March 9, 1988
Wilsonville's Tektronix plant gave notice to 300 employees that their jobs were being terminated. The worldwide company — with a workforce of about 17,000 — was trying to streamline operations and become more profitable. The Wilsonville plant was opened in 1974.
March 4, 1998
Oregon Department of Corrections issued a report rejecting a proposed alternative site for a prison that was supported by Wilsonville city officials. DOC maintained that its choice — site of the former Dammasch State Mental Hospital — would be cheaper for taxpayers. (Editor's note: The "alterative site" eventually became Coffee Creek Correction Facility and the "preferred site" became Villebois.)
March 5, 2008
Increased police patrols and focus on gang-related activity was showing postive results in Canby. But it appeared to be bad news for Wilsonville, where an increased level of gang-related crimes was noted.
And a Wilsonville man wanted on federal charges of dealing guns without a license was taken without incident — but at gunpoint — by officers as he patronized a local bank.