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Several decades after that, third grader Jonathan Howard was the newspaper's student of the week

ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 2000, Estacada Grade School third grader Jonathan Howard was the newspapers student of the week.

1980 — Senior citizens at the Estacada Loaves and Fishes Center celebrated their fourth anniversary in town. A news article noted that the event was "a good success, and was well attended, and enjoyed by all." "Helping with these programs has somehow partly filled the gap, after I retired from teaching school," wrote Elsie Hale, who also composed a song in honor of the occasion.

1990 — Items from the newspaper's community calendar included a meeting of the Tracy Area Neighborhood Council at the Garfield Grange, a meeting of the Estacada Timber Trekkers at LB's Restaurant and a showing of the film "The Secret of a Close-Knit Family" at Estacada Seventh Day Adventist Church.

2000 — Estacada Grade School third grader Jonathan Howard was The News' student of the week. Although he had received many awards in math, he did not have a favorite subject in school. He enjoyed playing basketball, soccer and baseball. "I make people laugh easily, and I'm nice, but not to my sisters," he said.

2010 — Estacada students shared their plans for spring break. Seventh grader Kris Kelley said he would "probably ride dirt bikes up at the mountain, and play the Xbox 360 game Modern Warfare at my friend's house." Brandon Garcia, a sophomore at Estacada High School, said that he and his family would probably go to the beach. "We usually rent a beach house and hang out and play basketball," he said.

2019 — River Mill Elementary School student Parker Trujillo raced in the KTM Jr. Supercross in Houston. The event allows youth riders to race during halftime at a professional competition and to be televised on NBC Sports. "I saw it on TV. I watch the races every Saturday, and it looked really fun to do," said Trujillo, who has been riding motorcycles since he was 5.

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