2016: Estacada fourth-grader triumphs in contest
The Broadway Theatre was showing "A Fistful of Dollars," starring Marianne Koch and Clint Eastwood. "He triggers a whole new style of adventure," an advertisement for the film says. Also playing at the theater were "Move Over Darling" and "The Last of the Secret Agents?"
The newspaper's "Estacada Hilights" section provided information on residents. "Mrs. Alice Kitching is in the hospital suffering from some torn muscles resulting from a car accident last week," The News reported. "She is in quite a bit of pain at times." Meanwhile, Olive Davis had recently moved to the area from California and was living "in the little house across the street from her sister."
Chrystal Lee wanted to move her mobile home to her property outside of city limits, but there was already a city sewer hookup serving another household on her property and a city policy prohibited additional sewer and water hookups outside of city limits. "The city policy exists for good reason," The News reported. "The city contends that since the residents don't pay taxes in the city they wouldn't be paying their fair share if they paid the same rate as the residents within the city." During a meeting, the debate between Lee and members of the City Council became emotional. "Will all of you gentlemen tell me why I can't move my mobile home out here?" Lee asked. "I've poured so much money into trying to become a citizen out here."
A truck overturned on Highway 224 after the driver lost control when bugs flew into his eyes. Though the vehicle overturned, driver Harold Markham of Portland escaped uninjury. The accident took place near the Barton Store.
Members of the Springwater Grange were preparing to host Elaine Leatham's "Touch of Class" dance show. The show would "feature Leatham and more than a dozen other Estacada-area performers," The News reported. "The troupe will dance to many tunes of an earlier era. Skits and choreography are Leatham's own original creations."
The city would host a groundbreaking event for the Fourth Avenue reconstruction project. Free hot dogs and hamburgers would be provided.
Sarah Amiotte of Eagle Creek earned a spot on the dean's list at the University of Portland for the spring semester. Amiotte was a freshman majoring in secondary education.
Abigail Radford, a home schooled fourth-grade student in Estacada, won the city's "If I Were Mayor" contest. On the poster she submitted, Radford said she would try to create more jobs, ensure that every house was earthquake proof, provide affordable housing so no one would be homeless, reduce pollution and littering, organize a citywide party for every holiday and create lemonade drinking fountains in the city.
The annual competition, sponsored by the Oregon Mayor's Association, encourages students in grades 4-12 to share their creative ideas about what they would do as the leader of their city.