Back in Time
100 years ago
March 15, 1917
The new traffic ordinance, which was passed by the council Tuesday evening of last week, will regulate all traffic on the streets of the city and will reduce the possibility of accidents to a minimum. The ordinance applies to every form of vehicle, and excepts only street or railway cars. The person propelling or driving the vehicle will be held responsible for its violation, and will be prosecuted for all offenses. The speed limit was raised in the new ordinance to 15 miles per hour.
Frank Powers, of Hay Creek, was taken to Portland the last of the week after he had developed a violent case of rabies, and after almost a week in the hospital, physicians think he may recover. Mr. Powers was attacked by a coyote and was bit on the hand while trying to defend his dog from the crazed animal. Not realizing his danger, he did not take the Pasteur treatment and developed symptoms in about a week.
A group of about 50 businessmen and farmers who were in attendance at the luncheon held Friday at Hotel Oregon went on record in favor of the road bonding measure, which will be submitted to the people at the special election to be held early in June. Only two voted against the resolution.
75 years ago
March 12, 1942
Prineville hardware dealers were informed recently that no new firearms may be sold until the federal arms ban has been listed. All dealers will be asked to forward to the government inventories of all guns in stock. The order freezing gun supplies also applies to guns in the stores which have been bought and are being paid for on time, local dealers learned. There is no restriction on ammunition, however.
Youngsters won't have any more slam-bang, rousing pillow fights, with feathers floating all over the room. Pillows are precious. From now on, goose and duck feathers may be used only for filling defense orders. Even civilian orders now on hand cannot be filled. As it is, the overworked ducks can't keep up with the army and navy needs for sleeping bags and aviators' flying suits. Even lowly chicken feathers are at a premium.
50 years ago
March 16, 1967
A safe stolen from Sprouse-Reitz in Prineville last Feb. 6 has been found and over $100 in checks recovered. Still missing is about $400 in cash. The safe, with the combination punched in a professional manner, was found on the Lone Pine road, about 14 miles from Prineville in Jefferson County.
The intersection of McRae Court and Ochoco Avenue will be made a four-way stop, following complaint of speeding cars endangering children on the street. Verne Atwood, 1198 Ochoco, presented a petition bearing 24 signatures to the city council Tuesday evening and told the council that the 20-mile speed limit was ignored most of the time. In addition to the stop signs, the council directed Chief Thompson to erect warning signs in an effort to slow the flow of traffic.
25 years ago
March 12, 1992
Interim Crook County School District superintendent Edgar Miller formally resigned Monday night and touched off a wave of controversy. Miller announced his resignation at Monday's school board meeting. The stated reason for Miller's resignation was health problems. The resignation caused an upheaval on the board in which Martin Morisette announced to reporters his write-in candidacy for school board and board chair Cynthia Harper raised the specter of her own resignation.
Powell Butte rancher Ann Snyder has joined the Crook County Commissioner race. Snyder, 40, a Democrat, will be unopposed in the May 19 primary race. On the Republican side, incumbent Jack Royle is being challenged by Mike McCabe, a Prineville-area rancher.
A fifth candidate for Crook County Judge filed less than three hours before deadline Tuesday. Phil Roberts, 49, will run for judge as a Republican. He will challenge Fred Rodgers and Alice Austin in the May 19 primary. Along with the three Republican candidates, two Democrats – Dick Brown and Pete Sharp – are seeking the office held by Dick Hoppes since 1975.