1968: Newspaper praises Easter church attendance
Pearl N. Miller wrote the newspaper's "Colton News" section, which outlined the activities of residents in that area. "Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Putz returned Tuesday from a weekend spent with their daughter and family, the Amos Minnemans in Tacoma," she wrote. "The Harry Yorks were Easter guests of their daughter and husband, the John L. Sullivans in Portland." Miller also expressed her delight at how many people had attended church services on Easter. "Aren't we all proud that all of our local churches had capacity crowds on Easter? Despite the strange weather, unrest in much of the world and much illness in our midst, we can all truly be grateful for this wonderful Easter time," she wrote.
At the Food Warehouse Markdown Mania event, loaves of bread were three for 99 cents, a six-pack of Coke was $1.19 and a 20 pound bag of Blue Mountain pet food was $3.99.
Students at Estacada Grade School were enjoying new playground equipment. The parents club, led by Cindy Stuart, had raised nearly $4,000 during the past several years for the equipment. Local groups such as the Optimist Club and the Aid Association for Lutherans also donated to the cause.
Chris Brennan, a sixth-grader at Estacada Grade School, was named student of the week. His favorite subjects were math and reading, and he particularly enjoyed adventure books and mysteries. With a GPA of 3.5, he had earned a spot on the school's honor roll. He had previously attended Tobias Elementary School in Aloha. "This school has better cafeteria food," he noted.
Events from the newspaper's community calendar 10 years ago included fitness classes at Estacada First Baptist Church, a meeting of the Estacada Toastmasters group and swing dancing classes.
Members of the Estacada American Legion Carl Douglas Post honored Cindy Babikoff of the Estacada School District as Estacada's teacher of the year, Damon Faust of the Estacada Rural Fire District as Estacada's firefighter of the year and Mark Nikolai of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office as Estacada's law enforcement officer of the year.