1926: One of last local pioneers dies
95 years ago
February 11, 1926
Jerry Achey, one of the last staunch pioneers of Central Oregon, is dead.
Jerry M. Achey was born June 24, 1835, at Germantown, Ohio. He crossed the plains in 1862 to California, driving three yoke of oxen, being over six months on the road. He came to Oregon from California in 1879, a passenger on the steamship Great Republic, which was wrecked at the mouth of the Columbia, April 19, 1879.
He was made a Mason in Lafayette Lodge No. 126 at Sebastopol, California in 1871 and was admitted to Prineville Lodge No. 76, in Prineville, Aug. 25, 1888.
He was a charter member of Carnation Chapter No. 44, O.E.S., and in 1896, was by that order presented with a beautiful Masonic apron.
Mr. Achey, who made his home at Lamonta since 1880, was married to Mrs. M.A. Russell of Lamonta late in life. During his 46 years of life at Lamonta, he made Prineville occasional visits.
75 years ago
February 14, 1946
Purchase of the Ochoco Pharmacy and Prineville Drug store by Arthur J. Lippold from G.O. Fairchild was announced this week, the transfer being effective as of Feb. 8. The two stores will be operated by the Ochoco Drug Company, Inc., now being formed under the names Ochoco Drug Company and Prineville Drug. Mr. and Mrs. Lippold came to Prineville on April 1, 1940, from Omaha, Nebraska, and Mr. Lippold has been manager of the Ochoco Pharmacy during the past six years. Mr. Fairchild had come to Prineville in 1937 from Portland, purchasing the two drug stores at that time. Mr. Lippold announced that the Prineville Drug will continue as the Rexall store and that C.N. Mortensen, pharmacist who recently returned to Prineville after serving in the Navy, will be manager of that store.
50 years ago
February 11, 1971Paul Rowan, owner of Rowan's Cable TV, is proceeding with a telephone survey of the Prineville area to determine the attitude of residents toward cable television and the translator system. Rowan said the survey would probably start Friday, but will be under way at least by early next week. The survey asks 12 questions, which will be beneficial to both Rowan and the telecasters.
Teachers negotiations stalled last week and came to what School Board Chairman Bob Matheny termed a "friendly impasse."
"We agreed we couldn't agree," Matheny said at Monday night's School Board session. "The impasse was the next stop."
The Crook County teachers negotiations added to the growing list of similar situations around the state.
"We didn't think the School Board was offering enough," stated Mark Seeley, president of the Crook County Education Association and chief negotiator for the CCEA.
25 years ago
February 8, 1996
A mixture of warm air, warm rain and springlike temperatures have caused flooding all around Prineville. Wednesday morning increasing water flows from the Allen Creek watershed exceeded capacity of the stream bed, crossing McKay Road in numerous places. A 6-foot culvert was inches of being completely full as brown, muddy water was channeled under the roadbed. The creek, in some fields 60 to 70 yards across, was forced into culverts and overflowed, pouring over the pavement.
Clearing road right-of-way and tunneling under Highway 26; the visual start of industrial growth in Crook County. With the city council's approval of the sale of two lots in the new industrial park near the airport barely signed, work has already begun to make it ready for other customers. To be officially named Baldwin Industrial Park, county crews started clearing juniper and sagebrush from the right of way into the area early this week.
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