Back in Time
100 years ago
March 6, 1919
State Engineer Percy A. Cupper, who was in Prineville yesterday looking over the Ochoco Irrigation Project, has the following to say: "The progress on the Ochoco Dam is surely most satisfactory and great strides have been made since my last visit here."
Ralph Ferry, of the U.S. Marine Corps, returned home last week, a veteran of the world war and wearing the croix de guerre, which was awarded for gallantry in action in the famous Belleau Wood. He enlisted in August, 1917, and saw action in the Verdun sector, Chateau Thierry, Belleau Wood and Soissons.
There will be a mass meeting at the Commercial Club Saturday evening at 7:30 at which time the matter of Crook County's quota for the Pacific International Livestock Show at Portland will be discussed, and also plans for the coming Oregon Inter-State Fair in this city.
75 years ago
March 2, 1944
Four monoplanes are to be offered for sale at the Prineville Airport, Vernon I. Basler of the Portland Flying Service said Tuesday. One is a Piper Cub and three are Porterfields. Sealed bids will be received on the planes until March 8 and further information may be obtained at the airport.
"Crook County schools are in the position of doing such a wonderful job in selling war bonds and stamps that half the state thinks we are liars," Superintendent R.H. McAtee said this week in making another progress report on bond sales through the school.
Snow measurements made at the end of February in the Ochoco National Forest still show a shortage of snow water as compared to a year ago, it was reported today from the Ochoco office. Measurements made at the end of January showed a great deficiency, and while storms of the past month have added some moisture, the average is well under comparable 1943 figures.
50 years ago
March 6, 1969
City Police Chief Mike Thompson made his television debut on Feb. 19 at 5:35 p.m. when he appeared on KOIN-TV in Portland to demonstrate the recent concept of a blue light plus the original red used to bring vehicles to a standstill. The 1969 Chevrolet purchased by the City of Prineville is one of the first police cars in the state to be equipped with a blue light.
Establishment of a Credit Union in Prineville is well underway with another meeting scheduled for Thursday evening Mach 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the County Courthouse. This is a unique financial service for its members, credit, savings, dividends. Only the members can use and profit from the credit union's service.
Two Prineville men were arrested Saturday and charged with illegal possession of antelope by State Game enforcement officers. The charges were made in connection with the shooting of one of 12 antelope that had been transplanted to the Crooked River National Grassland in Jefferson County. The animals were released in the rehabilitated range area in an attempt to build a small herd.
25 years ago
March 3, 1994
Two separate meetings are scheduled in the coming days. Both meetings are designed to inform private landowners and local citizens about property rights and land uses, and how political and social trends are leaning toward curbing property rights and changing land use planning and regulations.
Heather Wick and Wendy Hild, both of Prineville, spent January in a special study program at Linfield College. Wick, who is a sophomore, took Outdoor Environmental Studies — Geophysical, with on-site study in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Hild is a junior, and she took Jane Austen: Major Figures, which included on-site study in England. They were among 164 students participating in study abroad programs.