Two decades later, Eagle Creek students were excited about fish

FILE PHOTO - Sean Gregg, 5, of Eagle Creek, was excited to learn about fish at Eagle Creek School in 1987.


Don't you just hate people who drop in unexpectedly?" asked an advertisement for the film "The Russians are coming the Russians are Coming." The film, which starred Eva Marie Saint and Alan Arkin in his first major movie role, would soon be at the Broadway Theater. Other upcoming showings included "Namu the Killer Whale" and "What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?"

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Smith of Milwaukie announced the engagement of their daughter Mary Lucille to Melvin Leroy Haines, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel P. Haines of Estacada. Haines was stationed at the Alameda Naval Base in San Francisco, Calif.


To promote communication between parents and their children, the Estacada School Board authorized the establishment of a Superintendent's Committee on Policy, which would include students, board members, teachers and representatives from the community. "Was there ever a time when you wondered if your son or daughter's version of something that happened in school was really the way it happened? And have you sometimes asked why a particular school policy is the way it is?" an article in The News asked. "The answers to these questions and others aren't difficult to find and they should become even easier to obtain with the school district's current effort to solicit inquiries and informational input from parents and school district patrons."


A young Eagle Creek resident was excited about fishing. Sean Gregg, 5, was so eager to participate in Fish Week at Eagle Creek School that he wore fishing boots and took a rod and reel to school. During the week, Gregg and his classmates learned about different types of fish and toured the Eagle Creek hatchery.


Artback was preparing for its fourth and "largest-ever" mural. The new project, titled "A Day on the Clackamas" and designed by Karyn Drum-Pivirotto, would be painted on the Les Schwab tire store's alignment shop wall, which measures 80 feet by 21 feet. Like Artback's prior murals, the project would be painted over the fourth of July weekend.

Estacada resident Christine L. Prock and Eagle Creek residents Amy L. Huasafus and Dena Krois all earned spots on the honor roll at Oregon State University.


The Clackamas County Tax Assessor's Office announced that the city of Estacada's estimated property tax revenues had increased by 12 percent. City officials estimated that they would collect $400,000 from 2007-08. "Individual property tax increases are capped at 3 percent; the 12 percent increase came from the city annexing property into city limits," The News reported. "Since 2000, approximately 400 acres have been annexed and the assessed evaluation has climbed from $100 million to $150 billion."


It was announced that Dollar General Corp was considering a purchase of the site of the former Safari Club. "I think everybody is excited about seeing something going in there. It has been an eyesore for quite a while. Citizens have said for years they want to see more shopping opportunities, and Dollar General is one business that would fit that well," Mayor Brent Dodrill said. After meetings with the city's planning commission, the building was sold later in the year, and a Dollar General store is expected to open in Estacada this fall.

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