1997: Ghosts haunt Community Center
Officials at Clackamas Community College reported that more than 1,700 students were enrolled at the school. Of the students enrolled, 53 percent were studying in the technical-vocational areas.
Items from the Estacada Grade School's lunch menu included Tigerburgers, creamed turkey on toast, peanut butter stuffed celery and California coleslaw.
Jim Shoop was the newest policeman in town. Shoop, 30, replaced Gene McCurry as an Estacada patrolman after the latter took a job with another law enforcement agency. During his first week on the job, Shoop "wrote a few tickets and lots of warnings."
Estacada High School senior Lori Holliday was crowned homecoming queen during halftime of the school's football game against "arch rival Sandy."
Classified advertisements from 30 years ago included announcements for the Harding Grange Traditional Turkey Dinner and Eagle Creek Presbyterian Church's Holiday Bazaar and Dinner; a "moonlight madness sale" at Pat's Fabrics and a one bedroom apartment in downtown Estacada, where rent would cost $200 a month.
The Estacada Community Center and Timberlake Job Corps would soon team up to organize a haunted house and Halloween carnival at the center. "The entire community is invited to attend — in costume!" The News reported. "This is a safe, fun and creative environment for the community's children to have a good time in."
On Oct. 19, Estacada resident Faye Patterson celebrated her 102nd birthday with a trip to the Lyon's Mane Hair Company.
Linda and Glen Parsons of The Country Restauraunt encouraged those interested to sign a petition at their establishment to start Sunday TriMet service in Estacada. "Many people could use TriMet to get to and from work on Sundays, and to go to Portland to the movies, or visit friends and family," the Parsons wrote in the letter.
More than 20 groups were recognized at the Chamber's Community Recognition Celebration, held at the Community Center. The event celebrated people who helped shape Estacada's thriving community. In addition to community recognition, the evening also featured live music by Rick & Barb & Friends and catering by Timberlake Job Corps. Chamber leaders will hold another recognition event later this month.