1969 — Estacada's Community Action Center had recently hosted a memorable gathering. "(A) fun night was enjoyed by a large group who ate smelt furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Clark Woods, along with (a) potluck." The News reported. "A community sing followed with accompaniment by Ruth Reinhart." The festivities continued when Virginia Solomon won a game of "name bingo."
1979 — TriMet's bus line between downtown Portland and Estacada was carrying the second-highest number of riders per trip among the 55 bus lines in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. Line 31, which ran between the two cities six times per day, had a capacity for 276 seated riders and carried an average of 327 riders per trip. This was topped only by line 44, which ran through Gresham.
1989 — The Estacada Loaves and Fishes group named Woody and Dorothy Anicker as their Timber Festival King and Queen. "Both have been active in Loaves and Fishes for years," The News reported. "The couple has delivered meals-on-wheels to seniors who are unable to leave their homes."
1999 — Items from the newspaper's community calendar included a pickup volleyball game "behind the high school by the BIG tree," a library activity at Timber Park where children could create dragon caves, and a game of bingo at the Harding Grange.
2009 — The Estacada Rural Fire District was focusing on its online presence. Along with revamping its website, the district had recently joined Twitter. They were using the social media platform to update the public about emergencies, road closures and fire prevention messages.
2018 — Family and friends of local logger Sean Lind honored him in a one-of-a-kind way after his death last summer. On Saturday, June 30, approximately 30 logging trucks formed a convoy in Lind's memory. The line of vehicles stretched from Dick's Logging near Highway 224 all the way through Springwater Road."(Sean) had been a logger for quite awhile," said Jana Cooley, adding that he was like a younger brother to her. "It (the convoy) was all people in the community who had been associated with him in the logging truck field."
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