1919: George Millican dies
100 years ago
Nov. 27, 1919
George Millican was born in New York 85 years ago and in the year 1851 drove a band of cattle across the plains from Missouri to Sacramento Valley, California, thus earning his way for the trip to the western country. From 1862 until 1869 Mr. Milligan farmed near Eugene on the McKenzie. He first came over the Cascades as pilot for Captain Crouch, which was in 1863, and helped to construct the first trail over the McKenzie Pass. Shortly after, he moved his family into this part of the state and settled on the McKay, two and a half miles north of Prineville, before relocating to where the Millican post office is now situated. He passed two days ago after a protracted illness. He left his mark on this area.
Charged with a violation of the prohibition law, J.P. Jones, local cigar store man, pleaded guilty in police court today and paid a fine of $200. He admitted selling a quart to a customer for $20.
Judge J.U. Campbell will be in Prineville next Monday and will take up the six damage cases against the Twohy Brothers Co., which were brought by local ranchers. The total damage claimed aggregates about $50,000, and the cause of the action is based upon the allegation that the flow of irrigation was diverted during the season of 1918 by the construction concern which at that time was constructing the Ochoco Project dam.
75 years ago
Nov. 23, 1944
Crook county's new junior chamber of commerce, spurred by an enthusiastic membership, is getting off to an active start, according to Otha Jones, president. The Jaycees' first meeting was Sept. 28, and under the leadership of a group of junior chamber officers from Bend, the group voted to organize.
A chance encounter "somewhere in the Pacific" recently gave two brothers from Prineville their first glimpse of each other in two years. Joe Decker, seaman second class, glanced at a nearby war vessel and saw his brother, S1/e Bill Decker, waving at him. The two men were both home on leave last June but missed each other by about a week at that time.
50 years ago
Nov. 27, 1969
Clear Pine Moulding here has gone to a three-day work week as the result of a strike at Moulding, Inc. in Harrisburg, which is the biggest purchaser of Clear Pine's moulding. Stuart Turner, mill manager, said that as of now, no employees have been laid off. As to rumors now circulating in Prineville that the mills will close down after Christmas, Turner said that as far as his plant is concerned "we're playing it by ear."
As the result of six teacher's absences to go elk hunting on Nov. 10, Al Haberly, school superintendent, called for modifications in the district's personnel leave policies at the Crook County School Board meeting Monday night. Teachers are now allowed to take leaves for personal reasons and do not have to give the reasons to the school principal or the superintendent. Haberly said in this case the privilege was being misused. The date the six teachers went hunting, the district could not find enough substitutes to man all the classes which had teachers absent.
25 years ago
Nov. 24, 1994
The Crook County School Board voted 3-2 Friday to tentatively approve a contract presented to teachers Nov. 7 and approved by them Thursday night. The three-year contract includes a yearly 3% raise and pension funds to still be paid by the district. It still must be reviewed and ratified by both parties.
The City Council voted to adopt the city of Prineville's Transportation System Plan report during last night's City Council meeting. Adoption of the plan paves the way for the city to apply for funds from the state that would pay for much of the improvements to be made in the coming one to two years on Third Street, a state highway.
Applications are now being taken for interested citizens who would like to serve on the local Prineville Hot Shot Monument Committee, according to Scott Cooper, executive director of the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce and trustee of the Firefighters' Memorial Fund. The memorial will honor all 14 firefighters who died near Glenwood Springs, Colo., and will honor wildland firefighters in general.
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