1969: Prineville mill emissions under fire
100 years ago
October 30, 1919
W.A. Terrall of Wasco, Oregon, Supervisor of the Census for the Second Oregon District, which is coextensive with the Second Congressional District, was in Prineville Tuesday on a tour of inspection. He urges very strongly that more applications be made for the positions of enumerators. If a fair and accurate count of Crook County is to be made, more well-qualified persons must apply.
Prineville fans who enjoy a closely contested match on the mat will be given such a treat on Nov. 15 when Roy Anderson, former champion in the middle weight class in the United States, will meet Paul Tangen of Bend for a $200 side purse.
The young ladies' class of the Presbyterian Church, the Cedars, will present a lay at the Lyric theater on the evening of Nov. 6, the proceeds of which will be sent to headquarters for the Armenian relief. The young ladies are working very hard and have an excellent play which will without question be well presented.
75 years ago
October 26, 1944
First Lieut. Robert I. Barney, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Barney of Prineville, has arrived at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia, and expects to be home soon, his parents were informed in a telegram received Monday. Lieut. Barney, recently awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross after a raid on Bucharest, finished his 50th combat mission and was granted a furlough.
Fifteen boxes have been packed by the Junior Red Cross, it was reported at Prineville grade school Wednesday. The boxes contained soap, washcloths, books, paper, pencils and toys. Miss Elizabeth Manning, supervisor of the Junior Red Cross at the school, wishes to express her thanks for all the donations that have been sent in.
Students of Crook County High School will hold their second annual carnival Saturday night, Oct. 28, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. All school friends and patrons are invited. The carnival will be held in the high school building this year, instead of the gym as in 1943.
50 years ago
October 30, 1969
The Environmental Quality Control Commission decided Friday to make tests in February to determine whether to take action against Prineville mills for violation of state pollution regulations. Kent Ashbaker, district sanitation engineer, said most of the Prineville mills will stop burning sawdust and shavings when Brooks-Willamette completes construction of an addition to its particle board plant in January. He said most of the wigwam burners will then be closed. If local mills are still in violation of state statutes in February, they may be given a definite deadline to clear up the problems or face a "show-cause" court order, according to Ashbaker.
The Crook County School Board discussed Monday night the "apparent" need for some special program for Junior High students who are slow learners. The arrest of two students on the Crook County high school grounds for drinking Monday sparked a long discussion of student discipline at the meeting. The students apprehended with beer in possession were cited to the Juvenile Department.
The Prineville City Council Tuesday night, approved annexation of the Johnson and Paces addition. The area is located south and west of Locust and Third Streets. In the last meeting, the council accepted a triple two-thirds petition from the area residents. The major reasons given for annexation was the availability of sewer for the area through the city.
25 years ago
October 27, 1994
Retail sales in Crook County rose 8.55 percent in 1994 over the previous year, according to the Oregon employment Department. Although retail sales rose, the rise lagged behind neighboring central Oregon counties, as well as the state's growth in retail sales.
The Crook County unemployment rate rose from 8.5 percent in August to 6 percent in September as the reopening of schools and declining seasonal work activity in forestry and agriculture reduced the labor force, according to the Oregon Employment Department.
A 22-year-old Powell Butte woman went into labor two to three weeks ahead of schedule this past week after a car driven by a 69-year-old Portland man left Highway 126 and crashed into a house, according to the Crook County Sheriff's Office. The mother-to-be was eating dinner at her kitchen table when the vehicle crashed into her home. She was treated and released for minor injuries at Central Oregon District Hospital in Redmond, where she gave birth shortly after she arrived. Mother and child are doing fine.
OCTOBER 26, 1944: Prineville Flier Honored – 15th AAF IN ITALY - 1st Lt. Robert I. Barney, Prineville, Oregon, and his bomb decorated Liberator bomber that he brought back from Bucharest so badly damaged that it never again flew combat. Barney flew the crippled ship through heavy flak and intense fighter attacks to bring his crew safely home. Lt. Barney, who recently flew his 50th combat mission, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his outstanding feat of flying the battered plane.
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