1919: Human skeleton discovered
100 years ago
August 28, 1919
Cole McElroy's Jazz Band will be in Prineville during fair week and have charge of the dances. This Jazz Band was here two years ago and will be remembered as the liveliest organization of its kind ever in the city.
Ban Puett of Paulina lost an 80-ton stack of alfalfa hay Monday as a result of a fire, the cause for which is unknown. But it is certain that it was ignited from the outside, either accidentally or with an incendiary purpose. Efforts were made to save part of it without avail.
A human skeleton was discovered, and the find reported to Sheriff Combs today by Hogan Hansen, who lives four miles west of the city on the Redmond road. The discovery was made on the Hansen farm and was unearthed about 18 inches below the surface of the ground in a grave that was evidently too shallow to permit the body to lie down. The case was investigated by Sheriff Combs and county physician Rosenberg, who decided that the remains were that of an Indian woman and had evidently been buried there years ago.
75 years ago
August 24, 1944
The Paul B. Kelly Lumber Company's sawmill near the Ochoco summit between Prineville and Mitchell will be closed down Sept. 1, it was announced today. The plant has been in operation since June 1941 and has cut all of the privately-owned timber available in that area. Operation of the Kelly Planing Mill near Prineville will be continued for the present.
More than 1,200 young women from Oregon are among the 75,000 Waves on duty at 500 shore establishments of the U.S. Navy in continental United States, according to Walter F. Patrie, specialist first class, of the Central Oregon Navy Recruiting Station, which handles Wave applications in this area. Outstanding young women from this area are included in the contribution of patriotic Oregon women to the Waves program.
50 years ago
August 28, 1969
This year's 4-H Demonstration Contest, where 20 individuals or teams competed for ribbons and an opportunity to demonstrate at the State Fair, resulted in three individuals and one team earning the right to enter State Demonstration competition. Tisha Ray, Becky Ray, Roberta Chappell and the team of Nancy Logan and Ann Levens will make the trip to Salem to compete with other 4-Hers from all over the state.
Representatives of Ochoco Telecasters will begin canvassing the area next week to collect contributions to help maintain and operate their facilities on Grizzly Mountain. Each television owner in the Prineville area will be asked to contribute their yearly fee of $12 — or $1 per month for the services they are now receiving from the Telecasters' translator.
Students attending college under the federal GI Bill this summer are reminded that they must return their Certification to Attendance cards to the Veterans Administration during the last full month of every enrollment period including the summer session.
25 years ago
August 25, 1994
The Crook County Court approved on-site sewage disposal system evaluation and installation permit fee increases that were submitted yesterday by the director of Environmental Health. This is the first time since April 1992 that program fees have been increased.
The Pacific Northwest Corriente Association first Cattle and Roping Show started this morning at the Crook County Fairgrounds. Corriente cattle, native of the Mexican highlands, are bred and raised for rodeo events such as roping and bulldogging. This year's show has 15 exhibitors from Oregon, New Mexico, California, Kansas, Washington, Oklahoma and Utah. Exhibitors include the Bar 31 Ranch, Prineville, and the Rafter JNF Ranch, Powell Butte.
The Snow Mountain Ranger District reported that a lightening storm Saturday night set 10 fires, including a 150-acre blaze at Potato Flat that was 75 percent contained as of 6 p.m. last night. Four of the other nine other fires were small, less than 4 acres each, and have been contained or controlled. Five fires were still being suppressed.
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