Ten years before, a third grade class was building a model city and taking inspiration from Estacada

ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1977, Dave Keebler's third-grade class toured Estacada for inspiration in their own model cities.


The newspaper's "Eagle Creek Items" column outlined what residents of that area had been up to recently. "Mrs. Ethel Blewett's daughter, Marjorie Wills, of California, was up a few days last week," The News reported. "They went visiting some of Marjorie's friends and went out for dinner one night. They also picked and canned some tomatoes." Once her daughter returned home, a storm left Ethel's home without electricity, so her neighbors Mr. and Mrs. William Cole invited her to their house for breakfast. "They did not have electricity either but did have a wood stove," the newspaper reported.

The News shared several safety tips with readers, including the proper way to wear seat belts, which was "low around your hips, not high around your stomach." It was also noted that children should have their vision checked before age 4. "In many cases, early detection and care can lead to successful cure of eye defects," The News wrote.


Dave Keebler's class of Estacada third graders was building a model city and taking inspiration from the town around them. Keebler's class toured Estacada to study the appearance of its buildings, and the students would later construct their city using paper.


The Safari Club was hosting a men's night out. "Well Men. It's your turn," an advertisement read. "Last may we hosted a ladies only party at the Safari Club. Now it's only fair that we do the same for the men."

Totally Unique Hair Design, located behind the Jackpot Food Mart on Currin Street, offered student hair cuts for $7 and ear piercings for $8.


The Estacada High School Boosters Club raised $7,000 for a new sign in front of Estacada High School. Funds were raised through concession stand sales during the prior school year, and the sign would be used to promote school activities to the community.


The parent club Eagle Creek Elementary School was planning a family fun night. Activities would include a cake walk, spider toss, pumpkin bowling, a rock climbing wall and a silent auction.


Workers from the U.S. Forest Service and the Estacada-based O'Malley Brothers Corporation decommissioned sections of several old logging roads from the Big Bottom and Timothy Lake areas in the Mt. Hood National Forest. A total of 1.3 miles of segments of old logging roads were decommissioned with the goal of reducing impact on the forest and protecting fish habitats along the nearby Clackamas River.

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