Back in Time
100 years ago
May 8, 1919
Hulda Sundquist and Eleanor Hackleman will represent the second year typewriting students at the Track Meet to be held at Madras May 17. The second year stenography class will be represented at the Track Meet by Ruth Yancey and Hazel Yancey.
The members of the city council met in regular session Tuesday evening at which time the usual routine of business was transacted and all bills were ordered paid. The board of appraisers made their report on the property affected by the opening of South Main Street. The damage to the Summers property was placed at one thousand dollars. A special meeting of the council will be held May 20 to hear complaints from persons affected by said street extension.
John Hanke of Spokane has purchased the Prineville bakery from Mr. Spallinger and will operate it in person. Mr. Hanke is an artist in his line and will undoubtedly receive hearty patronage from the townspeople.
75 years ago
May 4, 1944
Stockmen from all parts of Oregon gathered in Prineville today for the opening of the 31st annual convention of the Cattle and Horse Raisers association of Oregon. Today's program was confined to committee meetings in the afternoon, with the first business meeting of the association scheduled for Friday morning at 10 o'clock.
Prineville butcher shops did a land-office business today as happy customers swarmed around the meat counters, gazing raptly at little signs reading "Point Free." The action of OPA in eliminating ration requirements on all meats except beef steaks and roasts brought more smiles than the butchers had seen for many months. One butcher estimated his business was running about 25 per cent over normal, due to the lifting of point requirements.
Last Sunday, April 30, Prineville Boy Scout troop No. 28, initiated a tree planting project near the Ochoco summit 30 miles east of Prineville. Twenty-four boys participated with Vondis Miller of the Ochoco National forest supervising. The planting covered part of an area clear cut in 1937, adjacent to the Ochoco highway.
50 years ago
May 8, 1969
Crooked River Choraliers will present their Spring Concert this evening, May 8 at the Ochoco Grade School gymnasium, beginning at 8:15 p.m. Marvin Cochran will sing two solos. Anna Steele and Elsie Snyder sing soprano solos in several of the arrangements. Maurice Stone is the director of the group with Mrs. Ardeth Brown serving as accompanist.
County wide charter has been granted to the Ochoco Federal Credit Union by the Bureau of Federal Credit Unions as of May 1st. Official presentation of the charter to the local organization will be held Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the B&D Automotive, 131 E. 5th. Interest in the local Credit Union has been growing by leaps and bounds, and the public is cordially invited to attend the charter ceremonies.
25 years ago
May 5, 1994
About 100 fourth and fifth grade students on Friday participated in the Second Annual Science Fair at Ochoco Elementary, showing their classmates, parents and visitors what they learned from their homemade science projects. Those projects ranged from volcanoes to mice in mazes to globes to light bulbs and BB pellets.
Work at a quarry site between the Madras—Prineville Highway and Lamonta Road should begin soon, which could create added traffic congestion on Third Street through the city as trucks begin hauling rocks and soil from the site to Ochoco Dam. It's estimated that between 75 and 100 truck loads will be moved through Prineville daily once excavation begins.
Prineville Police Chief Jim Soules was recently awarded their "outstanding contributions" to the Oregon Association of Police Chiefs and Oregon Law Enforcement. Soules received the organization's Max Patterson Award, the OACP's second-highest award, because of his "dedicated and commendable service benefiting the young people in his community."