City aims to put a bond measure on the ballots with the goal of constructing a brand-new library building

WILSONVILLE SPOKESMAN FILES - Wilsonville Spokesman Publisher Tom Dillon showed up in May 1987 at the public library, to present the first bound volume of the paper -- which first published in 1985 -- to the facility. May 20, 1987

¦ The Wilsonville City Council voted in favor of a special election to put a $2.2 million bond on the ballot, with funds used to build a library, as well purchase available land adjacent to Memorial Park. In addition, Memorial Park's first concession stand opened up for the season.

May 14, 1997

¦ A Danish commuter train was in Wilsonville, giving free rides to locate residents. Also that week a report from the Interurban Rail Steering Committee was released, stating that an 18-mile commuter route between Tualatin and Wilsonville was feasible.

¦ The Wilsonville High School boys track team finished the league season unbeaten.

May 16, 2007

¦ A local nursery was the victim of theft, with more than 600 Japanese maple seedlings stolen overnight, the fourth robbery of nursery plants in the last two years.

¦ The City of Wilsonville was planning its annual WERK Day, where community volunteers join in on projects to make their town a better place. More than 400 volunteers were expected at the upcoming event, slated for Memorial Park and Pleasant View Cemetery.

To find out more about Wilsonville's history go to or visit the Heritage section in the Wilsonville Library.

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