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100 years ago
November 7, 1918
THE WAR IS OVER! Germany signed terms of armistice at 11 o'clock and hostilities ceased at 2 today.
Prineville developed cases of Spanish Influenza Friday, and several others have appeared since that time. One death is accredited to that disease, but almost all of the other cases are either convalescent or considered light by attending physicians.
The supreme court today dismissed the appeal of the Deschutes Railroad company against the Eastern Oregon Land Co. to enjoin the construction of a railroad over lands along the Deschutes River for lack of jurisdiction.
A meeting of the Crook County Chapter of the Red Cross will be held at the Local Red Cross rooms on Friday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year. All Red Cross members are urged to be present.
75 years ago
November 4, 1943
A free motion picture show will be presented Friday night, Nov. 5, at the Lyric Theatre, here under the auspices of the Crook County Defense Council. Several pictures, including "Wings Up," "Paratroops," and "Heroes of the Atlantic," will be shown through courtesy of the Pacific Power and Light Company.
Two hunters, Raymond Allen of Prineville and George Koebbe, who lives in the Willamette Valley, found their way out of the woods Saturday with the help of some other huntsmen and Ray Stonehocker and Raymond Boyd of the state forestry department. The men had been hunting on Little McKay Creek, lost their bearings, and spent Friday night in the woods. Saturday they traveled west on the Highland Flats Road to the Allen Creek Road, where they met the other hunters.
A relic, believed to be the forehead and horns of a buffalo, has been on display the past week at the Central Oregonian office. The bones, found last August by Thomas J. Dealy of Paulina while herding sheep about a mile and one-half south of Lookout Mountain, have been examined by several old timers and all agree that they belonged to a buffalo.
50 years ago
November 7, 1968
Named in this year's national listing of America's most outstanding university and college students is William Cary, son of Dr. and Mrs. John F. Cary, Prineville. Mr. Cary was nominated for the honor by a vote of the student body at Mount Angel seminary, where he is a student for the priesthood.
A local resident on his way to work one morning on a rural road was forced to stop because of a large yellow object on the road. It had flashing lights, lots of windows and little people running around inside. Could it be that a flying saucer had landed right here in Crook County? This mysterious phenomenon is presently under investigation by the Central Oregonian's brilliant staff.
The City Council of Prineville, during its meeting last Wednesday, authorized the employment of a city manager for Prineville, although the recipient stated that he was an hour before the meeting. Mayor Wally Boe announced the hiring of James Watson, 30, of Klamath Falls. In his role as administrative assistant to the Board of Commissioners, Klamath County converted to a centralized computer system under his direction, which services all county departments and bureaus, including the producing of the tax rolls. Watson gave his acceptance to the position of city manager at a salary of $11,000 per year.
25 years ago
November 4, 1993
Crook County voters face two major school funding issues on their ballots next Tuesday, both are historic in their amount and complexity. A statewide sales tax/property tax limitation proposal placed before voters by the Oregon Legislature is an effort to replace money flowing from the state general fund in support of schools. The second measure, a Crook County School District bond levy request in the amount of $20 million, is the most ever put before local voters.
The Crook County Sheriff's Office, already working short hours, went short on labor force at the end of last week when two full-time and two part-time officers were laid off. The layoffs correspond to a 20 percent reduction in budget required for the final nine months of this fiscal year due to the budget defeat by voters.
Someone threatened a member of a committee working on a new system for rural addresses in Crook County and that resulted in a postponement of a planned Crook County Court discussion of that subject Wednesday morning. A new scheme for assigning addresses to Crook County residents outside the city limits, is in the works as a requirement of the new state-mandated Enhanced 911 emergency response system. Because of concerns that the threat by an unknown person might turn out to be genuine, the County Court postponed the meeting.