Yesteryears -- March 15, 2017

03.13.2017 Dean Rhodes History

2012 – The successful partnerships that the Grand Ronde Tribe built in the Portland metropolitan area paid surprising dividends when cedar bark and yew trees from the renovation of the Sellwood Bridge were given to the Tribe for future cultural uses.

2007 – Tribal Council members Wesley “Buddy” West, Kathleen Tom and Cheryle A. Kennedy attended a luncheon at Michelbrook Country Club in McMinnville to welcome Linfield College’s 19th president, Thomas Hellie. The Tribal Council members presented Hellie with a Tribal logo Pendleton blanket and welcomed him to the community.

2002 – Almost 100 people showed up at Grand Ronde Elementary School to finish the Walk From Table Rock with Marine Corps veteran Steve Bobb Sr. The walk was 265 miles long and lasted 14 days.

1997 – The new Natural Resources Department building was being constructed off Hebo Road and was expected to be completed by the summer.

1992 – The new Dental Clinic opened on March 10 in the Community Center with a staff of Rose Jimmicum, Pam Wilson and Tammy McClung. The clinic had three treatment rooms with new equipment.

1987 – Eula and John Petite celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 7. Their daughter, Sister Kateri Petite, celebrated a special Mass for them at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Ronde.


Yesteryears is a look back at Tribal history in five-year increments through the pages of Smoke Signals.