1970: Grand jury exonerates all sides of school budget election dispute
95 years ago
September 24, 1925
The locomotive of the City of Prineville railway which was damaged in the recent fire which destroyed the roadhouse, is being sent to the Brooks-Scanlon Lumber company's shops in Bend for repairs today, is the statement given out by C.W. Woodruff, manager of the road.
75 years ago
September 27, 1945
David Amburgery of Antelope, who suffered a skull fracture in a brawl here last Friday night, was taken to the Prineville General hospital Saturday by Sheriff R.H. Booton after the nature of his injuries became apparent. He had been arrested Friday night by a city police after an altercation in which Jay Smith of Prineville suffered severe knife cuts on the left arm. Smith was taken to the hospital for treatment Friday night, and Amburgery was lodged in the county jail that night.
50 years ago
October 1, 1970
In a report released Wednesday morning, the Crook County Grand Jury exonerated all sides in the dispute surrounding the Aug. 10 school budget election.
At the heart of the controversy were three statements mailed to voters shortly before the election. Each was charged and countercharged to contain errors which were intended to distort the issues involved and ultimately to sway the electorate to vote under misconceptions.
The Crook County Taxpayer's Association, Inc. is continuing its drive to secure 487 names on its petitions to recall four members of the Crook County School Board.
It was announced at their regular meeting Sept. 24 that approximately 375 names had been gathered.
25 years ago
September 19, 1995
A young Prineville woman was killed late Saturday night in a single-vehicle accident on McKay Road, approximately 20 miles north of town.
According to the Crook County District Attorney's Office, Bianca Reed, 16, a resident of Prineville, was declared dead at the scene.
Reed was one of three persons in the full-size pickup truck as it headed south toward Prineville. The accident occurred at about 11 p.m., but due to the remote location of the accident, it was not reported to 9-1-1 until about 11:45 p.m. Deputies from the Crook County Sheriff's Office and paramedics arrived at the scene about 30 minutes later.
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