Back in Time
100 years ago
March 27, 1919
Farmers under the Ochoco Project are warned that irrigation water is now being delivered to all who are ready. The spring floods have started coming down and this water should all be utilized. Those who are not familiar with the proper method should visit the Hall, Barnard and other ranches and study the methods used to get the water on the land.
A train laden with all kinds of relics and souvenirs of the war is to visit Prineville at an early date, according to announcement of Victory Liberty Loan officials. The train is to be officially designated as "The Trophy Special" and is to make a complete tour of the state, making stops at all points reached by railroad.
The Prineville Red Cross chapter has just received an allotment of 125 children's shirts which are to be made up as soon as possible. Workers are urged to be present and assist with this work as the chapter hopes this is the last allotment that will be received and as soon as the work is finished a vacation will be declared.
75 years ago
March 23, 1944
Crook County went over the top in the Red Cross war fund drive early this week, and by today the total of contributions was close to $6,500. This county's quota in the 1944 war fund campaign is $5,800.
The joint farm labor committee for Crook and Deschutes counties will meet Friday night at Powell Butte to discuss plans for the coming season, it was announced today by County Agent E.L. Woods. With prospects for a farm labor supply even shorter than that of last year, the committee will make preparation to mobilize the entire local labor supply and will consider attempting to import workers from other parts of Oregon, other states and perhaps from Mexico, as was done last summer.
Plans for immediate construction of a new logging road from Prineville through the Combs Flat area to tap a big body of timber near Pilot Butte and Cadle Butte were announced this week by the Ochoco Lumber Company. The project includes 11 miles of new county road to be constructed at an estimated cost of $30,000 by the lumber company and Crook County, and another 10 miles of logging road on private land.
50 years ago
March 27, 1969
Claude Williams, Prineville farmer and president of the Oregon Farm Bureau, was awarded the honorary State Farmer degree at the 41st annual convention of the Oregon Association of Future Farmers of America in Astoria on Friday of this past week. The degree is given annually to outstanding farmers, businessmen and educators that have shown particular interest in the FFA and been helpful in promoting various programs in it.
BPOE 1814 honored Coach Russ Thurman, his two assistants, Del Kiggins and Wayne Ayres, and the 1969 State Champion wrestling team Tuesday night at the Elks Lodge with a hamburger feed. Officers of the local Elks Lodge prepared and served the feed to around 25 wrestlers plus the coaches.
The Crooked River Roundup Board met and formulated plans for the '69 rodeo. From the enthusiasm shown by the group, another exciting and fast-moving show can be expected.
25 years ago
March 24, 1994
It started out as a normal hunting trip for Ken and Ray Fahlgren and Cliff Kiser to the Maury Mountains in the Ochoco National Forest last winter but turned out much different than they expected. Monday night at the fire hall, the State of Oregon awarded the three Prineville men Civilian Service Medals for their efforts to rescue Robert Gilman, an Albany man who fell into a ravine while elk hunting. With the assistance of the man's hunting partner, the three were able to locate Gilman, create a stretcher made of coats and carried him nearly a half-mile to the top of the ravine. The award was presented at the request of the Crook County Sheriff's Office.
Pioneer Memorial Hospital's open house and health fair begins at 1 p.m. Sunday with guest speakers, tours of the new emergency and surgery departments, health-related activities, a dedication ceremony, and food and beverages. Kathy Overall will serve as master of ceremonies.
Voters narrowly passed Crook County's three-year library operating levy by 79 votes, a 1.8 percent margin, Tuesday.