100 years ago
September 11, 1919
Edward Walter Barrington, Ph.D., of Seattle, teacher of the Commercial Department of Crook County High School, arrived in Prineville last Wednesday. Mr. Barrington is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana, and has had five years' experience in State Normal work. He has specialized in Commercial and Spanish and for the past several years has confined his work to these branches. He has been director of Choir and Choral work and is a bass soloist. Mr. Barrington comes to us highly recommended and will be a great asset to the educational life of our city.
A sugar shortage, which is reported from all parts of the coast, is being felt in Prineville. Sales have been cut to $1 each to consumers at most stores and efforts are being made for new supplies, which are expected soon. A rail car, which should have been received this week, is perhaps delayed until early October, which will make many local shipments necessary.
The busy little garage known as the Returned Soldiers' Garage will be known in the future as the Motor Inn and will be enlarged in order to handle the fast-growing business being built up by altogether different business methods. It has long been the motorists' dream to know what it will cost him to have work done on his car. At last this is true. When you take your car to The Motor Inn you will known just what the work will cost you when completed.
75 years ago
September 7, 1944
Construction of a walkway on each side of the Main Street bridge over Ochoco Creek was authorized by the City Council at its meeting Tuesday night. The present sidewalks on the narrow bridge are dangerous for children to use with log trucks rolling over the bridge at frequent intervals, the council decided.
The largest enrollment on record – 671 pupils – was reported from Prineville Grade School as classes began Tuesday, and Principal David A. Staley reported that 42 students who had been registered in advance failed to appear for school.
Taking advantage of a rate reduction that offers more street lighting for less money, the Prineville City Council this week authorized installation of 2,560 lumen streetlights throughout the residential sections of the city and 6,000 lumen lights in the business district and along the two main highway routes through town.
50 years ago
September 11, 1969
Supervisor Leslie J. Sullivan of the Ochoco National Forest reported that no bids were received for the Wildcat Timber Sale, which was scheduled for auction Sept. 8. The continuing downward trend in the lumber market has made many timber sale offerings unattractive to timber operators this season.
An adult basic education course will be offered again in Prineville beginning on Sept. 30. Meetings will be held at Crook County High School in Room 8 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. This class is for those who want to learn; for those who want to continue learning to improve basic skills; for those who wish to acquire learning which may lead to better employment possibilities.
Prineville representative of the Central Oregon Potato Festival Court for 1969 is Miss Rocki Russell, blue-eyed blonde-haired daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Russell, ranchers in the Bear Creek area. Rocki attends Crook County High School and plays tenor saxophone in the school band. She is a member of the school's A cappella choir and pans to attend college and major in either radio broadcasting or psychology.
25 years ago
September 8, 1994
The Crook County Parks and Recreation District's board of directors voted 4 to 1 last night to pass a new system development charge on home construction that would pay for the creation of new parks within the district. The board reduced the proposed fees by 70% after concerns were raised during a public meeting Aug. 31. The SDC will be phased in over three years.
Prineville's Meadow Lakes Golf Course has been nominated as the nation's best new public golf course to Golf Digest magazine and is being judged by a select group of golfers who will help consider whether or not the local course is, in fact, the nation's best new public golf course. As many as 10 or more select volunteer panelists have already played, or will play, golf at Meadow Lakes up until Oct. 3. Golf Digest will name the winner in its January 1995 issue.
SEPTEMBER 8, 1994: RODEO TRICK – Saddle bronc rider Brent Lyons apparently is head over heels in love with his sport during the Paulina Rodeo.
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