100 years ago

Aug. 1, 1918 — Many rumors are flying about as to the status of the deal whereby the North Irrigation district takes over the holdings of the Central Oregon Irrigation company at a price of about $700,000. The closing of the deal now waits the approval of the state securities commission on the bonds, and on that of the capital issues committee on the issuance of the bonds. Nothing is likely to be done in the matter before September. Should the deal go through it means the consolidation of all the irrigation projects of Central Oregon under one head, and to Redmond the irrigation of the 35,000 acres under the north canal near town.

75 years ago

Aug. 5, 1943 — Beck constructs home dehydrator. Borden F. Beck, Smith-Hughes agriculture instructor at Redmond union high school, has completed construction of a dehydrator, useful in drying fruits and vegetables at home for preservation. The device, operated by electricity, is built according to plans detailed in the Oregon State college bulletin, which is available at the county agent’s office. Its construction was outlined in an issue of the Portland Oregonian. Beck invites anyone planning to build a dehydrator to inspect the machine, which will be used by high school home economics classes here this year.

50 years ago

Aug. 7, 1968 — Voters of Redmond to elect mayor, three council members. Redmond voters will choose a mayor and three councilmen Nov. 5 at the general election. Terms expiring are those of Mayor Gus Meyers and Councilmen Everett Van Matre, Moritz McShannon and Kenneth Hanson. The mayor’s term is for two years and councilmen serve for four years. To run for mayor or the council, an individual must be a registered voter who has resided in the city for at least a year and who owns real estate in the city valued at a minimum of $500.

25 years ago

Aug. 4, 1993 — Parade entries garner honors. “Wagon Wheels to Ferris Wheels” filled Sixth Street in Redmond on Saturday for the Deschutes County Fair parade. Although the Ferris wheels were miniature ones, many of the 114 entries in the county’s largest parade were built around the fair’s theme, which saluted the 150th anniversary of the Oregon Trail and the 100th anniversary of the Ferris wheel. Central Oregon Regional Laboratory Services won the parade’s top award, the sweepstakes, for its float showing a fair theme.