100 years ago
June 12, 1919
It appears that the Guggenheims have acquired interests in the upper Ochoco mining district and propose to expend some capital and energy in testing out some of the properties there. Yesterday, their manager, Mr. C.L. Martin, was in town and was able to supply his needs from the Munz hardware stock, from which he selected nearly a thousand dollars' worth of miscellaneous supplies.
Two eight-hour shifts are now working the highway between this city and John Day. Two shifts have been in progress with the grading gang for the past week and last Tuesday the second shift was added to the graveling gang. The company cut from the ten-hour day so as to give more men employment, which has doubled their crew.
We are to have a Lyceum course next winter in this city. Miss Pauline M. Pease of Portland, representative of the Ellison-White Lyceum Bureau, this week signed up fifty citizens guaranteeing to support Lyceum numbers to the tune of almost nine hundred dollars. The Chautauqua and Lyceum courses are getting to be established institutions here as they should be. There is no other way possible to get anywhere near as much entertainment and culture for your money as is derived from the Chautauqua and Lyceum courses.
75 years ago
The old fire house on Beaver Street between Third and Fourth was finally torn down this week, but Prineville's volunteer firemen were too busy to celebrate. Three fire alarms within a two-day period kept the trucks rolling in and out of the new fire house on West Fourth.
Another paper drive will be held in Prineville on Friday, June 16, it was announced today by C.A. Downie, president of the Prineville Lions club. A few weeks ago the Lions, cooperating with the Prineville Boy Scout troop, gathered enough waste paper here to make a carload, which was shipped to a paper mill to be used in making vital war materials.
50 years ago
June 12, 1969
Mayor Bob Sell and Councilman Darrell Williams took the oath of their office at the noon luncheon meeting of Prineville City Council Wednesday, June 11. Hugh Dragich was elected to serve as council president and chairman of the railroad finance committee.
Judge Irvie Grimes has come in for a lot of criticism this past week over his seeming lack of interest in the Melrose flooded area, but as he points out, "it is up to the residents in the Juniper Flood Control District, which was formed in the spring of '65, to handle the situation." The fact that so many homes were built there has caused the danger and it is up to the residents to form a flood control district and take care of the problem themselves.
Mr. Noel Deets, Coordinator of Special Education and Speech Therapist for Crook County Schools, has received an educational grant in Remedial Speech and Hearing for the 1969 summer session at the University of Oregon in Eugene. This grant is made available to the various states by the Federal government in order to strengthen special education programs in the public schools.
25 years ago
June 9, 1994
Les Schwab's Tire Center's motto "The customer is king" seems to be paying big dividends, at least according to a recent customer satisfaction survey conducted by J.D. Power and Associates. According to an article in Tire Business, the study gave Les Schwab a score of 209 on its customer satisfaction scale. The average score on the survey was 96.
A red 1964 Chevrolet Impala Supersport owned by Penny Fries of Prineville won an award for the best 1960-1970 stock car at Customs Northwest's Cruisin' Rightside '94 in Yakima, Wash., June 4. About 90 cars were entered in the event. It is Fries' first award with her car. She calls the auto "Desert Rose." The event was sponsored by Pietro's Pizza and Customs Northwest.
Seventy-three Ochoco Heights residents are appealing the Prineville City Council's approval of the first phase of the Pioneer Heights subdivision to the state Land Use Board of Appeals. John and Joan Witty have led the cause to stop the 129-lot Pioneer Heights subdivision until concerns about traffic congestion and safety are addressed by the city and Pioneer Properties, the developer of the subdivision.
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