Back in Time
100 years ago
October 31, 1918
The Ochoco Canal system, which has been in course of construction for the past thirteen months, is completed today, including all laterals. The tunnel is a finished product, structures crossing the McKay, Johnson Creek and Lytle Creek have been finished to care for the floods in these streams, and the placing of drops, bridges, and gates is progressing rapidly.
The exceptionally strong wind last Sunday blew down the large pine tree across the road from the barn at the Ochoco Ranger Station and unfortunately for the Forest Service, the barn happened to be in the path of destruction, with the result that one corner of the building has been transformed into a nice lot of kindling for the use of the ranger during the approaching cold winter months.
75 years ago
October 28, 1943
The Junior Red Cross organization in Crook County will be especially active this year. All schools of the county have been enrolled by the payment of the required fee of one dollar per 100 pupils and fraction thereof. The slogan this year is "Enrollment for Service" and each pupil to become a member must make a voluntary contribution of five cents or more which entitles him to wear the Junior Red Cross insignia.
There is a great need for commercial boarding homes for children in Crook County at the present time, according to information from the Crook County public welfare office. During the past few weeks there has been a need for emergency placement of five children, and it is very important to have homes in which to place children, either temporary or permanently, when they have been deprived of parental care, welfare officials pointed out. Anyone having adequate housing facilities and wishing to aid the community in this way is asked to contact the county public welfare office at the courthouse.
50 years ago
October 31, 1968
The Prineville volunteer fire department answered a fire call Tuesday morning at 2 a.m. to Coin Millworks where some stacks of strip in the yard had caught fire. The response included two trucks and approximately 25 firemen. The crew fought the smoldering problem for almost two hours before the all-clear was given.
Crook County Future Farmers soils judging team placed first in a contest with other FFA groups in Central Oregon on Monday. The local team was made up of John Jensen who was high individual in the contests, Ron Storey who placed third individual and Frank Puddy who was fifth.
25 years ago
October 28, 1993
An update on Prineville's air quality had the Prineville City Council pledging its support for cleaner air at Tuesday night's meeting. The Department of Environmental Quality sent four employees to the meeting to discuss how the Prineville City Council and local citizens can work to improve the city's air quality. Prineville is one of seven Oregon cities considered at-risk by the DEQ of reaching non-attainment status.
The 47th Annual Lord's Acre Day will be held in Powell Butte on Saturday, Nov. 6. The events, with proceeds benefiting Powell Butte Christian Church, will be held at the church and in the Powell Butte School gymnasium.