1944: Throat slashed at Powell Butte grange hall
100 years ago
July 10, 1919
The most successful Chautauqua that Prineville has had, with the possible exception of the first one, closed Tuesday evening. While the program may not have contained such strong numbers as some of those in the past, it was also devoid of such pathetic weak spots as have been prominent in some former programs and can perhaps be characterized as being uniformly good with some extra good numbers.
Hay harvest is general throughout the country this week, almost everyone who waited for the holidays to pass has gotten into the field during the week with crews of men. Some very fair to good yields are being found in the irrigated districts and as all crops are light and men plentiful, the people are succeeding in getting in their crops and are now in excellent condition. The wage situation seems to have settled on the $3 per day throughout the district, with some instances of short jobs at $3.25 or $3.50 per day.
75 years ago
July 6, 1944
An 18-year-old former bluejacket was in a serious condition today in the Redmond clink, suffering from a slashed throat as a result of an early morning altercation at the Powell Butte grange hall. The victim was recently discharged from the Navy. State officers questioned the alleged knife wielder who said that he was too intoxicated to remember what had happened. Owing to the victim's condition, he could not be questioned. He is expected to recover.
Members of the Crook County Court made an inspection trip Wednesday afternoon over the new Combs Flat Road, recently constructed under a cooperative agreement with the Ochoco Lumber Company. The county officials also traveled over part of the new logging road constructed by the lumber company to connect with the county system.
With eight forest fires on record in the Ochoco National Forest so far this season, warning has been issuedthat seasonal restrictions on travel in the forests are now in effect and some danger areas will be closed next Wednesday, July 12. The acute fire danger situation which developed in May was relieved somewhat by June rains, but winds and warm weather of the past two weeks are again rapidly drying the forest cover.
50 years ago
July 10, 1969
Mrs. Joe Mohan (Betty) has purchased The Posie Shop and took over the management on July 1. It is located at The Rare Bird, 346 N. Deer St. The Mohans have been Prineville residents for 14 years and Mohan is the ranger of the Crooked River Nationaal Grassland for the U.S. Forest Service. Their two sons, Mike and Kevin, attend Prineville schools.
Thirty-five professionals and 105 amateurs will be competing for $5,000 in prize money at the Prineville Invitational Pro-Am Golf tournament Sunday at Prineville Golf and Country Club.
Lions Club of Prineville is sponsoring dances the nights of Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12 at the Crooked River School gym. Both dances begin at 9 p.m. Music will be provided by The Twilighters.
25 years ago
July 7, 1994
The 49th Annual Crooked River Roundup festivities officially began Wednesday evening with the first night of pari-mutuel horse racing. Wednesday's racing, which featured Ladies Night, had eight races and was highlighted by a track record-breaking time in the third and fifth races of the evening.
Elections for mayor of Prineville and three City Council seats will be on the November general ballot.