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1920: Rail motor car crashed into steer, killing it though the driver was unharmed

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - MARCH 26, 1970: Inventory Reduction: Black clouds billowed over Metolius Friday as members of the National Farmer's Organization set fire to approximately 750,000 pounds of spuds. The potatoes were covered with straw and old tires, doused with diesel oil, and baked. Members of the NFO said that the actions of growers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho are designed to increase prices by reducing the number of bad potatoes on inventory and the number of good potatoes available for market.

100 years ago

March 25, 1920

A survey of the remaining link of 19 miles connecting the finished section of the McKenzie Highway east of Prineville with that part of the highway now under construction on the west, will be started by the state Highway Commission next week it is stated on authority.

Last Sunday evening the motor car while going to Prineville Junction, was thrown off the track just this side of the McCall place when a steer came leisurely walking upon the track just in front of the car and before the motorman could stop, the car hit the steer, breaking its front legs and killing it almost instantly. The passengers escaped injury and the car was not damaged in any way. The section crew was called out to put the car back on the track, and by one o'clock Sunday morning the car was replaced on the track.

75 years ago

March 22, 1945

Members of the Crook county high school's district champion basketball team were guests of honor at the Prineville-Crook county chamber of commerce in the Masonic hall. The boys and their coach, John Pariseau, were introduced by Principal Dallas W. Norton of the high school and Rex Wilson made a brief speech of appreciation to the boys on behalf of the chamber of commerce.

Taxpayers in the Crook county school districted voted 214 to 95 last Saturday in favor of a $175,000 bond issue to build and equip a new school in west Prineville. The county school board, holding a special meeting Tuesday night to canvass the vote in the special bond election, passed a resolution to call for bids on the bonds, entered into a formal contract with C.N. Freeman and Sydney R. Hayslip, associated architects, and prepared to start construction of the first unit of the new grade school as soon as possible.

50 years ago

March 26, 1970

Central Oregon members of the National Farmer's Organization burned an estimated 750,000 pounds of potatoes Friday on the Mel Tingle farm in Metolius in an effort to dramatize low spud prices and to remove as many culls from their inventories as possible.

An Easter Egg hunt for preschool children will again be sponsored this year by the VFW Ladies auxiliary to Dexter Post 1412 in cooperation with the Eagles Auxiliary. The preschool children will hunt eggs in the Pioneer Memorial Park starting at 10 a.m. sharp on Saturday morning, March 28.

A municipal pool reserve will be established by the Prineville City Council for repairing or replacing the city swimming pool if the ordinance passes one more reading. Concern that the present swimming pool will not continue to meet demands as far as size and state standards are concerned has prompted the council to begin making arrangements for financing future renovation or replacement. According to the ordinance $10,000 will be set aside each year to establish the pool reserve.

25 years ago

March 23, 1995

Scott Cruikshank, a Crook County High School senior and members of the Crook County FFA Chapter. Was elected president of the Oregon State FFA Association in an unprecedented first ballot during the March 20 business session of the annual State FFA Convention.

Assisted Living Concepts Inc., a Portland company, plans to build a 30-unit assisted living center on a Williamson Drive property and is presently discussing the project with the city and county governments. A church building presently on the property will be moved Sunday morning to the present location of the Sheriff's office on Second Street where it will become the new county annex building housing the sheriff's office and juvenile department.

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MARCH 26, 1970: Inventory Reduction: Black clouds billowed over Metolius Friday as members of the National Farmer's Organization set fire to approximately 750,000 pounds of spuds. The potatoes were covered with straw and old tires, doused with diesel oil, and baked. Members of the NFO said that the actions of growers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho are designed to increase prices by reducing the number of bad potatoes on inventory and the number of good potatoes available for market.


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