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The nation watches as voters approve local school district budget proposal 50 years ago

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Sept. 14, 1995: Michael Smith, of Prineville, displays the seven-by-six-point elk he killed Sept. 7 while bowhunting in the desert near Brothers. Smith has hunted for nearly two decades, and he shares a state record for elk size.

95 years ago

September 17, 1925

Because Sheriff S.W. Yancy thinks faster than some officers with whom he was accustomed to deal, the remarkable record of jail breaks which Silas Berkeley, young half-breed Indian, has made came to a sudden end Wednesday night of last week when his sudden dive through the jail window, following a scuffle with the sheriff, called for two shots that took effect in his thigh and hip.

75 years ago

September 20, 1945

Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Palmer received official word last Friday that their son, Mike, has been released from a Japanese prison camp. Mike was taken prisoner June 10, 1942, on Kiska island in the Aleutians, where he was a member of an army aerological expedition of 12 men, 10 of whom were captured by the Japanese.

Ivan Ray Zion, contract log hauler for the Alexander-Yawkey Lumber company was fatally injured in an accident near the mill company's plant here last Thursday afternoon. He was reported to have attempted to adjust a chain on the logs he was hauling and was crushed by the falling load.

50 years ago

September 24, 1970

Harry Hensley received facial cuts when the pickup truck he was riding in struck a cow on Highway 26, according to state police. The accident occurred Sept. 15, about 9 p.m. when the truck driven by Alfred L. Black, was traveling south on the highway and met another truck coming from the opposite direction. Black couldn't see past the oncoming truck because of the headlights and saw the cow in the road after the truck had passed, but was too late to stop.

A large segment of the nation watched Crook County on Friday as this school district's fifth budget proposal swept to a two-to-one victory at the polls. The local fight against spiraling taxes is possibly being taken as a trend of things to come in this nation by pollsters who put a great deal of stock in Crook County's voting record on items.

25 years ago

September 14, 1995

The police investigation into the death of Mitchell cowboy James Phillip Brooks continues, with a reward fund of $50, 000 put up by family and friends. Brooks, a 23-year-old ranch hand, was found dead about a year ago. According to officials, he had apparently died instantly when struck in the chest by a single bullet fired from a high-powered rifle.

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