1944: Prineville man refutes radio report of his death
100 years ago
August 7, 1919
The Prineville City Band will give the weekly open-air concert Friday evening, Aug. 8, at the corner of Main and Fourth streets.
The Prineville City Band has engaged the Pollow Amusement Co. of Seattle to give a big street fair and carnival in Prineville over five days. The amusement company is well and favorably known on the Coast for putting up good shows. They will be here with a big merry-go-round and all the usual concessions going to make up a show of this nature and there will be a week of continual celebration.
Among the arrivals on the train this morning was Herbert Hamilton, son of Mrs. R. Hamilton of this city. He has been in the service almost two years and in France and Belgium over a year and a half. He saw strenuous service during his entire time overseas until the signing of the armistice, when he was transferred to the Army of Occupation on the Rhine, where he has been doing duty most of the time near Spa, Belgium, since that time. Just a few days ago, his company was shipped across to New York and thence to Camp Lewis, where they were discharged without delay.
75 years ago
August 3, 1944
When Jeff Kelly, 82-year-old Prineville resident, heard a radio report of his own death last week, he didn't believe it and he hastened to write to friends here denying the report. Mr. Kelly has been visiting relatives in Bend for some time. Last week's unfounded report that Mr. Kelly was dead apparently followed an earlier rumor or the same sort, for letters have been received here from relatives some distance away, and the letters were mailed before the broadcast which so startled the aged Prineville man.
Plans for development of a city park along Ochoco Creek from the Main Street bridge east were discussed at the meeting of the Prineville City Council Tuesday night. LaSelle Coles, chairman of the citizens committee appointed by Mayor May F Barney last month to study city park and swimming pool proposals, made his first report to the council and arrangements were made for a survey of the proposed park area by members of the council Sunday morning.
50 years ago
August 7, 1969
The 1929-39 Class Reunion last Saturday has to be termed a great success as the 300-plus attending spent the day picnicking, visiting, banqueting, visiting, dancing, visiting, ham and egg eating and visiting. Some had not seen each other for from 30 to 40 years but found they still had a lot in common. One remarked at the picnic that it should be done again in 25 years; at the banquet someone thought it should be done again in 10 years; at the dance a plan was afoot to try for every five years. Finally, at the ham and egg breakfast, someone remarked they had enjoyed the day so much they thought every Saturday would be about right.
Crook County will be represented in the Second Annual Central Oregon Talent Show, being held tonight, Aug. 7, at 8 p.m. in the Redmond Armory, by Miss Vicki Culpepper and Dan Babcock in ballroom dance program, and by Miss Nancy Bushell, a western singer. The show is sponsored by the Bend Business and Professional Women's Club in conjunction with the Deschutes County Fair.
25 years ago
August 4, 1994
Pioneer Memorial Hospital has added an important link in a new electronic network tat greatly expands radiology services in Eastern and Central Oregon, according to Wanda Grindstaff, Pioneer Memorial Foundation director. The network enables physicians and technicians in Prineville and other rural communities to transmit x-ray images via phone lines to Bend, where they can be interpreted by physicians specializing in radiology. The technology is referred to as "teleradiology." Hospital officials say the network is the first of its kind in Oregon.
The every-other-day watering ruling issued by the City of Prineville in mid-July has become an ordinance in effect between April 15 and Oct. 15 of every year. the ordinance requires persons with even house numbers to irrigate only on even numbered days of the month and persons with odd house numbers to irrigate only on odd-numbered days of the month. The city manager also may restrict all use of City of Prineville water for irrigation purposes upon any emergency situation, or for essential purposes.
Prineville has been issued a new prefix, 416, because of rapid population growth, according to US WEST Communications. Local phone numbers with the new prefix, which joins the traditional prefix of 447, began in June without public announcement.
August 4, 1994: FLYING HIGH – Patty Burrell, who took her first flying class about 10 years ago, will take her love of piloting to new heights through the Palms to Pines Air Race. She and co-pilot Donna Vasko will compete with about 60 other contestants in the 25th annual women's race on Aug. 5 in Santa Monica, California.
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