1979: Recent high school graduate responds to critical letter to the editor
1969: During a meeting in the home of Mrs. James Tedrow, The Springwater Grange Women's Activities group decided to host a cleanup day at the grange hall since it would soon host important events, including the Clackamas Pomona quarterly meeting and district achievement day. "Mrs. Tedrow serves refreshments to her guests at the close of the meeting," The News reported. "Those present were Mrs. W. H. Tucker, Mrs. Ed Hodgkiss, Mrs. W. F. Miller, Mrs. M. F. Ott, Mrs. A. L. Mitchell, Mrs. L. Broadhurst, Mrs. E.A. Shibley and Scott Tedrow."
1979: Recent Estacada High School graduate and senior class president Pat Blair responded to a letter to the editor written the week before that criticized the graduates for seeming disheveled during the commencement ceremony. "The further I read on the more angry I became," Blair wrote. "Doesn't she know what it's like to walk on a football field in a dress, or have a mortar board held to your head by paper clips because it is too big?" Blair also responded to criticisms of the valedictorian and salutatorian speeches. "These people have worked long and hard to get where they are and it was their privilege to write their speeches the way they wanted," Blair wrote. "It was stated that our class has no ambitions or goals, but we have been told that if it weren't for the seniors getting involved in the school budget last summer, we wouldn't have ever been able to attend school last year."
1989: Items from the newspaper's community calendar included a Timber Festival Committee meeting, a luau at the Eagle Creek Grange and a child health care
clinic at Peace Lutheran Church.
1999: River Mill Elementary School fifth grader Jill Lewis was the newspaper's student of the week. "Jill recently won first place in the spelling bee at RME and then also in the Clackamas County Spelling Bee for her age group. She will advance to the state competition to be held at the Oregon State Fair on Sept. 14," The News reported. She was also a member of the choir, student council and a peer assistance program and hoped to grow up and become "a scientist who studies food and stuff like that."
2009: Nang Sisouvanh was planning to open a Thai restaurant called The Woodsman II on Southwest Beech Road in Estacada. She had spent 30 years in the restaurant industry and had other establishments in Oregon City and Pilomath.
2018: Co-op members at Barton Antique Mall were preparing to host their annual outdoor sale. The tradition began out of necessity, since the Antique Mall's vendors had such large collections of eclectic items to sell. The sale would feature antiques, vintage, collectable and repurposed items.