Rodeo Flashback 2003!

Check out this newspaper with Joe Stahancyk named 2003 Crooked River Roundup and Parade Grand Marshal!

“Joe Stahancyk, a long time Crooked County farmer, rancher and public servant, has been selected as this year’s Grand Marshal…
When asked how he feels about being chosen as Grand Marshal, Stahancyk replied, ‘I am honored.’
Hank Simmons, Crooked River Roundup president, stated that the Crooked River Roundup is…, ‘Something we want the entire community to enjoy and support. In line with that, we always choose a Grand Marshal who has lived in the community for a long time, supported the event and is deserving of the honor.’
‘In this case,’ Simmons pointed out, ‘Stahancyk and his family have long been ardent supporters of the Crooked River Roundup.’
Stahancyk was born on Feb. 27, 1920. His family moved to Prineville when he was four years old.
Stahancyk grew up on the family ranch…
‘I have many fond memories of the years I spent on the ranch,’ stated Stahancyk, with a sly grin. ‘I caused so much mischief back then.’
After graduating from Crook County High School, Stahancyk attended Oregon State University where he graduated just in time to be shipped off ..with the United States Army. He was wounded in action twice during combat…Following World War II Stahancyk returned to Prineville and purchased the family ranch from his parents. He operated the ranch until his retirement in 1983.
Stahancyk marred a ‘city girl’ from San Jose, Calif. ‘She didn’t like Prineville or the ranch at first,’ laughed Stahancyk. ‘But after awhile she got used to it and even enjoyed it.’
During that period of time, Stahancyk was active in the community, serving on the county fair board back when the fair board and roundup board were still associated. Stahancyk has also served as chairman of the Crook County School Board, on the Crook County Court, the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors, twice on the Pioneer Memorial Hospital Board,…”