1945: Plans revealed for new Prineville school
100 years ago
Feb. 19, 1920
Two separate units, each more than one mile in length, are now completed on the new Crooked River Highway, which is being built under the state contract up the Crooked River Canyon by A. Guthrie & Co. Work is being pressed at seven different points along the highway now, and favorable weather enables the contractor to get his construction under way all along the line.
The public school has purchased a new $50 Victrola and $35 worth of records for use in the school with the money earned with the play presented some time ago. This instrument will be used in connection with the programs in the school, and to develop a musical appreciation in the pupils and get them acquainted with the best compositions of great musical composers.
At a meeting held Monday evening in this city, it was voted to unite the Presbyterian and Methodist church congregations for the coming months at least, and it was decided to arrange for the services of Rev. Patterson to hold the services of the two congregations. The Methodist church will be used for the summer. There will be no change in the present Sunday School arrangement.
75 years ago
Feb. 15, 1945
Tentative plans for a new 12-room school building in the west end of Prineville, to relieve overcrowded conditions at the present grade school, were disclosed at a meeting of the county unit school board Tuesday night. The meeting was attended by representatives of the local school board and civic groups, with Chairman C.W. Woodruff of the county unit board presenting an outline of the building program now taking shape in the minds of members of the county board.
Monday was a busy day for the Prineville fire department, with one alarm turned in from the Jake Ashbacker dairy farm on Fairview just south of Prineville at 9 a.m. and another alarm at 11 p.m. from the Al Grimes home. The firemen responded quickly to the first alarm, reaching the dairy barn in time to stop the spread of a dangerous blaze, but the second time they were out of the fire hall and gone within a minute after the alarm came in, setting a new speed record. The reason for the prompt action is that it was Monday night, the regular drill night for the firemen, and half a dozen of the volunteers were in the fire hall when the whistle blew.
50 years ago
Feb. 19, 1970
Plenty of "pops" music, pop and popcorn are in store this evening (Thursday) for the annual CCHS "Pops" concert. The concert will be presented by the symphonic band, the Stardusters stage band, and the CCHS Tijuana Brass, all under the direction of Gary Stephenson. The guest artist appearing with the band this year is James Douglass, nationally known trumpet virtuoso and current director of bands at Oregon State University.
With the assistance of Dr. Duane Anderson, speech pathologist from the Oregon State Board of Health, an Otology Clinic will be held at the Tri-County Health Department office in the basement of the Crook County Courthouse Tuesday morning, Feb. 24.
25 years ago
Feb. 16, 1995
Holly Sugar is looking to contract at least 2,000 acres of sugar beets this year, and growers are still needed to join the Central Oregon Sugar Beet Growers Association to meet that goal, according to members. The contract will be a featured topic at the sugar beet growers workshop tomorrow at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
It wasn't unexpected, but it wasn't pretty either. Chuck Schoneker, North Unit Irrigation District manager, in addressing a crowd at the Jefferson County Farm Fair, Feb. 9, announced that the coming irrigation season is looking like the 1992 year, the lowest on record.
The chartered bus for taxpayers, which was scheduled to leave Prineville this morning for Salem, has been rescheduled due to the weather. The group will attend a legislative meeting at the Capitol, where a possible property tax cap will be discussed.
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