1946: Former sheriff involved in love triangle shooting
95 years ago
September 9, 1926
Injured to the extent that it had to be killed, a horse, one of a bunch of about 20 animals, collided late Sunday night with the Chevrolet touring car driven by William Stanton, near the Stanton ranch east of town. When the horses were distinguished on the highway through the darkness, the car was brought to a stop, and it was then that one of the animals collided with the machine. The two passengers in the car, which was badly damaged and had to be towed into a local garage, escaped without injuries.
75 years ago
September 5, 1946
Ole Olson, 65, former Crook County sheriff, was reported held at Ellensburg, Wash., as a result of the shooting August 30 of Richard Hill, 55, of South Cle Elum, Wash. Henry Wager, Kittitas County prosecutor, said Hill had been killed in a love triangle quarrel for the affections of Edna Pierce, 53, of Ellensburg, Wash.
Wager said Olson and Miss Pierce were planning to be married last weekend at Wenatchee, Wash., and that apparently Hill was a rival for the affections of Miss Pierce.
Deputy Sheriff Ralph Jordan reported today Miss Pierce was in Prineville about two months ago, seeking Olson, who was working in Bend at that time. Olson was sheriff of Crook County from 1921 to 1925, according to records at the courthouse here.
50 years ago
September 2, 1971Merchants in Prineville have started circulating wooden nickels in preparation for the Harvest Days Sale planned for next week. The three-day promotion starts Sept. 9.
Ten thousand wooden nickels will be handed out and are redeemable at face value at participating stores. Shoppers must ask the merchants for the unusual coin which will probably become a collector's item.
Most people will probably ignore the old adage and will take the wooden nickels. Hans Mizee is chairman of the promotion sponsored by the Retail Merchants Committee.
25 years ago
September 3, 1996Three Prineville men were apprehended early Friday morning after they had allegedly robbed the Country Store in Powell Butte.
Jesse Lee Marinez, 20, Toby Allen Horn, 21, and Gary Lee Lies, 22, were taken into custody after an Oregon State Trooper spotted their vehicle near the Bend airport.
According to the police report, at about 12 a.m. the burglar alarm at the store was activated and Crook County Sheriff's deputies responded. Deputies found that the front glass door had been broken out, and a quantity of beer and cigarettes had been taken.
Neighbors and an alert worker at the Powell Butte School, across the highway from the store, reported having witnessed the event and gave the deputy a description of the suspect's vehicle.
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