Crook County voters reject county levy, resulting in county-wide budget cuts 25 years ago

 - Sept. 23, 1993: Disc jockeys from Bend teach local youths a line dance at the teen center's grand opening in Prineville Saturday night. Since the center opened Aug. 7, attendance has been slowly building.

100 years ago

September 26, 1918

Marching in double column, to the strains of martial music, mothers and sisters and wives of men in the service made a most impressive showing in this city Saturday. Everyone in line carried a service flag, some with but one star, several with more, one with five and a few with gold stars denoting that the young men they represented had made the supreme sacrifice for his country.

By a vote of 127 to 9, Prineville again on Monday put their stamp of approval on the railroad that connects this city with the Oregon Trunk road at Prineville Junction. The issue authorized on Monday is for $85,000 and is the third issue to be authorized.

75 years ago

September 23, 1943

Free rides in army jeeps for war bond buyers in Prineville Saturday have been arranged by the Prineville Lions Club with the co-operation of Major Joseph P. Arnold of the Madras army air base. Six jeeps from the Madras base, with army drivers, will be here all day Saturday.

The enrollments reported in the country schools in Crook County are up as compared to previous years, Supt. R.J. McAtee said Wednesday. The Fife School near the Charles Sherman ranch has seven pupils, with the same teacher as last year, Mrs. Jane Gibson. Lone Pine School has 25; O'Neil, 19; Powell Butte, 82; Howard, 20; Mill Creek, 13; Suplee, six; Post, three; Shotgun, four; and Bailey, six. Mr. McAtee has called on all the schools since school has opened and says they are running smoothly.

50 years ago

September 26, 1968

Bud Wilson, manager for the City of Prineville Railway, stated Tuesday afternoon that September was turning out to be a good month for the railway. In the first three weeks, to the 20th of September, there have been 570 loads handled in and out of the city. The month of August showed 873 total loadings as compared to 650 loadings last year for August.

Following a custom of many years, the Chamber of Commerce will devote its October luncheon meeting to hearing from the many candidates for public office. Inasmuch as the Chamber remains non-partisan as to politics, it is deeply concerned that the public should be informed and know the platform and objectives of candidates, states Jerry Breese, president.

25 years ago

September 23, 1993

Unemployment in Crook County plummeted from 9.2 percent in July to 7.8 percent in August, according to the Central Oregon Region Labor Force Trends Report. According to the report, employment gains were spread across nearly all sectors of the local economy, and the September reopening of schools almost assures additional employment gains next month, while creating some added job openings as students leave the labor force.

Crook County voters overwhelmingly rejected a $593,000 county levy request Tuesday, resulting in a memo from the Crook County Court to department heads to prepare for 10 to 20 percent budget cuts for the remaining nine months of the fiscal year. Sheriff Rodd Clark said one to three deputies may have to be let go. Crook County Clerk Della Harrison said the levy request passed in only two precincts.

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