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1970: One ballot in the May 26 primary elections will ask residents for a three-year serial levy of $29,000 each year for the support of the Crook County Library

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - May 21, 1970 – Admiring the Prineville Racer, driven by Jim Jordan, are, kneeling, left to right: Kathy Schlichting, Susan Gilbertson, Susie and Kathy Vliet and Shirley Gilbertson. Standing behind are Louis Jordan, Mrs. Hoffman and Don Vliet, all members of the Pathfinders group from the Prineville Adventist Church, which attended a Pathfinder Fair for SDA Youth in Salem.

100 years ago

May 21, 1920

Because of the moral condition existing in the city, many complaints have come to councilmen they reported at the special meeting Tuesday and considerable discussion was had concerning the situation in pool halls and like resorts. A committee was requested to look into the matter and report at the next regular meeting of the council when some drastic action is promised by some of the councilmen.

At a warm meeting of the city council Tuesday, a new and up-to-date traffic ordinance was passed, which will be rigidly enforced the councilmen say.

The high point for storage water was passed this week on Lake Ochoco and the surface of the lake is very slowly receding. The greatest depth was reached about Saturday of last week when the total depth at a point just above the dam was 87.2 feet.

75 years ago

May 17, 1945

Bids on the construction of the first unit of the new Ochoco Grade School in Prineville will be received by the Crook County School Board Saturday and the bids will be opened in the office of the school board in the courthouse.

Recently awarded the Legion of Merit medal for outstanding performance of duty as a radio technician, T/Sgt. Richard W. Pedley, of Prineville, Oregon, is working long hours as he serves his 33rd month of overseas duty inspecting and repairing radio equipment in the P-38 Lightnings of the 14th Fighter Group. The sergeant is a veteran of many invasion campaigns.

Captain Calvin Butler, U.S. Army airman who has been a prisoner in Germany since he was shot down last June, has been released from a German prison camp, according to word received by his wife, the former Sara Lee Morse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Morse of Prineville. Mrs. Butler received a cablegram last Saturday from the Red Cross, advising her that Captain Butler had been liberated.

50 years ago

May 21, 1970

One ballot in the May 26 primary elections will ask residents for a three-year serial levy of $29,000 each year for the support of the Crook County Library. If passed, the new levy for operation of the library will cost taxpayers 32 cents per $1,000 of valuation of the next three years. The total increase in budget for the library is $1,669 per year, which will increase the cost of support for the library only 2 cents per $1,000 of valuation.

Three Prineville women were prompted to circulate a petition of their own after college students attempted to get signatures for anti-war petitions in Prineville last week. Mrs. Houston Owens, Mrs. Barbara Mitchell and Mrs. Martha Smith whipped out their petitions and circulated them for about one hour Tuesday night. During that hour, they picked up a quick 85 signatures.

25 years ago

May 16, 1995

Members of the Oregon Public Employees Union were back on the job Monday morning and are now in the crunch of making up time lost during last week's strike. Dean Gertner, an employee at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Prineville, said that Monday was a real busy day but that things were starting to level off a bit today and that he hoped to be caught up by the end of the week.

At the request of Crook County, a Las Vegas consulting firm is undertaking a study on the feasibility of building a multimillion-dollar convention center at the county fairgrounds. If the demographics, as well as other factors, look good, the county may go ahead with the center, which is hoped to be largely funded by from private sources. County Judge Fred Rogers said now is not the time for government to be asking more from taxpayers. "If it is a viable thing, private enterprise should be a part of it, and if it is not viable, then why should government be a part of it," he said.


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