Fourth of July festivities based on a program found in an 1881 local newspaper clipping 50 years ago

 - June 24, 1993: Elvin Johnson (left) and Phil Werner were honored Saturday at Ochoco Creek Park during the "Honoring the Pioneer Men" celebration.

100 years ago

June 27, 1918

A terrific deluge swept down Squaw Creek in Wheeler County Friday afternoon, causing the death of Loren Combs, a sheepherder, and resulting in much damage to property and loss of livestock. Gordon Rambo and Roby Potter, who with Combs had sought shelter in Comb's camp, which was washed away, were seriously injured and barely escaped.

All local draft registrants who are not engaged in productive occupations on July 1, which is next Monday, will be forthwith inducted into the military service of their country by the local exemption boards. This is the so-called work or fight order of the military department. It applies to all draft registrants without exception, and goes into effect next Monday.

75 years ago

June 24, 1943

Army maneuvers in which more than 75,000 men will take part are scheduled in Central Oregon this summer. First official announcement of the maneuvers was made Saturday at Bend, and this week letters and maps showing the maneuver areas were sent to land owners in the portion of Crook County which will be used by the Army in its gigantic war games.

Crook County school budgets for the coming year were approved by the few voters who went to the polls, unofficial returns from last Monday's elections indicate. Only 41 votes were cast in Prineville and less than that number in the 13 other schools at which the elections were held.

A petition to extend the city limits of Prineville between East Fourth street and South Second street eastward to the Ochoco Highway Bridge over Ochoco Creek was in circulation this week. The petition is to be presented to the city council at its July meeting.

50 years ago

June 27, 1968

During this summer season of a variety of exciting events in and around Prineville from the colorful dress of the Centennial Celebrations to the patriotic splendor of the Fourth of July festivities and the scientific enthusiasm of the Rockhound Pow Wow, a person who has only to hop from day to day and happening to happening to realize the pleasure involved in being a member of this fine city or an interested visitor to the area.

Things are well under way now at PrineVillage and running as smoothly as possible.

Already rockhounds from all over the country are starting to come to Prineville for the 11th annual program presented by the All Rockhounds Pop Wow Club of America, Inc.

Rehearsals for the historical pageant on July 9 and 10 are now being started.

This year's Fourth of July festivities are based on a program found in an 1881 local newspaper clipping. An attempt will be made to recreate as closely as possible, with emphasis on patriotism, the 1881 parade.

25 years ago

June 24, 1993

Unemployment in Crook County took a major jump in May, as the closure of the sawmill at Consolidated Pine Inc. reverberated throughout the local timber industry. According to the Central Oregon Region Labor Force Trends Report, the unemployment in Crook County was 10 percent in May.

Four Central Oregon counties have received a $60,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to study a regional solid waste management approach to disposal. The grant will enable Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson and Klamath counties to study waste disposal when large landfills such as Knott in Deschutes County fill up.

The Crook County Court is poised to approve the controversial Stagecoach Ranch subdivision in Powell Butte after finishing up a public hearings process regarding the subdivision. The development, designed as a 120-unit cluster development on a 1,200-acre piece of property, will receive approval with stringent requirements attached by the court.

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