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1970: Citizen group forms to assist in resolving problems concerning local schools

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - June 23, 1970: An unheralded visitor in the Heights on Monday caused great deal of excitement among members of the canine population and children of the community. The porcupine appeared in a tree in an alley near the hospital at approximately 5 p.m. Monday and clung to a limb staring balefully at the crowd of youngsters gathered below. Male residents of the neighborhood discussed several means of removal and then voted to turn the matter over to the police. A single officer soon arrived, carefully dispatched the critter, and returned to headquarters to apply for combat pay.

100 years ago

July 22, 1920

J.E. Stewart and the Michael Grocery Co., have just received a carload of White River Flour from The Dalles. This is the first full car load of that article ever shipped to Prineville.

Prineville has a population , according to the census bureau, of 1,144, and Crook County 3,424. The county figures shows a decided decrease since 1910, but the department explains that since the last count, two counties have been carved from the original territory, and it is estimated that counting Jefferson and Deschutes counties, part of the original Crook County, there has been a gain of about 7,000 in the past 10 years.

75 years ago

July 26, 1945

The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis is now prepared to meet the entire cost of treatment of any case of poliomyelitis in Crook County, it was announced this week by chairman R.P. McRae of the Crook County Infantile Paralysis fund committee. Mr. McRae recently returned after attending the state preparedness conference on poliomyelitis, held in Portland July 16 and 17.

Fire believed to have started from defective wiring destroyed a big barn on the Stearns Cattle Company's home ranch a short distance south of Prineville Saturday afternoon. The Prineville volunteer fire department responded to the alarm but was unable to save the building.

50 years ago

July 23, 1970

A large number of Crook County citizens are forming into an organized group to assist in resolving problems concerning local schools. This group temporarily identified by the name of " Taxpayers for School Betterment" is scheduling an organizational meeting Wednesday night, July 22, at 8 p.m. in the Circuit Court room of the Crook County Courthouse. Co-chairman for the organization are Bill Ray and Bill Holtsclaw.

25 years ago

July 20, 1995

A buckskin-clad self-styled "mountain man" ran afoul of modern law when he pulled his cap-and-ball pistol on two young men, and threatened them.

The man, age 51 and a resident of the Madras Highway, has been lodged in the county jail charged with one count each of menacing and pointing a firearm at a person, and three counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.


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