund-raising campaign for expansion and renovation was called? Well, the future is now. The addition that will provide the hospital with new emergency and operating facilities is well under way. Work on the nine-month project began April 1, and the facility is scheduled to be open and operating by January 1994.