‘Floating eggs’ take to the sky. Hot air balloons get set to take flight Easter morning, 1995, in the Floating Egg Festival at Morning Glory Balloon Co. southwest Redmond. The two-day event, in its eighth year, featured eight balloons from around the state. On Sunday the air current took the eight balloons, their pilots and passengers south. They landed near the Bend airport.

April 15, 1920 — Youngest writer is working for Spokesman

Helen Reed, the twelve-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Reed of Cline Falls, is believed to be the youngest regular news writer in Oregon.

She has been writing for the Redmond Spokesman for two weeks, handling the news of Cline Falls.

Printers in The Spokesman office have no difficulty reading the copy sent in by Miss Reed, for she is the holder of a penmanship certificate awarded her two years ago when she won the championship of the county in competition with all grade students.

Perfect Sunday Weather Lines River With Autos, By Helen Reed

Cline Falls, April 11 — Mr. and Mrs. John Tuck are spending the week at the Reed home.

Delmar Ladd has gone to Metolius where he is going to work.

Mrs. Reed returned home Thursday with her baby daughter. The baby was born at the Redmond hospital March 25th. She has been named Margaret Ann.

Many people took advantage of the beautiful weather Sunday and spent the day on the river. At times during the day one could count as many as fifteen cars near the Cline Falls bridge.

E.J. Clough of Portland, spent Saturday at the Cline Falls Ranch.

The Hensel family have all just about recovered from the “flu.”

F.P. Rawson is hauling lumber for the construction of his power plant at Odin Falls.

Mr. and Mrs. Otho Baker of Terrebonne, visited Mr. and Mrs. Fred Freitag at the Odin Falls ranch Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Struss and little daughter Helen left last Monday for an extended visit with relatives in different parts of Oregon.

Mr. and Mrs. Ruehr were callers at the Odin Falls ranch Sunday.

The Hegardt family were callers at the Ladd home Sunday afternoon.

Frank Newbold of Redmond started work on the Odin Falls ranch Monday.

F.P. Rawson went to Culver Sunday.

Richard Dugan is working at the power plant.

75 years ago

April 19, 1945 — Parents Receive Letter Describing Heroism of Son

Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Burgess of northwest Redmond recently received a letter from Capt. Bernard Deutchman, personnel officer of the 315th infantry, regarding their son, Staff Sgt. Clyde E. Burgess, who was killed in action, December 2, 1944. Burgess’ wife, Mrs. Irene Burgess, resides in Redmond and is an instructor in the grade school.

The letter describes the circumstances surrounding Burgess’ death.

“On the 2nd of December, 1944, Company I, of which Staff Sgt. Burgess was a member, was located in a lightly wooded area about 500 yards from Schweighausen, France, which was to be its objective. Burgess was given the important mission of clearing the right portion of the town. With an admirable display of skill and courage, he led his men into the town from the right at about 2:30 p.m. The enemy immediately tried to halt his platoon by concentrated rifle and machine gun fire, but Burgess urged them on. Just at this time he was instantly killed by enemy rifle fire. His platoon, inspired by his heroism, succeeded in accomplishing its mission.”

Capt. Deutchman adds, “Through your sorrow, we hope you will understand our pride in the heroism displayed by your son who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of his country.”

50 years agoApril 15, 1970 — Urban area plan for Redmond explained at public meeting

The Redmond urban area comprehensive plan and the procedure of implementing the county-wide plan were presented Thursday, April 9, to a small group of citizens by the Deschutes County Planning Commission.

County Planner Lorin Morgan and County Commissioner Dorothy Smead presented the comprehensive plan along with an explanation on the implementation process that is to be taken. Others attending the meeting were Frank Phillips and Dan Halligan of the planning commission, Mayor Gerold Barrett, members of the Redmond City Council and George Hofstetter, a member of the 50-man citizens’ advisory committee.

Speaking for the city of Redmond, Mayor Barrett asked that an amendment be inserted in the Redmond urban area section of the county comprehensive plan to give the city more say in the development of Roberts Field.

Word was received Thursday, April 9, from Salt Lake City that the Federal Aviation Administration had approved and signed the long-range airport plan prepared by the Oregon State Board of Aeronautics and the city.

A copy of the plan will be forwarded to Congressman Al Ullman to be used in connection with his bill concerning release of a portion of the airport reservation for other than aviation facilities.

Members of the planning commission indicated that the city’s request to amend the section concerning Roberts Field would be considered before the final round of public hearings begins later this month.

The planning commission will hold a public hearing in Redmond on Wednesday, April 22, with the final county-wide public hearing scheduled at Bend City Hall on May 14.

Mrs. Smead and Morgan pointed out the the comprehensive plan for the county, when adopted, will be a guideline and not an ordinance to zone property. It is an official statement of goals and objectives regarding basic future development policies and alternatives that have been developed by the planning commission, a 50-member citizens’ advisory committee, governmental agencies and others.

The public hearings represent two years of work by cities, the county and the advisory committee, Mrs. Smead said.

Through Bob Sterling, Deschutes County extension agent, over 1100 questionnaires were distributed to residents of the county, asking them how the county should be planned. Mrs. Smead reported that the county received an 81% return on these questionnaires.

She said that the majority of the people wanted the county to develop some kind of comprehensive plan. It was decided from the information received on the questionnaires that there would be no interim type of planning or zoning.

The comprehensive plan is to be set as a guideline for future zoning decisions with citizens in specific areas. The zoning ordinances will not zone properties, but will specify land-use classification.

A specific area in the county will be zoned only after the comprehensive plan is adopted, the ordinance has been designed from the plan, zoning studies have been developed through citizen committees for the area, and public hearings have been held, according to the law.

During the last legislature, the governor was given authority to zone any county which has not made progress in developing a comprehensive plan by December, 1971, it was pointed out. Members of the county planning commission feel that it will be unnecessary since such a plan is already in progress.

25 years ago

April 19, 1995 — It’s Off to the World for Tumalo’s Odyssey of the Mind team

Tumalo School’s Division One Odyssey of the Mind team nailed its presentation at the state competition last weekend.

Now — it’s on to the World Finals.

The team, made up of six students in grades 4-6, chose to tie the theme of recycling with a three-act vaudeville show.

One of those acts, the Singing Señors, performed by Jason Queen and Mark Peck, received an OMer award for creativity. The two created an original verse to the song “La Bamba” and sang their skit live, rather than lip-syncing. Brian Seaman, Erik Rehn, Tara Madsen and Lily DeBellow round out the Division One, under-12 team.

Tumalo School’s students excelled in creativity with the Division Two, under-15 team, also receiving an OMer award.

“They were definitely the crowd pleaser,” Coach Sharon Queen said. “They were hilarious.”

The Division Two team, made up of sixth-graders Derek Seaman, Chris Haindel, Emily VanHouweling, Sarah Queen, Kelsey Kelley, and Tom Gregg, placed third in the state competition.

The Division Two team faced stiff competition as the only sixth-grade team competing at a middle school level, according to Queen.

The community will have a chance to see performances by the teams during fund-raisers for the World competition trip.

The cost is estimated at $1,000 per student for the team to travel to Knoxville, Tenn.

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