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Several decades prior, Estacada firefighters provided local community members with rides

ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1979, Estacada residents caught a ride on a fire engine in honor of Fire Service Appreciation Day.

1969: Springwater resident Ed Aylock was celebrating his 90th birthday. "Everyone wishes Ed a most happy day, and 'many happy returns' of his birthday," The News reported. "All of Ed's friends are cordially invited to be present and help him celebrate."

1979: Estacada firefighters gave local children and families rides around town in honor of Fire Service Appreciation Day. They also demonstrated first aid and firefighting techniques.

1989: Estacada High School senior Lori Conrey won a $500 scholarship from the Estacada Education Association. She had earned a 3.78 GPA and was praised by teachers for serving as an instructional aide during her final year of high school. She planned to study business and accounting at the University of Portland and eventually, become an accountant.

1999: Items from the newspaper's Community Calendar 20 years ago included a visit from the circus at Timber Park, a taize prayer service at Springwater Presbyterian Church and the Springwater Grange's strawberry social.

2009: Estacada resident Jake McIntosh wrote a letter to the editor advocating for the city to have its own police department. "Like different branches of government, there are also different branches of law enforcement such as the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office versus a locally-controlled police department," he wrote. "Estacada is a growing city and for the safety of its people, we need a city police force."

2018: Jason Hobson had been hired as the Director of Student Services for the Estacada School District. Previously, he was an instructional coordinator for student services in the West Linn Wilsonville School District. In Estacada, Hobson hoped to increase inclusive practices, which focuses on placing special-education students in classrooms with peers when possible.


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