In 1993, the Crook County Assessor reported the average home price in Prineville was around $60,000

 - Oct. 7, 1993: All aboard the Crooked River Dinner Train! Students from Ochoco Elementary clamber onto the Crooked River Dinner Train Friday afternoon for a short train ride. Once on board, they sang a train song they learned in school.

100 years ago

October 10, 1918

The pupils of the sixth grade presented R.L. Schee with the knitted quilt, which was on exhibition at the pavilion during the fair. The quilt is made of blocks 12-inch square and each pupil made a block. Mr. Schee is delighted with the gift and appreciates the thoughtfulness of the children.

So far as is known, one of Crook County's oldest residents, Mrs. Sarah Milliorn of this city, has knit the most pairs of socks for the local Red Cross chapter this year, and is entitled to the honor of champion knitter of the county.

Rev. George H. Ramsey, former pastor of the Christian church in this city, has completed training at the Louisville, Kentucky, training Camp for Army Chaplains, and has been assigned for duty at Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Ramsey accompanied him to his post. Rev. Ramsey has been commissioned lieutenant.

75 years ago

October 7, 1943

Schools in Prineville reopened Monday morning, after having been closed since the previous Tuesday as a precaution against the possible spread of infantile paralysis, by Dr. E.L. Wood, county health officer. The school closure had been included in a ban on all public gatherings after one case of poliomyelitis had been discovered in the schools here. Lifting of the ban on public gatherings permitted churches to hold services Sunday and the theatres to reopen that day.

Prineville's fire hall problem, which has plagued the city council for years, was solved at Tuesday night's meeting of the council when arrangements were made to house the city's fire trucks in quarters on West Fourth Street now occupied by the post office. A one-year lease on the building at $35 a month was agreed upon by the council and Donald M. Graham, who represents the owners of the property.

Deer hunters who flocked to the Ochoco forest on the opening day of the season found the dry woods a big handicap, forest officials reported this week. While there were probably as many hunters as deer in some parts of the forest, on the opening day, comparatively few deer were brought out of the woods. As usual, some hunters had good luck and others were ready to swear there isn't a deer left in Oregon. One disgusted hunter reported the forest cover was so dry the deer could hear him coming the day before.

50 years ago

October 10, 1968

A Canby couple had a close call Monday afternoon while driving up the Crooked River canyon towing a camper trailer behind their station wagon, when their car and trailer went over a bluff and down the side of the canyon below the Prineville dam. The trailer slipped over the edge of the cliff, which drops straight down to the river, pulling the station wagon over with it. The trailer lodged between two outcroppings of rock some 35 feet below the edge of the road. The station wagon, with the occupants inside, landed on top of the trailer and balanced with one of the car's wheels against a rock. No one was injured.

Scouts of Troop 28 have accepted an invitation to camp this weekend on the Sunriver properties south of Bend. The troop will assemble at the Scout Hall early Saturday morning for departure. Programs will include working on conservation, canoeing, rowing and horsemanship merit badges. Camping skills, survival and hiking advancements will be directed by troop leaders.

The Crook County 4-H Leaders hosted the 4-H sponsors at the annual Sponsor's Banquet Tuesday at the Crook County High School cafeteria. All buyers of 4-H livestock at the Prineville Lions Club 4-H and FFA sale were invited as well as sponsors of 4-H Summer School scholarship, trophy and merchandise sponsors.

25 years ago

October 7, 1993

The average price of a house in Prineville rose 11 percent in the last year, with values on area rural tracts rising 14 percent. Crook County Assessor Tom Green said the average price of a home in Prineville is around $60,000. But he indicated those values can vary widely.

A thunderstorm that moved through Crook County Tuesday night sparked 10 small lightning-caused fires on the Ochoco National Forest. Three fires were reported in the Maury Mountains, two on the Big Summit Ranger District and the rest were scattered on the Rager, Paulina and Snow Mountain districts.

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