1970: Nearly $40,000 slashed from school district budget
100 years ago
May 13, 1920
The fishing in Crooked and Deschutes rivers was well tested out Sunday by a number of Prineville citizens and was found to be much better this year than ever before. Although these rivers have been fished very thoroughly during the last few years and it would seem that the supply of fish would begin to get exhausted, it was proven that there are still plenty of fish in these streams and that they are biting fine.
Some of the sidewalks in the city where cement structures have not yet replaced the old plank walks are badly in need of repair. A part of these are adjoining property where the owner of the lots should fix them without being notified by the marshal, and others are cross walks that have been broken up by heavy traffic of loaded auto trucks. They should all be repaired at once or replaced by cement or gravel structures.
75 years ago
May 10, 1945
Twenty-six Prineville Boy Scouts, accompanied by their Scoutmaster Alfred Erickson, Assistant Scoutmaster Tommy Sears and Vondis Miller of the Ochoco National Forest staff, were planting 3,000 pine trees in the Boy Scout reforestation area on Ochoco Summit east of the Ochoco Ranger Station today. Wednesday evening the Scouts camped at the old CCC camp and held a court of honor around a campfire in a nearby clearing.
The United States National Bank of Portland, on a bid of the extremely low interest rate of 1.135 per cent average, purchased $135,000 of Crook County school bonds Saturday afternoon. The successful bid was one of three received by the school board. Deputy State Treasurer Fred Paulus, who attended the school board meeting as a representative of the state bond commission, congratulated the board on the very favorable bid received, stating it was the lowest in Oregon of which he had been informed.
Members of the county courts of six South Central Oregon counties will be in Prineville next Wednesday, May 16, for a district meeting of the Association of Oregon Counties. Representatives of the state highway commission are expected to attend the conference to acquaint the county officials with details of the highway department's postwar plans.
50 years ago
May 14, 1970
Members of the Crook County School Budget Committee slashed over $39,630 from the 1970-71 budget Thursday night in a session that lasted until midnight. The reduced budget will be presented to voters on June 4 in this district's third effort to get an operational school budget passed for the 1970-71 school year. This is the second time reductions have been made in the budget, which was first presented for a vote and defeated along with a $1 million serial levy on April 6.
A public meeting has been called by the Prineville Planning Commission for the rezoning of a newly annexed territory located on the south side of Southeast Fifth Street between South Dunham and South Belknap streets. The 2.5-acre plot will be rezoned R-2 by the commission following the hearing at the request of Key Management Company of Salem. The company plans to build a 48-unit apartment complex on the acreage.
25 years ago
May 11, 1995
Crook County voters have until Election Day, Tuesday May 16, to return vote-by-mail ballots on two measures referred to the people by the legislative assembly. Both require voter amendments to the Oregon Constitution. Vote by mail ballots must be mailed in time to be received in the Clerk's office no later than May 16. They may also be delivered in person to the Clerk's office, Crook County Courthouse.
Even as a mediator made efforts to get both sides together at the 11th hour on Wednesday, it appeared that striking state employees will remain on the picket lines for a while longer. As of Wednesday afternoon, when the final hours of what was originally billed as a three-day strike were drawing to a close, state employees in Central Oregon were deciding to stick with the strike.
You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.