1944: Four local duck hunters arrested
100 years ago
November 20, 1919
A corporation headed by the Japanese potato king, George Shima, who is reputed to handle more potatoes as a dealer than any other two men in the business and who owns immense potato acreage in California, this week closed the purchase of 13,900 acres of land lying between Prineville and Powell Butte, practically all in sage brush and juniper, for the clearing of such parts of the land as can be watered from existing canals next year, with a plan of having not less than 2,000 acres of the lands in potatoes in 1920. Not less than 11,000 acres of the lands are considered fit for the tuber crop.
One block of Third Street East is to be improved at the expense of the Commercial Club as a test for a new plan of making it a better street. Eickmeyer Bros. will scarify it, regrade it and roll one block for $30, which expense is to be borne by the commercial organization. If the test is considered a success, steps will be taken to have the entire street reworked in this manner.
One Ochoco Project farmer this season received 1,200 pounds of fine honey from 28 colonies of bees. He will also receive as a byproduct, nearly 150 gallons of the best qualify vinegar, not to speak of the value of the wax. Bee culture is a valuable asset to the man who understands the work and gives returns out of proportion to the amount of time devoted to them.
75 years ago
November 16, 1944
Four duck hunters, arrested at Houston Lake Nov. 12 on charges of hunting after sunset, paid fines of $25 each in justice court here Wednesday afternoon. The four men, arrested by state officers, appeared before Justice of the Peace Percy R. Smith Wednesday afternoon and entered pleas of guilty.
Two wheelchairs purchased by the Prineville Lions club for emergency use in this community arrived this week and are being made available for the temporary use of any person in Prineville and vicinity who needs them. No charge will be made for their use.
50 years ago
November 20, 1969
The Oregon Cattlemen's Association last Wednesday voted to move its headquarters office from Prineville to Portland by a vote of 66-16. The vote came at the Cattlemen's 56th annual convention in Portland. Operations in Prineville will cease in four to five months when the office will be moved. Jack Vice, vice-president of the Crook County Stockgrower's Association said the vote to move the headquarters office to Portland was "railroaded" through the convention.
The Annual Meeting of the Prineville Crook County Chamber of Commerce will be held at Empire Room, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Mr. James Faulstitch, Assistant to the Governor in charge of Economic Development and Commerce Services will be the principal speaker. He will speak on industrial development.
Approximately $5,000 may be given to the Prineville Airport for operations during its next fiscal year if the city matches $2,500, which County Judge Erwin Grimes has offered from the county for the airport. The county funds carry the stipulation that the city offer a matching amount. It was revealed at a city council meeting Friday, operation of the airport and recent improvement drew the praise of councilmen at the meeting.
25 years ago
November 17, 1994
Crook County's population grew 2.61% , from 15,300 on July 1, 1993 to 15,700 on July 1, 1994, according to information released by the Center for Population Research and Census at Portland State University. It was the ninth highest in the state during the past year.
Entering the city from its west side this past Friday, Prineville residents and visitors alike were treated to a grand recognition of the Veterans Day holiday. In the grassy area surrounded by the intersections of highways 26 and 126, 57 flags stood to mark the holiday and greet people coming into the city. A smaller assembly of nine flags were placed at the east entrance to town. They will be seen on every federal holiday, according to Bill Santone, a member of the American Legion.
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