1999: Estacada students compete in State Fair Spelling Bee
1969 — Items from the newspaper's classified section included a request for a small electric cement mixer; a lost Timex watch discovered near "the school tennis court;" and a 1958 mobile home available to rent.
1979 — The Kishpaugh family held a reunion at Calvin Kishpaugh's Dodge home. More than 100 people gathered for "a bountiful potluck dinner and evening meal." "The day was enjoyed by visiting and getting acquainted with the members of the families and the 'soon-to-be' members. Games and prizes were the event for part of the day's entertainment and a really great ballgame was the highlight of the day and late into the evening, enjoyed by the young and old alike," The News reported. "No aching bones were reported the next day."
1989 — Items from the newspaper's community calendar included an antique fair at the Garfield Grange, a meeting of the Estacada Timber Trekkers at L.B.'s Restaurant and a seminar on liquid diets.
1999 — Estacada students Jill Lewis, 11, and Annie Gullion, 18, competed in the Oregon Spelling Contest at the State Fair. "The contest was not like the traditional spelling bee," said Larry Austin of the Oregon Department of Education. "Instead of spelling the words orally, students spelled them on paper after they were pronounced and used in a sentence."
2009 — Updates were underway along a stretch of Highway 224 near downtown Estacada, though they had been interrupted by vandalism. "Vandals have frustrated the work, moving caution cones and starting a fire in a port-a-potty on the job site," The News reported. "Phase one will be completed by early December and will include finished sidewalks, medians and streetlights along Highway 224. . .Phase two will be completed in 2010, which will include resurfacing Highway
224 from Eagle Creek to Estacada."
2018 — Estacada volunteer firefighter Damon Faust was honored during the Clackamas County Commission's business meeting after receiving the American Legion Firefighter of the Year award at the organization's national conference in Minneapolis. Faust has been a member of the Estacada Rural Fire District since 2016 and helped develop the district's Veteran to Firefighter program, which uses fire service to help former service members acclimate back to civilian life.
Prior to his work in Estacada, Faust served in the U.S. Army and received the Soldier's Medal for Heroism for rescuing two civilians from a burning building in Baghdad in 2005. Faust has also been involved with assisting communities after natural disasters and trained emergency medical technicians in Haiti during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
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