Back in Time
100 years ago
July 11, 1918
Work on the Prineville railroad is progressing nicely. The steel is being laid across Crooked River bridge today and the whistle of the work train can be heard in Prineville. The ties are all on the ground and an urgent call is being made for volunteers to help distribute them tomorrow morning. Fifteen men are wanted for just one half day. Please notify George Reams at Cornett's store or be on hand tomorrow morning if you can help with this important work.
Congressman Nick Sinnot will hold a competitive examination open to every eligible boy in the Second Oregon District for the West Point Military and Annapolis Naval Academy on Oct. 19, 1918. Candidates to be eligible must be bona fide residents of the Second Oregon District, and if trying for the West Point cadetship must be between 17 and 22 years of age on the date of admission, and if for appointment as midshipman at Annapolis between the ages of 16 and 20 at date of official examination.
A fire started in the barn belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Euston, who lives on the north side, Thursday evening and destroyed the building and all the contents. They had an excellent garden close by, which was also destroyed.
75 years ago
Milk producers of Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties issued a formal notice here today that they will discontinue deliveries of all whole fluid milk on August 1 unless the Office of Price Administration amends its recent price ceiling order to allow a price of $1 per pound of butterfat content for grade A fluid milk for pasteurization and 95 cents per pound of butterfat content for grade C fluid milk. The OPA recently set ceilings at 85 cents for grade A.
Robert I. Barney, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Barney of Prineville, was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army, on June 30, receiving a much coveted pair of pilot wings. The ceremony marked the completion of one of the most rigorous courses of training prescribed by the Army, according to information from the Army air forces advanced flying school at Marianna, Florida, where he received his commission. Mr. and Mrs. Barney went to Florida to visit with their son and be present when he received his wings. Mrs. Barney, mayor of Prineville, is on leave of absence.
The City of Prineville budget for 1943-44 was approved by the city council Tuesday night after a taxpayers' meeting at which no taxpayers appeared to discuss the budget. The city tax levy will be $13,621 during the year which started July 1 and the total budget for the year is $39,291.
50 years ago
July 11, 1968
Patients of the Crook County and Ochoco nursing homes here in Prineville were not left out of the Fourth of July and Prineville Centennial activities over the weekend, thanks to the Prineville Lions Club. The Lions Club has expressed wholehearted satisfaction in remembering the oldsters as a club project and plan to make it an annual affair.
A very special thanks should go to the Grand Marshal of the July 4th parade, Bob Sartain, for his efforts in bringing to the Prineville Centennial much of the historic farm and ranch equipment that is being displayed at the outdoor museum, Third and Main, Prineville.
25 years ago
July 8, 1993
Prineville resident Ron Hemphill took a swing into history Saturday morning by becoming the first player to tee off at Meadow Lakes Golf Course. Hemphill, pastor of New Life Bible Chapel, was in the group that won a lottery to play first at the $3 million public golf course that was six years in the planning.
The City of Prineville has hired Dick Brown as city planning director for a six-month period to complete the city's required periodic review. Brown, the Prineville/Crook County planning director from 1970-79, has been the Grant County planning director for the past nine years. He has also worked as a planning consultant for other cities and counties during that time.
The Crook County Court approved the tentative plan for the 1,200-acre Stagecoach Ranch planned unit development Wednesday, contingent upon following 14 conditions and requirements set forth by the court. The development has drawn fire from residents living near the proposed 120-unit development for what they perceive as potentially hazardous septic systems and an insufficient water supply.