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Court postpones

Steininger trial

The trial of Curt Steininger, a former Estacada City Councilman accused of child molestation, has been postponed again.

Steininger, accused of eight counts related to child molestation, was indicted in July 2014. His trial has been postponed several times and was most recently set to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Clackamas County Deputy District Attorney Russell Amos told the Estacada News that some new evidence had come to light, causing the most recent delay. A new trial date has not been set.

Steininger is free on bond.

The trial will be held at the Clackamas County Circuit Court in Oregon City.

New staff members

join city government

Estacada City Hall has some new faces. A new accounting/court clerk, Taryn Brown, began work Monday, Sept 21. With Denise Carey moving into the position of city manager, and Sadie Main, moving up and replacing her as city recorder/finance director, that prompted a string of promotions, leaving the accounting/court clerk position open.

Jesse Ramos and Mitch Richardson have also joined Estacada, as two new public works utility workers.

Need continues for

new school supplies

Even though school is underway, school supplies are still needed for those who can’t afford them.

The focus of this drive is on supplies for fifth grade through high school. Drop boxes are located at the U.S. Bank, Les Schwab Tires, Hi-School Pharmacy and Estacada Library. If you’d rather donate cash, please sent to Estacada School District at 255 N.E. Sixth Ave., Estacada, OR, 97023, Attn. Linda Guthrie.

Portraits raise funds

for Philip Foster Farm

Philip Foster Farm has arranged, with accomplished photographer Charles Waugh, to create a portrait of your family at the farm.

The portrait sessions are a fundraiser and to get a family portrait, you must donate $200 to the heritage farm for a sitting, which will also get you $250 toward a portrait.

For details and to view Waugh’s work visit charleswaugh.com/philipfosterfarm/.