Estacada's Opinions

December 20, 2014

Letter to the editor

by Dora Morgan
Luedtke stood tall as a mentor, advocate Former Estacada School Board member Mark Luedtke passed away Friday, Nov. 28, at the age of 82. Mark proudly served his country and his community. Mark…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - Christmas in 1994 was much more fun for Nick and Oswaldine Bleys than it was during World War II: whern the two spent four years in separate Japanese prisoner of war camps in the Dutch Indies.
December 19, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1994: Mayor-elect interested in city manager job 1964 Interest was building to establish a Clackamas County Community College. Harry O’Neal of Oak Grove, who was heading a petition effort, said…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO BY CHRISTINE BIERMAN - The caption for this 1984 photo read: 'Eagle Creek's Carolyn Browning, age 13, (left) and Chanti Sheperd, 9, won't find these Cabbage Patch Kids dolls under the tree this Christmas. Their mother returned them to an Eagle Creek vendor after discovering that the dolls were stuffed with kerosene-soaked material which can burn easily.'
December 16, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1984: Newman wins council seat with coin toss 1984 Mayor John Rowley flipped a coin to break a tie between Bob Newman and Sandy Pense, who had tied for an open council seat in the November 1984…
December 10, 2014

Letter to the editor

by Estacada News
We disagreed on everything, but I'll miss him all the same Last week Estacada lost one of its most interesting citizens, Mark Luedtke. He was a student of public meetings, the Constitution and…
December 09, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Estacada News
Partnership pays off for students A great big thank you from Estacada High School goes out to The Grind Coffee House, for choosing our “Estacada High Goes to College” event as the first…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1904: Hope this promise held up.
December 03, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
2004: Estacada News celebrates 100 years in print 1904 The first issue of the Estacada News was published Friday, Dec. 1, 1904. “The Eastern part of Clackamas county is well settled with a…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1984: Basket weavers Marg Moon (left) and Ellen Franck of Estacada wove seagrass into baskets during a craft sale.
December 02, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1994: City employees speak out against PERS cuts 1984 Write-in mayoral candidate Marian West requested a recount after the city of Estacada certified that Mayor John Rowley had won reelection by…
December 01, 2014

Letter to the editor

by Estacada News
Help appreciated with high school event Thank you so very much to local businesses — Jim Brochis at Estacada Insurance Mart, Paul Strobel at Estacada State Farm Insurance, Andrew and Courtney…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - 1994: After a tumultuous tenure plagued by a divided city council, lawsuits and near constant infighting, City Manager Shelley Jones resigned despite the unanimous support of the city's 11 full-time employees that she had overseen. Jones was the sixth city manager in six years to resign.
November 19, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1994: Sixth city manager in six years resigns 1974 The paper reported that a Stanford Research Institute test lent some credibility to the existence of psychics. “The Institute recently tested…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - This 1964 Clackamas County News ad suggested advertising in the paper because 'The newspaper is there all day and far into the night. It is there for the whole family to read. And they do! It is there to be read at the time and under the circumstances when the reader asks to be informed. The housewife can tear out the ads and take them shopping with her. And she does!'
November 18, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1984: Mayor John Rowley wins reelection by two votes 1964 Sens. Wayne Morse and Maureen B. Neuberger sent a telegraph to the Clackamas County News informing the paper that four new job corps…

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Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - On Nov. 2, 1984, a mud-bathed Estacada teammate helps Cory Perkins off the field after a minor foot injury. The Rangers had an 8-0 homecoming loss to Yamhill-Carlton.
Nov 10, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1984: City bans man from bathrooms 1984 City Manager Duane Robinson claimed Douglas Petrie, a local homeless man, was distressing city staff by stinking up the restrooms in City Hall and…
Nov 05, 2014

Editorial: Estacada's indentity

by (none)
It's high time this community figured it out We're relieved that Estacada Mayor Brent Dodrill is making a strong push to revive the discussion of Estacada's "identity." It was in August 2013…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - Meet Estacada High School's 1974 homecoming court: Queen Janet Akins and princesses Carla Bigej, Kim Lippincott, Sherry Hackenrott and Jodi Sudden.
Nov 04, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1994: During anti-gay legislation, paper profiles homosexual man 1964 Steve Ralston came face to face with a bobcat while hunting in Ladee Flats. Ralston shot it twice before it went down. The…
Oct 30, 2014

Letters to the editor

by Estacada News
Vote for the gas tax I have been doing some traveling lately. It’s always interesting and insightful to get away from familiar surroundings. My travels took me to India for two weeks and I…
Dave Wenzel
Oct 29, 2014

A common occurrence: Life in the blender

by Dave Wenzel
Hollis and I parent what is known as a “blended” family. Blended in the sense that both of us were widowed, we met and married. I brought four kids in, she brought two (something she…
Photo Credit: ARCHIVE PHOTO - Sen. Mark Hatfield addresses Estacada citizens in October 1984.
Oct 27, 2014

Yesterday's Headlines

by Isabel Gautschi
1984: Sen. Hatfield rests his hat on timber bills 1974 The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that a police officer could search an arrested person without a warrant. The case in question was that of…
Oct 24, 2014

My View: Susie Tracy

by Estacada News
Seize opportunity to learn about mental illness Mental and emotional well-being is essential to overall health and allows people to realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life,…




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