Back in Time
100 years ago
July 18, 1918
In this issue appears the first telegraphic dispatch from the fighting in France that has come through direct channels to the Journal. Arrangement have been made whereby one or more press dispatches are received each day, giving all the most important developments for the day. One or more bulletins are posted every day in front of this office giving these important news features, and on press days they are printed.
Information from the War Department at Washington announces that the nurses of Base Hospital Unit No. 46 arrived safely "over there." Miss Louise Summers is a member of this unit as is also Miss Winnifred Douthit of The Dalles, who is well known here.
Although some unavoidable delays have been met, the track of the Prineville railroad will be laid into the city during the next few days and in the Journal next week we expect to be able to announce complete plans for the railroad day celebration that will follow that historic event.
75 years ago
July 15, 1943
The Prineville Packing Company plant, about a mile northwest of Prineville, was destroyed by fire Monday. The fire, which started in the smoke room, was discovered about noon, while the entire crew was on duty. Within a few minutes it had spread through the plant and two hours later, all that was left was the ruin of the big refrigeration room where the sawdust-filled walls held back the fire long enough to save much of the meat in storage.
Wanted – a bugle. Have Boy Scout to blow it. Will return in good condition after one week's use in a good cause. Boy Scouts of Prineville. That's the story – trumpets won't do. What the Scouts need is a real bugle.
Mrs. Virginia Lytle has been chosen queen of the Crook County Pioneer Association picnic to be held Aug. 1 in the city park. The committee that chose the queen this year was composed of Mrs. Joan Yancey, Mrs. Ada Robinson and Mrs. Mary Howard.
50 years ago
July 18, 1968
The Flea Market and Auctions scheduled for this weekend at Pioneer Park will be quite a fun event for those of you who are not familiar with them. The so-called "Flea Market" is a prime opportunity to rid yourselves of all unwanted items around the house. As the saying goes, "from soup to nuts." Bring pots, pans, furniture, tools, old clothes, or car parts, bring them all to the flea market. You are free to trade back and forth, sell or bargain.
Fred Bishop, of Bishop's Tire Service, has announced the purchase of the lot at the corner of Seventh and Main streets, and the adjoining old Dodge garage from Bruce Scott of Prineville. The old cabins on the lot are being removed at this time and after extensive renovation of the large existing building, Bishop Tire Service will move their entire operation to the new downtown location.
Dr. John Say, dentist of Prineville, has made a habit of collecting Ski Patrolman awards since he joined the Mt. Bachelor Ski Patrol a few years back. Now, however, John has reached the top. He recently was notified of his being named the Outstanding Ski Patrolman in the nation by the National Ski Patrol System.
25 years ago
July 15, 1993
Three Prineville children are expected to be charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief in a Thursday afternoon break-in and ensuing vandalism of the Missionary Baptist Church on the Madras Highway. The children, ages 10, 9 and 6 and all members of the same family, allegedly caused an estimated $15,000 in damages to the interior of the church.
Capacity crowds at the pari-mutuel horse races Friday and Saturday nights and strong attendance at Saturday's rodeo led to a successful 1993 edition of the Crooked River Roundup, indicated Roundup president Chuck Holliday.
A preliminary air study conducted in Prineville last winter shows the city's air quality proved unhealthful on many occasions. The Department of Environmental Quality study, conducted from Dec. 15 through Feb. 15, showed a combination of woodstove smoke, road dust and tire incineration contributed to make the city's air extremely unhealthful on at least four occasions.