Compiled by the Deschutes County Historical Society from archived copies of the Bulletin at the Deschutes Historical Museum.

100 Years Ago

For the week ending

May 25, 1919

Camping grounds used

Bend’s camping grounds are now in use. Almost every morning numerous autoists may be seen using the grounds which were recently set aside by D. E. Hunter to be used for tourists.

Thursday seven tourist parties, all of whom were from California, were camped there.

Predicts 50,000 population for Bend

“Bend boosters will make Bend a city of 50,000 in the next five years,” is the declaration made by B.F. Jones, father of the Roosevelt highway, in a telegram sent to Portland yesterday afternoon, following a meeting at luncheon with members of the Bend Commercial club. Mr. Jones also declared in his telegram that this city is strong for the highway.

Poorhouse bill is for silk underwear

BUTTE — A bill which has been presented to the county court has caused considerable comment. It is not the size of the bill that has aroused so much discussion, for the amount is only $8.

But it is the fact that the statement was rendered by a laundry for cleaning silk underwear that came from the county poor farm.

Special candy sale

Special candy sale Saturday on chocolates. Owing to the hot weather I am forced to dispose of my entire stock of chocolates at half price. Day Candy Co., Wall Street.

75 Years Ago

For Week Ending

May 25, 1944

Waterway bids to be opened

Bids on four large projects in connection with the development of the North Unit irrigation waterway will be opened here on June 1, it was announced at the offices of the bureau of reclamation today.

It was expected that contracts to the successful bidders would be let shortly after for the construction of the Ochoco highway grade crossing, the Sherwood canyon siphon, and concrete bridges, one on the Ochoco highway east of Redmond, and another on the O’Neil market road, between Terrebonne and Prineville.

On June 3, bids also will be opened for the construction of the huge flume across the Crooked river, it was disclosed.

Geese reported in swan fight

A racial war appears to have broken out on the quiet surface of Mirror pond and the shimmering waters of the Deschutes below, it was reported to police today.

Jackson Moore told officers that he had espied two large geese attacking five small cygnets at the west end of the Portland avenue bridge. Officers hurried to the scene, and found that the baby swan were safe, and that the marauding geese had fled into hiding in Drake park.

Poppy day plans made

Mrs. Emily Rhoads, V. F. W. auxiliary president and Poppy day chairman, announced today that the V. F. W. Poppy day will be held May 25 and 26, the same dates as scheduled by the American Legion auxiliary. Headquarters will be at Cooper’s insurance office next to the Pine Tavern at the foot of Oregon.

“More than ever before must we honor our dead by aiding the living,” Mrs. Rhoads declared. “The money is asked to help the increasing number of veterans in government hospitals, families of disabled veterans whose source of livelihood has been destroyed, and the veterans of world war I who have fashioned these poppies for use in sales over the nation,” the chairman said. “Our purchase of Buddy poppies will be for them our pledge to carry on.”

Camp Abbot to get ‘T’ ensign

As residents of the community today journeyed to Camp Abbot to participate in celebration of Camp Abbot’s first anniversary, an invitation was issued from headquarters for the public to attend ceremonies Wednesday afternoon in which the coveted treasury department “T” flag will be presented to the camp, honoring the civilian employees of whom 90 percent or more are investing at least 10 per cent of their wages regularly in war bonds.

50 Years Ago

For the Week Ending

May 25, 1969

Hospital names administrator

Sister Kathryn Hellmann, 46, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tipton, Ind., will become administrator of St. Charles Memorial Hospital on June 3.

The present interim administrator, Sister Andrea Kinney, will continue on the staff.

Sister Kathryn will receive a master’s degree in hospital administration at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., on May 31. Earlier this month she completed a year’s residency in hospital administration at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital, Pueblo, Colo.

Her hospital experience has also included four years as an assistant administrator of St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Ind. She is a native of Tipton, Ind.

Sister Adrea [sic] was named interim administrator last September when Sister Madeline, administrator here for a number of years, received a new assignment.

St. Charles Memorial Hospital is operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Tipton.

25 Years Ago

For the Week Ending

May 25, 1994

The conservation kids

Fourteen-year old Jerad Miller spends his afternoons searching for used bike parts. He collects bottles and cans. He raises trout. He builds solar cookers that can grill a hot dog to perfection.

If it sounds like the High Desert Middle School eighth-grader should get himself back into class, he already is. Miller is part of a new elective designed to teach students how to conserve, reuse and appreciate the Earth’s resources.

Called “Kids EcoTeams,” the class is loosely modeled after the Central Oregon Environmental Center program that promotes reducing household waste, improving energy efficiency, and basing purchases on conservation.

“I wanted an action class,” said children’s ecoteam teacher Bo Hanson. “We’re just trying to get the kids involved in the community.”

Nearly every afternoon, a small group of ecoteam kids hop on their recycled bikes and head to Knott Landfill. The five bikes, which needed only a few bolts or new tires to become operative, had been thrown away. Landfill Facilities Supervisor Mary Klatt let the students fix them up — using parts also found at the landfill.

“It’s amazing what people throw away,” said Adam Payne, 13.

With their rust and ripped seats and ugly purple and pink colors, the bikes are not the sleekest of cruisers, as Payne readily admits. But like a lot of the stuff he sees at the landfill, the bikes certainly weren’t garbage, either.

While at the landfill, the students help separate recyclable aluminum.

Back at High Desert, they help run a new school recycling project. Each day, they collect cans, bottles and plastic juice containers from the cafeteria. They record every recyclable item gathered — more than 800 so far — on the class computer. Some kids say they’ve started recycling more at home, too.

They probably won’t switch to cooking their food by sunlight, but they are building solar cookers for an upcoming campout at Paulina Lake. There, they’ll study streams and geology.

Back on school grounds, Hanson and the students plan to make some environmental changes themselves. Within the next few weeks, they’ll build a small pond using tarp, pizza boxes and a lot of shoveling.

Hanson, a longtime believer in conservation, was also hired by the Bend-LaPine School District to set up recycling and energy conservation pilot sites at Bend High, Pilot Butte Middle and Bear Creek Elementary schools.