1952 — Sixty years ago, Tom Moyer, owner of Sunset Theater, planned to open a drive-in theater 1 mile west of Sandy, with 33 acres of tract and room for 500 cars. In education, Sandy teacher Leonie M. Brooke published a freelance article called “Amazin‘ Kids” in the magazine section of The Oregonian.

1962 — On the editorial front 50 years ago, The Post debated whether teens should have the right to vote at a time when 21 was the voting age. Sandy teenagers vying for a 4-H scholarship unanimously agreed they’d leave the voting age at 21. All of them doubted the maturity of an 18-year-old and whether their sense of personal responsibility would be developed sufficiently to cast an intelligent ballot. “These youngsters, we suspect, are exhibiting more maturity than many of their adult counterparts,” The Post opined.

1972 — Sandy Police Officer Aaron Cooper was placed on suspension by the City Council 40 years ago while an investigation was under way into charges of harassing teenagers and pulling his weapon during an arrest. Cooper denied the harassment, but did admit pulling his weapon when a suspect threatened to run away.

1982 — A Portland man was arrested 30 years ago and charged with stealing a $5 watermelon from Janz Berryland in Sandy. In more positive headlines, the Sandy Senior Center began hosting horseshoe games at the Meinig Park pit. The games would begin at 2 p.m. the days the senior center hosted Golden Age Club potlucks, and transportation was provided.

1992 — With unemployment and homelessness on the rise, Sandy Mayor Dick Harrison and the mayors of other Clackamas County cities planned to host “Fall into the Night” to help people in need. Proceeds from the night of music — 12 bands played bluegrass, country, jazz, blues and rock ‘n’ roll — were designated for the Sandy Community Action Center. In other news, Judi’s Loves was holding a children’s Victorian fashion show, with free gourmet coffee, tea and scones.

2002 — Ten years ago, Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce held a service in memory of the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks on the United States. Dennis Simons, chaplain of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association and the Sandy Fire Department, was the planned speaker.

Simons also planned to speak in Salem during a ceremony led by Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Compiled from Sandy Post archives.

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