1972: 68-year-old bartender in Post shot dead
110 years ago
September 28, 1912
Horace Stricklen, a sheepherder for Kuhn on Beaver Creek, was adjudged insane by Dr. Belknap. Stricklin was brought in last Friday and confined in a cell used by female prisoners. It is not enclosed in the big steel cage and is lathed and plastered. Stricklin was not long in finding this out for he used his heavy herding boots in trying to break his way out. He ripped the plastering off the walls, took the door lock apart and finally tried to break up the cement floor. At times, Sheriff Balfour said, the man would get e down on all fours and bark like a dog. He was taken to the asylum the first of the week by an attendant from that institution.
75 years ago
September 18, 1947
Work was started Monday on construction of a terminal for new use of the Bend-Portland Truck lines. The building, of concrete and pumice block construction, is on a tract 125 by 450 feet in size, three tenths of a mile north of the Ochoco school on the new Madras highway.
The building is being constructed by W. N. Denton of Redmond for lease to the Bend-Portland firm, with an option to purchase. Robert M. Bowen, Prineville contractor and builder, designed the structure and has the general contract. The terminal is to be completed within 60 days, Mr. Bowen said.
The terminal is to be a building with 60 feet frontage on the highway, extending 36 feet back. It is situated in one corner of the tract to give ample room for parking the big trucks and trailer units used by the truck firm. While the Bend-Portland firm has been serving this area for some time, this is the first time the company has had its own terminal facilities here.
50 years ago
September 11, 1972
Ernest Fletcher Reams, 68, of Post, was killed Saturday evening with a single shot from a .30-06 deer rifle fired at point-blank range in the Post Tavern, where Reams was employed as bartender. Reams was just recently interviewed for a story in the Sunday Oregonian story on voter opinions in Crook County, and his photo ran in the paper. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Prineville Funeral Home.
25 years ago
September 18, 1997
It's been almost three months since 19-year-old Dustin Rand Holliday disappeared, and still there are no explanations.
Bend Police Detective Mike Walsh said he is pursuing a few leads and a new direction, yet he hasn't come close to solving Holliday's disappearance from Bend on June 26.
"There's things that indicate he possibly ran away, and there's other things that indicate foul play, but I can't speculate one way or the other," Walsh said earlier this week.
Walsh said more information is needed to solve the case and urges anyone who can help to call him at the Bend Police Department. Anonymous calls will be accepted.
The case was handed to Walsh from another detective in early August, just seven weeks after Holliday was last seen at the Unocal 76 Station in Bend. It's believed Holliday stole money from the station and fled sometime during the night, although his bike was found next door at Jake's Truck Stop, where Holliday had just gotten a job as a dish washer. He hasn't been seen or heard from since.
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