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1920: Good progress is again being made on the Ochoco Dam after some delays because of bad weather

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - January 26, 1995: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber visited Ochoco Lumber and the Central Oregonian this morning during a tour of Central Oregon. Kitzhaber was in Prineville for about three hours.

100 years ago

January 29, 1920

The state board of health, at a special meeting Jan. 24, in Portland, passed emergency rules and regulations which are deemed adequate to cope with the epidemic of so-called Spanish Influenza. There is no known preventive inoculation against the influenza. The adequate enforcement of the regulations will be the best-known method of prevention the spread of the epidemic.

Good progress is again being made on the Ochoco Dam after some delays because of bad weather during the past 60 days. Although considerable yardage was washed into place during January, the progress was hampered because of low temperature. The warm weather of the past week has been helpful and a good run is being made every shift now.

At an enthusiastic meeting of the taxpayers at Hotel Prineville Tuesday evening, the progress of the county court in the highway program for the county was reviewed and those present expressed themselves well pleased with the work already done by the court, and Judge Wallace was assured the hearty support and cooperation of the heavy taxpayers in developing the highway program.

75 years ago

January 25, 1945

After futile efforts to secure sufficient manpower to recondition the City of Prineville Railway with its own crews, the city railway commission this week announced award of a contract to the Morrison Knudsen Company, the Northwest's largest contracting firm, to rehabilitate the city-owned railway. Terms of the contract were agreed upon last Saturday and work is expected to start his week, it was announced by Paul B. Kell, chairman of the railway commission.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnston, of Prineville, have received a letter from their son, Pfc. Robert Johnston, enclosing a copy of a commendation of his company for action in support of the drive across the Sieve River and the taking of Futa Pass. Mr. Johnston said that the outfit with which his son is serving is one that engaged in maneuvers in Central Oregon before they were sent overseas.

The farm census started in Crook County Tuesday, Jan. 23, with five enumerators assigned to work in this area. The census workers received instructions from R.L. Ackerman, local supervisor of district No. 3 in Oregon, at a three-day census school held in Prineville on Jan. 19, 20 and 22. Each census worker has been assigned a district.

50 years ago

January 29, 1970

Construction of the new 115,000-volt transmission line by Pacific Power & Light Company, between the Pilot Butte substation and Prineville, has reached the halfway mark with the completion of the first section of the high-voltage line. The $690,000 project is part of PP&L's program of maintaining adequate power supplies to assist area growth.

Dog licenses go up on March 1. As has been the custom for many years, Crook County dog licenses are $2 for male or spayed female and $3 for female until March 1 of each year. On March 1, the license cost goes up $1 for each type of tag.

Prineville's Junior Chamber of Commerce paid tribute last Thursday night to the three area residents they considered outstanding in the community during 1969. Winners of the awards were A.R. "Ray" Graffenberger, Prineville area rancher; Everett Winburn, Prineville teacher, and Richard Cain, Powell Butte area rancher.

25 years ago

January 26, 1995

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Scott Cooper has called on business leaders and public officials to join the Chamber in forming a task force dedicated to combating drug and alcohol abuse among the community's youth.

Musician Chris LeDoux will perform at the Crook County Fairgrounds Feb. 22. LeDoux's current disc, released last year, is "Haywire." LeDoux began recording his rodeo songs in the early 1970s, while he was still active as a bareback rider on the rodeo circuit. He sold may of his early recordings from his rodeo rigging bag.

The Central Oregon Sugar Beet Growers are expected to sign a contract for 1995 sugar beet production during a meeting with representatives of Holly Sugar the Cinnabar, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. growers who have joined the association are encouraged to attend.


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