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1980: The Tollgate Inn Restaurant and Bakery takes shape on Sandy thoroughfare

PMG FILE PHOTO - This time 40 years ago Mike Lesowski and Mike Lauderback were only in the construction phases of creating what everyone in Sandy now just calls The Tollgate. 1950 —This time 70 years ago the Sandy area was holding its own in raising money for the county-wide March for Dimes. The city brought in a total of $745, bested only by Milwaukie, which raised $895.35 and Oregon City which raised $3,577.69. The towns to raised the least were Govy and Jennings Lodge at $10 a piece.

1970 — Sandy dads were organizing this time 50 years ago. They even had their own club. The high school athletics department took out advertising space in The Post on this day in 1970 to thank the Sandy Dad's Club for helping host a wrestling tournament the week prior. At that time the club was 40 members strong.

1980 — This time 40 years ago, Mike Lesowski and Mike Lauderback were in the construction phases of creating what everyone in Sandy now just calls "The Tollgate." A photo of the progress was on page 4 of The Post with a note saying the duo planned to open later in the spring.

1990 — In the 90s, the move from cassette tape to compact disc had a lot of people replacing their well-loved tape players for Walkmans. This time 30 years ago, one compact disc that had Mt. Hood Community College excited featured music by the school's music department and was dedicated to the late music instructor Larry McVey. "This is a lasting product that proves how we are carrying on the high standards that Larry McVey set," then band director Dave Barduhn told The Post.

2000 — What is now called The Boring Bar has had several lives since 2000. This time 20 years ago it was the Boring Tavern before later taking on the moniker The Not-So-Boring Bar and Grill.

2010 — City Council was outlining the parks ordinance this time 10 years ago. At that time the city determined that developers would have a choice to dedicate a portion of their land for a neighborhood park or pay a fee to allow the city to buy land and create a park.

2019 — This time last year hydrologists were hopeful as a late storm brought the early February snowpack level on Mount Hood up from 54% of normal to 88% of normal. This year, the snowpack has also leveled off at 88% of normal but has taken a different route to get here, coming down from nearly 100% of normal in early January. Do you think winter is completely over or will we get a surprise storm again this year?

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