100 years ago
Aug. 22, 1918 — Thirteen Million Men In New Registration
With the passage of the new registration act, thirteen million men will register, and from this list will come the 2,000,000 who will qualify for service on the battle front. Nearly three million are now in service in the various military branches, and more than half of these are now in the fighting line and on their way to Berlin.
75 years ago
Aug. 26, 1943 — City Dump Eyesore To Be Removed, Council Hears
Redmond city dump will not be an eyesore on the landscape much longer, Herbert Mayfield, councilman in charge of property, reported at a meeting of the city council Tuesday night. Mayfield said that the shacks at the dump had been torn down and that work is progressing on clearing refuse from the banks. When the clean-up process is finished, signs will be posted stating that all garbage must be dumped into the pit.
50 years ago
Aug. 28, 1968 — Youthful Hiker Loses His Way
Young Robbie Drew, 2 1/2 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. Drew, Route 1, didn’t know where he was going, but he was well on his way. The scary past of this story was that Mrs. Drew didn’t know where he had gone, either, Sunday afternoon, when she missed Robbie from the family yard, just beyond the Redmond Heights Nursing Home. She looked for him for perhaps half an hour; then she really became frightened and called the Redmond Fire Department. Members of the RVFD crew fanned out across the butte searching for the boy, and after considerable time he was met by one of them, toddling down an old road across the butte a mile or more from his home, almost down to the old Bend-Redmond highway. He was having a tough time walking with his pants down, according to fireman, Bill Jossy, who found him and returned him to his anxious mother but, aside from being tired and frightened, was unharmed.
25 years ago
Aug. 25, 1993 — Bypass Wins Study Team’s Favor. Lack of funds could put project off more than 10 years.
The Oregon Department of Transportation heard Redmond’s citizens — loud and clear. During recent public hearings on the Redmond Traffic Study, area residents generally expressed strong support for taking the highway out of downtown. At Monday’s Redmond Urban Area Planning Commission, the chosen alternative for future road construction was announced. Alternative 3, the east-side bypass, received the support of city officials, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and the consulting team from David Evans and Associates. However, when there will be funds to build the new road is another question. The legislature’s decision not to increase gas taxes means ODOT will have to scale down projects in the state’s six-year plan, putting future projects in question.