1980: Valentine's Day cards on display at Estacada Ben Franklin
1980 — Tommie Kaps, owner of the Estacada Ben Franklin, had an abundance of Valentine's Day cards on display in his store. "Kaps fell hard for a stack of old greeting cards, salvaged from the estate of a friend about four years ago," The News reported. "Brightly colored, printed in Germany for the most part, the artwork was beautiful and the messages (were) quaint. Postmarks ranged from 1908 through 1915."
1990 — Estacada City Councilors were seeking community feedback on a proposed waterfront park on the Clackamas River. "A waterfront park could become a cooperative venture involving the city of Estacada, PGE and the U.S. Forest Service," The News reported. "The park could be a multi-use facility which could also house a city museum . . . A riverfront park would become the city's first strong visual connection between the downtown core area and the river."
2000 — Items from the newspaper's "Community Happenings" section included a meeting of the Stickflickin Archery Club, bingo at the Harding Grange and a meeting of the American Legion Carl Douglas Post.
2010 — Timberlake Job Corps was seeking ideas for local community service project. "The staff and students at Timberlake Job Corps Center are involved in the Make a Difference program. Some centers participate in the program once a year. Timberlake wants to be involved year-round. The Make a Difference program gives the students an opportunity to help local communities in a variety of ways," The News reported.
2019 — The Estacada School District launched a new initiative to ensure that student learning continues during inclement weather. Through the virtual school days program, students will connect with their teachers about assignments to complete at home while school buildings are closed because of snow or other weather issues. As per Oregon law, a requirement for a school day is two-way communication between teachers and students. Once the teacher communicates to families, and they respond, this requirement is fulfilled.
"Our goal in piloting this it to close the learning gap that occurs when kids stay home for the day, or multiple days, provide a unique learning opportunity and potentially reduce the days the district will need to make up at the end of the year," said Estacada School District Superintendent Ryan Carpenter during a Facebook live event. "What we're trying to do during snow days is become a virtual school."
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