Back in Time
100 years ago
January 30, 1919
The annual Declamatory Contest of the Crook County High School will take place at the Methodist church Friday evening. It will include music by the high school orchestra.
Construction work has started on the depots for the Prineville Railroad, one at each end of the line. A round house is also being built inside the "Y" here.
M.O. Bennett, assistant state engineer, will be in Prineville the last of the week on important business connected with the road work in this county.
75 years ago
Ninety-two flying cadets, in training at Prineville until Jan. 16, left Tuesday for Buckley Field, Colorado, near Denver. There, the men, all previously enlisted in the United States Army, will be interviewed by Army Air Corps officers and given "screening" tests before they are assigned to further duty in the army.
The state highway commission announced Jan. 21 that state police would require overloaded logging and commercial trucks to pull off the highway and that the overloads be removed. Furthermore, the commission will report violations to the Office of Price Administration, which subject the violators to reduced gasoline allotments and might prevent them from getting new tires.
City and county officials, meeting here Tuesday afternoon for a discussion of possible development of the Prineville airport for commercial use, agreed to complete the unfinished hangar at the field, if legal problems can be ironed out. All three members of the county court, two members of the city council and the legal advisors of the two groups, attended the conference, held in the office of District Attorney Lake M. Bechtell.
50 years ago
January 30, 1969
Annual stockholders meeting of the Pioneer Memorial Hospital will be held Feb. 10 at the Ochoco Grade School. Bob Lakin is the presiding officer. Coming under discussion will be plans of a needed new modern wing for intensive and coronary care.
Two Crook County men, Paul Isaacson and Bob Arnott, were honored as the outstanding citizens for 1968 in the county. The awards were presented by Mayor Stanton Irvine at the annual Distinguished Awards Banquet sponsored by the Prineville Jaycees last Thursday night.
The Crook County High School Band, under the direction of Gary Stephenson, will present its annual "Pops" concert on Friday, Feb. 7. A special feature at this year's concert will be the appearance of two guest artists who will perform with the Symphonic Band and the Stage Band. The soloists are Karlin and Stan Rhees, who have gained notable recognition for themselves. Karlin Rhees has performed as soloist with the Boise Symphony and Stan Rhees has played in many musical groups throughout the West.
25 years ago
January 27, 1994
In an effort to save as many fish from Ochoco Reservoir as possible, biologists with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with volunteers, spent Friday morning taking fish trapped in the stilling basin below the dam out and transporting them to Prineville Reservoir. Amy Stuart, a fish biologist with the ODFW, said the effort netted just over 1,300 fish.
Small woodland owners say their livelihood will be destroyed if a recent proposal to protect the northern spotted owl is approved. Representatives of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association and the Oregon Farm Bureau said they will hold President Clinton to his promise of exempting private landowners from providing habitat for the northern spotted owl.