This week in Wilsonville history
Oct. 19, 1988
The City of Wilsonville welcomed a contingent of 17 residents of Kitakata, Japan who visited to ratify a sister-city agreement. The visit had been expected earlier but was delayed by an illness of the Japanese emperor, which had occupied the intended travelers. The visitors planned to tour local businesses, socialize at the homes of local residents and golf while in Oregon.
Oct. 14, 1998
The City of Wilsonville was exploring drilling test wells in the Troutdale Aquifer area to determine if there was a water supply adequate for the city, which had considered drawing water from the Willamette River for its drinking water supply previously. Wilsonville citizens did not support that plan, however, and earlier in the year began considering the aquifer.
Oct. 15, 2008
Plans for improvements to the interchange of Wilsonville Road and I-5 were underway and hoped for completion within the following two years. As part of the changes, Parkway Avenue was due to be closed from access to Wilsonville Road and more lanes added to Wilsonville Road
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