Back in Time
100 years ago
August 8, 1918
The Standard Oil Company will start construction on a tank station in North Prineville during the next few days. The station will include a warehouse and other buildings, three large tanks, each with a capacity of two carloads, and such other equipment as will be necessary to care for the large trade supplied by this concern in this part of the state. The large tanks will be for storage of gasoline, distillate and pearl oil, and will be filled directly from the company's tank cars.
An order issued by the council on Tuesday evening, under which all structures belonging to the railroad, and all warehouses and other buildings erected under permit from the city on the depot grounds are to be painted cream, with white trimmings and a green roof. The order was issued to insure uniformity in these matters and some of the buildings will be ready for paint in a short time.
Stockyards on the grounds provided for them, north of the city, will be under construction in a few days, and will be ready for several large shipments of cattle and sheep within the next few weeks at the most. The erection of the yards will be under the supervision of Councilman J.B. Shipp, who has already secured much of the lumber that will be required.
75 years ago
The annual summer gathering of the Crook County Pioneer Association was held in the city park here last Sunday afternoon, with Mrs. Virginia Lytle reigning as queen. Pioneer residents from all parts of old Crook County, now split into the three central Oregon counties, were here for the annual event.
A special election will be held September 8 in Prineville and in the area between Prineville and the Ochoco Creek bridge on the highway east of town to decide whether an area equivalent to about a dozen city blocks will be added to Prineville.
The new recreation center and study all for the use of men enrolled in to the Portland Flying Service school here will be ready for furnishing within the next few days – with very little in the way of furniture yet available. It has been hoped that Prineville people with extra chairs, davenports, tables, drapes or other articles which can be used in the recreation center would get in touch with members of the Lions Club committee, but so far the response has been small.
50 years ago
August 8, 1968
Six high school students from Prineville will be among the participants in Eastern Oregon College's second annual Band Jamboree this summer. They are: Terry Stone, Frederick Gerke, Sandra Duckett, Kathy Hannen, Ellen Jones and Ron Hagen. Over 100 students and teachers will participate in the week-long event.
Thomas Lester Partin of Prineville narrowly averted a bad accident Monday, August 5, when he collided with a City of Prineville locomotive on East 7th and the railroad crossing. Partin was driving a fully loaded 1957 Kenworth logging truck at the time. Damage was slight to the truck and none was reported to the locomotive.
25 years ago
August 5, 1993
Seven Japanese exchange students are visiting Crook County for a month as part of a 4-H exchange program. The students are staying with host 4-H families who have children of comparable ages. The Japanese students range in age from 13 to 16 years old and will be staying until August 22.
The Prineville City Fire Department is under the leadership of Dave Fields, who became the new fire chief Aug. 1. The July 13 appointment of Fire Chief Bob Schnoor to the newly created position of assistant city manager left vacant the post of fire chief. On July 27, the city council approved the hiring of Fields, formerly the fire marshal.
An unbudgeted surplus of funds generated from the Crook County RV Park, the 81-space facility at the Crook County Fairgrounds which opened in May, will be carried over into next year's RV park operating fund. After two months of operations, the RV park has shown a profit of $648.26. The profits from the park are scheduled to be evenly split between the county and the Crook County Parks and Recreation District, but after last week's County Court session, the court members agreed to give the county's share back to the parks and recreation district.