100 years ago
Sept, 12, 1918 — Today is registration day
This is registration day and men under 45 years of age of the country are listing for war service. Many of them will be called early next month and from that date this country will really begin to feel the pinch of labor shortage and realize that we are really in the great war up to our necks.
75 years ago
Sept. 16, 1943 — Bend-Burns road very dangerous
Central Oregon residents are warned as a safety measure to stay off the Bend-Burns highway after dark, as expensive army maneuvers are underway there, it was stated today by Irving Brown, district attorney, and Sgt. L. L. Hirtzell of the state police. Army vehicles are moving over the highway under blackout conditions, and traveling on the highway is extremely dangerous, Brown said. The road should not be used by civilians at night except in case of emergency.
50 years ago
Sept. 18, 1968 — Peggy Root given Miss Spud title
Peggy Lucille Root was chosen by Redmond Jayceettes to reign over the 1968 Central Oregon Potato Festival as Miss Spud Saturday. The choice was revealed at a teenage dance Saturday night in John Tuck gym, and Miss Spud of last year, Beverley Nelson of Prineville, placed the crown on Peggy’s royal head.
25 years ago
Sept. 5, 1993 — Hatfield’s to close Redmond store
Redmond’s downtown anchor is pulling up ship. Hatfield’s Department Store, a downtown tradition for 13 years, has given notice that it will close the Redmond store early next year and consolidate the merchandise with the Hatfield’s store in Madras. The 10,000-square-foot building at Southwest Sixth and Deschutes has been home to a department store since it was built. The building, owned by Bill Pierce, is in the process of being sold. The store is being closed due to a “lack of return on investment,” John Hatfield said. “It’s a head decision not a heart decision.”