This week in Wilsonville history
March 18, 1987
Wilsonville Tektronix volunteered to host a community festival and bike race during the upcoming summer. Details were not set but the race was expected to be a closed-circuit race with multiple laps.
Five candidates — Walter Van Eck, John Tangney, Lynn George, Romney Burke and Greg McKenzie — had filed for a single West Linn School Board seat (editor's note: Wilsonville students attended middle and high school in West Linn).
March 19, 1997
Several hundred demonstrators attended a rally near Wood Middle School to show their disapproval for potential selection of the site for a women's prison. In the same issue a letter writer blasted the City of Wilsonville for saying it didn't have the infrastructure for a 1,500-bed prision but it did have enough for a 2,400-house development.
Wilsonville Shriners were taking orders for Vialia sweet onions as part of a fundraiser for its nonprofit organization.
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District was considering asking voters for a $40 million bond, hoping to buy more school sites and build more schools to house the district's escalating student population.
March 14, 2007
A Wilsonville High School teacher who had previously been rescued from Mt. Hood after a climbing accident was planning a fundraiser for her heroes, Portland Mountain Rescue.
A new city policy aimed at promoting natural resource projection as the city expanded was causing concern for some landowners, many of whom worried the policy would lead to tighter restrictions on what they could do with their land.
To find out more about Wilsonville's history go to ci.wilsonville.or.us/641/history or visit the Heritage section in the Wilsonville Library.