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1997: The library board of trustees gathers to discuss location of new library

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - November 9, 1972:  Mrs. Grace Bannon, Crook County Clerk, at right, and her assistant, Mrs. Ann Bemis, are busy entering vote totals as precinct returns come in at the county clerk's office last night. The final precinct totals were received shortly after 1 a.m. and the absentee ballot count was completed a few minutes later, allowing the late workers to close up shop after a long, long election day.

110 years ago

November 7, 1912

Nothing to it but (Woodrow) Wilson. Even Crook County gave him a plurality. He received 956 votes; William H. Taft 658, Theodore Roosevelt 556, Debs 207. Wilson carried 39 states, Teddy six and Taft three. Sinnot was elected congressman in this district. Bell beat Allen for the office of district attorney by a decisive majority. Women's suffrage carried by a big majority. Single tax was snowed under. It is nip and tuck between Selling and Lane for U.S. senatorship. G. Springer of Culver was elected county judge by 449 votes over McFarlane, his nearest competitor. Frank Elkins was elected sheriff by a majority of 364.

75 years ago

November 13, 1947

The largest timber sale in the history of Ochoco National Forest, 64 million feet in the Antler area south of Big Summit Prairie, is scheduled early in 1948, according to word today from Ochoco forest headquarters here. Due to the size of the transaction, details must be handled through the office of the chief of the forest service in Washington, D.C., and the formal call for the bids on the timber has not been issued.

Due to the amount of work involved in preparing the appraisal and contract, the advertisement for bids on the timber cannot be published until next month, forest officials here reported, but anyone interested in bidding on the timber may get information regarding the big tract from the Ochoco forest supervisor's office in Prineville.

50 years ago

November 9, 1972

Crook County joined the nation in helping return President Richard Nixon to the White House for another four years as 77% of the county's voters went to the polls. In county contests, Joe Stahancyk defeated Gale Merwin and George Newell for the position of County Commissioner Position No. 1, and Joe A. Cox was chosen over Mike Miksche for County Commissioner Position No. 2.

The voting was Stahancyk, 1678; Merwin, 1519; Newell, 930, and Cox, 2247; Miksche, 1664. Incumbent Republican Emile P. Bachard won election to the county surveyor position over challenger Richard Graue in close race, 1921 to 1723.

25 years ago

November 18, 1997

A public meeting scheduled for next Monday will give the Crook County Library Board of Trustees an idea of what to expect in the process of getting a new library built. Voters recently approved the sale of $2.7 million in bonds to pay for a 14,000 square foot facility. The proposed site, at the corner of Second Street and Meadow Lakes Drive, has been secured and the process is about to begin. The trustees have invited Bruce Anderson, superintendent of the county's schools, and Gil Stewart, the district's business manager, to talk about how they dealt with the Crook County High School project after that funding bond was passed by the voters.

"They could talk to us about the mistakes they went through and what to watch out for," board member Frank Porfily said.

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