2018: Drama students host clown-themed Halloween haunt
1969 — Recent additions to the Estacada Public Library's collection included "2001: A Space Odyssey," "True Grit" and "Mr. Popper's Penguins."
1979 — Dressed as witches and pumpkins, staff at Horner's Food King hosted their second annual pumpkin carving contest, which yielded a tent filled with spookily decorated orange gourds. Winners included Amy Stuard, age 5; Steve Sager, age 3; Shane Harrington, age 8; Shane Burchell, age 7; Russell Shelton, age 9; Lisa Endicott, age 14; Laura Dier, age 11; Carrie Reed, age 25; Judy Singer, age 17; and Kay Phillips.
1989 — Listings from the newspaper's classified sections include advertisements for horse training, babysitting and a waitress at Leong's Restaurant.
1999 — Conner Hambleton was The News' student of the week. The sixth grader had recently found success at the school district's spelling bee. He enjoyed science and P.E. and hoped to be a professional basketball player one day.
2009 — Items from the newspaper's community calendar included a pancake breakfast at the Springwater Grange, a turkey dinner at the Harding Grange and $2 Tuesday lunch at the Estacada Community Center.
2018 — Members of the Estacada High School Drama Club were preparing to present their Halloween 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.
"We wanted a twist on the original concept," said Michael Swenson, the drama club's historian.
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