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1949: Student achievements give Sandy citizens hope, this time 70 years ago and now

PMG FILE PHOTO - A cartoon featured in the education section of The Post this time 70 years ago depicted the future of America, celebrating the achievements of local students.1949 — A cartoon featured in the education section of The Post this time 70 years ago depicted the "future of America," celebrating the achievements of local students. Just a few weeks ago, the Sandy High FFA kids competed at the national level in Indianapolis. The two teams received ninth place gold in Ag Communications and silver in the Ag Sales division.

1959 — The Ladies Aid group of the Community Presbyterian Church was celebrating keeping up with the times this time 60 years ago. They purchased their first tape recorder for use at the church and for shut-ins.

1969 — Sandy was celebrating one of its finest this time 50 years ago. Firefighter Larry G. Little was awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal at a ceremony in Everett, Wash., for his "meritorious achievement in the performance of duty while serving abroad."

1979 — This time 40 years ago, the Sandy High drama students were preparing to open their production of "Godspell." Today's troupe of young actors will premiere their musical, "The Wizard of Oz," on Friday, Nov. 15.

1989 — Eighteen women from the Sandy Senior Center spent 936 hours knitting for a good cause this time 30 years ago. Together, they knit 207 hats for low-income nursing home residents through the Cover-Up program.

1999 — The untimely demise of a black bear on Highway 26 led to a car accident this time 20 years ago. A couple was traveling eastbound past Summertime Drive on Mount Hood when they collided with the dead bear lying in the roadway. They were unable to swerve due to oncoming traffic and sustained minor injuries.

2009 — The front page of The Post honored local veterans and Joe Shelley this time 10 years ago. Every year, Pamplin Media Group papers feature local vets in the Salute to Veterans special section. If you missed this year's section in print last week, you can find it online at pamplinmedia.com/veterans-2019.

2018 — The Sandy City Council was in the midst of interviewing candidates to replace retiring City Manager Kim Yamashita this time last year. Jordan Wheeler of Lake Oswego, Heidi Bell of Donald, and W. Blair Larsen of Stanfield were interviewed for the position. The city started out with more than 30 candidates and a hiring committee narrowed the applicant pool down to six candidates within a few months. Eventually Jordan Wheeler won out and has now been serving the community as city manager for almost a year.


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