1945: Timber faller killed by falling snag
100 years ago
June 24, 1920
On Tuesday of this week, the Standard oil station received 13,000 gallons of gasoline together with a can of Kerosene. At the present time, there is remaining of the June stock of gasoline about 4,000 gallons, which the management hopes will last until July 1, as the amount just received is for July consumption. The station is delivering to their customers just 75% of their regular amount.
Robert E. Balfour, state deputy game warden of this district, caused to be released from captivity one beaver that has been in the city park for the past few days and two fawn deer that have been in captivity for some time. The animals have been returned to their own feeding places.
75 years ago
June 28, 1945
William Phillips, 33, employed for a short time as a timber faller by Grogan Brothers logging contractors, was killed by a falling snag Monday morning. The fatal accident took place on Turner Ridge, just back of Grizzly mountain. The Grogan Brothers are cutting Alexander-Yawkey Lumber Company timber for shipment to the sawmill here.
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Rhoden of Prineville celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday June 23, at a dinner at the home of their son, Ward Rhoden. Mr. and Mrs. Rhoden were married June 27, 1895 in Carter City, Kentucky. All members of the family were there except their grandson, Jack Rhoden, who is in the South Pacific.
50 years ago
June 25, 1970
The result of the third vote on the Crook County School District's 1970 operational budget will be decided in Circuit Court. A petition filed in Circuit Court here against Crook County Clerk Hazel Powell, School Superintendent A.H. Haberly and John Doe, asks the court to set aside approval of the measure and declare the measure void.
Habitual criminal charges filed against John Eldon Hill of Prineville have been dismissed in Circuit Court here by Circuit Judge J.R. Campbell. Hill was earlier sentenced to a five-year prison term on a charge of attempted rape.
25 years ago
June 20, 1995
An apparent break in at the Main Stop Market on the corner of Lynn Boulevard and Main Street was unsuccessful. Signs of the attempt indicated a considerable amount of wasted effort, though.Jim Straughan, manager of the neighborhood market, said from all indications, whomever it was couldn't have been very smart. They attempted to gain entry through the front door and a boarded up back door, but then gave up and went up on the roof. After tearing off a vent, the culprit apparently gave up, leaving behind a damaged front door, telephone wires to the phone booth ripped out and a destroyed roof vent.
Kirk Giovanini, Steve Gillen and Chuck McCall will be the three members of the Crook County High School rodeo team to help represent Oregon at the National High School Rodeo Finals.The three each finished in the top four of their respective events at the Oregon High School Rodeo finals held this weekend at the Crook County Fairgrounds.
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