1969 — David S. Horner, the son of Estacada residents Mr. and Mrs. David B. Horner, had arrived for duty at Selfridge Air Force Base in Michigan. He had been assigned as a computer repairman with the Aerospace Defense Unit and had previously served at Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base.
1979 — Eagle Creek resident Pat Anderson began writing a weekly advice column in The News. In her first column, "Unhappy in Eagle Creek" wrote, "I like to go out at night and have a good time. My husband sips and nips on a bottle all day long. He goes to bed with the chickens and here I sit. What can I do?" Anderson encouraged "Unhappy" to "Fill his life so full of happy thoughts so he will have less time for sipping and nipping. If you work and play together you will find he spends less time with his 'boozie snoozie.' If he still wants to go to bed with the chickens, try it — you might like it!"
1989 — The Estacada Theater Company would visit the Oregon coast for two weeks during summer vacation. During the "Summer Quest" program in Newport, six youths and four staff members would take classes in dance, makeup, voice, stage lighting and special effects. "Many different styles of movement, from Highland Scottish to Peking Opera, will be studied," The News reported. "Theater kids and their parents plan to work together selling chocolates and organizing car washes, so that as many kids as possible can make the trip."
1999 — Items from the newspaper's community calendar included a meeting of the Handsminners group, a Touch of Class Dance performance and a gathering of the Clairmont Riders Saddle Club in the Estacada area.
2009 — At a gala at the Portland Art Museum, the Estacada-based Northwest Technologies was ranked No. 66 in the Portland Business Journal's list of the top 100 fastest growing private companies in Oregon. "Ranked by the percentage of growth, NWT's revenues grew in the past year by 45.29 percent. NTW also received the Lighthouse Award for making the list for five consecutive years," The News reported. Still located in the Estacada Industrial Campus today, Northwest Technologies specializes in custom metal fabrication and manufacturing.
2018: — Tim Cook was selected as the next president of Clackamas Community College. Cook was previously the vice president of instruction at Clark College in Washington. Cook holds a doctorate in community college leadership from Oregon State University, a master's degree in counseling psychology from Lewis & Clark College and a bachelor's degree in English from Western Oregon University. "I've spent the last 26 years working to improve student success, so all students can achieve their education goals. As a first-generation college student, I know the impact community colleges have on students and the communities where they live," he said. "I look forward to reconnecting with and giving back to the community where I grew up."
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