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1926: Locals arrested for possessing a moonshine still, mash and four gallons of finished product

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - March 26, 1996: Sheriff's deputies and State Park Rangers assist a local towing company in pulling a vehicle from Prineville Reservoir Friday. The 83-year-old driver escaped only to have a stroke later.

95 years ago

March 25, 1926

George Turner, who resides on a ranch about 15 miles north of Prineville, was arrested Thursday morning by John Zeek of Crook County, and Albert Julian of Redmond, prohibition officers, for possessing a moonshine still, mash, and four gallons of finished product. Turner, who is charged with possession of a still, was arraigned Thursday afternoon before J.O. Powell justice of the peace, and fined $500, and costs. Turner will be held in the local jail until money sufficiently to cover the fine is raised.

75 years ago

March 28, 1946

Sixty thousand two year old Ponderosa pine trees will be planted by the Ochoco National Forest in the McKay creek area during April. A five man crew under the direction of Ranger D. K. Frewing will complete the work on an estimated 80 acre tract. This area burned over a number of years ago and is one of the few spots within the Ochoco National Forest which has not adequately restocked by natural means. The forest service policy is to keep all timber lands within the national forest sufficiently stocked to produce maximum future timber crops on a sustained yield basis, and this planting project is in keeping with that objective.

50 years ago

March 25, 1971 A 13 year old boy was held in protective custody and his 12 year old companion was released to his parents after they admitted burglarizing Alvin E. Clayborn residence last Friday. The sheriff's office was notified by the parents of one of the youths that the youngster had found $450 in a milk carton at the high school football field. Questioned by a sheriff's officer and juvenile counselor, the youth admitted burglarizing the Clayborn home, taking guns and ammunition valued at $135. He led the officers to where he and his friend had hidden the weapons and the goods were recovered. Upon their return to town they confronted the second youth who readily admitted his part in the crime.

25 years ago

March 26, 1996

Someone with a possible gripe at the county and a baseball bat smashed windows of two pieces of county road department equipment last week.

Undersheriff Clyde McLain said the damage was done sometime Wednesday night and discovered when road crews got on the job Thursday morning. The men were rebuilding the shoulders along Juniper Canyon Road.


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