100 years ago
Aug. 29, 1918 — Use of gasoline restricted
The United States fuel administration on Tuesday placed a limit on the use of gasoline in pleasure boats, motorcycles and automobiles east of the Mississippi river, in order to replenish diminishing stores. The present shortage is not regarded as serious, but overseas demand is heavy and must be met. The order was not made mandatory, but rather the appeal was made to the patriotism of the people.
75 years ago
Sept. 2, 1943 — Summer’s hottest day 94 degrees; August top 92
“The cold summer of 1943.” That probably is the way it will be recalled by old-timers some 20 years from now, for the hottest day this summer showed a maximum of only 94 degrees. Maximum for August was 92 on the 13th of the month, reports Mrs. A.M. Christensen, observer. The minimum for the month was 36 degrees on the 30th. Mean maximum was 76.9 and mean minimum, 44.2. Rainfall for the month totaled .63 of an inch.
50 years ago
Sept. 4, 1968 — Mrs. Meuret to work with migrant groups
Mrs. Sally Meuret, R.N., of Madras will serve the tri-county area for the next three months as an Oregon migrant project nurse, working with migrant families and their student members. Mrs. Meuret is a graduate from Good Samaritan School of Nursing at Phoenix, Ariz. Her headquarters will be at the Tri-County Health Department’s Madras office, but she will spend part of her time in other areas of Central Oregon, including Redmond.
25 years ago
Sept. 1, 1993 — Housing boom goes sonic
Residential building hits $2.8 million in August. Redmond’s residential building boom hit supersonic proportions in August. The value of construction for which permits were issued in August totaled $2.85 million — a figure greater than the annual total for six years during the 1980s. The city issued 50 permits for residential projects in August. Most were for single-family residences.