1996: Wyden hosts his first Crook County town hall
95 years ago
February 18, 1926
The advertising is out for a second old time Henry Ford dance at the pavilion Friday, Feb 26, and this dance promises to be the largest dance of its kind ever held in Central Oregon. The pavilion will be decorated, giving the occasion a gala appearance, and from present indications, it is estimated the crowd will double the number that attended the other old time dance. The music for this dance will be furnished by the Spokane Symphonaters, consisting of piano, drums, two fiddles and a banjo, and playing all the old familiar tunes that have been forgotten by most people today.
H. Earl Cross, in charge of road work on the Bear Creek market road, sustained severe injuries of the left eye Thursday morning at about 10 a.m., when sharpening a pick. The hammer glanced from the pick and struck the anvil, when a sliver of steel either from the hammer or the anvil flew into the pupil. He was immediately brought to Prineville, and on Friday night left for Portland, where he is undergoing special treatment. Mrs. Cross accompanied him to Portland.
75 years ago
February 21, 1946
There will be a special meeting of veterans interested in promoting and obtaining a housing program for Prineville at 8 p.m. next Monday evening in the Legion hall it was announced today by Ralph J. Brown, chairman of the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce special housing committee. The meeting Monday night is being sponsored by the chamber of commerce, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. All veterans affected by the housing shortage are urged to attend to present their problems, Mr. Brown said, so the committees can determine what type of action is needed and is suitable for Prineville.
50 years ago
February 18, 1971Many Crook County residents, native or otherwise, would like to build a fence at the county line to turn back the people who are migrating here and bringing with them the many problems that always accompany growth and development. Since that isn't a very practical solution to the problem, as an alternative, the county planning commission is now considering the adoption of interim zoning to assist in the orderly growth and development of the county. Under state law, interim zoning provides temporary regulatory guidelines while a comprehensive land use plan of all the land in the county is prepared and adopted.
25 years ago
February 20, 1996
Affordable health care, a balanced federal budget and environmental welfare seem to be concerns of all Oregonians. And a handful of Crook County residents reflected those concerns for about 90 minutes Saturday, presenting them and questions on other issues to one of their two U.S. senators. Democrat Ron Wyden, sworn into office only two weeks ago, appeared in Prineville to help fulfill one of his campaign promises.
"I said in the campaign that we were going to hold town hall meetings in every county of the state once a year," said Wyden, who also appeared Saturday in Fossil and Condon. "And I thought it was important to start the meetings in the rural areas of the state. I'm going to show that I'll fight for rural Oregon as hard as I fought for Portland (representing Oregon's Third Congressional District)."
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