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1947: Local judge hands out $10 fines to three men who dumped their garbage on another property

CENTRAL OREGONIAN FILE PHOTO - March 23, 1972:  Developer Bob Sartain watches as Jack Briggs levels the ground at the new Hillcrest Heights subdivision north of Prineville. The project began last week following annexation by the city of an additional 1.2 acres of land. Sartain said that sewers and streets will be constructed in the near future; the first home will be finished in June, he said. A total of 36 houses will be built in Hillcrest Heights, some will be under the FHA 235 program. Cost of the homes will range from $18,000 to $25,000.
110 years ago

March 28, 1912

J.N. Williamson bought 22 head of thoroughbred Holstein cattle from Brown & Mackintosh last week. They were fine looking cattle and will add to the fame of Crook County as they home of fancy stock. It must be remembered that the importers picked the best that could be found in the Holstein breed in several of the midwestern states before they were satisfied to ship them here. In looking up the history of this breed of cattle, we take the following from the U.S. Department of Agriculture from its report on "Breeds of Dairy Cattle." It says: "The strongly marked black and white cattle of North Holland and Friesland constitutes one of the oldest and most notable of the dairy breeds. The historians of this race claim that it can be traced back for 2,000 years, continuously occupying a territory named and always famous for dairy purposes…"

75 years ago

March 27, 1947

Justice of the Peace Percy R. Smith cleared his docket of garbage dumping cases this week, imposing uniform sentences upon three men charged with "dumping rubbish on the land of another." Lee Bertram and Perry Harvey paid fines of $10 last week, and Cecil M. Sly paid a similar fine this week. In each case, the justice of the peace suspended most of the penalty on condition that the refuse, which was the basis of the complaint, be cleaned up.

50 years ago

March 23, 1972 Two convicts from the Oregon State Penitentiary will add interest to classes at all Prineville schools next week. The pair will discuss prison life in general, then will get down to specifics of why they got there: drug abuse. The two men will be escorted by G. Hanley Barker, coordinator of Community Services at the institution. The program is one established in recent years through the cooperation of the State Street Jaycees and the Oregon Jaycees; it is sponsored locally by the Prineville chapter. The topic of drugs has become increasingly more widely discussed as the problem of drug abuse grows in Crook County. At least 15 drug-related arrests have been made locally since Jan. 1.

25 years ago

March 25, 1997

A search warrant executed at a mobile home at the east end of Ochoco Reservoir resulted in two arrests and the seizure of 223 marijuana plants. After law enforcement officers from various departments completed the search of the Highway 26 residents, two local residents were taken into custody and charged with manufacture and possession of a controlled substance and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. The report states that a marijuana pipe, scales and a marijuana growers handbook were found in a bedroom.

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