100 years ago
May 22, 1919
At the Club Luncheon last Friday, definite steps were taken for participation in the Portland Rose Festival parade. R.L. Schee was appointed manager of arrangements to prepare and enter a suitable float. The plan most favored, and the one that will probably be followed, is to procure a flat truck and decorate it; place a fat steer upon it and surround with alfalfa hay, making an exhibit typical of this section of the state. A great many Crook County people are planning to attend the festival this year.
Dr. Horace P. Belknap, Jr., who has just returned from several months' service in France, arrived in the city Monday morning with Mrs. Belknap, who met him in Portland. Dr. Horace will remain in Prineville several days visiting relatives and assisting his father with operations.
The people of this part of Oregon have an opportunity in the special election next month to make possible a highway system better than that possessed by most parts of the Northwest. With the plans outlined for the three principal roads in this county the passage of the 6% bonding limit for road purposes will make an excellent system possible and will also open the way for following the cooperative road construction plan to a point where we will receive the proper returns for money paid in taxes.
75 years ago
May 18, 1944
Dexter W. Fincher Post No. 1412, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Prineville, cooperate fully in the national VFW campaign to raise $1.5 million, the fund to be used exclusively for the post-war welfare of those in the armed services as they return to civilian life.
Absentee ballots sent out to soldiers, sailors and coast guardsmen from Crook County now on active duty in the armed forces of the United States are beginning to come in, County Clerk Nora F. Stearns reported today. This year the ballots for the primary election were printed early, to give the service men the best possible opportunity to vote, and Miss Stearns began mailing them out April 17, more than a month ago.
Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Adkisson were hosts Tuesday evening to about 100 friends at a party honoring members of the Prineville unit of the Oregon Women's Ambulance corps, held at the Masonic Hall. The personnel of the corps prepared themselves to act as nurse's aides by completing a standard course of training for that work and have been assisting the nursing staff at the Prineville General hospital on a regular schedule.
50 years ago
May 22, 1969
Burning of raw garbage within the city limits is a violation of City Ordinance No. 568, Section 6, Paragraph 8. Anyone caught burning animal or vegetable material are subject to the following penalties: 30 days, $100 fine and/or both. Each day is considered a separate offense.
Agate digging will not be permitted on the Warm Springs Reservation, according to information received by Ivan Chappell, Chamber of Commerce manager. There has been unfounded rumors and publicity given that the Warm Springs Indian Reservation would be open to agate digging. This publicity was denied by the Tribal Council.
University of Oregon's Institute of International Studies and Overseas Administration has selected 28 graduate students to receive awards for summer research programs in Japan, Argentina, India, Mexico and Yugoslavia. John Fagan and Joseph S. Leeper, both of Prineville, have been selected exchange participants in food distribution and household consumption this summer in Mexico.
25 years ago
May 19, 1994
The cylindrical bomb found at Ochoco Park May 11 may only have resulted in the minimal explosion of the blasting caps taped to the device, according to the Prineville Police Department. Police Chief Jim Soules said it "appears" that the bomb lacked an essential ingredient that would have created a very dangerous explosion had it been detonated.
On a 4 to 2 vote, the Prineville City Council last week upheld the city planning commission's approval of the first 39 lots of the Pioneer Heights subdivision. In doing so, the council denied an appeal filed by John and Joan Witty, which was supported by numerous neighbors, that claims the subdivision violates city ordinances and the city's comprehensive plan. The Wittys had argued in a 30-page appeal that a designated connector street, Loper Avenue, is not wide enough to be in compliance with a city ordinance.
The U.S. Forest Service announced it will not finalize proposed regulations that would severely restrict activities in national forests, including the possession of firearms, according to a press release issued yesterday by U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood. The regulations were intended to enhance law enforcement capabilities of Forest Service officers and to improve public safety.