1925: Small fire started by 3-year-old destroys home
95 years ago
October 22, 1925
A small fire was started in the woodbox in the kitchen by their three year old daughter, completely destroyed the ranch home occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Ed Raglin on the D.W. Grimes ranch, six miles north of this city at about 10:00 o'clock Friday morning. The ranch had been leased by the Raglins.
Only some small pieces of bedding were saved. There was no insurance. Mrs. Raglin and the small daughter were at home alone at the time of the fire and the mother was busily engaged in another part of the house.
75 years ago
October 18, 1945
Federal restrictions on the use of explosives, imposed as a wartime measure to help prevent sabotage, have been lifted and it is no longer necessary to secure an individual license for the use of non-military explosives. County Clerk Nora F. Stearns, who has been issuing the required licenses, received notice that a general license has been issued to the makers, distributors and users of non-military explosives, making it necessary for them to secure individual licenses.
50 years ago
October 15, 1970
The National Opinion Research Center is conducting a survey in the Prineville and Powell Butte areas. The survey is attempting to ascertain the attitudes of people toward sexual behavior and laws concerning sexual behavior, pornography etc.A safe was damaged during an apparent burglary attempt early Saturday morning at J. W. Copeland Yards, 601 N. Main, but nothing was found missing. City police were called to the scene at 7:12 a.m. by Barney Cook.
25 years ago
October 19, 1995
As excavation worker continued to carefully remove rock and material from the sinkhole on the upstream face of Ochoco Dam, a second sinkhole was discovered nearby.Bureau of Reclamation engineers are carefully conducting a forensic excavation on the face of the dam. The work started Oct. 10 and is systematically progressing toward the outlet works tower.
Early Tuesday morning, an employee of the Meadow Lakes Golf Club restaurant reported that someone had broken in.Within minutes, officers of the Prineville Police Dept., deputies from the Crook County Sheriff's Office responded. The building was sealed off and a search of the building was made. No suspects were found and the investigation into the burglary was started.
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