Back in Time
100 years ago
April 3, 1919
Passenger service will start on the City of Prine-ville Railway at an early date, perhaps not later than April 15. The fare from this city of Prineville Junction has been fixed at $1.00 by the railroad commission, and a schedule has been arranged that will make shorter waits at the Junction than are now necessary at Redmond. A comfortable depot building has been completed there, and eating accommodations have been provided for, to accommodate the traveling public.
George B. London, R.E. Jones, Louis Stancliff and Garrett Stark pleaded guilty in the Justice Court last Friday to the charge of bootlegging and were fined as follows: London $150; Jones, $50; Stancliff, $100; Start $100.
Herman Myers, a prosperous and respected young farmer had the misfortune Monday to have his team run away, throwing him out of the hack along with a plow that he was hauling. Some way in the mix-up, the man and the plow came together with the result that Myers has a badly injured leg as both bones are broken below the knee and the knee also injured. Dr. Belknap was called and the bones were set and at last reports the patient was resting easy. His mother was notified at her home in Portland and will come to nurse him.
75 years ago
March 30, 1944
The fire siren sounded here this noon for the first time in several weeks, calling the volunteer fire department to a grass fire on West Eighth and Claypool streets. The siren, put out of commission after a power line break early in the month, had been in operating order for some time, firemen report, but no alarms were turned in until today.
Dealers who need more red and blue ration tokens can get them at the banks, Willard Case, district OPA food rationing executive, advises. Those who have ration banking accounts may draw a check for the amount they need, and those who do not, can submit to their regular banks ration stamps having an equivalent point value in exchange for the tokens.
Dr. Elon Lee Wood will make a trip to Post and Paulina Sunday, April 2, to give "tick shots" to residents of the upper Crooked River area desiring immunization against Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Two immunization treatments a week apart are necessary to give protection.
50 years ago
April 3, 1969
Prineville City Council has made an agreement with Ochoco Inn Inc. to maintain, water and trim grass and shrubbery on the vacant Ochoco Inn lot on Main and Third streets to help improve the appearance of this community eyesore. The agreement will be dissolved when the land is leased and a building erected.
Tie-up season for dogs in Crook County began Tuesday, April 1 and "will be enforced" stated Police Chief Mike Thompson. All wandering dogs will be impounded, and owners will be subject to a $50 fine, 25 days in jail, or both.
An important breakfast meeting has been scheduled in Prineville by Congressman Al Ullman this Monday, April 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the Empire Room. Purpose of this meeting is to meet with the Forest Service and the Mill Creek Grazing Association concerning grazing problems on federal forest lands.
25 years ago
March 31, 1994
Organizers of the Central Oregon Timber Carnival have decided not to have a timber carnival this year because they believe no one cares about the once popular event. The carnival, once a showcase for Central Oregon's logging industry, died short of its 24th birthday.
The Bureau of Land Management has awarded a long-term lease to Brilaro Ranches of Prineville for a new district office complex on Highway 26 west of the Ochoco National Forest headquarters. The complex will serve the BLM district office and the Deschutes and Central Oregon Resource Area offices, which are now located in three separate leased facilities.
An estimated 400 — possibly more — citizens arrived at Pioneer Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon to help dedicate the hospital's new wing and attend several open house and health fair events. The hospital's new wing, which nearly doubles the size of the existing hospital facilities, houses the surgical and emergency departments.