1998: Estacada High School graduating class has six valedictorians
The newspaper's "Springwater Notes" column updated readers on the happenings of that area. "Gene and Violet Sullivan attended a Nixon Rally at Rex Putnam School in Milwaukie on Friday evening," The News reported. "Penny Wilson went with the 7th grade class to the coast Friday morning. The group returned home Sunday evening."
Showings at the Broadway Cinema included "Pete's Dragon" and "Beauty and the Beast." Children who entered a "Pete's Dragon" coloring contest, sponsored by the theater
and The News, would receive a free family size popcorn.
Leo Marmolejo and Arletta True had recently transformed a small house on Southwest Cedar Street into a candy, gift and wine shop. There was also a deli that offered several options for Mexican food. "A native of Mexico, Marmolejo knows what good Mexican food is and how to prepare it," The News reported.
Rebecca Perry of Girl Scout Troop 765 won the Columbia River Girl Scout Campership Award for the year. "Her cooperation and participation in troop activities such as calendar and cookie sales, and troop community projects, as well as her personality, earned her the award," The News reported.
Estacada High School's graduating class had six valedictorians and four salutatorians. The valedictorians, who had each earned a grade point average of 4.0, were Brooke Aamot, Jamie Linton, Carrie Prokop, Sarah Rigsbee, Erin Roden and Cyndi Stahlnecker. Salutatorians, who had earned a grade point average of 3.96, were Paul Beaudoin, Jessie Klaetsch, Lindsay Randall and Justin Hughes. Prokop, Stahlnecker, Aamot, Hughes, Beaudoin, Rigsbee and Randall had attended school in Estacada all of their educational careers.
Graduates in Estacada High School's class of 2008 earned $300,000 in scholarship funds for college. Among the awards were a University of Southern Alabama ROTC scholarship, the Oregon State University Diversity Achievement Scholarship, a San Francisco State University Scholarship, a Pepsi Scholarship and the University of Oregon Dean's List Scholarship.
Items from the Around Town calendar ten years ago included a meeting of the Breakfast Bunch at the Estacada Community Center; a "Good Morning Estacada" event organized by the Estacada Chamber of Commerce and hosted by SpecMouse Studios; and a Father's Day event at Philip Foster Farm.
After more than 20 years in the community, Grace Place Senior Living would soon close because of financial constraints. Staff helped residents transfer to new locations, and many of the seniors moved to Cascadia Village and Avamere in Sandy or Davenport Place in Silverton. Earlier this year, Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge rehabilitation center took residence in the building.