Flashback: June 7, 1972

See "A day for flooding, dedicating" story for details.

100 Years Ago

June 8, 1922 — Cheese factory finished

The fine brick and cement building for the cheese factory to be operated by K Cheese company is just completed and the work of installing machinery will begin the first of the week.

The building is 32 by 62 feet and is of fireproof construction, and located conveniently for both receiving milk and shipping the finished product.

The machinery necessary to handle the business here cost $5000 and will be up and running within the next 30 days.

75 Years AgoJune 12, 1947 — Betty, Pearl’s Shoppe to open

Betty and Pearl’s Friendly Sewing Shoppe, located at 627 D street, will open Monday, June 16, for business. Betty Calhoun and Pearl McDonald are the owners and announce that they have recently returned from Portland with a line of yardages.

They will specialize in dress making, alterations, shirt making and tailoring. They also announced that free estimates will be given at the shop or by phone 268X.

Both of the owners have had previous experience in this line of work.

50 Years Ago

June 7, 1972 — A day for flooding, dedicating

Saturday will long be remembered around Central Oregon Irrigation District. That was the day a 75-foot section of canal Bank broke, pouring water over much of southeastern Bend. It also was the day COI‘s $3.2 million flume replacement project was dedicated.

In photo, photographer William Van Allen captures Redmond‘s State Rep. Sam Johnson chatting with congressman Al Ullman, featured speaker at the dedication. And right, photographer Martha Stranahan records crews already repairing the damaged canal Saturday while dignitaries addressed a crowd of more than 100 persons.

Ullman said prospects appeared bright for funding improvements to existing irrigation projects, but uncertain for new projects. Claire A. Hill, vice president of CH2M-Hill, Redding, Calif., engineers for the project, remarked that the 6,000 feet of 10,000-foot-in-diameter steel pipe used to replace deteriorating wooden flume was the largest pipe in uses in Oregon.

25 Years AgoJune 11, 1997 — Authorities post reward for driver

Authorities searching for the pick up truck involved in a hit-and-run for fatality have offered a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the driver who killed Sharon Dains.

The Deschutes County Sheriff‘s Department and Sheriff Employees Association each posted half of the reward offer, which investigators hope will produce the lead they need to resolve the case.

Sheriff’s officers are looking for a late 1970s Chevrolet or GMC pickup, reddish in color, with damage to the left front grill and headlight. The vehicle struck Dains from behind as the 26-year-old Redmond man was walking to work along South Canal Boulevard on May 28.

There were no new developments in the case as of Tuesday, but officers remained optimistic they will locate the hit-and-run vehicle and driver.

“If it’s a local truck, we’ll find it,” said Capt. Pete Wanless, lead investigator for the sheriff’s department.

Anyone with information about a pickup that fits the description of the suspect vehicle should call the sheriff’s hotline at 388–6641.

At a news conference held last Tuesday to announce the reward, Wanless and Dains’ grieving father and mother urged the hit-and-run driver to turn himself or herself in to authorities.



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I'm curious as to were the K Cheese company was and if its a a building we know today.

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