1949 — The Boring Volunteer Fire Department celebrated its first flag raising with fanfare, refreshments and an accordion solo this time 70 years ago. The flag was a good-will gift from Gresham Fire and First Aid Department.
1959 — A bear out for a stroll and a snack at Eagle Creek Orchards got a nasty surprise this time 60 years ago. When he caught sight of the bear, Roger Comer brought her down with a 22 caliber rifle and the help of some borrowed hounds. Those must have been some really great apples.
1969 — This time 50 years ago, the crew at The Post and Gresham Outlook were encouraging folks to show some appreciation for their local newspaper boy in recognition of the national Newspaper Boy Day. Nowadays, Newspaper Carrier Day is celebrated every year on Sept. 4, but this week is still National Newspaper Week. Thanks for picking up a paper today!
1979 — Sandy Grade students must've thought they were royalty this time 40 years ago. The entree featured on the school lunch menu was turkey ala king over rice. For those unfamiliar with the dish, think deconstructed turkey pot pie. The meal was completed with a helping of cranberry sauce, bread and butter, pumpkin pudding and milk.
1989 — Fifth-grader Mary Leymaster was a little nervous this time 30 years ago. With her essay on what she'd do to help other kids if she were governor, Leymaster won an audience with then Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, and was worried she'd be embarrassed. In her essay, Leymaster said she'd "have all the drugs burned so people could live a normal life like me and think of better things to do, like go the fair and eat cotton candy."
1999 — Welches chef Kathryn Bliss was preparing for a big cultural change this time 20 years ago. Then co-owner of the Rendezvous Grill and Taproom, Bliss traveled to China in an effort to remain "on the cutting edge of cooking."
2009 — Your Post reporter found a familiar face in the 2009 edition of The Post this week. Ami Minor was recognized this time 10 years ago as Naas Elementary's Student of the Week. Then principal Kimberly Braunberger wrote that second-grader Ami "earns this honor because of her outstanding citizenship. She is friendly and helpful to new students at Naas as well as to younger Naas Cubs." Ami will be back in The Post again next week, so pick up a paper to see what she's been up to in high school.
2018 — Boring received its own ballot box this time last year. The box was installed outside the Boring branch of Clackamas County Bank, 28500 Highway 212. The need was recognized by the community, so the Boring Community Planning Organization (CPO) made a request to Clackamas County.
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