2009: Student asks Santa 'How is Christmas in the North Pole?'
1969 — At Horner's Market, Pillsbury pancake mix was 49 cents per box, a tin of Hills Bros. coffee was $1.19, and Hi-C fruit drinks were 50 cents each.
1979 — Members of the Estacada Badminton Club excelled during a tournament at Columbia High School. Bob Vanderlin and Bill Williamson placed second in men's doubles, and Williamson placed second in men's singles. John Rowley Jr. and Hester Hill defeated a Canadian team in mixed doubles who had previously beaten Oregon's number one ranked team. Additionally, Rowley earned second place in men's singles. The group was coached by Estacada City Manager John Rowley.
1989 — Items from the newspaper's community calendar included a Christmas service at Baker Cabin Pioneer Church, an Awanas club bake sale and the judging of the Estacada Christmas light competition.
1999 — An Estacada High School alumna and her daughter were in the 2000 Red Cross calendar. Regina Ortiz-Shepard, a 1981 graduate of Estacada High School, and her daughter, Lauren, 11, were featured during January. "Regina organizes a yearly blood drive in memory of her sister, Monica, a 1984 graduate of EHS, who died from injuries resulting from a car accident in 1991. Monica used 88 units of blood after her accident," The News reported.
2009 — First grade students at River Mill Elementary School wrote letters to Santa Claus. "How are their reindeer doing? What are the reindeer doing?" asked Jacob. "PS what I want for Christmas is a DSL." Meanwhile, Connor inquired, "How is Christmas doing at the North Pole? How are your reindeer and elves?"
2018 — River Mill Elementary students created gingerbread houses that were on display in the school library. Winners included Aleah Varga, Chloe Varga, Kayla Varga, Mia Varga, Tabitha Varga, Timothy Varga, Elway Nichols, Shelby Munds, Henry Hunteman, Andrew AyCock, Aylan Aycock, Rlyan Aycock, Zoe Aycock, Noah Kim, Leah Kim and Nikko Henry. They were honored during an assembly, during which students sang a series of Christmas carols.
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