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Direct from the Sandy Post archives, here's a look at some of the stories that were in the headlines from decades past.

PMG ARCHIVE PHOTO - Moores All-American Red Heads, a world champion womens basketball team, took on Sandys mens basketball team in a one-time competition at Sandy High School 50 years ago.

1949 — Nowadays, Gary Coats is well known as one of the few historians dedicating their time to preserving Sandy history at the museum. At this time 70 years ago, Coats was recognized for representing Sandy High School as a freshman in the annual Columbia River District Future Farmers of America speech contest in Estacada. He didn't place, but The Post's article quoted his agriculture teacher Harold Babcock as saying "he made a very good showing."

1959 — Sandy was celebrating one of its own, who earned a place on the Oregon ski team to tryout for the Olympics at this time 60 years ago. Sandy High School senior Joe Darr, then 17, was one of seven skiers selected to compete in Squaw Valley, Calif.

1969 — Moore's All-American Red Heads, a world champion women's basketball team, was preparing to take on some of "Sandy's finest" in a game at Sandy High School at this time 50 years ago. An article comically titled "Red Heads Meet Men Monday" announced the showdown. Proceeds from ticket sales benefitted the Crimson S, the high school's lettermen's club's annual banquet. Though the score was not mentioned, The Post did report that the women's team was victorious.

1979 — At this time 40 years ago, the government was planning the opening of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in Sandy. At first, the DMV was a two-man operation, located in Sandy's Oregon Trail Plaza between Smith Avenue and Proctor Boulevard.

1989 — The city of Sandy welcomed a new city manager, Clay Moorhead, at this time 30 years ago. His first order of business was to write a grant proposal to better "showcase" the town's crown jewel: Jonsrud Viewpoint. Coincidentally, Sandy is once again in a similar transition, with new City Manager Jordan Wheeler still settling in and getting acquainted with ongoing projects, such as the Sandy Community Campus and wastewater treatment plant plans.

1999 — Paola's Pizza Barn invited singles to gather for a "Prime Timers Dining Club" event at this time 20 years ago. Men and women ages 40 and older interested in meeting new people were welcome.

2009 — People around the community and throughout the Oregon Trail School District were mourning the loss of school board member and community icon John Bromley Jr. at this time 10 years ago. Bromley died after a battle with cancer on Feb. 12, 2009. He was best known for his dedication to education as a teacher and then a school board member. He served on the board for three years.

2018 — At this time last year, the Sandy Transit department invited members of the public to come test ride an electric bus with city staff. Though electric vehicles are the next step in creating cleaner public transportation, Sandy Area Metro didn't find it a viable current option for the city because of cost and the electric bus' performance on the transit route's hilly terrain.

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