1979: School district considers public kindergarten program
1969 — Items from the Estacada Grade School lunch menu included peanut butter stuffed celery, pizza and fried chicken.
1979 — The Estacada School Board was considering the possibility of a public kindergarten program. A proposal to the board included data about the benefits of kindergarten and an expected cost. "87 percent of the five-year-olds in the United States attend Kindergarten. Studies have proven that children who attend kindergarten are less likely to require remedial or special education services later," The News reported. "Textbook authors and publishers all assume that children have grasped fundamental learning readiness skills that are taught in Kindergarten." A recent poll taken by volunteers indicated that 236 of 260 people supported the new program.
1989 — Items from the newspaper's calendar included an open house at Fisher Fabrication, a pancake dinner at the Eagle Creek Grange and a workshop for parents focused on preventing youth drug
1999 — Estacada Grade School fifth grader Jason McCorkle was The News' student of the week. He said that, "A lot of people think I'm a sixth grader." He enjoyed reading, football, baseball, basketball and collecting moths and butterflies. He looked up to wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin as a role model.
2009 — Author Susan McLellan hosted a signing for her new book "Doubt Not the Stars" at the Painted Cupboard in Estacada. Though she lived in Arizona, "she grew up in Estacada and many longtime friends attended the event." In Arizona, she owned The Old Sage Book Shop.
2018 — Estacada High School drama students were preparing to stage their annual Haunted Auditorium event, the theme of which was "Haunted Carnival." The interactive experience, written and directed by students in the drama club, takes attendees on a tour of the auditorium, but their guide is captured by clowns and a crazed carnival ringleader and his associates take over the show. The event was a fundraiser for the high school's theater program.
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