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City aims to put a bond measure on the ballots with the goal of constructing a brand-new library building

WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN FILES - Wilsonville Spokesman Publisher Tom Dillon showed up in May 1987 at the public library, to present the first bound volume of the paper -- which first published in 1985 -- to the facility. May 20, 1987

¦ The Wilsonville City Council voted in favor of a special election to put a $2.2 million bond on the ballot, with funds used to build a library, as well purchase available land adjacent to Memorial Park. In addition, Memorial Park's first concession stand opened up for the season.

May 14, 1997

¦ A Danish commuter train was in Wilsonville, giving free rides to locate residents. Also that week a report from the Interurban Rail Steering Committee was released, stating that an 18-mile commuter route between Tualatin and Wilsonville was feasible.

¦ The Wilsonville High School boys track team finished the league season unbeaten.

May 16, 2007

¦ A local nursery was the victim of theft, with more than 600 Japanese maple seedlings stolen overnight, the fourth robbery of nursery plants in the last two years.

¦ The City of Wilsonville was planning its annual WERK Day, where community volunteers join in on projects to make their town a better place. More than 400 volunteers were expected at the upcoming event, slated for Memorial Park and Pleasant View Cemetery.

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.

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