Back in Time
100 years ago
April 10, 1919
Passenger service started today on the City of Prineville Railway, the first coach leaving this city for Prineville Junction at 5 o'clock to meet passengers that left Portland on the Oregon Trunk last night. Two or more round trips will be made daily but the exact time of arrival and departure will be worked out as the service progresses.
Dr. Chas S. Edwards of this city yesterday received his commission as captain in the Medical Corps and is subject to call in case this country becomes involved in war. He applied at the outbreak of hostilities, was rejected because of a bad ear, later accepted, and just received his commission.
On April 21 the drive for the last war loan, which will be called the Victory Liberty Loan, will start throughout the nation. This is the last loan that the people will have an opportunity to invest in and the proceeds will be used to finish paying for the cost of the war, and the bringing home of the boys that yet remain on the other side of the Atlantic.
75 years ago
Final snow measurements on water survey courses near Prineville, made March 31, gave little hope of much of a run-off this spring. Only seven-tenths of an inch of moisture was found in snow on the Marks Creek course, compared with 5.24 inches a year ago. Ochoco Meadows course showed 7.36 inches, compared with 11.27 inches a year ago.
Mrs. Ethel Nestell Fortner, representative of the state Department of Education, is visiting in the Crook County public schools in the interest of visually handicapped children. Mrs. Fortner is accompanied by Walter R. Dry, superintendent of the Oregon State School for the Blind. Under the handicapped children's act passed by the last Legislature, it is now possible for school district to give additional educational advantages to children whose physical handicap makes satisfactory progress with regular school work difficult.
50 years ago
April 10, 1969
A rent supplement program was adopted by the Prineville City Council at the April 10 meeting to aid low-income families, disaster victims and the elderly with the burden of higher rising rent. More information on this program will be given at a later date.
During a shuffleboard tournament held here over the weekend, a Bend man is alleged to have shot another Bend man following an argument at the Horseshoe Tavern Saturday evening. According to the police officers, the victim was shot in the neck. He was taken to Pioneer Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.
A road and riverside cleanup campaign on the Crooked River, organized by the Prineville Jaycees, is planned for Saturday, April 12. The stretch of river between the Hoffman Dam and the Prineville Dam will be the principal target for the project.
25 years ago
April 7, 1994
Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts appointed George E. McCart of Prineville to the Oregon Building Codes Structure Board, according to a press release issued by the governor's office Tuesday. McCart is a member of the Crook County Planning Commission and the task force that wrote the new accessibility chapter in the Oregon State Structures Code.
Joe Nelson said yesterday he expects to ship his first load of products by the end of this week, about one week after fire destroyed about one-third of Vandercraft, his business at 699 Fairmont. The interior of the damaged manufacturing facility is being repaired, and he expects that within two to three weeks Vandercraft will resume full operations.
It appears as if the Crooked River Roundup Association and the Crook Fair Board may reach agreement on a contract in the coming days. Roundup Association president Mike Mohan and Fair Board president Gary Sundset said they would soon meet and sign the contract.