1945: Strike halts local bus transportation
95 years ago
October 1, 1925
That assays received from the samples of ore recently taken from the new mines on Beaver creek show values of $160 per ton in silver and $40 per ton gold, was the statement made to friends in town by Clinton Huston, who returned to his home at Roberts Sunday after a trip to the new camp.
75 years ago
October 4, 1945
Bus transportation into and out of Prineville halted at midnight Sunday as drivers of the Pacific Trailways system went out on strike. The last Pacific Trailways bus to leave Prineville was the one making the run to Redmond Sunday night to meet the midnight bus from Portland.
The bus strike, coming without advance warning, caught many Prineville people out of town or on the way home.
50 years ago
October 8, 1970
Three outdoorsmen were accidently wounded in separate incidents on the opening day of deer season.Glenn O. Johnson, 18, suffered wounds in his right hand and right leg after his companion, Gerald A. McFadden, 18, pulled the trigger of a gun he thought was unloaded. The two Portland youths had returned from deer hunting and were in their tent.Bela Schonek, 51, sustained injury to his left hand and burns on his chest and right arm when his rifle discharged while being unloaded. The Tigard man reported to state police that he had returned from hunting and started to unload the rifle when it fired.
Michael J. Oaks, 27, received a bullet just below his right knee when the revolver he was carrying fell and hit the ground. Oaks, from Portland, told state police that he had been hunting squirrels with a .22 cal handgun which he stuck in his belt without a holster. As he stepped over a log, the gun fell and discharged on impact.
25 years ago
October 3, 1995
Two members of the Prineville Police Department were rushed to the hospital after making a search of a local residence, which led to the arrest of two on drug charges.The officers looking for stolen property and armed with a search warrant, began the search just before noon last Friday. Later in the afternoon, while retrieving what they identified as stolen property from a shed at the residence, the officers were exposed to an unknown substance.
It was officially announced Monday that Prineville's radio stations KIJK and KRCO am have changed hands.
John Kendall, president of High Lakes Broadcasting, Inc. owner of the two stations, said the new owner is a Eugene businessman, Jonathan Mann.
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