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1945: A longtime local resident is killed by an enraged bull east of Prineville

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - June 11, 1970 – A flatwork press at Hoppes Cleaners and Laundry in Prineville was damaged by fire Monday morning at approximately 9 a.m. Dick Hoppes, owner, said that the fire was started by a spark from an electric motor on the press. Repairs were made Monday afternoon and night and the plant was back in full operation on Tuesday morning. Hoppes has not yet made a complete estimate of damages, which were confined to wiring and padding on the press.

100 years ago

June 17, 1920

Today there remains less than 24,000 yards of material to be sluced into the Ochoco Project Dam to make the structure complete, which is less than 6% of the total yardage for the completed structure.

Nine months in the federal prison on McNeil's Island and a fine of $1,000 was the sentence given to A.L. Long, former policeman, in the federal court Friday, for impersonating a deputy United States marshal last winter.

A stay of execution for 60 days was granted Long. He was convicted on a charge of using a federal sleuth's star in a fake raid on a Portland businessman coming from California with an auto load of booze.

75 years ago

June 21, 1945

Clarence Daniel Calbreath, a resident of Crook County for many years, was killed by an enraged bull in his pasture near the Calbreath cabins just east of Prineville last Friday. Mr. Calbreath had gone through the pasture on his way to milk his dairy cows, His wife discovered the tragic accident when he failed to return to the house at his usual time.

The fire season arrived with a rush in Central Oregon this week as temperatures soared into the 90s and forests and grasslands began drying out. The first big fire of the 1945 season was reported burning in the Green Ridge country of the Deschutes National Forrest, and Ochoco forest officials Wednesday night received a call for help from Deschutes forest headquarters.

50 years ago

June 18, 1970

The Crook County School District's operational budget vote was counted for the third time with observers present and the victory margin for the budget dropped by one vote to 828-827.

The ballots, which had been locked away by the sheriff's office, were all returned for the recount, including those which had been disqualified in previous counts.

A West Linn man accused of armed robbery was arrested in Prineville two hours after he had held up the wife of Police Chief Mike Thompson at the ticket booth of the Patio Drive-In Theater. James Lee Durrell, 29, was arrested as he was leaving Brownfield's Café by Prineville police officers.

25 years ago

June 13, 1995

Members of Oregon's National Guard arrived last weekend and began setting up camp in the Ochoco National Forest. And camping at Walton Lake will not be the same after they leave. The exercise is part of the Guards annual two weeks of training. Working with the US Forest Service, the men in camouflage clothing have a long list of projects that will end up benefiting everyone.

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